Australian Iconic Lodges
Australian Iconic Lodges
Longitude 131° - Northern Territory
Situated among the red-rust dunes of vast outback wilderness and overlooking the amazing natural wonder of Uluru is Longitude 131°. Sixteen tented pavilions (one of which, the Dune Pavillion, is the only accommodation with views of both Uluru and Kata Tjuta) containing floor to ceiling glass, custom furnishings and inspiring local indigenous art, it’s not hard to see why this is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camps. With included signature experiences from sunrise and sunset expeditions to Kata Tjuta and Uluru, a creative and contemporary Australian menu and relaxing and rejuvenating signature spa treatments you are sure to feel a personal connection with this awe-inspiring landscape. Photo source: https://longitude131.com.au/
El Questro Homestead - Western Australia
Set within the vastness of the ancient Kimberley landscape is El Questro Homestead, a ten-suite hideaway surrounded by frangipani trees and lush green lawns. With four room types to choose from (The Chamberlain Suite, Cliffside Retreats, Gorge View Rooms & Homestead Rooms) this luxurious retreat is all-inclusive. From gourmet meals and a fine selection of wine, beer & basic spirits daily to selected tours within El Questro (bird watching tour, a Chamberlain River cruise, guided walks – to name a few). Perched on a clifftop with views over the Chamberlain River and almost 700,000 acres to explore this truly is a Kimberley experience to remember. Photo source: https://www.elquestro.com.au/
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef - Western Australia
This exclusive beach safari camp is nestled in the dunes of Cape Range National Park, with each eco-luxe wilderness tent offering views of the surrounding bush and the fringing Ningaloo Reef. Here do as much or as little as you like, from relaxing in your tent’s hammock or laze on the beach to guided tours and swimming alongside amazing majestic whale sharks and beautiful humpback whales. With access to UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef you will discover over 500 species of fish, 250 coral species, manta rays & turtles. Or go bush and spot kangaroos, wallaroos, rock wallabies, goannas, echidnas and more than 100 bird species. This is where the outback meets the reef. Photo source: https://www.mrandmrssmith.com/
Bamurru Plains - Northern Territory
Immerse yourself in an extraordinary bush experience within the coastal floodplains of Australia’s Top End. This safari lodge has exclusive access to 300 kms of pristine floodplains (you can skim across these by airboat) and savanna woodland on the Mary River, at the edge of Kakadu National Park.This beautiful wilderness is home to a one of the largest crocodile populations in the world and hosts the annual migration of over 100,000 magpie geese. With 10 safari-style bungalows, each one overlooks the floodplain and puts you right on the doorstep with its surrounding flora & fauna. This all-inclusive experience is one of discovery in this remote and beautiful wilderness. Photo source: https://www.bamurruplains.com/
Capella Lodge - Lord Howe Island
The talk of the town at the moment is Lord Howe Island. Capella Lodge is a luxury retreat nestled at the foot of Mounts Gower and Lidgbird is a contemporary lodge inspired by the Australian beach house. With spectacular views of the ocean, subtropical reef and rolling green pastures it is barefoot luxury at its finest. With nine exclusive suites complementing its natural environment from here you can explore this World Heritage-listed paradise, from pristine rainforests and crystal clear reefs to discovering its many bird and marine life species. Photo source: https://capellalodge.com.au/
qualia - Hamilton Island
On the northernmost part of Hamilton Island you will find Qualia, a private luxury resort surrounded by the Great Barrier Reef and views across the Coral Sea and the Whitsundays. With 60 private luxury pavilions all facing the water and surrounded by lush tropical bushland. From seasonal, local produce prepared in the resort’s own restaurant and a range of blissful spa treatments to rejuvenate to exploring the many activities available – golf, snorkeling, swimming with turtles, yacht charters to name just a few. This is the perfect place to relax, unwind and be at one with nature. Photo source: https://www.hamiltonisland.com.au/
Spicers Peak Lodge - Queensland
Set on 8,000 acres and with a backdrop of World Heritage-listed national park this all-inclusive ultimate getaway is sure to relax and revitalise. With a mix of loft, lodge and private lodges this retreat is situated in Maryvale, a picturesque town nestled in the Southern Downs region of Qld. With its lovely aspect and clean mountain air enjoy a spa treatment, experience its award winning cuisine and explore the area with Main Range National Park and the Scenic Rim right on your doorstep. Photo source: https://spicersretreats.com/
Mt Mulligan Lodge - Queensland
Queensland’s newest all-inclusive luxury property is situated on a secluded private 28,000 hectare heritage site. Located 160 kms north-west of Cairns this outback lodge accommodates only 20 guests at any one time. With four different accommodation types and main pavilion for guest meals and relaxation, the lodge also includes an infinity pool and sunset bar. With guided tours available of the goldfields, historic Mount Mulligan coal mine, ATV adventures, chef prepared picnic hampers, wildlife spotting, sunset drinks, stargazing, hikes and scenic helicopter flights you can really make the most of your Queensland outback adventure. And bring your kids or grandkids, they welcome children of all ages. Photo source: https://www.mountmulligan.com/
Lake House - Victoria
Saffire - Tasmania
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