Luxury Hotels and Lodges in Australia

Our range of luxury accommodation in Australia has been hand-picked to showcase the wide range of styles available. So whether you’re a family looking to spread out in an apartment style suite, or a honeymooner looking for a chic beach bolthole, Australia has it covered. We’ve a range of big name luxury hotels in all the major cities of course, but also a menu of boutique luxury B&Bs and lodges serving the finest food and wine local to their region. And if it’s a private luxury home on the beach you’re after, do get in touch as we’ve got some of the finest hidden gems in our portfolio too.

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Aiyana Retreat

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Aiyana Retreat is a luxury design hotel in Denmark, Western Australia, surrounded by WA’s beautiful rural bushland.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Secret / In the Know, Spa & Wellness, Wildlife & Nature

Cable Beach Club

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Cable Beach Club is a luxury beach resort in Broome, Western Australia, overlooking the white sands of Cable Beach and set amid acres of verdant gardens.

Best for: Beach, Eco-tourism, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness

Cradle Mountain Huts Overland Walk

Location: Tasmania | Australia

On this expertly guided walk, you’ll spend 4 or 6 days exploring the beauty and rich diversity of Tasmania’s Cradle Mountain-Lake Claire National Park, staying along the way in luxurious huts scattered through the wilderness.

Best for: Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Walking & Trekking, Wildlife & Nature

Crystalbrook Lodge

Location: Queensland | Australia

Crystalbrook Lodge is a luxury wilderness retreat in rural Queensland in north-east Australia. An intimate collection of luxurious suites, the lodge also has a beautiful infinity pool and viewing platform from which you can spot local birdlife. Expert guides will lead you on wildlife walks through the local area, and show you local sites of cultural interest such as Aboriginal rock art.

Best for: Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views

Davidson's Arnhemland Safari Lodge

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

Davidson’s Arnhemland Safaris offers fascinating cultural and natural tours into the Arnhem Land wilderness in far northern Australia. Colourful character Max Davidson has been entrusted with stewardship of the area by local people, and tours of local rock art galleries and burial sites allow you to experience the area’s long Aboriginal history, which stretches back over 50,000 years.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature

Drift House

Location: Victoria | Australia

Drift House is a luxury retreat in the historic fishing town of Port Fairy in southwest Victoria. This boutique design hotel has a striking design, with an old bluestone building backing on to an ultra-modern extension made of glass and steel.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism, Secret / In the Know

Elements of Byron

Location: New South Wales | Australia

This stylish beachfront resort in Byron Bay is right by popular surfing spot Belongil Beach and is surrounded by wetlands and sand dunes. It is also a popular place for birdwatching, with several species right on the doorstep. With its luxury eco-friendly villas, combined with an excellent restaurant, a lovely lagoon pool and a relaxing spa, it is a slice of paradise in a beautiful natural setting.

Best for: Beach, Water activities, Landscapes & Scenery, Wildlife & Nature

Hatherley Birrell Collection

Location: Tasmania | Australia

Hatherley Birrell Collection is a unique luxury art hotel in Launceston, Tasmania, which brings together unique artworks and a blend of traditional architecture and modern design. 

Best for: Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine

Indian Pacific

Location: Western Australia | Australia

The Indian Pacific is a luxury train which operates between the Indian and Pacific Oceans, and offers top-class accommodation and dining recalling the golden era of luxury train travel.

Best for: Luxury Hotel

Kingsford Homestead

Location: South Australia | Australia

Kingsford Homestead is a luxury hotel housed in a historic farmhouse which dates from 1856. Original features abound throughout the property, which has been renovated into a beautiful luxury hotel and enjoys a prime location on the edge of the Barossa Valley wine country.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine

La Perouse

Location: Victoria | Australia

An intimate boutique hotel in the town of Lorne on the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, La Perouse makes you feel like a guest in a family home.

Best for: Honeymoon, Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

Lifetime Private Retreats

Location: South Australia | Australia

Convening along the dramatic cliffs of Kangaroo Island, the Moroccan and Mediterranean-styled houses of the Lifetime Private Retreats are soothing antidotes to the island’s rugged landscape.

Best for: Setting & Views, Family-friendly, Private Groups, Luxury Hotel

MV Bahama

Location: Queensland | Australia

MV Bahama is a luxurious, 90-ft motor yacht moored in Port Douglas, Australia. The range of charters on offer all represent fantastic opportunities to explore Australia’s iconic northern Great Barrier Reef in unrivalled luxury, with fishing, scuba diving and snorkelling among the activities on offer.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Cruise, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

Old Leura Dairy

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Old Leura Dairy offers quirky and stylish accommodation in the World Heritage listed Blue Mountains, close to the renowned icons of The Three Sisters rock formation at Echo Point, Scenic World's Scenisender and Scenic Railway.

Best for: Honeymoon, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Rustic

Port Lincoln Hotel

Location: South Australia | Australia

Port Lincoln Hotel is a luxury hotel resort in the South Australian fishing town of Port Lincoln. With a pool, casino, and its own wine cellar and shop, the hotel’s a little world in itself and is ideally placed for exploring the natural beauty and rich wildlife of the Eyre Peninsula.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature

Pretty Beach House

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Sitting high on an escarpment above the spectacular Bouddi Peninsula, the Pretty Beach House certainly lives up to its name.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Romantic

Pumphouse Point

Location: Tasmania | Australia

With an unrivalled location both beside and hanging above Lake St. Clair, Pumphouse Point is a stylish art deco hotel surrounded by the wilderness of the Tasmanian Central Highlands everywhere you look.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet, Walking & Trekking

QT Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

A stay at QT evokes the giddy excitement of the Jazz Age, with its flamboyant design a blend of art deco, Gothic and Italianate architecture.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel

Quamby Estate

Location: Tasmania | Australia

Set in acres of green countryside and surrounded by miles more, the estate offers luxury accommodation within easy reach of numerous walking trails and the celebrated wine country of the Tamar Valley.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Service & Hospitality, Food & Wine

Satellite Island

Location: Tasmania | Australia

When a Norwegian-born writer and poet found his muse, Satellite Island, in the 60s, he happily lived alone on the 34-hectare islet for the rest of his life, eating oysters, farming salmon and writing about the beauty of the wild landscape.

Best for: Off the Beaten Track, Secret / In the Know, Romantic, Eco-tourism

Sea Dragon Lodge

Location: South Australia | Australia

Sea Dragon Lodge offers a unique slice of luxury on the beautiful natural sanctuary of Kangaroo Island. It sits on its own private stretch of pristine beach, with panoramic ocean views and wildlife from kangaroos to little penguins right on the doorstep.  

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Beach, Peace & Quiet

Southwest Wilderness Camp

Location: Tasmania | Australia

Flown deep into Tasmania’s South West National Park, you’ll spend three nights spotting rare wildlife, exploring ancient Aboriginal caves and walking along completely untouched beaches before returning to your private camp to eat deliciously fresh fare by the warming campfire.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Peace & Quiet

Spicers Canopy Ecotents

Location: Queensland | Australia

Fulfilling its raison d’etre by providing luxurious and stress-free accommodation for hikers of the Scenic Rim, this eco camp offers cosy tents, warming beds and a superb glamping experience in between excursions into the surrounding acres of private wilderness.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Walking & Trekking, Unusual, Romantic

Tanja Lagoon Camp

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Tanja Lagoon Camp is a beautiful safari-tent style camp on the southeast coast of Australia, halfway between Middle (formerly Tanja) Lagoon and Mimosa Rocks National Park.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Family-friendly, Lodge

The Buckland

Location: Victoria | Australia

The Buckland Studio Retreat is a collection of chic eco-cabins in the Buckland Valley, near the town of bright in northeast Victoria. Surrounded by numerous hiking and biking trails in the area around Mount Buffalo, as well as some standout wineries, this is a fantastic hideaway for couples looking to experience the beauty of rural Victoria.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

The Ghan

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

The legendary Ghan offers one of the world’s greatest and most spectacular train trips as it travels the length of Australia from north to south (and vice versa).

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Train Journey, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality

The Laurels B&B

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Laurels is a boutique B & B in a beautiful countryside setting in Kangaroo Valley. Built in 1919, it has plenty of history and character as well as contemporary style, with cosy wood fires, period furniture and large verandas for some quality relaxation.

Best for: Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Secret / In the Know, History & Heritage

The Langham Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Recently reopened after an extensive transformation, The Langham is reasserting itself as one of the gems of Sydney’s hotel scene. Luxurious, glamorous and sophisticated, this is a tranquil haven, yet sits a stone’s throw away from Sydney’s iconic harbour.

Best for: Chic Design, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Longitude 131

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

The award winning Longitude 131° is located at the gateway to the dual world heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, providing its guests with an intimate and close encounter with this spirited land. Offering fifteen luxurious tents with stunning views, exquisite food and wine, plus an exclusive touring programme, you are guaranteed a unique experience in the region of the famous Ayers Rock.

Best for: Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Lodge

Park Hyatt Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Situated right on the waterfront and close to the Rocks district, the five star Park Hyatt Sydney has an exclusive position nestled directly underneath the Sydney Harbour Bridge, overlooking the glittering harbour and famed Sydney Opera House. Luxurious and intimate, the hotel has a club-like atmosphere and caters for the most discerning guests.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

qualia

Location: Queensland | Australia

qualia is an exclusive five star resort nestled on the secluded, northern-most tip of Hamilton Island surrounded by the splendour of the Whitsundays. The resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere, offering personalised and intuitive service. It is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Snorkelling & Diving

Southern Ocean Lodge

Location: South Australia | Australia

Nestled on the rugged, untouched coastline of Kangaroo Island’s Hanson Bay, the luxurious Southern Ocean Lodge blends perfectly into its natural environment. From its enviable clifftop position, experience breathtaking views of the surrounding wilderness, and dine on delicious locally sourced food.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Honeymoon

Four Seasons Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The Four Seasons is impressive from the moment you enter the elegant three-tiered lobby. As well as effortlessly bringing style and luxury to the city, the hotel is perfectly situated to enjoy some of Sydney’s best attractions, including the Opera House and the historic Rocks area.

Best for: City Hotel, Setting & Views, Service & Hospitality, Luxury Hotel

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Location: New South Wales | Australia

The first ever Emirates resort in Australia, the luxurious and tranquil Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley sits on 7,000 acres of beautiful Blue Mountains terrain, within a beautiful conservation reserve. Surrounded by kangaroos, wallabies and birds, nature and wildlife lovers will be in their element.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Seriously special

COMO The Treasury

Location: Western Australia | Australia

The award-winning COMO The Treasury oozes history and style, and offers luxurious accommodation, gourmet cuisine and heavenly spa treatments – and if you can drag yourself away, there's plenty to see and do right on the doorstep.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Henry Jones Art Hotel

Location: Tasmania | Australia

Showcasing over 300 works of original contemporary art in a historic converted jam factory, The Henry Jones Art Hotel brings together Tasmania’s past and present and has personality to boot. With just 56 distinctive rooms, it has a boutique feel, in a great location overlooking Hobart’s busy harbour.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Unusual

Bamurru Plains

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

Bamurru Plains is located in Swim Creek Station, a coastal buffalo pastoral property near Point Stuart in the Mary River region. Bamurru Plains’ attraction lies in the birdlife and wildlife of the surrounding floodplains and savannah woodland, allowing guests to experience nature without having to compromise on comfort.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Sal Salis

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes on a deserted stretch of beach in the Cape Range National Park, where the magnificent corals of Ningaloo Reef are just metres offshore. The accommodation and hosting style exudes ‘Wild Bush Luxury' and guides deliver an extraordinary insight into one of Australia's best kept natural secrets: Ningaloo Reef.

Best for: Lodge, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism, Snorkelling & Diving

Shangri La Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Shangri La Sydney, the city's leading deluxe hotel, is superbly located in the historic Rocks district, offering stunning views of Darling Harbour, Sydney Harbour Bridge and the Opera House. Forget that you’re in the middle of a cosmopolitan bubble with the relaxed vibe at Shangri La, and enjoy Sydney at its best.

Best for: Setting & Views, Spa & Wellness, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

The True North Cruise

Location: Western Australia | Australia

The True North Cruise is run by North Star Cruises Australia and is made up of a fleet of six expedition boats. The activity-based cruises give guests the opportunity to experience the Kimberley wilderness in comfort. Designed specifically for accessing shallow coastal environs and river systems, you'll enjoy daily activities such as helicopter flights, fishing, snorkelling, picnicking and diving.

Best for: Cruise, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Seriously special

El Questro Homestead

Location: Western Australia | Australia

El Questro Homestead is an exclusive retreat cantilevered over the magnificent Chamberlain River, where you can enjoy absolute luxury contrasted by the rugged Kimberley landscape. Boasting six luxurious rooms and friendly staff catering to the most discerning guest, you can expect the highest standards of service and cuisine.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Service & Hospitality, Luxury Hotel

The Terrace

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Located in Perth’s CBD, The Terrace Hotel is a charming boutique with historic appeal. Built in 1892 by the Anglican Church, this heritage listed building reflects the 19th century period architecture of St George’s Terrace. With a picturesque rear patio and an extensive wine collection, put your feet up in this peaceful corner of Perth.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, History & Heritage, Food & Wine

Crown Metropol

Location: Western Australia | Australia

The five star Crown Metropol Perth is Perth's leading hotel located within the Burswood Entertainment Complex, featuring a range of restaurants and bars, casino, 18-hole golf course, spa, two swimming pools and world-class shows and performances. The hotel is set on 100 hectares of landscaped gardens and secluded parklands close to Swan River.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel, Food & Wine

InterContinental Sydney

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Situated on historic Macquarie Street, the luxurious InterContinental Sydney exudes prestige and historical significance. A National Trust landmark, the hotel is distinguished by the 1851 treasury building's sandstone facade, and overlooks the majestic Sydney Opera House and surrounding harbour.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Spa & Wellness

Cicada Lodge

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

Located on the tranquil Katherine River, the Cicada Lodge has rooms that combine the best of indigenous art and modern technology. Opened in early 2013, the lodge offers an authentic cultural and natural Australian wilderness experience and is close to many of the region's attractions, including Nitmiluk Katherine Gorge, Cutta Cutta Caves and Edith Falls.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Eco-tourism

Sails In The Desert

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

Sails in the Desert is located at Ayers Rock resort. Named after the soaring white sails that crown its roof, the hotel is exquisitely furnished with its interior decor focused on aboriginal culture. The hotel offers 230 rooms and suites ranging from superior and terrace rooms through to deluxe suites.

Best for: Honeymoon, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Smiths Beach Resort

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Pure heaven for beach lovers, Smiths Beach Resort is perfectly positioned on the gleaming white sands of Smiths Beach overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean. Lying between Cape Naturalist and Cape Leeuwin in the famous Margaret River wine region, this environmentally-friendly and picturesque resort is a restful sanctuary providing the ultimate Australian beachside experience.

Best for: Beach, Hideaway, Eco-tourism, Family-friendly

Injidup Spa Retreat

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Just above the Indian Ocean on a tucked-away beach on Injidup Bay, Injidup Spa Retreat is only a short drive away from the celebrated Margaret River Wine Region and in the midst of a national park. A member of the Small Luxury Hotels group, this world-class retreat provides the kind of tranquillity and privacy that many can only dream of.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Riding

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Location: Victoria | Australia

With an enviable waterfront location, it’s easy to see why Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel is a popular choice for visitors travelling the Great Ocean Road. Sleep in style in one of the seven individually decorated, king-sized rooms and explore Port Fairy, Victoria’s oldest, most picture-perfect fishing town.

Best for: Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Hilton Darwin

Location: Northern Australia | Australia

Overlooking Darwin harbour, the Hilton offers fabulous eplanade views and an ideal location in the heart of the city. Situated just moments from Bicentennial Park and downtown, the Hilton provides guests with spacious suites in which to unwind, a modern fitness centre, an on-site restaurant and an outdoor swimming pool.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

Cape Lodge

Location: Western Australia | Australia

Cape Lodge offers luxury lodge accommodation on the banks of its own private lake and has ten hectares of forest, parkland and the famed Margaret River vineyards all around. Located on the main tourist route of Caves Road, it is only one kilometre from the Indian Ocean and surrounded by the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Moss Wood, Pierro and Cullen.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Lodge, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Bells At Killcare

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Bells At Killcare is quite simply the quintessential Australian coastal retreat; stay in your own secluded beachside hut, moments away from sunset-strolls around Bouddi National Park and some classic Australian surf.

Best for: Food & Wine, Water activities, Honeymoon, Family-friendly

Thala Beach Nature Reserve

Location: Queensland | Australia

Situated atop a private peninsula overlooking miles of absolutely pristine beaches and turquoise waters, Thala Beach Nature Reserve provides a natural and secluded environment and has been designed to harmonise with the surrounding World Heritage Listed rainforest.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

Spicers Balfour

Location: Queensland | Australia

A classic boutique in the heart of Brisbane, Spicers Balfour is housed inside a century-old Queenslander.  Embellished with bold colours and dark tones, it exudes vintage elegance, bordered by colourful frangipani trees and inner city parks. Kick back with a cocktail at the rooftop bar, and admire the views of Brisbane City and the Story Bridge ahead.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Jabiru Safari Lodge

Location: Queensland | Australia

Jabiru Safari Lodge is a unique all-inclusive outback experience within the Mareeba Tropical Savannah and Wetland Reserve. Enjoy wildlife safaris with expert guides sighting kangaroos, wallabies and emus. Canoe, bushwalk, birdwatch or cool off in the spa jacuzzi within a rustic bush setting.

Best for: Setting & Views, Rustic, Wildlife & Nature, Off the Beaten Track

Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat

Location: Queensland | Australia

The Rose Gums retreat is a unique nature lover’s paradise where the cool tropical climate is enhanced by the pole and timber treehouse accommodation with views of the spectacular rainforest and mountain scenery. Offering total privacy, guests can explore the walking tracks through the two hundred and thirty acre property and discover platypus in the pristine rainforest creeks with the abundant wildlife including over one hundred and sixty bird species.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Rustic, Wildlife & Nature

Crown Towers

Location: Victoria | Australia

Located on the southern bank of the Yarra River, the exuberantly lavish Crown Towers is perfectly situated for exploring Melbourne’s lush parks, designer shopping streets and impressive arts precinct. Legions of celebrity guests have stayed there, and it’s also part of the one of the largest casino complexes in the world.

Best for: Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Setting & Views

The Richardson

Location: Western Australia | Australia

The Richardson is a luxury hotel with superb facilities, state-of-the-art technology and a convenient inner city location. Designed by a renowned London architect, The Richardson is an architectural landmark and one of Perth's most impressive modern hotels. The hotel offers seventy-four rooms and suites, most with private balconies and views of the city, Kings Park and surrounding areas.

Best for: Spa & Wellness, Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, City Hotel

Spicers Tamarind

Location: Queensland | Australia

Hiding among the tropical greenery and gushing waterfalls of the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Tamarind is a flavour of Asia in the Queensland rainforest. A highlight on the culinary circuit, foodies can indulge in modern Thai cuisine, learning the art of Asian cooking at the cooking school, before having a soak in the private hot tub on the balcony, where the Sunshine Coast decorates the horizon.

Best for: Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Set against a backdrop of high-rise mountains, wild bushland and acres of plush vineyards, Spicers Vineyards Estate ticks all the boxes for a quiet weekend away. The location is superb for exploring the beautiful Hunter Valley and its internationally-renowned wineries.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Luxury Hotel, Hideaway

Spicers Hidden Vale

Location: Queensland | Australia

Set in a rustic country homestead, Spicers Hidden Vale is a 12,000-acre farm in the picturesque Queensland countryside. Cosy fireplaces and 1920s style interiors create a warm, country vibe, while colonial-style cottages exude character reminiscent of the bygone era.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Food & Wine, Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel

The Byron at Byron Resort & Spa

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Set against a verdant backdrop of lush vegetation, even the foyer at the multi award-winning Byron at Byron Resort and Spa will take your breath away. With 45 acres of rainforest canopy surrounding you, there’s plenty of space to unwind and forget about those everyday stresses.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Food & Wine

Capella Lodge

Location: New South Wales | Australia

This luxury boutique lodge, with the feel of an exclusive beach house, is situated on the tiny Lord Howe Island, a UNESCO world heritage site surrounded by the world’s southernmost coral reef. With just nine suites overlooking a pristine beach, Lord Howe Island is a very special place to unwind at the start or end of your Australian holiday.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway, Honeymoon

O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

Location: Queensland | Australia

Submerged in the thriving rainforests of southern Queensland, O’Reilly’s is a remote tropical hideaway. Accessible via a long, winding path, the retreat sits suspended on a mountain’s edge in the heritage listed Lamington National Park, where waterfalls and creeks are intermingled with ancient forests and thriving wildlife.

Best for: Setting & Views, Hideaway, Romantic, Wildlife & Nature

Lily Pily

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Lily Pily Country House is a unique, modern Australian retreat, nestled in the midst of an 80-acre country farm. Simple, yet stylish, with only three guest suites, you’re guaranteed an intimate, hospitable bed and breakfast experience that will leave you feeling refreshed and rejuvenated.

Best for: Peace & Quiet, Romantic, Eco-tourism, Wildlife & Nature

Paperbark Camp

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Paperbark Camp is an eco-friendly tent resort, nestled deep within a forest of soaring eucalypts and delicate paperbark trees. Offering privacy and luxury, the safari-style tents provide a charming bush camping experience in the picturesque Jervis Bay.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Unusual, Eco-tourism

The Lyall

Location: Victoria | Australia

Its attentive service, elegant accommodation and great location make The Lyall perfect for a sophisticated city break. Lounge in the Champagne Bar, marvel at the mini art galleries on each floor or visit the indulgent spa; it’s hard not to love this unique, boutique retreat.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, City Hotel, Food & Wine

Chocolate Gannets

Location: Victoria | Australia

Surrounded by rolling countryside and with views of the expansive southern ocean, Chocolate Gannets is a luxury collection of four self-contained villas. Perfectly situated on the Great Ocean Road, you’re only 3km from the beautiful Apollo Bay, and, even better, feet away from a caramel-coloured sandy beach.

Best for: Setting & Views, Beach, Peace & Quiet, Romantic

Villa Howden

Location: Tasmania | Australia

A slice of timeless French style on Tasmania’s North West Bay, Villa Howden is quite simply beautiful.  Ideally-located for visiting nearby wineries and the surrounding Huon Valley, the vibrant town of Hobart is also close by for a dash of culture, while the estate’s landscaped gardens and many relaxing spots are on hand for more laidback days soaking up the scenery.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views, Hideaway

Saffire Freycinet

Location: Tasmania | Australia

Modern and luxurious, Saffire Freycinet is an eco-chic hideaway on Tasmania’s East Coast where the beautiful countryside is both the main focal point and your playground for a host of adventure and activity.

Best for: Honeymoon, Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Seriously special

Tussie Mussie

Location: Victoria | Australia

A long winding driveway, flanked with vines and olive trees, leads you to Tussie Mussie. Nestled in a luscious valley of roses, vines, olives and manicured lawns, Tussie Mussie offers exquisite accommodation in the heart of the naturally beautiful Mornington Peninsula, allowing you to remove yourself from the world for a little while.

Best for: Family-friendly, Private Groups, Luxury Hotel, Private Villa

Big Blue Backyard

Location: Victoria | Australia

Nestled in a forest of tea trees, this boutique B&B in St Andrews is perfect for a peaceful romantic getaway with your loved one. You can be sure that the owners, Lisa and Paul, will take care of everything and leave you to spend the days relaxing in your own luxurious ‘hideaway’.

Best for: Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Romantic, Food & Wine

Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge

Location: Tasmania | Australia

A collection of rustic alpine timber lodges perched on the brink of Cradle Mountain National Park, this is where to stay to experience the Australian mountain wilderness – with wallabies, wombats and possums for neighbours, the World Heritage-listed park to explore and your cosy cabins to return to, this is just another side of the country’s diverse landscapes and scope for adventure.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Rustic, Peace & Quiet

Woodman Estate

Location: Victoria | Australia

Perched beside a magnificent private lake in Mornington Peninsula, it’s hard to believe that Woodman Estate is only one hour away from Melbourne. Tune in to the peace and quiet at this Victorian country manor, and you’ll never want to return to the hustle and bustle of the modern world.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Lake House

Location: Victoria | Australia

Adorning the shore of the tranquil Daylesford Lake, Lake House perfectly complements the stunning countryside beauty that surrounds it, and makes for a relaxing break in the heart of Victorian Spa Country. The rural retreat’s multi-award winning restaurant is the hottest ticket in town for dinner, and the treetop Salus Spa offers a unique range of inspiring treatments.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Peace & Quiet

Peppers Seaport

Location: Tasmania | Australia

A ship-shaped hotel placed right on Launceston’s harbour-front, Peppers Seaport Hotel is a modern, stylish hotel whose design and interiors reflect its waterfront location and the town’s nautical history. In a prime position for exploring the town or heading to the wineries of Tamar Valley, this is our boutique hotel of choice in the area.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Boutique Hotel, Setting & Views

Chateau Yering

Location: Victoria | Australia

A beautifully restored Victorian mansion, Chateau Yering sits in the heart of the peaceful Yarra Valley. This refined and comfortable retreat features period fittings throughout, with fine paintings and antique treasures in every corner. You can easily spend an afternoon strolling around the charming manicured gardens, which date back to 1854.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking

Strahan Village

Location: Tasmania | Australia

Strahan Village, a series of waterfront and hilltop cottages dotted along the western coast of Tasmania, forms an excellent base for making the most of the island’s fantastic nature and wildlife. Sail along the glassy rivers that wind their way through the island, hike through beautiful rainforests and meet the Little Penguins who call nearby Bonnet Island home.

Best for: Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Setting & Views, Rustic

Boroka Downs

Location: Victoria | Australia

Nestled in 300 acres of Trust for Nature property on the edge of Grampian’s National Park, this eco-friendly adults retreat is perfect for spending some quality time with your loved one. In your own private residence, soak up the romantic ambience and enjoy the seclusion of the beautiful luxury Boroka Downs’ accommodation.

Best for: Luxury Hotel, Chic Design, Guesthouse or Inn, Setting & Views

Chris's Beacon Point Villas

Location: Victoria | Australia

The contemporary accommodation at this award-winning restaurant and villa complex, set high in the Otway Ranges above the Great Ocean Road, offers unrivalled views of Apollo Bay. The combination of its delicious food, comfortable apartments and convenient location make Chris’s Beacon Point Villas the perfect stop-over on a long road trip.

Best for: Setting & Views, Food & Wine, Private Villa, Peace & Quiet

Silky Oaks Lodge

Location: Queensland | Australia

Silky Oaks Lodge is an oasis of elegance and wilderness amidst the oldest living rainforest on earth. Draping over the Mossman River banks, its stilted huts protrude through the canopy to offer the ultimate George of the Jungle experience with an added splash of luxury.

Best for: Setting & Views, Romantic, Wildlife & Nature, Honeymoon

The Louise

Location: South Australia | Australia

Styled as an Australian colonial homestead, and nestled in a valley of verdant vineyards, The Louise offers its guests privacy and intimacy in a luxurious setting. Here you’ll discover exquisite dining at Appellation, and breathtaking views of the surrounding Barossa Valley from your own private suite.

Best for: Food & Wine, Spa & Wellness, Cultural Immersion, Wildlife & Nature

Ann’s Place

Location: South Australia | Australia

This modern boutique B&B can simply be described as a gem on the Southern Australian coast, and combined with the charming hospitality of hosts Carolyn and Andrew, offers guests a convenient, home-away-from-home experience.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Guesthouse or Inn, Service & Hospitality, Peace & Quiet

Rawnsley Park Station Eco Villas

Location: South Australia | Australia

Nestled in the sprawling rugged beauty of Flinders Rangers, the Luxury Eco Villas at Rawnsley Park Station offer seclusion and privacy in accommodation that blends seamlessly into its natural environment. Traditionally a working sheep station, spend your time relaxing and rejuvenating in some of Australia’s oldest landscapes.

Best for: Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Service & Hospitality, Eco-tourism

The Islington Hotel

Location: Tasmania | Australia

100-year-old willow trees, manicured gardens and the majestic Mount Wellington are the backdrop for this elegant Regency House. Stay in individually designed rooms, furnished with fine art and historic antiques to give you a flavour of the hotel’s 165-year-old heritage.

Best for: Boutique Hotel, History & Heritage, Food & Wine, Cultural Immersion

Lizard Island Resort

Location: Queensland | Australia

With 24 private white sand beaches and designated as a national park with no day trippers, you will be one of the few to enjoy the peace and tranquillity of this perfect little island resort. Sitting at the Northern tip of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is ranked among the world’s best resorts and is a diver and snorkeller’s dream destination, as well as offering the romance and exclusivity for the perfect honeymoon to Australia.

Best for: Honeymoon, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Peace & Quiet

Orpheus Island

Location: Queensland | Australia

A coral-fringed island resort with its own national park, Orpheus Island Resort offers the ultimate in Great Barrier Reef getaways. With highly attentive staff who will pamper your every need, Orpheus offers the best in cuisine and hospitality. Rooms are very comfortable and without the intrusion of telephones, televisions, day-trippers or young children, the island offers total privacy and a premium level of discrete and unaffected service.

Best for: Honeymoon, Chic Design, Setting & Views, Beach

Bedarra Island Resort

Location: Queensland | Australia

Fringing beautiful beaches and lush rainforest, the Bedarra resort comprises just seven private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offering solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. With a maximum of 14 guests at the resort at any time, you are guaranteed a sanctuary of seclusion and solace.

Best for: Chic Design, Setting & Views, Honeymoon, Hideaway

Spicers Peak Lodge

Location: Queensland | Australia

One of Australia’s most luxurious mountain getaways, Spicers Peak Lodge balances atop the Heritage listed Main Range National Park. As the highest non-alpine lodge in Australia, soak up the superlative vistas of Queensland’s Scenic Rim from your secluded spot on top of the world, as you indulge in seven-course gourmet feasts and delectable local wines.

Best for: Setting & Views, Walking & Trekking, Off the Beaten Track, Hideaway

Ikara Safari Camp

Location: South Australia | Australia

Hideaway at Ikara Safari Camp, located in the midst of the red rock terrain of the Flinders Ranges. Taking luxury camping to a whole new level, Ikara offers the ultimate ‘glamping’ experience, enabling you to sleep under the stars in South Australia’s breathtaking outback without having to worry about tent pitching, bag lugging or lack of washing facilities.

Best for: Setting & Views, Wildlife & Nature, Walking & Trekking, Rustic

The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel

Location: South Australia | Australia

Oozing classical elegance, The Playford Adelaide MGallery by Sofitel is a boutique Art Nouveau hotel offering a blend of traditional style and contemporary luxury. Its convenient location close to the airport and some of Adelaide’s top attractions makes it perfect for exploring the city, while its restaurant offers award-winning cuisine that captures South Australia’s well-deserved foodie reputation.

Best for: Family-friendly, Luxury Hotel, City Hotel, Service & Hospitality

Arkaba Homestead

Location: South Australia | Australia

Backed by the craggy scenery of the Elder Range, Arkaba Station is a classic country homestead offering wild bush luxury. Dating back to 1851, this former sheep station lines the remote Arkaba Creek and is perfect for retreating after a day in the outback.

Best for: Lodge, Setting & Views, Off the Beaten Track, Service & Hospitality

Halcyon House

Location: New South Wales | Australia

Just a moment’s walk from the salty surf breaks and romantic sunsets of Cabarita Beach in northern New South Wales, Halcyon House prides itself on providing a classically Australian beach getaway. This former surf motel has been transformed into a Hampton-esque boutique destination, in a beautiful part of Australia that’s known for its spectacular white sand beaches. 

Best for: Boutique Hotel, Beach, Setting & Views, Water activities

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