The Definition Of Luxury

Jun 11, 2021

The depth, diversity and quality of Australian experiential travel is part of the rich tapestry that connects each of the Luxury Lodges of Australia and Traveller Magazine explores the nuances that take these destinations beyond 5 stars, as writer Ben Groundwater shares the Best Luxury Travel Experiences in Australia and around the world.

Featured is Silky Oaks Lodge in the world’s oldest rainforest, the Daintree, which seemingly has the ability, and luxury, to stop time itself. Another splendour extending beyond the 5 star experience is that of space, and Longitude 131º offers expansive desert horizons and the privilege to cast your gaze far and wide. Surpassing the finer things in life, was the luxury of immersion, in which Bamurru Plains abounds with natural beauty, immersed in the environment where one can appreciate the unique wildlife of the Top End. 

“Modern luxury is less about having the deepest pockets – although that certainly helps – and more about experiencing the things we value the most, which reach far beyond the predictable: from restorative immersion in nature, to quality food and wine, experiences of unfamiliar cultures, and access to wild and remote parts of our planet. 

Above all, modern luxury is about choice, which even in these pandemic-affected times is still possible, particularly in Australia and New Zealand.

From five-star digs to sleeping under the stars, there are luxury experiences aplenty to be found right here in our own bountiful backyard.” Ben Groundwater, Traveller Magazine. 

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Nov 02, 2018 | Why you should add the world's oldest living rainforest to your travel bucket list More »

Nov 02, 2018 | Why you should add the world's oldest living rainforest to your travel bucket list More »

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May 19, 2017 | Think Uluru and you think dry, hot and arid. Only one in a hundred tourists … More »

May 19, 2017 | Think Uluru and you think dry, hot and arid. Only one in a hundred tourists sees its other side... More »

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Jan 31, 2019 | Baillie Lodges announces the inclusion of Silky Oaks Lodge to its portfolio of luxury lodges More »

Jan 31, 2019 | Baillie Lodges announces the inclusion of Silky Oaks Lodge to its portfolio of luxury lodges More »

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Sep 27, 2017 | Hayley and James Baillie, of Baillie Lodges, like to do things differently, as the revamp … More »

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Oct 05, 2018 | Caroline Beasley, the South China Morning Post, experiences an exhilarating wetlands safari from Bamurru Plains. More »

Oct 05, 2018 | Caroline Beasley, the South China Morning Post, experiences an exhilarating wetlands safari from Bamurru Plains. More »

Oct 05, 2018 | Caroline Beasley, the South China Morning Post, experiences an exhilarating wetlands safari from Bamurru Plains. More »

Oct 17, 2018 | Longitude 131° and the indigenous arts community at Ernabella More »

Oct 17, 2018 | Longitude 131° and the indigenous arts community at Ernabella More »

Oct 17, 2018 | Longitude 131° and the indigenous arts community at Ernabella 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 »

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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 »

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Oct 08, 2016 | Silky Oaks Lodge is like the Phantom Rolls-Royce of treehouses... More »

Oct 08, 2016 | Silky Oaks Lodge is like the Phantom Rolls-Royce of treehouses... More »

Dec 18, 2020 | The Finer Things In Travel outlines their list of absolute best luxe hotels in Australia. More »

Dec 18, 2020 | The Finer Things In Travel outlines their list of absolute best luxe hotels in Australia. … More »

Dec 18, 2020 | The Finer Things In Travel outlines their list of absolute best luxe hotels in Australia. More »

Dec 30, 2020 | The December edition of luxury Japanese travel magazine CREA Traveller highlight the best high-end lodges in Australia. More »

Dec 30, 2020 | The December edition of luxury Japanese travel magazine CREA Traveller highlight the best high-end lodges … More »

Dec 30, 2020 | The December edition of luxury Japanese travel magazine CREA Traveller highlight the best high-end lodges in Australia. 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 24, 2019 | A Wild Bush Luxury adventure at Bamurru Plains in the Top End with The Australian. More »

Jun 24, 2019 | A Wild Bush Luxury adventure at Bamurru Plains in the Top End with The Australian. More »

Jun 24, 2019 | A Wild Bush Luxury adventure at Bamurru Plains in the Top End with The Australian. More »

Aug 27, 2019 | Katie Nanton, for NUVO magazine, enjoys an intimate wildlife experience at Bamurru Plains More »

Aug 27, 2019 | Katie Nanton, for NUVO magazine, enjoys an intimate wildlife experience at Bamurru Plains More »

Aug 27, 2019 | Katie Nanton, for NUVO magazine, enjoys an intimate wildlife experience at Bamurru Plains More »

May 03, 2021 | The ancient trees of the Daintree rainforest are worth designing a trip around. More »

May 03, 2021 | The ancient trees of the Daintree rainforest are worth designing a trip around. More »

May 03, 2021 | The ancient trees of the Daintree rainforest are worth designing a trip around. 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 »

Apr 21, 2022 | Chris Aston from Executive Traveller collates a travel wish list of Australia's best luxury resorts and lodges. More »

Apr 21, 2022 | Chris Aston from Executive Traveller collates a travel wish list of Australia's best luxury resorts … More »

Apr 21, 2022 | Chris Aston from Executive Traveller collates a travel wish list of Australia's best luxury resorts and lodges. 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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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 »

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

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Mar 19, 2022 | Experience Tropical North Queensland over three nights of luxury at Silky Oaks Lodge. More »

Mar 19, 2022 | Experience Tropical North Queensland over three nights of luxury at Silky Oaks Lodge. More »

Jan 28, 2021 | Lee Tulloch for Prior shares a snapshot of six Luxury Lodges of Australia, providing a dreamy bucket list of remote … More »

Jan 28, 2021 | Lee Tulloch for Prior shares a snapshot of six Luxury Lodges of Australia, providing a … More »

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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 »

Feb 01, 2018 | An adventure in Australia's wild top end from Bamurru Plains by Laurie Werner of Forbes.  More »

Feb 01, 2018 | An adventure in Australia's wild top end from Bamurru Plains by Laurie Werner of Forbes.  More »

Feb 01, 2018 | An adventure in Australia's wild top end from Bamurru Plains by Laurie Werner of Forbes.  More »

Feb 22, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia Executive Officer, Penny Rafferty talks about the group’s sustainability ethos and business with purpose. More »

Feb 22, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia Executive Officer, Penny Rafferty talks about the group’s sustainability ethos and … More »

Feb 22, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia Executive Officer, Penny Rafferty talks about the group’s sustainability ethos and business with purpose. More »

Feb 04, 2021 | The Traveller reports that luxury properties are booming as wealthy Australians holiday at home. More »

Feb 04, 2021 | The Traveller reports that luxury properties are booming as wealthy Australians holiday at home. More »

Feb 04, 2021 | The Traveller reports that luxury properties are booming as wealthy Australians holiday at home. More »

Mar 10, 2021 | LATTE features Luxury Lodges of Australia's new availability calendar. More »

Mar 10, 2021 | LATTE features Luxury Lodges of Australia's new availability calendar. More »

Mar 10, 2021 | LATTE features Luxury Lodges of Australia's new availability calendar. More »

Jan 12, 2021 | While international travel is off the agenda, many tourism operators are having to take a ­locals-only approach. More »

Jan 12, 2021 | While international travel is off the agenda, many tourism operators are having to take a … More »

Jan 12, 2021 | While international travel is off the agenda, many tourism operators are having to take a ­locals-only approach. More »

Jan 12, 2021 | Nadine Cresswell-Myatt for Travel Awaits reviews her top 7 of Australia's best luxury lodges.  More »

Jan 12, 2021 | Nadine Cresswell-Myatt for Travel Awaits reviews her top 7 of Australia's best luxury lodges.  More »

Jan 12, 2021 | Nadine Cresswell-Myatt for Travel Awaits reviews her top 7 of Australia's best luxury lodges.  More »

Feb 17, 2021 | This latest edition includes luxury lodge wellness rituals and high-end glamping experiences in the Australian wilderness. More »

Feb 17, 2021 | This latest edition includes luxury lodge wellness rituals and high-end glamping experiences in the Australian … More »

Feb 17, 2021 | This latest edition includes luxury lodge wellness rituals and high-end glamping experiences in the Australian wilderness. More »

Jul 21, 2021 | Longitude 131° welcomes Executive Chef Ryan Ward to the Red Centre kitchen. More »

Jul 21, 2021 | Longitude 131° welcomes Executive Chef Ryan Ward to the Red Centre kitchen. More »

Jul 21, 2021 | Longitude 131° welcomes Executive Chef Ryan Ward to the Red Centre kitchen. More »

Nov 29, 2021 | Bamurru Plains listed as one of the top eco -friendly experiences to gift this Christmas in The Sydney Morning Herald. More »

Nov 29, 2021 | Bamurru Plains listed as one of the top eco -friendly experiences to gift this Christmas … More »

Nov 29, 2021 | Bamurru Plains listed as one of the top eco -friendly experiences to gift this Christmas in The Sydney Morning Herald. More »

Dec 03, 2021 | Journalist Susan Kurosawa interviews Hayley & James Baillie on their luxury lodge legacy. More »

Dec 03, 2021 | Journalist Susan Kurosawa interviews Hayley & James Baillie on their luxury lodge legacy. More »

Dec 03, 2021 | Journalist Susan Kurosawa interviews Hayley & James Baillie on their luxury lodge legacy. More »

Jun 01, 2021 | The Weekend Australian lists 25 holiday destinations you’ve got to try (at least) once. More »

Jun 01, 2021 | The Weekend Australian lists 25 holiday destinations you’ve got to try (at least) once. More »

Jun 01, 2021 | The Weekend Australian lists 25 holiday destinations you’ve got to try (at least) once. More »

Jun 17, 2021 | Explore magazine reveals extraordinary numbers of animals are expected all year as Bamurru Plains receives a particularly good wet season. More »

Jun 17, 2021 | Explore magazine reveals extraordinary numbers of animals are expected all year as Bamurru Plains receives … More »

Jun 17, 2021 | Explore magazine reveals extraordinary numbers of animals are expected all year as Bamurru Plains receives a particularly good wet season. More »

Jan 03, 2022 | Recipes from 13 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in Gourmet Traveller and Southern Crossing's new release, Australia: Inspired Escapes + … More »

Jan 03, 2022 | Recipes from 13 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in Gourmet Traveller and Southern Crossing's new … More »

Jan 03, 2022 | Recipes from 13 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in Gourmet Traveller and Southern Crossing's new release, Australia: Inspired Escapes + Culinary Journeys. More »

Dec 23, 2021 | Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest ranks top of Tourism Australia's list of Australia’s top hotels that opened in … More »

Dec 23, 2021 | Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest ranks top of Tourism Australia's list of Australia’s … More »

Dec 23, 2021 | Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest ranks top of Tourism Australia's list of Australia’s top hotels that opened in 2021. More »

Feb 08, 2021 | Increased focus on wellness means an increased demand for Luxury Lodges of Australia, as travellers seek naturally isolated retreats. More »

Feb 08, 2021 | Increased focus on wellness means an increased demand for Luxury Lodges of Australia, as travellers … More »

Feb 08, 2021 | Increased focus on wellness means an increased demand for Luxury Lodges of Australia, as travellers seek naturally isolated retreats. More »

Sep 02, 2021 | New digital magazine 'Australia Next' debuts online featuring Luxury Lodges Silky Oaks, True North and qualia. More »

Sep 02, 2021 | New digital magazine 'Australia Next' debuts online featuring Luxury Lodges Silky Oaks, True North and … More »

Sep 02, 2021 | New digital magazine 'Australia Next' debuts online featuring Luxury Lodges Silky Oaks, True North and qualia. More »

Oct 06, 2021 | Baillie Lodges Serves up a Tonic for this Pandemic: Locals Only Gin More »

Oct 06, 2021 | Baillie Lodges Serves up a Tonic for this Pandemic: Locals Only Gin More »

Oct 06, 2021 | Baillie Lodges Serves up a Tonic for this Pandemic: Locals Only Gin More »

Dec 13, 2021 | The Weekend Australian nominates Silky Oaks Lodge as one of the hottest new places to stay and eat. More »

Dec 13, 2021 | The Weekend Australian nominates Silky Oaks Lodge as one of the hottest new places to … More »

Dec 13, 2021 | The Weekend Australian nominates Silky Oaks Lodge as one of the hottest new places to stay and eat. More »

Jan 21, 2022 | Traveller details the opening of 'luxury-meets-nature' Silky Oaks Lodge, founded by Australians James and Hayley Baillie. More »

Jan 21, 2022 | Traveller details the opening of 'luxury-meets-nature' Silky Oaks Lodge, founded by Australians James and Hayley … More »

Jan 21, 2022 | Traveller details the opening of 'luxury-meets-nature' Silky Oaks Lodge, founded by Australians James and Hayley Baillie. More »

Feb 26, 2021 | Arkaba Homestead and Bamurru Plains dually recognised in Signature Travel's Top 25 Conservation Experiences from around the world. More »

Feb 26, 2021 | Arkaba Homestead and Bamurru Plains dually recognised in Signature Travel's Top 25 Conservation Experiences from … More »

Feb 26, 2021 | Arkaba Homestead and Bamurru Plains dually recognised in Signature Travel's Top 25 Conservation Experiences from around the world. More »

Mar 15, 2021 | Traveller reviews Longitude 131º, revealing now is the time for Australians to experience the iconic destination. More »

Mar 15, 2021 | Traveller reviews Longitude 131º, revealing now is the time for Australians to experience the iconic … More »

Mar 15, 2021 | Traveller reviews Longitude 131º, revealing now is the time for Australians to experience the iconic destination. More »

Mar 29, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia in clear demand as local travel encompasses remote backyard destinations. More »

Mar 29, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia in clear demand as local travel encompasses remote backyard destinations. More »

Mar 29, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia in clear demand as local travel encompasses remote backyard destinations. More »

Apr 06, 2021 | Urban List places luxury lodges Longitude 131º, qualia, Saffire and Sal Salis in '10 Of The Best Places To Honeymoon … More »

Apr 06, 2021 | Urban List places luxury lodges Longitude 131º, qualia, Saffire and Sal Salis in '10 Of … More »

Apr 06, 2021 | Urban List places luxury lodges Longitude 131º, qualia, Saffire and Sal Salis in '10 Of The Best Places To Honeymoon In Australia This Year'. More »

Apr 13, 2022 | Selected by Travel + Leisure editors, the 2022 It List recognises Silky Oaks Lodge amongst the 100 most unforgettable new and … More »

Apr 13, 2022 | Selected by Travel + Leisure editors, the 2022 It List recognises Silky Oaks Lodge amongst … More »

Apr 13, 2022 | Selected by Travel + Leisure editors, the 2022 It List recognises Silky Oaks Lodge amongst the 100 most unforgettable new and reimagined properties in 35 countries around the world. More »

May 23, 2022 | After a visit to Silky Oaks Lodge, Maria Shollenbarger writes about the dual identities of Australia as lifestyle superpower and … More »

May 23, 2022 | After a visit to Silky Oaks Lodge, Maria Shollenbarger writes about the dual identities of … More »

May 23, 2022 | After a visit to Silky Oaks Lodge, Maria Shollenbarger writes about the dual identities of Australia as lifestyle superpower and home of the world’s oldest Indigenous civilisation. More »

Jun 03, 2021 | Signature Luxury Travel & Style list Australia's 19 best holiday pools, each an architectural masterpiece. More »

Jun 03, 2021 | Signature Luxury Travel & Style list Australia's 19 best holiday pools, each an architectural masterpiece. … More »

Jun 03, 2021 | Signature Luxury Travel & Style list Australia's 19 best holiday pools, each an architectural masterpiece. More »

Jul 27, 2021 | AFAR Magazine lists Silky Oaks Lodge as top destination for visiting to one of 6 biodiversity hotspots around the world. More »

Jul 27, 2021 | AFAR Magazine lists Silky Oaks Lodge as top destination for visiting to one of 6 … More »

Jul 27, 2021 | AFAR Magazine lists Silky Oaks Lodge as top destination for visiting to one of 6 biodiversity hotspots around the world. More »

Sep 30, 2021 | In an historic day, the First Nations Eastern Kuku Yalanji people have been returned ownership of the World Heritage-listed Daintree … More »

Sep 30, 2021 | In an historic day, the First Nations Eastern Kuku Yalanji people have been returned ownership … More »

Sep 30, 2021 | In an historic day, the First Nations Eastern Kuku Yalanji people have been returned ownership of the World Heritage-listed Daintree Rainforest in Tropical North Queensland. More »

Jan 24, 2022 | Remote and isolated, Traveller features Luxury Lodges as some of the least crowded destinations in Australia. More »

Jan 24, 2022 | Remote and isolated, Traveller features Luxury Lodges as some of the least crowded destinations in … More »

Jan 24, 2022 | Remote and isolated, Traveller features Luxury Lodges as some of the least crowded destinations in Australia. More »

Feb 18, 2022 | The Australian Financial Review details the low-key, low-impact luxury of Silky Oaks Lodge that provides for our longing to get … More »

Feb 18, 2022 | The Australian Financial Review details the low-key, low-impact luxury of Silky Oaks Lodge that provides … More »

Feb 18, 2022 | The Australian Financial Review details the low-key, low-impact luxury of Silky Oaks Lodge that provides for our longing to get closer to the natural world. More »

Feb 16, 2022 | In today's copy of The Australian, luxury lodges Arkaba and Silky Oaks Lodge get the nod for considerate, sustainable tourism … More »

Feb 16, 2022 | In today's copy of The Australian, luxury lodges Arkaba and Silky Oaks Lodge get the … More »

Feb 16, 2022 | In today's copy of The Australian, luxury lodges Arkaba and Silky Oaks Lodge get the nod for considerate, sustainable tourism practises. More »

Feb 04, 2022 | The Telegraph and Tourism Australia include three Luxury Lodges of Australia in "Five of the best luxury holidays to Australia". More »

Feb 04, 2022 | The Telegraph and Tourism Australia include three Luxury Lodges of Australia in "Five of the … More »

Feb 04, 2022 | The Telegraph and Tourism Australia include three Luxury Lodges of Australia in "Five of the best luxury holidays to Australia". More »

Feb 26, 2021 | Indigenous artists-in-residence program at Longitude 131º set to offer more in 2021. More »

Feb 26, 2021 | Indigenous artists-in-residence program at Longitude 131º set to offer more in 2021. More »

Feb 26, 2021 | Indigenous artists-in-residence program at Longitude 131º set to offer more in 2021. More »

May 17, 2021 | Wild Bush Luxury offers experiential travel both sustainable and meaningful without sacrificing luxury. More »

May 17, 2021 | Wild Bush Luxury offers experiential travel both sustainable and meaningful without sacrificing luxury. More »

May 17, 2021 | Wild Bush Luxury offers experiential travel both sustainable and meaningful without sacrificing luxury. More »

May 24, 2022 | Nature all around - Travel + Leisure writer Alison Fox, shares her Silky Oaks Lodge insights from hikes to river … More »

May 24, 2022 | Nature all around - Travel + Leisure writer Alison Fox, shares her Silky Oaks Lodge … More »

May 24, 2022 | Nature all around - Travel + Leisure writer Alison Fox, shares her Silky Oaks Lodge insights from hikes to river bathing — free from the fear of crocodiles, of course. More »

Jun 14, 2021 | Qantas Magazine explores the power of human connection and corporate getaways as Alexandra Carlton lists The Louise and Bamurru Plains … More »

Jun 14, 2021 | Qantas Magazine explores the power of human connection and corporate getaways as Alexandra Carlton lists … More »

Jun 14, 2021 | Qantas Magazine explores the power of human connection and corporate getaways as Alexandra Carlton lists The Louise and Bamurru Plains as 'experiential off-site' must do's. More »

Jul 22, 2021 | Silky Oaks Lodge is partnered up with Kuku Yalanji tour operators to deliver local Aboriginal experiences in The Daintree. More »

Jul 22, 2021 | Silky Oaks Lodge is partnered up with Kuku Yalanji tour operators to deliver local Aboriginal … More »

Jul 22, 2021 | Silky Oaks Lodge is partnered up with Kuku Yalanji tour operators to deliver local Aboriginal experiences in The Daintree. More »

Aug 10, 2021 | The Australian features 5 Luxury Lodges Of Australia for the best ways to experience our natural wonders. More »

Aug 10, 2021 | The Australian features 5 Luxury Lodges Of Australia for the best ways to experience our … More »

Aug 10, 2021 | The Australian features 5 Luxury Lodges Of Australia for the best ways to experience our natural wonders. More »

Oct 26, 2021 | Concrete Playground lists tropical paradises and Far North Queensland luxury lodges. More »

Oct 26, 2021 | Concrete Playground lists tropical paradises and Far North Queensland luxury lodges. More »

Oct 26, 2021 | Concrete Playground lists tropical paradises and Far North Queensland luxury lodges. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider features Silky Oaks Lodge as number one reason to make Port Douglas the spot for Summer. More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider features Silky Oaks Lodge as number one reason to make Port … More »

Nov 08, 2021 | Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider features Silky Oaks Lodge as number one reason to make Port Douglas the spot for Summer. More »

Dec 02, 2021 | Australia Next magazine covers what to expect at the opening of Silky Oaks Lodge and a stay at The Louise. More »

Dec 02, 2021 | Australia Next magazine covers what to expect at the opening of Silky Oaks Lodge and … More »

Dec 02, 2021 | Australia Next magazine covers what to expect at the opening of Silky Oaks Lodge and a stay at The Louise. More »

Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen garden. More »

Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen … More »

Jan 12, 2022 | A steadfast companion to a luxury lodge restaurant is the verdant produce of a kitchen garden. More »

Feb 01, 2022 | Following an architectural redesign and 20-month build, Silky Oaks Lodge has emerged from its chrysalis with a fresh, contemporary style … More »

Feb 01, 2022 | Following an architectural redesign and 20-month build, Silky Oaks Lodge has emerged from its chrysalis … More »

Feb 01, 2022 | Following an architectural redesign and 20-month build, Silky Oaks Lodge has emerged from its chrysalis with a fresh, contemporary style featuring soaring ceilings, slowly turning fans and generous open-air spaces designed to welcome in the … More »

Feb 03, 2022 | The Weekend Australian features the round-the-clock safari at Bamurru Plains in this week's edition of Travel + Luxury. More »

Feb 03, 2022 | The Weekend Australian features the round-the-clock safari at Bamurru Plains in this week's edition of … More »

Feb 03, 2022 | The Weekend Australian features the round-the-clock safari at Bamurru Plains in this week's edition of Travel + Luxury. More »

Feb 10, 2022 | 16 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in the latest edition of QANTAS Travel Insider. More »

Feb 10, 2022 | 16 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in the latest edition of QANTAS Travel Insider. More »

Feb 10, 2022 | 16 Luxury Lodges of Australia feature in the latest edition of QANTAS Travel Insider. More »

Mar 17, 2021 | Insta-Worthy Autumn Destinations in Australia. More »

Mar 17, 2021 | Insta-Worthy Autumn Destinations in Australia. More »

Mar 17, 2021 | Insta-Worthy Autumn Destinations in Australia. More »

Apr 28, 2022 | Broadsheet shares what it's like immersing yourself in the Daintree rainforest at newly reopened Silky Oaks Lodge. More »

Apr 28, 2022 | Broadsheet shares what it's like immersing yourself in the Daintree rainforest at newly reopened Silky … More »

Apr 28, 2022 | Broadsheet shares what it's like immersing yourself in the Daintree rainforest at newly reopened Silky Oaks Lodge. More »

May 03, 2022 | Silky Oaks Lodge has been named number one in Australia and one of the best new hotel openings in the … More »

May 03, 2022 | Silky Oaks Lodge has been named number one in Australia and one of the best … More »

May 03, 2022 | Silky Oaks Lodge has been named number one in Australia and one of the best new hotel openings in the world by Condé Nast Traveler's highly anticipated 2022 Hot List. More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 18, 2021 | Here is your passport to 11 World Heritage Listed destinations in Australia... More »

Aug 02, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia features in Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider with Tourism Australia's Signature Experiences. More »

Aug 02, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia features in Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider with Tourism Australia's Signature Experiences. More »

Aug 02, 2021 | Luxury Lodges of Australia features in Qantas Magazine's Travel Insider with Tourism Australia's Signature Experiences. More »

Sep 13, 2021 | Not long now, Silky Oaks Lodge set to impress with new tropics inspired menu by Executive Chef Mark Godbeer. More »

Sep 13, 2021 | Not long now, Silky Oaks Lodge set to impress with new tropics inspired menu by … More »

Sep 13, 2021 | Not long now, Silky Oaks Lodge set to impress with new tropics inspired menu by Executive Chef Mark Godbeer. More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. … More »

Sep 20, 2021 | Travel + Luxury salutes the 50 innovators who have transformed luxury holidays here and abroad. More »

Nov 11, 2021 | TTG Editor Abra Dunsby highlights the Signature Experiences of Australia programme, as Australia continues to rank among the top destinations … More »

Nov 11, 2021 | TTG Editor Abra Dunsby highlights the Signature Experiences of Australia programme, as Australia continues to … More »

Nov 11, 2021 | TTG Editor Abra Dunsby highlights the Signature Experiences of Australia programme, as Australia continues to rank among the top destinations for travel post pandemic. More »

Feb 01, 2022 | World Wetlands Day highlights the importance of ensuring our wetlands are sustainably used and conserved. More »

Feb 01, 2022 | World Wetlands Day highlights the importance of ensuring our wetlands are sustainably used and conserved. More »

Feb 01, 2022 | World Wetlands Day highlights the importance of ensuring our wetlands are sustainably used and conserved. More »

Mar 03, 2022 | With the much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders, businesses can enjoy exclusive use of some of Australia’s luxury lodges and … More »

Mar 03, 2022 | With the much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders, businesses can enjoy exclusive use of some … More »

Mar 03, 2022 | With the much-anticipated reopening of Australia’s international borders, businesses can enjoy exclusive use of some of Australia’s luxury lodges and have the place all to yourself. More »

Apr 07, 2022 | Anything but your typical country retreats, Traveller notes the six best Australian luxury lodges. More »

Apr 07, 2022 | Anything but your typical country retreats, Traveller notes the six best Australian luxury lodges. More »

Apr 07, 2022 | Anything but your typical country retreats, Traveller notes the six best Australian luxury lodges. More »

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