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Our Top 10 Australian Luxury Getaways

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With public holidays and long weekends quickly closing in, we thought it would only make sense to highlight some of the most gorgeous luxury getaways across Australia for you. Indulge in the tranquil daydreams that these locations have to offer while you peruse our list.

‘Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley’, Blue Mountains NSW

Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

An ultra-luxury conservation-based resort occupying just one percent of a 7,000-acre nature reserve in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. Situated within a tranquil natural setting boasting majestic valley views are six exceptionally private double treatment spa rooms. Great for Sydney-siders for a long weekend getaway.


‘Lake House’, Daylesford VIC

4 King Street Daylesford, Victoria, 3460 Australia

Exploring the property is in itself an adventure. Given the opportunity to explore the gardens you will come upon significant trees, a myriad of sculptures and artwork from many of the region’s top artists, extensive outdoor terraces overlooking the lake shore and established country gardens. An hour and a half drive towards the countryside, Lake House, is a perfect country escape.


‘Southern Ocean Lodge’, Kingscote SA

Hanson Bay Road, Kingscote SA 5223 Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge offers a unique and exclusive travel experience on Kangaroo Island in South Australia. Floating 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. Just a mere 15km off the shore of mainland South Australia, you can get to this luxury get away by air or ferry and enjoy a weekend away.


‘Mansion Hotel and Spa at Werribee Park’, Werribee Park, VIC

Gate 2, K Road, Werribee VIC 3030

The Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is a cosmopolitan haven of tranquillity and charm. A premium and highly sought after destination just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD. Their celebrated service and luxurious guest rooms pair effortlessly with the noble 19th Century estate and a stunning 10 acres of formal English gardens.


‘Spicers Peak Lodge’, Maryvale QLD

1 Wilkinson Rd, Maryvale, Queensland, Australia

Spicers Peak Lodge is set on 8,000 acres with a backdrop of World Heritage Listed national park, and provides the ultimate location for an all-inclusive luxury getaway. Escape and enjoy an award winning gourmet experience, relax with a treatment at Spa Anise, explore on a self-guided walk or simply take in the view. Roughly a two hour drive to the Gold Coast or Brisbane CBD, this a unique, country experience waiting to be explored.


‘Picadilly House’, Byron Bay NSW

278 Picadilly Hill Road, Coopers Shoot (Byron Bay), NSW 2479 Australia

Picadilly House is a European inspired home that offers luxury accommodation on a truly grand scale.  This vast home is set on five acres overlooking a valley out to the Pacific Ocean, whilst being just 15 minutes to Byron Bay and its array of beautiful beaches.


‘Campbell Point House’, Leopold VIC

199 Matthews Rd, Leopold VIC 3224

Campbell Point House is an ultra-private luxury boutique hotel accommodating a maximum of only 30 guests at any one time. Access to the property is strictly limited to booked resident guests, so you will be assured of a peaceful and relaxing escape. Roughly an hour and a half from Melbourne CBD, this is a gorgeous getaway just off the coast of Victoria.


‘Mount Lofty House’, Crafers SA

74 Mount Lofty Summit Road, Crafers SA 5152

Mount Lofty House is an iconic designer boutique hotel in the Adelaide Hills famous for luxury escapes, three hat fine dining restaurant, indulgent day spa experiences, conference retreats and breathtakingly beautiful weddings. Only 25 minute drive from Adelaide CBD, this is a perfect weekend getaway!


South Hampton, Red Hill VIC

155 Harrisons Road, Red Hill, Victoria, Australia.

Only an hour’s drive from Melbourne CBD, this is the perfect location to book an intimate villa for two, a family retreat, or a home accommodating up to 13 people. South Hampton’s luxury homes have all the finer things of life so you can leave your cares behind and relax in style.


Palazzo Versace Gold Coast, Main Beach QLD

94 Sea World Drive, Main Beach QLD 4217 Australia

Palazzo Versace Gold Coast is everything you would expect in a hotel from the world of Versace: an exclusive waterfront setting in Main Beach Queensland, spectacular architecture, opulent accommodation, a design distinguished by Versace bespoke furnishings and Italian craftsmanship, extraordinary service and an ambience of pure glamour.