Time for a cool change…

Mar 25, 2024

Cool and cooler…

The idea of a ‘cool-cation’, the seeking out of cooler, less crowded places to travel is gaining traction fast. An ideal time to see much of the vast continent of Australia is during the southern hemisphere’s cooler months from May through to October.

In the north, the climate is temperate, which lends itself to experiencing and exploring World Heritage-listed landscapes including the Daintree rainforest, the islands and reef systems of the Great Barrier Reef and Ningaloo Reef, floodplains bursting with birdlife and wildlife in the Top End and the vast wilderness of The Kimberley. At the same time, the cooler months in the south are a glorious time to experience the beauty of Tasmania, the premium wine regions and great outback of South Australia and the spiritual heart of the continent, Australia’s Red Centre.

Take a look at the best of our cool-cation destinations at Luxury Lodges of Australia

Local, local, local…

Our style of luxury is defined by exclusivity of access to Australian locations, people, experiences, knowledge, skill and craft.

To create their uniquely local experiences, the lodges partner with a wide network of growers, bakers, gardeners, guides, photographers, artists, musicians, winemakers and distillers – artisans that take guests on a journey only they can lead.

Meet the makers and learn the art of beekeeping, distilling, cooking, foraging or winemaking. Go behind the scenes with food producers and makers on land and sea. Be guided to take your best shot on a wildlife photography tour or learn from some of the most knowledgeable conservationists in the country. Be led on a hike and learn to identify the nuances in nature, or trace the land and seascape from overhead on a scenic flight with expert guides.

So often it is these personal connections that truly connect travellers to place and the Australian perspective and way of life. 

News, events, offers, experiences…

The Luxury Lodges of Australia are located in regions that have a compelling reason to visit and engage in distinctively Australian, luxury experiences. The lodges are defined by their connection of guests to place through experience. In fact, the 19 lodges offer some 350+ individual experiences inviting guests to get under the skin of their region.

Take a look at the diverse activities and adventures available across the seasons, including special events, seasonal offers and news from our lodges.

Seasonal Offers + Events


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