Luxury Hotels in Australia

Where you stay is pretty integral to the enjoyment of your trip, especially if you have flown across the globe to get there. Several of the team have been to Australia in recent years and we've been keeping a close eye on the crop of fantastic new luxury hotels that have opened recently and have taken the standard of accommodation to another level. Here are a handful of our favourite places to stay:

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True North

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Western Australia

Anyone who baulks at the word ‘cruise’ should cast aside their preconceptions and read on, because True North is more than just a boat; she’s one of the finest hotels in Australia (and Papua New Guinea, and Indonesia) that just happens to cruise around some of the remote and beautiful places in... Read more

Ovolo Woolloomooloo

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Sydney & New South Wales

Situated in an old wool and cargo factory, the Blue Hotel has had a major facelift and is now the Ovolo Woolloomooloo – a luxury hotel combining century-old history with modern comforts. This heritage listed building is set in a picturesque wharf location and built on a pier overlooking Sydney... Read more

Saffire Freycinet

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Tasmania

With sweeping views across the Hazard Mountains, Saffire is a lodge bridging luxury and the great Tasmanian wilderness. Read more

Capella Lodge

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Lord Howe Island

World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is a crescent-shaped sub-tropical island in the South Pacific Ocean, a two-hour flight from Sydney. Read more

El Questro Homestead

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Western Australia

Set in one million acres of remote wilderness in the Kimberley region, the El Questro Homestead is in a fairly awe-inspiring location, and is a haven for wildlife. Read more

Cape Lodge

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Western Australia

A boutique hotel in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Cape Lodge is set in its own vineyard. Read more

Orion Cruises

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Western Australia

Offering expeditions rather than cruises, the Orion has been purpose-built to take travellers to the most inaccessible areas around Australasia and the Antarctic, allowing them to experience remote communities and abundant wildlife. Read more

Windmills Break

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Western Australia

Named after a nearby surf beach and located in Yallingup – the ‘Place of Love’ – Windmills Break proposes a series of luxury rooms for the discerning adventurer. Read more

Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Western Australia

Perched on the northern point of Cape Naturaliste in the Margaret River is this luxury beachfront accommodation. Luscious gardens are the setting for a series of bungalow style villas and superior facilities. Read more

The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Tasmania

Housed in a former jam factory on Hobart’s waterfront, the Henry Jones Art Hotel is – as the name suggests – a dedicated art hotel with a collection comprising of over 300 works of art. Read more

The Islington Hotel

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Tasmania

Dating back to 1847, the Islington is a boutique hotel with the feel of a private home located in the former penal colony of Hobart. Read more

Cradle Mountain Lodge

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Tasmania

Located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge brings a dollop of luxury into the rugged and mountainous landscape. Read more

Freycinet Lodge

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Tasmania

Located in the Freycinet National Park, Freycinet Lodge is in a superb location on the waterfront, overlooking Tasmania’s Oyster Bay. Read more

The Lyall

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Victoria

A contemporary hotel in the fashionable South Yarra district of Melbourne. Read more

Park Hyatt Melbourne

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Victoria

Surrounded by Victorian architecture and close to the central shopping district, the Park Hyatt Melbourne enjoys a wonderful location. Guests are greeted by views of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Fitzroy Gardens and Cook’s Cottage. Read more

Wolgan Valley

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Sydney & New South Wales

In the midst of a 4,000-acre conservancy reserve, Wolgan Valley is an Aussie bush station, but with bells on. Read more

Four Seasons Sydney

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Sydney & New South Wales

With views over the infamous Sydney Harbour - Opera House et al - the Four Season’s location is undeniably good. Read more

Paperbark Camp

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Sydney & New South Wales

An authentic bush retreat in the untouched Jervis Bay, and on the edge of three National Parks, Paperbark Camp is the perfect antidote to city life. Read more

Park Hyatt Sydney

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Sydney & New South Wales

The hotel Park Hyatt Sydney is right on the water's edge of Sydney Harbour, with spectacular views of the famous Harbour Bridge and the Sydney Opera House. Read more

The Byron

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Sydney & New South Wales

Set within a stunning 45-acre rainforest, the hotel is just minutes from the unspoiled Tallow Beach. Read more

Arkaba

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > South Australia

The quintessential Aussie homestead, Arkaba sits in the heart of a 60,000 acre private conservancy between craggy sandstone bluffs and dry creek beds lined with River Red Gums, and just outside the Flinders Range National Park. Read more

Southern Ocean Lodge

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > South Australia

The award-winning Southern Ocean Lodge is located on Kangaroo Island off the south coast, not far from Adelaide. Read more

Lifetime Private Retreats

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > South Australia

Located on the tip of the Bay of Shoals on the eastern coast of Kangaroo Island, Lifetime Private Retreats offers visitors complete serenity and seclusion. Read more

North Bundaleer

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > South Australia

A former private homestead, North Bundaleer has been restored to its former glory and is now a luxury boutique guesthouse. Read more

The Louise

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > South Australia

Set atop a hill with sweeping views across the famous Barossa Valley, The Louise is a luxury vineyard retreat featuring award-winning restaurant Appellation. Read more

Thorn Park By The Vines

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > South Australia

Located in the Clare Valley wine region, Thorn Park by the Vines overlooks bush and vineyards, and is the perfect country escape. Read more

Longitude 131°

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Uluru & The Northern Territory

Longitude 131° is the most innovative camp in Australia’s Red Centre. Read more

Bullo River

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Uluru & The Northern Territory

Encircled by the coffee-coloured waters of a meander on the Victoria River and rugged hills inscribed with Aboriginal rock art, this homestead has 12 en-suite rooms located by the vast living areas of the homestead. Read more

Bamurru Plains

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Uluru & The Northern Territory

Bamurru Plains is a luxury ‘wild bush’ tented safari camp in a region famous for having Australia’s most prolific bird and wildlife. Read more

Sails in the Desert

Australia > Australasia & the Pacific Islands > Uluru & The Northern Territory

Sails in the Desert, named for its sail like structure, makes up part of the Ayers Rock Resort and is a mere half an hour from the spectacular Uluru, making it the perfect base from which to explore the Australian outback. Read more

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