6 Luxury Lodges in Top 10 list

Oct 23, 2014

The news is out – Conde Nast Traveler (US) readers have voted and Luxury Lodges of Australia have dominated the Readers’ Choice Awards 2014 with six lodges featured in the top ten best of the best in the world.

With over a million votes from nearly 77,000 readers, 6 Luxury Lodges have appeared in the Australia and New Zealand Top 10.  Showing that travellers are discovering a greater depth of experience and luxury at the lodges located in all corners of Australia. These six have been voted as some of the best of the best.

#1  Southern Ocean Lodge.  Kangaroo Island, South Australia.  Score: 97.348

#2  qualia.  Hamilton Island, Queensland.  Score: 96.296

#3 Saffire Freycinet.  Coles Bay, Tasmania.  Score: 92.857

#7  Capella Lodge.  Lord Howe Island.  Score:   90.774

#8  Lizard Island.  Lizard Island, Queensland.  Score: 88.265

#9  Longitude 131.  Yulara, Northern Territory.  Score: 86.813

 

Luxury Lodges of Australia also featured heavily in Conde Nast Traveller UK, again with 6 Lodges appearing in the Top 20 Australasia and South Pacific Readers' Choice 2014 Awards. 

#2  qualia.  Hamilton Island, Queensland.  Score: 90.76

#3  Southern Ocean Lodge.  Kangaroo Island,  South Australia.  Score: 89.37

#6  Lizard Island.  Lizard Island, Queensland.  Score: 85.79

#7  Saffire Freycinet.  Coles Bay, Tasmania.  Score:  83.77

#15  Longitude 131.  Yulara, Northern Territory.  Score: 76.32

#17 Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley and Spa.  Blue Mountains, New South Wales.  Score: 73.27

Congratulations to all the passionate people behind the lodges - the owners, managers and staff who deliver these outstanding and memorable experiences for their guests.

There's nothing like Australia for sheer diversity of high-end experiential travel destinations, experiences and landscapes...

 

 

   


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Nov 02, 2018 | Expert advice for a break in South Australia from The Telegraph UK More »

Nov 22, 2018 | Next level "glamping" across Australia, from Australian Traveller More »

Nov 22, 2018 | Next level "glamping" across Australia, from Australian Traveller More »

Nov 22, 2018 | Next level "glamping" across Australia, from Australian Traveller More »

Mar 02, 2018 | It's now easier than ever to swoop in for a stay at Arkaba and Southern Ocean Lodge More »

Mar 02, 2018 | It's now easier than ever to swoop in for a stay at Arkaba and Southern Ocean Lodge More »

Mar 02, 2018 | It's now easier than ever to swoop in for a stay at Arkaba and Southern Ocean Lodge More »

May 20, 2019 | Leah Glyn for Luxury Escapes shares a "transformative experience" at Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island. More »

May 20, 2019 | Leah Glyn for Luxury Escapes shares a "transformative experience" at Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island. More »

May 20, 2019 | Leah Glyn for Luxury Escapes shares a "transformative experience" at Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island. More »

Jul 11, 2019 | Travel + Leisure's Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resort Hotels More »

Jul 11, 2019 | Travel + Leisure's Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resort Hotels More »

Jul 11, 2019 | Travel + Leisure's Top 5 Australian and New Zealand Resort Hotels More »

Jul 03, 2018 | From opulent tents to designer treehouses, these are some of the most exceptional luxury lodges in Australia. More »

Jul 03, 2018 | From opulent tents to designer treehouses, these are some of the most exceptional luxury lodges … More »

Jul 03, 2018 | From opulent tents to designer treehouses, these are some of the most exceptional luxury lodges in Australia. More »

Jul 29, 2016 | "This spectacular five-star reef encounter is matched star for star by qualia". More »

Jul 29, 2016 | "This spectacular five-star reef encounter is matched star for star by qualia". More »

Jul 29, 2016 | "This spectacular five-star reef encounter is matched star for star by qualia". More »

Sep 22, 2017 | When qualia launched in 2007, it kicked off a boom in Australia's luxury lodge industry. Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo … More »

Sep 22, 2017 | When qualia launched in 2007, it kicked off a boom in Australia's luxury lodge industry. … More »

Sep 22, 2017 | When qualia launched in 2007, it kicked off a boom in Australia's luxury lodge industry. Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island opened in 2008, followed by Wolgan Valley in NSW's Blue Mountains in 2009 and … More »

May 28, 2020 | The nation is already looking at our vast backyard with fresh eyes, as it prepares to get out and about … More »

May 28, 2020 | The nation is already looking at our vast backyard with fresh eyes, as it prepares … More »

May 28, 2020 | The nation is already looking at our vast backyard with fresh eyes, as it prepares to get out and about when possible. More »

May 27, 2019 | Australia's best mini moon destinations, according to Harper's BAZAAR More »

May 27, 2019 | Australia's best mini moon destinations, according to Harper's BAZAAR More »

May 27, 2019 | Australia's best mini moon destinations, according to Harper's BAZAAR More »

Jun 18, 2018 | Take a moment and enjoy a marine daydream at Lizard Island... More »

Jun 18, 2018 | Take a moment and enjoy a marine daydream at Lizard Island... More »

Jun 18, 2018 | Take a moment and enjoy a marine daydream at Lizard Island... More »

Jul 18, 2016 | These hotels have the bathtime experience down to a tee; so you can soak carefree. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | These hotels have the bathtime experience down to a tee; so you can soak carefree. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | These hotels have the bathtime experience down to a tee; so you can soak carefree. More »

Feb 02, 2018 | Vogue Living has teamed up with photographer Felix Forest to capture the reinvention of Australian outback icon Longitude 131. More »

Feb 02, 2018 | Vogue Living has teamed up with photographer Felix Forest to capture the reinvention of Australian outback … More »

Feb 02, 2018 | Vogue Living has teamed up with photographer Felix Forest to capture the reinvention of Australian outback icon Longitude 131. More »

Mar 30, 2020 | Sarah Marshall of The Telegraph UK navigates and reports on how Kangaroo Island will survive. More »

Mar 30, 2020 | Sarah Marshall of The Telegraph UK navigates and reports on how Kangaroo Island will survive. More »

Mar 30, 2020 | Sarah Marshall of The Telegraph UK navigates and reports on how Kangaroo Island will survive. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | Quick getaways and where to take them, including wise advice to visit Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island and Saffire Freycinet. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | Quick getaways and where to take them, including wise advice to visit Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo … More »

Mar 02, 2018 | Quick getaways and where to take them, including wise advice to visit Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island and Saffire Freycinet. More »

May 27, 2019 | The Telegraph UK, explores the best islands from which to discover the Great Barrier Reef More »

May 27, 2019 | The Telegraph UK, explores the best islands from which to discover the Great Barrier Reef More »

May 27, 2019 | The Telegraph UK, explores the best islands from which to discover the Great Barrier Reef More »

Jul 18, 2016 | A stay at Longitude 131 captures the magic of Uluru - Rowena Ryan, Escape.com. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | A stay at Longitude 131 captures the magic of Uluru - Rowena Ryan, Escape.com. More »

Jul 18, 2016 | A stay at Longitude 131 captures the magic of Uluru - Rowena Ryan, Escape.com. More »

Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

Jul 15, 2017 | As hand selected by Gourmet Traveller... More »

Jul 27, 2020 | A charity driven digital coffee table book chronicling ideas and inspiration for travellers at home. More »

Jul 27, 2020 | A charity driven digital coffee table book chronicling ideas and inspiration for travellers at home. More »

Jul 27, 2020 | A charity driven digital coffee table book chronicling ideas and inspiration for travellers at home. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Southern Ocean Lodge has made a mission of showcasing South Australian and Kangaroo Island produce. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Southern Ocean Lodge has made a mission of showcasing South Australian and Kangaroo Island produce. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Southern Ocean Lodge has made a mission of showcasing South Australian and Kangaroo Island produce. More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Australian Traveller explores how we can all be part of the solution to save the Reef More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Australian Traveller explores how we can all be part of the solution to save the … More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Australian Traveller explores how we can all be part of the solution to save the Reef More »

Nov 24, 2017 | qualia on Hamilton Island is a Whitsundays wonderland explains Sher Cornelius from The Standard. More »

Nov 24, 2017 | qualia on Hamilton Island is a Whitsundays wonderland explains Sher Cornelius from The Standard. More »

Nov 24, 2017 | qualia on Hamilton Island is a Whitsundays wonderland explains Sher Cornelius from The Standard. More »

May 14, 2018 | Amanda O'Brien of A Luxury Travel Blog, shares five of her most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia. More »

May 14, 2018 | Amanda O'Brien of A Luxury Travel Blog, shares five of her most luxurious foodie places to … More »

May 14, 2018 | Amanda O'Brien of A Luxury Travel Blog, shares five of her most luxurious foodie places to stay in Australia. More »

Jul 02, 2018 | To Bride Wedding Magazine in Korea highlights the most romantic honeymoon destinations - Lizard Island, Sal Salis, Cape Lodge and … More »

Jul 02, 2018 | To Bride Wedding Magazine in Korea highlights the most romantic honeymoon destinations - Lizard Island, … More »

Jul 02, 2018 | To Bride Wedding Magazine in Korea highlights the most romantic honeymoon destinations - Lizard Island, Sal Salis, Cape Lodge and Capella Lodge. More »

Jul 15, 2017 | Australian hotels Southern Ocean Lodge and The Louise in world’s best according to Travel + Leisure. More »

Jul 15, 2017 | Australian hotels Southern Ocean Lodge and The Louise in world’s best according to Travel + … More »

Jul 15, 2017 | Australian hotels Southern Ocean Lodge and The Louise in world’s best according to Travel + Leisure. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

Sep 23, 2018 | Kissa Castaneda of Singapore's Tatler discovers Saffire and its culinary and creative surrounds. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | MATCHESFASHION.COM Woman explores "luxury resorts on the road less travelled" including the impossibly stylish Longitude 131. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | MATCHESFASHION.COM Woman explores "luxury resorts on the road less travelled" including the impossibly stylish Longitude 131. More »

Mar 02, 2018 | MATCHESFASHION.COM Woman explores "luxury resorts on the road less travelled" including the impossibly stylish Longitude 131. More »

Mar 06, 2018 | SIR the label chose Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta as the backdrop for its new campaign, and gave back to the territory in return. More »

Mar 06, 2018 | SIR the label chose Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta as the backdrop for its new campaign, and gave back … More »

Mar 06, 2018 | SIR the label chose Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta as the backdrop for its new campaign, and gave back to the territory in return. More »

May 28, 2018 | The luxury eco-lodge that will make you want to go to Kangaroo Island. More »

May 28, 2018 | The luxury eco-lodge that will make you want to go to Kangaroo Island. More »

May 28, 2018 | The luxury eco-lodge that will make you want to go to Kangaroo Island. More »

Jul 15, 2019 | The best places to enjoy some "winter ambience" More »

Jul 15, 2019 | The best places to enjoy some "winter ambience" More »

Jul 15, 2019 | The best places to enjoy some "winter ambience" More »

Sep 30, 2017 | No surprises Laurie Werner recommends to stay at Longitude 131º when viewing Uluru.  More »

Sep 30, 2017 | No surprises Laurie Werner recommends to stay at Longitude 131º when viewing Uluru.  More »

Sep 30, 2017 | No surprises Laurie Werner recommends to stay at Longitude 131º when viewing Uluru.  More »

Nov 17, 2017 | A journey of exhilarating discovery for Maxine Albert, BELLA New York, on her first visit to Uluru.  More »

Nov 17, 2017 | A journey of exhilarating discovery for Maxine Albert, BELLA New York, on her first visit to … More »

Nov 17, 2017 | A journey of exhilarating discovery for Maxine Albert, BELLA New York, on her first visit to Uluru.  More »

Aug 01, 2018 | Jarrod Scott's trip to Lizard Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. More »

Aug 01, 2018 | Jarrod Scott's trip to Lizard Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. More »

Aug 01, 2018 | Jarrod Scott's trip to Lizard Island, on the Great Barrier Reef. More »

Apr 23, 2018 | Rosemary McClure, Orange County Register, takes a dream journey through Queensland's rainforest and reef.  More »

Apr 23, 2018 | Rosemary McClure, Orange County Register, takes a dream journey through Queensland's rainforest and reef.  More »

Apr 23, 2018 | Rosemary McClure, Orange County Register, takes a dream journey through Queensland's rainforest and reef.  More »

Dec 23, 2017 | Best of all I loved sitting on my terrace at sunset, the sky a changing palette of orange, red and … More »

Dec 23, 2017 | Best of all I loved sitting on my terrace at sunset, the sky a changing … More »

Dec 23, 2017 | Best of all I loved sitting on my terrace at sunset, the sky a changing palette of orange, red and golden hues, staring endlessly at the spellbinding rock. More »

Feb 01, 2018 | "the majority of Australia’s most beautiful outlying limbs have been developed by Australian families, indeed almost as a hobby" More »

Feb 01, 2018 | "the majority of Australia’s most beautiful outlying limbs have been developed by Australian families, indeed … More »

Feb 01, 2018 | "the majority of Australia’s most beautiful outlying limbs have been developed by Australian families, indeed almost as a hobby" More »

Dec 24, 2017 | Refreshed with work by Australian designers and Aboriginal artists, Longitude 131° is worthy of the Baillie Lodges brand. More »

Dec 24, 2017 | Refreshed with work by Australian designers and Aboriginal artists, Longitude 131° is worthy of the … More »

Dec 24, 2017 | Refreshed with work by Australian designers and Aboriginal artists, Longitude 131° is worthy of the Baillie Lodges brand. More »

Mar 10, 2018 | Hammered by cyclones and coral bleaching, what at first appears a tragedy on the Great Barrier Reef is actually the … More »

Mar 10, 2018 | Hammered by cyclones and coral bleaching, what at first appears a tragedy on the Great … More »

Mar 10, 2018 | Hammered by cyclones and coral bleaching, what at first appears a tragedy on the Great Barrier Reef is actually the opposite. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | Saffire is leading the way in sustainable tourism, implementing a new sustainability program 'Better Place'. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | Saffire is leading the way in sustainable tourism, implementing a new sustainability program 'Better Place'. More »

Dec 21, 2019 | Saffire is leading the way in sustainable tourism, implementing a new sustainability program 'Better Place'. More »

Mar 11, 2018 | 为了以无比舒适的方式体验南澳的无限荒原 writes Helen Anderson. 连续在弗林德斯山脉和袋鼠岛的海边悬崖徒步。 More »

Mar 11, 2018 | 为了以无比舒适的方式体验南澳的无限荒原 writes Helen Anderson. 连续在弗林德斯山脉和袋鼠岛的海边悬崖徒步。 More »

Mar 11, 2018 | 为了以无比舒适的方式体验南澳的无限荒原 writes Helen Anderson. 连续在弗林德斯山脉和袋鼠岛的海边悬崖徒步。 More »

Jan 20, 2018 | An inspirational account of a Guided Reef Expedition on Lizard Island. More »

Jan 20, 2018 | An inspirational account of a Guided Reef Expedition on Lizard Island. More »

Jan 20, 2018 | An inspirational account of a Guided Reef Expedition on Lizard Island. More »

Mar 30, 2018 | Jane Reddy explores Kangaroo Island, including a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. More »

Mar 30, 2018 | Jane Reddy explores Kangaroo Island, including a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. More »

Mar 30, 2018 | Jane Reddy explores Kangaroo Island, including a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. More »

May 21, 2018 | Why Kangaroo Island should occupy a place on your travel to-do list, including a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. More »

May 21, 2018 | Why Kangaroo Island should occupy a place on your travel to-do list, including a stay … More »

May 21, 2018 | Why Kangaroo Island should occupy a place on your travel to-do list, including a stay at Southern Ocean Lodge. More »

May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and the wild and remote south … More »

May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and … More »

May 23, 2017 | Sheriden Rhodes proves it's entirely plausible to taste the best of Australia's tropical north and the wild and remote south in one incredible week... More »

Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a break from the busy lifestyle … More »

Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a … More »

Mar 12, 2018 | No surprises Saffire is recommended as a chic wellness retreat, where you can take a break from the busy lifestyle of Hong Kong.  More »

Feb 01, 2018 | Capella Lodge and Pretty Beach House occupy two spots on the The Telegraph's rundown of New South Wales' best hotels... More »

Feb 01, 2018 | Capella Lodge and Pretty Beach House occupy two spots on the The Telegraph's rundown of New South … More »

Feb 01, 2018 | Capella Lodge and Pretty Beach House occupy two spots on the The Telegraph's rundown of New South Wales' best hotels... More »

Sep 27, 2016 | @TheLuxeWorld (Jim Dobson) shares his visit to paradise aka qualia with Forbes.com More »

Sep 27, 2016 | @TheLuxeWorld (Jim Dobson) shares his visit to paradise aka qualia with Forbes.com More »

Sep 27, 2016 | @TheLuxeWorld (Jim Dobson) shares his visit to paradise aka qualia with Forbes.com More »

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