Luxury Hotels and Islands in Queensland

Idyllic accommodation ranges from luxurious island retreats such as qualia through to the tall treehouses of Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat. Families are particularly well catered for at the wildlife-rich Thala Beach Nature Reserve and honeymooners will never want to leave the coral fringed island resort Orpheus Island.

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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

Orpheus Island Lodge

Location: Queensland | Australia

Orpheus Island Lodge is the most secluded private tropical island the Great Barrier Reef has to offer, accommodating just 28 indulged guests. This tropical paradise, which stretches across 11km of beautiful coastline in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, is the ultimate getaway, with highly attentive staff who will pamper your every need.

Best for: Setting & Views, Seriously special, Honeymoon, Snorkelling & Diving

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 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

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

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

Lizard Island

Location: Queensland | Australia

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

Best for: Seriously special, Setting & Views, Hideaway, Snorkelling & Diving

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


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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