The luxury lodge is the new black of Australian travel – their time has truly come. The resort experience has been superseded as discerning travellers or exhausted couples in need of rejuvenation seek out the privacy, guest-only activities and indulgence of boutique luxury lodges.

While a high-end resort packs in the rooms with relative luxury, the lodge experience goes so much further. Similar to the well-established luxury lodges of NZ and South Africa, the Australian luxury lodge is about the local environment, access to exclusive experiences, privacy and world-class service.

The early pioneers of the luxury lodges of Australia were El Questro in the Kimberley, Lizard and Bedarra Islands on the Great Barrier Reef and Longitude 131° at our Red Centre. More recently, top-end sanctuaries qualia on Hamilton Island and Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island have been joined by Saffire Freycinet and Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort and Spa – both of which opened in the last 12 months.

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