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Family Friendly Lodges
There are many properties in the Luxury Lodges of Australia portfolio that are ideal for families and offer great holiday ideas.
The lodges are all luxury properties and as such are not your usual ‘resort with kiddies club’ destinations. They are all destinations where the experience of the region is paramount to a stay at the lodge.
Please view a summary of child and family policies and offerings. Policies are subject to change, please confirm with the lodge direct.
For a range of Family Friendly Experiences please check the experiences pages of this website.
An accommodation summary has also been created to outline accommodation configurations at each of the Luxury Lodges of Australia. Each lodge is different, not just by virtue of their remoteness, their special location and the small number of guests they accommodate at any one time. Many of the lodges offer a rate that includes accommodation, food and beverage and importantly, signature experiences.
Many guests who travel to these regions want their children to experience the extraordinary culture, art, wildlife, landscapes and food that make these Australian destinations unique.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – Greater Blue Mountains -is a family friendly experience with an extraordinary range of activities incorporating the 7000 acre conservation area, abundant wildlife including sightings of rare albino wallaroos, mountain biking, horse-riding, superb spa for adults, and arrangements for children while parents have a romantic dinner. Extra activities for children include bush craft, archery and kite flying. More…
Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef – the closest reef to the Australian mainland on the Western Australian coast. This wild bush luxury tent camp is a haven for snorkelling, fishing, exploring the reef straight from the beach, and the highlight experience, swimming with the world’s largest fish the whale shark. The camp and activities are suitable for children five years and over. More…
Silky Oaks Lodge, is located in a stunning riverside location adjoining one of the oldest living rainforests the World Heritage listed Daintree National Park and welcomes children 12 years and over. More…
Longitude 131º – eco-sensitive, luxury tented resort located facing Uluru, in the spiritual heart of Australia. A great immersion for families with children over the age of 10 with Australia’s outback red centre, and its extraordinary desert landscapes. More…
Arkaba Homestead – welcomes children of 8 years and above. With only 5 rooms, the best way to experience Arkaba as a family is with an exclusive use stay, either with another family or on your own.
Capella Lodge – children ten years and over are welcome at this contemporary beach-house style lodge on the tiny island paradise Lord Howe, it’s World Heritage-listed and home to the world’s southern- most coral reef. Families will love snorkelling to see vibrant corals and diverse marine life including anemone fish and turtles, collecting shells along white-sanded beaches, and the unforgettable experience of hand- feeding giant kingfish. More…
Pretty Beach House – Australia’s most exclusive hotel located in a quintessentially Australian National Park, just north of Sydney, Pretty Beach House offers so much to see and do for nature loving families looking for an idyllic escape close to the city. Children aged 13 years and above are welcome when travelling with an adult. Children under 13 are catered for with an exclusive buy-out of all four pavilions for the one group. More…
Spicers Peak Lodge – welcomes children of all ages within the following parameters: Families with children of all ages may stay in the private lodges only and with specific dining arrangements. Families with children over the age of 12 can stay in the main lodge but can only dine in the restaurant in the evening at an earlier dining time. There is a variety of experiences designed to give guests access to this strikingly beautiful part of the Australian wilderness including rainforest bushwalks and mountain biking adventures. More…
Exploration and adventure is the very essence of a True North cruise and the experience of a lifetime for all ages. True North welcomes families, however parents need to be aware that under maritime regulations all passengers are considered ‘berthed passengers’ and children are not permitted to travel as ‘extras’. Guests wishing to book a child under the age of 12 years are also advised that there are no dedicated child minding facilities on-board nor are crew available to engage in child minding. Adults travelling with children must accept full responsibility for their supervision and ensure they that they do not disrupt guest enjoyment in any way. More…
qualia – is a truly special place where everything has been meticulously considered to relax the mind yet completely spoil the senses and is best suited to adults. qualia does welcome young guests 16 years and over. More…
Restaurants with Rooms –Lake House, The Louise and Cape Lodge are noted regional dining destinations – and while they don’t provide special facilities for children, they do welcome families who want their children to experience regional and fine food.
Their offerings tend to emphasise fine dining matched with beautiful wines, and are therefore not appropriate for children under 18 years. However, each property welcomes families as guests and can provide activities and experiences in their respective regions conducive to family time away together.
Cape Lodge – Children will be accommodated on the same basis as adult guests although the lodge management advises that the property and facilities are not ideal for children under 12 years of age as all rooms are designed for a maximum of 2 guests. More…
Lake House – Lake House offers little people menus and a selection of games for rainy days. Families are welcomed to enjoy the bounty of this regional food mecca and large range of activities for all ages. More…
The Louise – The Louise is ideal for couples looking to relax in the ambiance of a romantic hideaway retreat and enjoy a memorable dining experience in an intimate setting at Appellation restaurant. Minimum age on property is 10 years old. Guests 10 years and older are charged at adult rates. More…