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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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.
Cruising the Outback
This itinerary encompasses three distinct Outback regions with each luxury lodge or camp experience offering a very personal connection to this vast landscape.
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.
South Australian Short Break
With significantly improved air access into Adelaide, it has never been easier to combine the best of Australian food and wine with the best of wildlife and wilderness, in South Australia.
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.
Australia’s reputation as a premium wine-producing country is undisputed. Wine lovers from around the world are drawn to the ‘home’ of the wines they have tried, savoured and loved.
The food & wine experience offered by these properties is their reason for being. For guests for whom food and wine is a primary reason to travel, this is a compelling trip for culinary nomads.
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.
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.
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The Luxury Lodges of Australia are located in regions of Australia with something compelling to ‘do’ and experience; with the ‘stay’ underpinned by all the soft luxuries our guests expect.... More »
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 »
What a time for friends and families, to gather for reunions tinged with a renewed appreciation for time spent adventuring together with kindred spirits, and kin. This is for those with a renewed... More »
Same face, different place…
We were going to woo you with ideas for a romantic getaway to reconnect… but let’s face it, many of us have had plenty of time with our loved ones for a while now. So let us woo you with... More »
A whiff of nostalgia? Or just itching to get out… the simple joy and freedom of a road trip. There are some wonderful luxury lodge options for drives from just sixty minutes to three hours from... 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 »
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 »
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 »