WiFi & Mobile Access

The need to have, or to get away from, WiFi and mobile phone (cell phone) access while on holiday causes many a lively discussion. In remote regional Australia, providing access can also be challenging. For those who need to stay connected, or simply enjoy it while traveling, here is a summary of WiFi and mobile access at Australia’s luxury lodges.

Arkaba Homestead, Flinders Ranges, South Australia: There is no internet, WiFi or mobile coverage at the property.

Bamurru Plains, Top End, Northern Territory: There is no internet, WiFi or mobile coverage at the property.

Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, New South Wales: Complimentary WiFi and internet are offered. There is no mobile phone coverage at the property.

Cape Lodge, Margaret River, Western Australia: Complimentary WiFi access is offered in all rooms and public areas. There is no mobile phone coverage at the property.

El Questro Homestead, The Kimberley, Western Australia: El Questro Homestead offers a shared computer with complimentary internet access. Wireless broadband is available in guest public areas. Please note there is no mobile phone coverage at El Questro.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, New South Wales: Complimentary wired internet and WiFi access is offered in all rooms and public areas. There is no mobile phone coverage at the property.

Lake House, Daylesford, Victoria: Complimentary WiFi access across the property. There is good mobile phone coverage with Telstra & Optus. However, there is no coverage with Vodafone.

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Queensland: Offers a WiFi hotspot in public areas (Lobby, Restaurant & Bar, Poolside). The Pavilion and The Villa have in-room WiFi. There is no mobile coverage on the island.

Longitude 131º, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Northern Territory: Complimentary WiFi access across the property. There is no wired internet access. There is mobile phone coverage with Telstra Next G and Vodafone. Telstra has the best coverage at full 3G speeds.

Mt Mulligan Lodge, Northern Outback Queensland, Queensland: Being a remote outback lodge, there is no mobile phone coverage at Mt Mulligan Lodge. WIFI and internet access is also extremely limited and cannot be guaranteed during your stay due to Government restrictions on satellite data usage and weather conditions.

Pretty Beach House, Sydney Surrounds, New South Wales:  Complimentary WiFi access across the property as well as mobile coverage with most providers. There is also a guest laptop.

qualia, Hamilton Island, Queensland: Complimentary WiFi access across the property. There is good mobile phone coverage with Telstra, Optus and most other phone service providers.

Saffire Freycinet, Freycinet, Tasmania: Complimentary wired internet and WiFi access across the property. There is mobile phone coverage with Telstra being the most reliable. There is no Optus phone coverage. Coverage can be patchy with other phone service providers enroute to Saffire.

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef, Western Australia: There is no internet, WiFi or mobile coverage at the property.

Silky Oaks LodgeThe Daintree, Queensland: Has excellent Wi-Fi and mobile phone reception. Complimentary Wi-Fi is available in and around the main lodge.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, South Australia: Complimentary WiFi and internet are offered. There is limited mobile phone coverage by Telstra or a Telstra affiliated carrier at the property.

Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim, Queensland: Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in all areas of the property, including the Private Lodges. There is mobile coverage with Telstra, although a little patchy in some areas.

The Louise, Barossa Valley, South Australia: Complimentary WiFi access across the property and complimentary wired internet access in each guest room. There is good mobile phone coverage with Telstra and Optus and most other phone service providers.

True North (North Star Cruises), The Kimberley, Northern Territory: There is internet access, and Wifi coverage throughout the ship. However as this is accessed via ship’s satellite – which is quite a bit more complicated than accessing a satellite from a land based or stationary position – there is a nominal charge for use. Mobile phone coverage depends on where the ship is, but in remote areas, is very limited.

 

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