Lodge Hopping

May 19, 2023

Increased Domestic Flights Provide Greater Access to Luxury Lodges of Australia

Australia has experienced a significant increase in domestic flights, making travel within the country more convenient and accessible. With an expanding network of routes and improved connectivity, Australians and international travellers alike can now our explore isolated regions and vast landscapes with ease.

Melbourne (MEL) – Learmonth (LEA)

One of the key flight routes driving this surge in accessibility is the introduction of Qantas direct flights from Melbourne to Learmonth (Exmouth), saving travellers approximately three hours of travel time compared to the previous route via Perth. With two return services weekly from the east coast, guests can now explore the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ningaloo Reef and conveniently access Sal Salis, located just a 90-minute drive from Learmonth Airport or 60-minutes from Exmouth.

Melbourne (MEL) – Busselton (BQB)

In another exciting development, there’s now direct connection between Melbourne and Busselton in Western Australia. Travellers heading to Cape Lodge in the Margaret River Region have a convenient and frequent wine flight option with Jetstar at their disposal paired with iconic destination dining at Lake House and Dairy Flat Lodge in Daylesford.

Melbourne (MEL) –  Kununurra (KNX)

Further enhancing travel options, Qantas and Virgin have also introduced new flights connecting Melbourne to Kununurra in Western Australia. These flights provide easier access to the remote and awe-inspiring Kimberley region, home to El Questro Homestead and floating lodge, True North Adventure Cruises.

Perth (PER) – Kununurra (KNX)

Meanwhile, travellers and residents in Perth can now enjoy the wonders of the Kimberley region with Virgin Australia offering flights from Perth to Kununurra at competitive prices. Known for its untouched beauty, the Kimberley region is a bucket-list destination for many travellers, and these new flight options will make it more accessible than ever.

Cairns (CNS) – Uluru (AYQ)

One of the key flight routes; Cairns in Queensland and Yulara in the Northern Territory are now connected by a daily flight. This means that guests staying at Silky Oaks Lodge, Mt Mulligan Lodge, Lizard Island and Longitude 131º can easily travel between the Great Barrier Reef and Uluru in under three hours, seven days a week.

Hobart (HBA) – Adelaide (ADL)

Other improved flight connections include direct flights between Hobart in Tasmania and Adelaide in South Australia offered by Jetstar, benefiting access to luxury lodges such as Arkaba, The Louise, Southern Ocean Lodge, and Saffire Freycinet.

Brisbane (BNE) – Launceston (LST)

Additionally, Jetstar and Virgin now provide direct flights between Brisbane in Queensland and Launceston in Tasmania, allowing travellers to explore the stunning landscapes of Spicers Peak Lodge and Saffire Freycinet with ease, minimising time in transit, and maximising time experiencing incredible destinations.

These suggested itineraries are examples of how to create unforgettable journeys by highlighting and linking a selection of luxury lodges and camps and the experiences they offer. 


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