A dream trip to Australia is probably on every travel lover’s bucket list. If you’re making the trek so far, why not indulge and stay in one of these once in a lifetime luxury Australian resorts? To help you plan your trip Down Under, we’re sharing our picks for the best resorts in Australia.
Dream resort Saffire Freycinet perches over Coles Bay in Tasmania. The resort is not only luxurious, but it provides a unique range of complimentary activities for its guests as well.
Saffire Freycinet is Australia’s premier luxury lodge, providing an authentic and immersive connection to the magnificent Freycinet National Park and Wineglass Bay in Tasmania. Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to individually tailored experiences and service, Saffire features 20 private suites, a luxury day spa, an unforgettable culinary offering and so much more. Previously voted the World’s Best Boutique Hotel and World’s Best Luxury Hotel, Saffire Freycinet has also been named as Best Luxury Hotel in Australia by Trip Advisor for the past six years. To experience Saffire Freycinet is to detach from ordinary life and become truly immersed in every moment.
At Saffire Freycinet, guests can sample fresh oysters with local sparkling wine. They can also experience beekeeping with a local guide, or take one of their many guided hikes. A must visit on this list of Australian resorts.
A world-class luxury resort in the Whitsundays. qualia is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island. qualia (pronounced kwah-lee-ah) in Latin means “a collection of deeper sensory experiences”. qualia is situated on the secluded northern-most tip of Hamilton Island surrounded by all the splendor of the Great Barrier Reef. With a relaxed aspect and mesmerizing calmness, time seems to stretch forever.
In addition to their full concierge service, qualia provides guests with a wide variety of signature experiences. Visitors can even take a helicopter ride to play golf at the nearby Hamilton Island Beach club! This hotel is a gorgeous addition to our list of the best resorts in Australia.
A trip to Uluru is on the must-see lists of many Australian travelers. If your vacation includes a trip to the Northern Territory, a stay at Longitude 131º is a wonderful choice.
Nestled among ancient dunes, Longitude 131° is a gathering of sixteen tented pavilions designed to offer both luxurious sanctuary and a profound sense of place. Unparalleled views of Uluru’s changing lights play out from the end of the bed, or on balconies from the warmth of a luxury swag unfurled in the cool night air. Custom furnishings invite stylish lounging, while works by local indigenous artists offer inspiration. Guests observe the sights of the outback through floor to ceiling windows, relax on outdoor decks and sleep under a blanket of stars.
Guests at Longitude 131° explore the surrounding areas with experienced guides. They offer trips to both the nearby Kantju and Walpa gorges. The resort also provides guests with opportunities to explore the unique Aboriginal culture of the area as well. A trip to the nearby Ernabella Arts studio is one of the notable excursions provided. Here, guests get the opportunity to engage with this indigenous artist community.
By special arrangement, Longitude 131° guests are able to visit the closed community to meet the artists and gain insight into the ancient techniques and stories which form the basis of their artworks and understand the indigenous symbols used by the artists to depict their Tjukurpa (sacred stories of country and law), providing inspiration to create their very own ceramic tile.
All three of these unique Australian resorts offer guests the opportunity to experience Australia in an entirely new way. Do you have any hotels to add to our list of the best resorts in Australia? For more inspiration for your trip Down Under, you’ll also want to explore the Shangri-la hotel in Sydney.