Each place has a compelling reason for guests to travel there, to experience, discover, to connect...
The trusted source for luxury Australian travel experiences and accommodation. This is a collection of the best high-end lodges and camps, located across diverse regions of Australia.
Collectively, the lodges showcase Australia’s extraordinary diversity of place and experience, underpinned by the soft luxuries expected by our guests. Purpose and positive impact is at the core of what it means to be a Luxury Lodge of Australia. Read more…
The lodges are much more than just a (great) place to stay. Delivery of connection to place is key to the purpose of each lodge. Between them the lodges deliver over 250 individual experiences and activities, all created to give guests a genuine sense of place, with the luxury of privileged access. Take a closer look »
Australia’s luxury barefoot paradises are exclusive by virtue of their remoteness, their special location and the small number of guests they accommodate at any one time. See all »
Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° lies at the gateway to the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. “The Red Centre is Australia at its most iconic and to... See details »
Set amongst 700,000 acres and 100km from the nearest town, the luxury of El Questro Homestead sits in stark contrast to Western Australia’s rugged Kimberley landscape. Perched on a cliff top,... See details »
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley is a chic conservation retreat, located 2.5 hours’ drive from Sydney in the World Heritage-listed Greater Blue Mountains region. Nestled amongst 7,000-acres of... See details »
Experience the height of luxury in Queensland High Country; a naturally inspired wilderness region just 2 hours from Brisbane. Perched atop a mountain on 9,000 acres, enveloped by the World Heritage... See details »
Baillie Lodges regrets to advise that Southern Ocean Lodge was destroyed in the bushfires that ran across Kangaroo Island in early January 2020 and the property is now closed. Baillie Lodges is... See details »
Pretty Beach House is the epitome of relaxed Australian luxury and elegance for those looking for an exclusive getaway, just outside Sydney. A serene escape nestled within the heart of the NSW... See details »
These video stories are all about the connection with place, via privileged access to diverse landscapes, to knowledgable characters and the people of our places, to our rich food, wine and beverage culture, our wildlife, our everything…
Our videos were created out of the desire to show people why they should visit a lodge? What would they do there? How would it make them feel? Take a look… and see how they make you feel.
WHAT TO DO WHEN
The first thing people often ask when planning a trip to Australia is… When is the best time to go? The honest answer is, our sheer scale and diversity of environment and climate across the continent means, for Australia, guests are spoilt for choice, at any time of the year.
This part of our website helps guide you across over 250 experiences and easily sorts them by season and by lodge, so guests can plan by activity preference, or by time of year – summer, autumn, winter or spring.
Your adventure starts here.
The Luxury Lodges of Australia are devoted to connecting their guests with a sense of place. It is their signature experiences that make a visit to any of these Australian regions genuine, memorable and for some, life-changing.
This transcontinental reversible itinerary takes guest on a journey through the very centre of Australia. The luxurious longitude line provides a unique discovery of the meaning for sense of place.
A Break From The City
Create an unforgettable (and well-deserved) minibreak at these luxury lodges with the added bonus of being located within easy driving distance from Australia’s major cities.
SA Wine, Outback and Wildlife
With less than a half-day to transfer between each lodge, this easy to plan and compelling itinerary highlights the best of Australia’s Wine, Outback and Wildlife, in South Australia.
Luxe Lodge Mini-break
An unforgettable mini-break, combining two of Australia’s globally acclaimed lodges, blending sophisticated design with pristine natural environments, outstanding food and wine, and bespoke experiences.
Northern Queensland Short Break
Northern Queensland beautifully showcases the contrast between rainforest and outback in two outstanding destinations, both within 35mins by air (2.5 hours by road) from Cairns.
Colours of Queensland
This is an impressive selection of three diverse lodges and destinations reflecting the vibrant colours of Queensland and several unique World Heritage regions.
Family Friendly Luxe & Experiential
Perfect for those who want their children to experience the landscapes, wildlife, culture and people that make these Australian destinations unique.
Recent News, Offers & EventsSee all recent updates »
Lodge Operating Status
From all of us at Luxury Lodges of Australia, we hope you are safe and finding time to nurture yourselves and your people. While there is still so much uncertainty across many parts of the world, in... More »
Forward bookings for our lodges are reflecting significant pent up demand from travellers seeking the luxury of natural isolation, genuinely wow locations, and a diverse range of high end, uniquely... More »
Lap Of Luxury
An inspiring new travel series Lap of Luxury, featuring Luxury Lodges of Australia and New Zealand, will air on New Zealand’s TVNZOne, Tuesday’s at 8:30pm. Over 10 weeks, viewers can take a look... More »
In a recent interview with Sustainable Guides, Luxury Lodges of Australia Executive Officer, Penny Rafferty speaks with Melinda Healy on the shared sustainability ethos and collective consciousness... More »
Capella Lodge has reduced their cool season closure this winter, extending the opportunity to visit this premium luxury retreat. Escape to the warm maritime currents from the Coral Sea that endow Lord... More »
One Year On…
January 3, 2021 marks a year since the bushfires that had been raging across South Australia’s Kangaroo Island converged from three sides to destroy Baillie Lodges’ award-winning flagship property... More »
Meet the cool, clever, creative chefs who’s diverse backgrounds and united passion for produce brings individual flavour, skill and character to the tables of the lodges. Lake House, Daylesford,... More »
Travel + Leisure ‘IT List for 2020’
Mt Mulligan Lodge, is understandably one of Travel + Leisure’s Best New Hotels in the World. “One of the newest additions to the Luxury Lodges of Australia portfolio, the secluded property... More »
Capturing Arkaba and Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre
Dust off the wide angle lense and enjoy this amazing opportunity to photograph the outback. The Wild Bush Luxury photographic safari has been designed to take you on an expedition through Arkaba, a... More »