Cape Lodge

Cape Lodge Pool
Located at the heart of the Margaret River wine region, just a 3-hour drive from Perth, Cape Lodge is a hidden gem. A charming boutique property in tranquil surroundings this is a perfect base to explore this beautiful corner of Australia. Renowned as one of the finest lodges in the world, the luxury Cape Lodge has an idyllic position on the edge of a private lake in the middle of 40 acres of vineyard, gardens and natural forest. The 22 rooms and suites are neutrally decorated in a fresh, elegant style and there is a varied range of accommodation. Cape Lodge’s restaurant is in a majestic setting overlooking the main lake and you can dine inside or out, although when the weather is good you will find it hard to resist the huge wooden deck suspended over the water, an idyllic setting for a gourmet breakfast in the sunshine or dinner under the stars with wine hand picked from the extensive cellar. Although small in size, the Margaret River region produces some of Australia’s finest wines. Read More...

Saffire Freycinet

Saffire Freycinet Top View
Voted World’s Best Boutique Hotel and World’s Best Luxury Hotel, Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s premier luxury lodge, providing an authentic and immersive connection to the magnificent Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay in Tasmania. Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to individually tailored experiences and service, Saffire features 20 private suites, a luxury day spa, an unforgettable culinary offering and so much more. All of the suites are luxuriously appointed, featuring the best in design and furnishings and capturing the unique nature of the surrounding coastline. Read More...

Spicers Peak Lodge

Spicers Peak Lodge Australia Pool Sunset
Offering a unique blend of luxury accommodation and fine dining, Spicers Peak Lodge is a unique destination at the heart of Queensland’s lush hinterland landscapes, close to the World Heritage Listed Main Range National Park. Set in the stunning countryside of Queensland, Spicers Peak Lodge is a luxurious retreat within easy reach of Brisbane. Taking inspiration from the pristine high country setting, the lodge has been created with its natural environment in mind. Warm, muted colours have been incorporated in the interior design to echo the natural materials of stone, timber, tin and glass on the outside. Suites are spacious and comfortable and set within the main lodge, some with stone fireplaces for chillier winter evenings. Separate from the main lodge are two new Private Lodges which provide a home away from home whilst enjoying the full use of the main lodge’s facilities. Situated on the edge of the escarpment with expansive views of Spicers Gap and the valleys beyond and cocooned in tranquil isolation. Read More...

Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains Australia Airboating
Bamurru Plains offers an amazing luxury wilderness experience on the coastal floodplains of the Mary River delta, on the edge of Kakadu National Park. Here, a touch of style and comfort is brought to the remote wilderness of Top End. This remote and beautiful wilderness region has no other accommodation like the exclusive Bamurru Plains. The focus of your stay here is on the environment around you that the wildlife and birdlife here call home. The safari suites have all been designed to blend into the environment and maximise the potential to see and hear the natural wonders of the bush – TVs, telephones and CD players are not found here – the key creature comforts of comfortable beds, good quality sheets, fluffy large towels, hot showers and plenty of space are what are important. With just ten freestanding safari suites raised on timber platforms stand overlooking the floodplains and surrounding bush area, the camp is exclusive and you will have the place all to yourselves. The accommodation is similar to the luxury safari camps in Africa, all with en-suite bathrooms and much of it open so that you have maximum viewing potential. Excellent food and wine add to the ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ experience. Evenings tend to start with ‘sundowners’ and canapés, and meals in the lodge tend to be communal with guests sharing stories about their day while enjoying wholesome and innovative cuisine. Read More...

Qualia Resort Great Barrier Reef

Qualia resort Hamilton Island Pavilion
Located in a secluded, exclusive and private location in the Whitsunday Islands, qualia is a stunning, luxury property, allowing guests to discover world-class indulgence in a place of outstanding, quintessentially Australian natural beauty. qualia is a unique expression of Australian luxury, a stylish resort situated on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island and surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef. With views out to the Whitsundays, qualia is a place of rare natural beauty, where fine textures and beautiful stone sit hand-in-hand with fragrant eucalyptus. The six treatment rooms are designed to catch the sea breezes and take in the views of the Whitsundays – the spa is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Qualia relaxes the mind and spoils the senses with its exquisitely appointed pavilions that are nestled in perfect harmony with the Island’s unique location. Set among the eucalyptus trees, each of the 60 one-bedroom ‘Leeward’ and ‘Windward’ Pavilions has been handcrafted from timber and stone and have a distinctive style with interiors inspired by nature and artworks adorning the walls. All pavilions have an outdoor deck with ocean views, some with private plunge pools and you have your own electric buggy in which to explore the island at your leisure. qualia’s Beach House is a private fully equipped villa with full size swimming pool and guest house, perfect for larger parties or those wanting the ultimate in pampered privacy. Read More...

Emirates One and Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One And Only Wolgan Valley
An ultra-luxury conservation-based resort occupying just one percent of a 7,000-acre nature reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. A scenic 2.5 hour drive from Sydney, located on Australia’s Great Dividing Range between the Wollemi National Park and the Gardens of Stone National Park, within the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains. The resort occupies just one percent of its own 7,000 acre conservancy. The Wolgan Valley is approximately 26 kilometres long and seven kilometres wide. The Wolgan River cuts a deep gorge through the sandstone in part of the valley, forming a bottleneck that is only one kilometre wide. A modern take on Federation-style bungalows (with stained-glass door panels teamed with natural stone, timber and fabrics), all Wolgan’s villas sit demurely in a long, non-view-hogging line. Ask for one-bedroom Heritage Villas 17 or 41 at either end of the ‘street’ for maximum privacy. The three secluded two-bedroom Wollemi Villas and the sole three-bedroom Wolgan Villa sit up the hill closer to the lodge, affording greater wildlife-watching opportunities. The Blue Mountains’ Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley takes luxury lodging by the scruff of its antipodean neck and transports it to a canyon-sized Jurassic Park of sun-blessed escarpments. Read More...

Longitude 131

Dune Pavilion Bedroom at Longitude 131 Uluru
Nestled atop rust-red dunes, Longitude 131° overlooks Australia’s best-known natural icon, Uluru. The welcome open spaces of the central Dune House include the restaurant with ever-changing views of the monolith as a backdrop for every meal as well as lounging areas in contemporary campaign style, ideal for relaxing with an icy drink and exchanging stories of the day’s adventures in the outback. Indigenous artworks from local artists stand alongside an array of artefacts of the first western pioneers. Glass doors open on to a timeless desert landscape, affording guests an easy encounter with the outdoors. Longitude 131 is by far the closest hotel to Uluru, with unimpeded views across the outback to Uluru.  When a storm sets in, the whole thing can vanish in a second or flood with waterfalls. One of the hotel’s dune tops has 360 panoramic views; perfect for sunsets and sunrise, a private dinner for two or just endless viewing of Uluru and Kata Tjuta (aka the Olgas). This is glamping at its finest. Each self-contained double room is like a little treehouse perched up on stilts (for maximum viewing potential). The tented rooftops add romance and create structures that sit gently in the landscape. The main Dune Pavillion, with dining room, lounge, library, bar and boutique, is a giant tented space with great views over Uluru. The Dune Pavillion has a spa, expanded pool deck, dune-top plunge pool and private outdoor dining pods, plus an ultra luxe Dune Pavillion that sleeps four. Read More...

Lizard Island Resort

Lizard Island Australia Overview
Lizard Island is an award winning hotel offering the ultimate in luxury and exclusivity located directly on the Great Barrier Reef in northern Queensland. Sensational diving opportunities abound and 24 deserted beaches await exploration.Lizard Island is Australia’s premier island resort, a national park and isolated haven in the heart of the great barrier reef offering no less than 24 exquisite white sand beaches and stylish, understated accommodation. The tranquil Queensland island resort is located right on the spectacular Great Barrier Reef and boasts it’s own beautiful fringing reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. Renowned for it’s scuba diving and snorkeling, Lizard Island is surrounded by spectacular coral reefs, ribbon and lagoon reefs. What distinguishes Lizard Island from many other reef islands is it’s close proximity to the best known diving location in the Great Barrier Reef, Cod Hole. On shore, discover secluded, pristine beaches by foot or motorized dinghy with a gourmet picnic just for two. Other activities on Lizard Island for guests to enjoy include game fishing, bush walking, sailing, glass bottom boat trips or treatments in the luxurious spa. The restaurant at Lizard Island, has an open veranda overlooking the beach and ocean in a relaxed and intimate setting. The daily changing menu showcases the finest local produce and freshest seafood. Children 10 years and over are welcome at Lizard Island Resort. Read More...

Southern Ocean Lodge

Southern Ocean Lodge aims to provide an iconic accommodation experience on Kangaroo Island and is designed to be a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standard. Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer / Kelly Hill National Parks. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf the sensitive design showcases a full frontal panorama and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island’s major attractions.  Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalised interpretative activities and modern wellness spa ensures its status as a South Australian icon. Each of the twenty-one luxurious suites features lavish king sleeping areas, a sunken lounge, dramatic glass walled bathroom and outdoor terrace with occasional seating and daybed. The hip suites have been cleverly designed to bring the outside in with huge glass walls, fusing the breathtaking scenery outside and plentiful creature comforts inside. A sweeping panorama of Hanson Bay is a dramatic backdrop for enjoying contemporary Australian cuisine and the daily changing menu honours the abundance of fine local ingredients available. Read More...

Capella Lodge

Capella Lodge Lord Howe Island
With clear views over the Pacific Ocean and the world’s southern-most coral reef, Capella Lodge rests above Lord Howe Island’s tiny, secret beach at Lovers Bay and at the foot of the imperious twin peaks, Mounts Gower and Lidgbird. Guests are captivated by mesmerising views of the mountains and turquoise lagoon stretching to the horizon from the Lodge’s indoor and outdoor lounging areas, the restaurant and suites. A clever, contemporary architectural design features an open-plan bar, restaurant and lounge to create an easy living, flow-through feel. The restaurant throws open its windows to catch the sea breeze and the scent of frangipani. Interiors are Lord Howe beach-house chic; washed wood and luxe organic finishes combine with modern mariner and Lord Howe kentia-themed Bruce Goold furnishings to create a relaxed, contemporary style and streamlined luxury. From the expansive Gowers Terrace, a dip in the horizon pool or lounging with a book or a loved one carries a spectacular backdrop of mountains and subtropical forests, of green pastures running to the jewel-toned reef. Read More...