Each place has a compelling reason for guests to travel there, to experience, discover, to connect...
Luxury Lodges of Australia is a collection of the best high-end lodges and camps, located across diverse regions of Australia.
Together, they 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. And they are constantly innovating, to meet the curiosity, adventure-seeking spirit, and desire for real engagement by their guests.
Collectively they offer memorable and often life-changing experiences in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations. 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 »
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 »
Timeless and enriching, Longitude 131° lies at the gateway to the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Longitude 131° – A transcendent experience of... 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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Trip For Twitchers
Twitchers are spoilt for choice with over 800 species of birds - many of these endemic to Australia – staking a strong claim to be the world’s greatest hotspot of bird endemism.
Uniquely Australian Wildlife
Regions of exceptional natural beauty where ancient rainforests, vast national parks, mountain ranges and reefs, provide sanctuary for Australia’s wondrous wildlife.
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.
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.
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.
True Wild Bush Luxury
This itinerary visits parts of the Australian landscape of especial significance to our Aboriginal culture. Providing access to some of these people, places, artworks and uniquely Australian stories.
Recent News, Offers & EventsSee all recent updates »
Lodge Re-opening Plans
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 »
The things we truly value…
From all of us at Luxury Lodges of Australia, we hope you are safe, and finding time to nurture yourselves and your people. I try never to take for granted what a privilege it is to work in our... More »
In this together…
Filmed on April 23, in the thick of isolation. A conversation between Ian Swain, President and Owner of Swain Destinations and Penny Rafferty, Executive Officer of Luxury Lodges of Australia that... More »
A conversation with…
Simone Brooks, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’s Activities and Conservation Manager, knows the resilience of the land. In this interview, she shares updates on the regeneration efforts of the... More »
At home with…
As the world takes on a slower pace, Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley have curated their favourite recipes, nature-inspired activities and insider tips to bring a little Wolgan Valley magic into... 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 »
The Kimberley Express arrives at El Questro Homestead
The Kimberley is a holiday destination like nowhere else in the world. With rugged red ancient lands, deep Gorges, vast lakes, a World Heritage listed site, Australian wildlife, and tropical oases... More »
Capella’s Kentia Dreaming Offer
Undisputedly one of the most unique and beautiful places in the world, World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is made up of 75% protected park preserve, encompassed in a marine park, and is as... More »
Idyllic escape from the city
Holiday here this year with a Stay 3 Pay 2 Package at world-renowned luxury lodge, Pretty Beach House. Just a short drive up the Coast from Sydney (or quick Seaplane flight over the spectacular... More »
Get sticky at Saffire
In perhaps Saffire’s most immersive offering yet, learn the secrets behind the breathtaking natural phenomenon of honey-making by Tasmanian bees. Saffire now has six beehives on its property for... More »
Luxury Lodges of Australia Looks to the Future
This summer has been undeniably tough. Australia, and countries around the globe have faced unprecedented challenges. As a member-based organisation, Luxury Lodges of Australia has taken stock of what... 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 »
Why you should plan to travel to Australia NOW…
Long before the fires, drought and cyclones, the value of tourism to regional Australia was undisputed. With the onslaught of these life and status changing events, the viability and existence of our... More »
Saffire Freycinet provides helping hand to KI wildlife recovery
Saffire Freycinet has committed to donating $500 from each of the next one hundred bookings to restore habitat on Kangaroo Island, equating to $50,000, in the wake of devastating bushfires around the... More »
Uluru Photo Safari
Join renowned travel photographer, Richard I’Anson, on a brand-new photographic journey and capture the timeless landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta over five unforgettable days from 1-5 October 2020. In... More »
Rare and distinguished in the Barossa Valley
A signature experience not to be missed. Allow The Louise, Seppeltsfield and St Hugo to take you on a 3 night, all-inclusive exploration of wine history and innovation in the Barossa Valley. You’ll... More »
Adventure south west with True North
The art of adventure with True North adventure cruises. Begin your eight day Adventure South West journey in Esperance, Western Australia and discover the endless beaches that skirt Cape Le Grand.... More »