Choosing Australia for your holiday destination is always a good call, especially if you would like to spice up your travels and make them a bit more glamorous. Namely, Australia is known for its luxury getaways that offer diverse landscapes, sights, and activities. From beaches to mountains, from dunes to rainforests, here are some of the most beautiful, luxury destinations in Australia you have to see.
Being a small island located off the coast of central Queensland, Hayman is known for its luxury resorts. In fact, it’s a private island opened to the public and it’s surely one of Australia’s most iconic private luxury destinations. It’s located in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef, thus offering the view of astonishing natural beauty, peace and seclusion, as well as adventures. Book a room or a suite in famous One&Only Hayman Island resort and enjoy fun activities during your stay – you can choose between golf, tennis, hiking and bushwalks, as well as diving, snorkelling, and other water sports.
Lord Howe Island
Located in the Tasman Sea between Australia and New Zealand, this only 10 kilometres long island is well-known for its geology, birds, plants, and marine life. Lord Howe Island is a tourist attraction, but only 400 tourists are allowed on it at the time, so you won’t have to worry about crowds. Besides scuba diving, birdwatching, kayaking, and fishing, you can also go on boat trips and have a glass-bottom adventure in the lagoon. If you’re looking for accommodation that offers views of the ocean, reef and surrounding mountains, then Capella Lodge is the place for you. It’s a luxurious, well-designed hideaway perfect for couples and thus a popular destination for honeymoons as well.
Astonishing nature and unique wildlife, various cultural attractions, creative classes, and workshops – all of these can be found in Australia’s largest continuous rainforest area, Daintree rainforest. So, if you’re looking for a luxurious vacation in a jungle, Daintree is the place to be. Besides mesmerising landscapes, Daintree region is home to many luxury resorts designed to make your stay as pleasing as possible. In Silky Oaks Lodge, you can rent a luxurious yet eco-friendly treehouse while in the Seaview retreat in Rocky Point, you can stay in an impressive tropical beach house and take a dip in saltwater swimming pools whenever you want.
The Blue Mountains is a mountain range located in New South Wales. It borders Sydney’s metropolitan area – its foothills start about 50 km west of the state capital, meaning that you can make your vacation a city break and go enjoy yourself in the mountains whenever you want. Look for a reliable luxury car hire service, find your ride, and get lost somewhere in the mesmerising beauty of the Blue Mountains region. As for the accommodation, Angel Wing retreat is perfect for group getaways and for those who wish to explore the ancient stalactites and stalagmites of Jenolan Caves. Spicers Sangoma Retreat, on the other hand, is African-inspired resort perfect for foodies who are looking for locally-sourced, seasonal gourmet food.
The red-dune landscape of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park makes visits to Longitude 131 a transcendent experience. This is one of the world’s most famous eco-resorts and one of Australia’s most intriguing luxury getaways. Its location ensures low humidity and very few artificial lights, meaning that looking at the night sky is a fantastic experience. The lodge offers spa treatments and delicious contemporary Australian cuisine to make your stay fantastic. You can also take the tour to World Heritage-listed Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and find about the geology and tourism history of the region.
If you’re planning a holiday in Australia, make sure it’s a long one – it’s a shame to miss any of these luxurious getaways. The best thing about them is that there’s something for everyone – whether you’re travelling solo, with your family, or with your significant other – Australia’s luxury destinations are a place to be.