Road Trip

There is an unsurpassed sense of freedom that comes with hitting the open road. The natural isolation and escape from the city, a panacea from the ordinary. There is a certain casual charm to road trips; the spontaneity and the highly individualised itineraries that can be altered en-route. Detours to visit waterfalls or spontaneous stops to admire wildflowers are all part of the adventure.

Australia is home to a trove of National Parks and conservation reserves dotted throughout the country, waiting to be explored. A coastal drive often means encountering secluded beaches stretching as far as the eye and being the only one on the sand. The famously remote 4x4-only roads that traverse the landscape often pose a real challenge and intrepid rite of passage for those who venture far from the beaten track. However, there are idyllic and extraordinary locations just an hour or so outside of the major cities that can be accessed sans GPS via sealed bitumen road and innate sense of direction. Electric charging stations have been fitted at many of the lodges for a greener ride.

The privilege of the road trip allows travellers to take their time, and take pleasure in discovering hidden gems. Stopping for food along the way often means meeting the makers of outstanding local produce and understanding their intrinsic relationship to the area. A true sense of place is inspired when guests are invited to stay awhile, connecting with the residents and entrepreneurs of tiny rural towns and listening to their fascinating stories. 

For those who don’t wish to be behind the wheel, private chauffeured transfers to and from the luxury lodges and touring adventures are the best option.

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Road Trip Experiences

Test your aim at one of Australia’s premier clay target shooting ranges. More »

Test your aim at one of Australia’s premier clay target shooting ranges. More »

Test your aim at one of Australia’s premier clay target shooting ranges. More »

Guests will be whisked away to a secluded location where they can enjoy a complete food and wine immersion. More »

Guests will be whisked away to a secluded location where they can enjoy a complete … More »

Guests will be whisked away to a secluded location where they can enjoy a complete food and wine immersion. More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic structures then back again to … More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic … More »

The Boab Tree - A Kimberley Icon - turn from green trees to their iconic structures then back again to first flowers in October meaning the rains are near. More »

Visit late winter and into spring to witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, rugged canyons and … More »

Visit late winter and into spring to witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the … More »

Visit late winter and into spring to witness vibrant wildflower blooms that contrast with the pindan earth, rugged canyons and the turquoise sea. More »

All year round, but their furred and feathered friends are especially active from September to December. More »

All year round, but their furred and feathered friends are especially active from September to … More »

All year round, but their furred and feathered friends are especially active from September to December. More »

Go on tour to the Hunter Valley wine country and sample highlights of history, culture and wildlife of the area. … More »

Go on tour to the Hunter Valley wine country and sample highlights of history, culture … More »

Go on tour to the Hunter Valley wine country and sample highlights of history, culture and wildlife of the area. More »

Spend time visiting a multitude of award winning, family owned wineries. Cape Lodge neighbours include the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Moss … More »

Spend time visiting a multitude of award winning, family owned wineries. Cape Lodge neighbours include the great … More »

Spend time visiting a multitude of award winning, family owned wineries. Cape Lodge neighbours include the great wineries of Vasse Felix, Moss Wood, Pierro and Cullen.  More »

An icon in regional dining, Lake House has long been considered to be one of Australia’s best restaurants. More »

An icon in regional dining, Lake House has long been considered to be one of … More »

An icon in regional dining, Lake House has long been considered to be one of Australia’s best restaurants. More »

Lake House’s own 38 acre regenerative growing property is located 10 minutes down the road from the lodge. More »

Lake House’s own 38 acre regenerative growing property is located 10 minutes down the road … More »

Lake House’s own 38 acre regenerative growing property is located 10 minutes down the road from the lodge. More »

Over 135 kilometres of pristine coastline and 75 of the world's best surf breaks including one of the biggest waves … More »

Over 135 kilometres of pristine coastline and 75 of the world's best surf breaks including … More »

Over 135 kilometres of pristine coastline and 75 of the world's best surf breaks including one of the biggest waves in Australia, guests staying at Cape Lodge are central to the action.  More »

Stop by the Prairie Hotel - iconic for it's innovative dishes with all-Australian ingredients. More »

Stop by the Prairie Hotel - iconic for it's innovative dishes with all-Australian ingredients. More »

Stop by the Prairie Hotel - iconic for it's innovative dishes with all-Australian ingredients. More »

Enjoy a round of first-class golf at one of the popular local courses, all located within range of Pretty Beach … More »

Enjoy a round of first-class golf at one of the popular local courses, all located … More »

Enjoy a round of first-class golf at one of the popular local courses, all located within range of Pretty Beach House. More »

Go on a roadtrip to meet the winemakers and sample signature drops at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. More »

Go on a roadtrip to meet the winemakers and sample signature drops at Craigie Knowe … More »

Go on a roadtrip to meet the winemakers and sample signature drops at Craigie Knowe Vineyard. More »

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