Luxe Wilderness Lodge Experience

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Exceptional Luxe Wilderness Lodge Experience

Suggested duration

12 nights, plus a night or two en route if required

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To enquire about cost or book, contact your trusted travel planner or agent. Or you can DIY by contacting each lodge direct using the link below.


Immerse yourself in Australia’s most inspiring and extraordinary locations while staying in globally acknowledged award winning lodges. Super sophisticated design blends with diverse, pristine natural environments and unforgettable experiences.

From adelaide airport take a 30 minute flight to kingscote kangaroo island airport and then a 50 minute hosted drive to southern ocean lodge

1 Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island, South Australia (3 Nights)

**Currently closed for rebuild.

Kangaroo Island is renowned as Australia’s Galapagos and brims with diverse wildlife and natural beauty. On the island’s southwest coast, globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge offers unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting.

A selection of must do’s

  • Wonders of KI – A half-day guided journey into Flinders Chase National Park showcasing natural icons the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to a fur seal colony. A spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, marine heritage and stunning coastal landscapes.

  • Coastal Clifftop Walk – Scenic guided walk atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay.

  • Kangas & Kanapés – Signature sunset drinks experience at nearby Grassdale, a historic island property. Premium South Australian beverages, canapés and kangaroos.

  • Quad Bike Safari – a fun, interpretive quad bike adventure led by the lodge naturalist guide providing insight into the local wildlife and landscape seen along the way.

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Southern Ocean Lodge . Kangaroo Island, South Australia

1 Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island, South Australia (3 Nights)

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Southern Ocean Lodge . Kangaroo Island, South Australia

**Currently closed for rebuild.

Kangaroo Island is renowned as Australia’s Galapagos and brims with diverse wildlife and natural beauty. On the island’s southwest coast, globally celebrated Southern Ocean Lodge offers unrivalled luxury in a uniquely Australian setting.

A selection of must do’s

  • Wonders of KI – A half-day guided journey into Flinders Chase National Park showcasing natural icons the Remarkable Rocks and Admirals Arch, home to a fur seal colony. A spectacular introduction to Kangaroo Island’s wildlife, marine heritage and stunning coastal landscapes.

  • Coastal Clifftop Walk – Scenic guided walk atop the limestone cliffs of Hanson Bay.

  • Kangas & Kanapés – Signature sunset drinks experience at nearby Grassdale, a historic island property. Premium South Australian beverages, canapés and kangaroos.

  • Quad Bike Safari – a fun, interpretive quad bike adventure led by the lodge naturalist guide providing insight into the local wildlife and landscape seen along the way.

50 minute hosted drive to kingscote kangaroo island airport, 30 minute flight to adelaide airport, connect to 1 hour flight to melbourne airport, connect to 1 hour flight to hobart airport, overnight hobart, next day (visit mona) 3 hour drive to saffire

2 Saffire Freycinet Freycinet, Tasmania (3 Nights)

An iconic coastal sanctuary, discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Staying at Saffire is an experience designed to enrich and uplift, giving a new perspective on this environment or pure air, pure light and pure water.

A selection of must do’s

  • Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm and develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology.
  • The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park is located on Saffire’s doorstep. Join an informative guide on a walk to the lookout over one of Australia’s most celebrated coastlines, Wineglass Bay.
  • Develop an ‘up close and personal’ understanding of the Tasmanian Devil, its environment and the work being done to ensure its species survival.
  • Wine & Vine Tour – At the local Freycinet Winery you will learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare, and some wine tastings of course!

  • Schouten Island Boating Experience – Be engaged by close-up interactions with scouring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs.

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SAFFIRE ENTRANCE

Saffire. Freycinet, Tasmania

2 Saffire Freycinet Freycinet, Tasmania (3 Nights)

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SAFFIRE ENTRANCE

Saffire. Freycinet, Tasmania

An iconic coastal sanctuary, discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire blends mankind and nature with breathtaking beauty. Staying at Saffire is an experience designed to enrich and uplift, giving a new perspective on this environment or pure air, pure light and pure water.

A selection of must do’s

  • Don your waders and visit a working oyster farm and develop an understanding for wetland and marine ecology.
  • The internationally renowned Freycinet National Park is located on Saffire’s doorstep. Join an informative guide on a walk to the lookout over one of Australia’s most celebrated coastlines, Wineglass Bay.
  • Develop an ‘up close and personal’ understanding of the Tasmanian Devil, its environment and the work being done to ensure its species survival.
  • Wine & Vine Tour – At the local Freycinet Winery you will learn the art of winemaking and indulge in some fine Tasmanian fare, and some wine tastings of course!

  • Schouten Island Boating Experience – Be engaged by close-up interactions with scouring sea birds, playful marine mammals and a diversity of life on Tasmania’s temperate reefs.

3 hour drive to hobart airport, 2 hour flight to sydney airport, 2.5 hour drive to emirates one&only wolgan valley

3 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 Nights)

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. With 40 stand-alone Villas, each with its own private swimming pool and 7,000 acres of nature to explore, this is the quintessential Australian bush experience, with distinctive dining, dramatic scenery, heritage and conservation.

A selection of must do’s

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.

  • Horse Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.

  • Colonial Heritage Tour – Departing from the 1832 Heritage Homestead and Kitchen Garden, take a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s early settlers as your Field Guide brings to life how they overcame the harshness of the Australian wilderness.

  • Signature Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting Tour – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallaroos and wallabies. The magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around and on a clear night, constellations such as Australia’s famous Southern Cross can be seen.

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Spa. Blue Mountains, New South Wales

3 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Blue Mountains, New South Wales (3 Nights)

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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Spa. Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Experience the breathtaking beauty of the Australian wilderness at conservation-led Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. With 40 stand-alone Villas, each with its own private swimming pool and 7,000 acres of nature to explore, this is the quintessential Australian bush experience, with distinctive dining, dramatic scenery, heritage and conservation.

A selection of must do’s

  • Guided mountain bike tour – Following tracks and trails over largely level terrain with only the occasional small hill, the exhilarating mountain bike rides skirt a picturesque freshwater dam where wildlife is commonly seen.

  • Horse Trail ride – Horse riding in Australia’s Blue Mountains is the ideal way to become familiar with the land, and the types of terrain while encountering the reserve’s wildlife.

  • Colonial Heritage Tour – Departing from the 1832 Heritage Homestead and Kitchen Garden, take a glimpse into the lives of Australia’s early settlers as your Field Guide brings to life how they overcame the harshness of the Australian wilderness.

  • Signature Nocturnal Wildlife Spotlighting Tour – Torchlight reveals the flashing eyes of sleepy possums, grazing wombats, wallaroos and wallabies. The magnificence of the Southern sky spreads out all around and on a clear night, constellations such as Australia’s famous Southern Cross can be seen.

2.5 hour drive to sydney, 2.5 hour flight to hamilton island airport, 10 minute hosted drive to qualia

4 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 Nights)

Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, this world-class resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere. qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

A selection of must do’s

  • Signature Sunset Cruise on board qualia’s luxury vessel, Atomic. Take in the magnificent palette of colours as the sun sets into the horizon on this cruise of the local waters.

  • ‘Journey to the Heart’ tour starts with a 30 minute helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef. After landing on the private Heart Island helipad, you have 90 minutes to explore the lagoon, or simply relax and enjoy the sea breeze. This exclusive tour also includes a once in a lifetime boat ride around the famous Heart Reef.

  • Escape to a world of relaxation and pamper yourself in the tranquil surrounds of Spa qualia.

  • Tee off at The Hamilton Island Golf Club, designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island is the only championship island golf course in Australia and celebrates spectacular views.

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4 qualia Great Barrier Reef, Queensland (3 Nights)

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qualia. Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Located on the secluded northern tip of Hamilton Island, surrounded by the beauty of the Great Barrier Reef, this world-class resort immerses you in a relaxed atmosphere. qualia, is truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses.

A selection of must do’s

  • Signature Sunset Cruise on board qualia’s luxury vessel, Atomic. Take in the magnificent palette of colours as the sun sets into the horizon on this cruise of the local waters.

  • ‘Journey to the Heart’ tour starts with a 30 minute helicopter flight over Whitehaven Beach, Hill Inlet and Heart Reef. After landing on the private Heart Island helipad, you have 90 minutes to explore the lagoon, or simply relax and enjoy the sea breeze. This exclusive tour also includes a once in a lifetime boat ride around the famous Heart Reef.

  • Escape to a world of relaxation and pamper yourself in the tranquil surrounds of Spa qualia.

  • Tee off at The Hamilton Island Golf Club, designed by five-time British Open winner Peter Thomson, the Hamilton Island Golf Club on neighbouring Dent Island is the only championship island golf course in Australia and celebrates spectacular views.

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