While there are a number of Australia luxury accommodations, here are just a few of the resorts located outside the busy cities. Each is unique in its' own right and the accommodations, staff, meals and activities leave lasting memories.
Southern Ocean Lodge
Located on Kangaroo Island, it is Australia's first true luxury lodge offering a unique and exclusive travel experiences. Situated atop a secluded cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, the lodge commands peerless views of the wild Southern Ocean and pristine Kangaroo Island wilderness. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe.
Activities outside the lodge include marine based, an ealy morning walk among the seals at Seal Bay and wildlife based, done by a 4-wheel drive vehicle.
Dining at Southern Ocean Lodge is both a delight for the senses and a gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island. The resort incorporates the ‘produce to plate’ approach a real passion for the Executive Chef. In addition, an excellent range of diverse Kangaroo Island and South Australian wines and beers has been hand selected to comprise the beverage menu.
Saffire Lodge Freycinet
Located on Tasmania's East Coast, Saffire is Australia's new luxury coastal sanctuary. The Lodge delivers a sophisticated and inspirational experience for the guests. It was discretely built overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay.
The stunning landscape greets guests as soon as they enter the resort. The architectural design takes its inspiration from the unique natural surroundings with a strong connection to the sea through references of waves, sea creatures and sand dunes.
Saffire Freycinet offers a number of complimentary activities. Lasting from one hour to three hours, these activities are the guests opportunity to engage and connect with Freycinet's stunning natural wonders and attractions. Adventure, romance, rejuvenation or exploration, the complimentary experiences and activities add greater depth and dimension to a stay in Tasmania.
Lizard Island Resort
This exclusive resort is located off the Queensland coast. With 40 rooms and 24 private beaches, it is a world of luxury and privacy. The resort is set on a white sand stretch of beach and is the only development on the island. Because of this, the resort is accessible exclusively by plane. Cut off from the world by beautiful turquoise waters, it promises coveted seclusion at the edge of this important national park.
Activities include guided and self-guided activities include snorkeling, diving, paddle boarding, kayaking, hiking, visits to the Research Center, yoga and spa treatments. For water lovers, there is an opportunity to dive or snorkel or for those experienced or not they can try their hand at sport fishing.
All photos from Tourism Australia.
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Since my first trip to Australia in 1998, I have returned to the South Pacific over 30 times. On each visit I meet with hoteliers, tour companies, car companies, cruise companies and other suppliers in the region. With this knowledge, I am able to answer your questions and assist you in planning the memorable vacation of your dreams.