Luxury Lodges in Australia for a Relaxing Getaway

Luxury Lodges in Australia for a Relaxing Getaway

These sustainably designed luxury accommodations range from lodges situated in the middle of nowhere to ultra-elegant bush camps surrounded by ancient rainforests. All are designed with one goal in mind: providing guests with unique Australian experiences.

Experience the ultimate luxury getaway with views over the Great Barrier Reef or book a private gourmet picnic on an abandoned island – these remote and stunning lodges promise to deliver every luxury imaginable in Australia.

The Louise

The Louise is a luxurious hideaway situated in the Barossa Valley. Here you can enjoy exciting activities like kangaroo adventures and wine-tasting excursions, plus it has luxurious features like private terraces, fireplaces and spa-like bathrooms.

Baillie Lodges have recently transformed The Louise with a $3 million makeover, giving it a modern, fresh look in keeping with the Barossa Valley’s distinct character. South Australia-based architect Max Pritchard designed sweeping curved walls which open up the main lodge to views of vineyard landscape while artworks specially commissioned from local artists complete the ambience.

Appellation, the lodge’s award-winning restaurant, remains its focal point, serving dinner nightly with a Chef’s Tasting Menu that highlights local seasonal produce. Contour (formerly three75), its modern lounge bar, offers pre-dinner drinks alongside an expertly curated selection of Barossa wines and other beverages to enjoy.

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Arkaba Station

Arkaba, situated on a vast sheep station in South Australia’s Flinders Ranges, is one of Australia’s most picturesque properties. Built in the late 1850s, this homestead provides classic Australian outback hospitality in an idyllic setting.

On a Wild Bush Luxury experience, guests enjoy an array of wildlife safaris, bush walks, open top safari drives and wilderness exploration. A 2% conservation levy is applied to all tours to guarantee that money goes directly into conservation projects in the region.

The homestead serves as the starting point for several guided walking adventures – a short stroll around the property offers stunning views across Wilpena Pound, while an extended bushwalk into Elder Range allows you to spot mobs of Red Kangaroos, Euros (Common Wallaroos), and Yellow-footed Rock Wallabies. There are also chances to participate in conservation initiatives like reducing sheep farming impacts, protecting native species and plants, eliminating introduced feral animals, and spreading eco-awareness.

Emirates One&Only

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is one of Australia’s most serene resorts, nestled within the stunning wilderness of the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Just three hours away from Sydney, it provides the ideal nature-based conservation retreat.

At this wildlife conservancy, its 40 suites are inspired by traditional homesteads and each have their own private outdoor pool and terrace – an idyllic space to unwind in the wilderness. Guests can even contribute by participating in daily ‘conservation hours’ where they’ll work alongside passionate field guides to protect this unique environment.

The resort provides a range of activities, such as nature walks, heritage tours and horse riding. The main homestead restaurant has several dining options while the spa combines Australian Sodashi skin care with results-driven experiences to nourish mind, body and soul.


Qualia, pronounced kwah’-lee-ah, is an Australian icon of world class luxury located on Hamilton Island’s northern tip, in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef. Here, guests are immersed in a serene atmosphere with personalized and intuitive service provided with genuine warmth and charm.

Qualia offers luxurious accommodation with breathtaking views of Australia’s northern shoreline and Whitehaven Beach – one of the world’s top ten beaches. A stay here will leave you feeling rejuvenated and recharged.

This tranquil oasis offers a respite from the busyness of modern life. Its stunning natural splendor has been carefully designed to soothe your mind and delight all your senses.

Enjoy signature treatments at the tranquil spa, sip on a sunset cocktail at Pebble Beach restaurant on the beach or dine on fresh and innovative food in Long Pavilion, situated high amongst eucalyptus trees with stunning views.