Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131 offers immersion in the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with 5-star luxury and private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock).
Venture into the spirited land of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park and you are exposed to an expansive living cultural landscape in the company of only a few others. Whether you spend your time learning of the ancient cultures of traditional owners, or exploring the stunning flora and fauna with expert guides, face to face with this irresistible land, your senses come alive.
In the evening savour dishes from a new, daily menu which fuses modern Australian cuisine and indigenous flavours with a hint of international influences. The evening also offers up experiences to last a lifetime. Dine out under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131° or with the haunting sounds of the Didgeridoo in the background, and the beautiful dusk desert sky fading from vibrant pinks/red to a starlit sky, Longitude 131°'s resident storyteller shares stories from the past at Tales by Firelight.
Saffire Freycinet is an intimate sanctuary on Tasmania's East Coast that delivers sophisticated coastal style and an inspirational experience. Discreetly positioned overlooking the Hazards Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and the pristine waters of Great Oyster Bay, Saffire Freycinet sits cleverly within breathtaking natural surrounds. Each of the 20 luxurious suites gives maximum privacy with beautiful views, natural light, spacious living and bedroom areas. Some have private courtyard and plunge pools. An exclusive day spa, restaurant, guest lounge and bar are inviting spots for guests to relax and unwind. Famed restaurant, Palate, is one of Tasmania's most exclusive eateries with exquisite gourmet menus featuring home-grown produce and outstanding local wines to match. There is a world of ancient landscapes, abundant wildlife, deserted islands, wild bushland and secluded beaches to explore.Tasmania
A world class luxury resort in the Whitsundays. Qualia is a private world of sensory perfection on Hamilton Island. Accessible by direct flights from Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Cairns, guests are offered the positively indulgent choice of 60 individual pavilions. Each pavilion has been situated with the least possible intervention and impact on its surroundings and consists largely of natural materials such as rough-hewn stone walls, rose wood and hoop pine. Each of the beautifully appointed pavilions offers sea or sea and bush views with your choice of a private plunge pool or stunning sun deck.Queensland
InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, most awarded luxury nature resort, is a private island of natural beauty, tranquility, adventure and indulgence. InterContinental Hayman Island offers a front-row seat to the Great Barrier Reef and a world of leisure and adventure. A place where InterContinental Hayman Island "moments" become lifetime memories and family traditions. InterContinental Hayman Island's new beach villas and private plunge pools offer a new level of sophistication in contemporary accommodation which must be experienced to be believed.Queensland
Award winning Lizard Island offers the ultimate in luxurious holiday seclusion. Beautiful, natural and wild and the most northern of all resorts on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is a place reserved for the fortunate few. Consistently voted in the Top 10 Resorts of the World, Lizard Island offers luxuriously understated accommodation, the finest local produce and contemporary cuisine, accompanied by Australian wines, indulgent treatments at the award-winning Azure Spa, secluded gourmet picnics on private beaches, and a location that must be seen to be believed. The island is a National Park, protected and pure, with just one resort, 40 beautifully appointed rooms and suites, and 24 pristine powdery-white beaches. Enjoy the world’s best diving and snorkeling, five-star service that is second to none, and natural beauty, uninterrupted on Lizard Island.
A stay on Lizard Island includes gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, selected fine Australian and New Zealand Wines, beer, spirits and Champagne during meal periods at Osprey’s Restaurant and Bar, picnic hampers for the adventurous, in room mini-bar, use of non-motorised water sports and motorised dinghies. (Additional charges apply for Cocktails, the Cellar Master list and Degustation menus.)
Children 12 years and under are not catered for.
Getting There: Lizard Island is easily accessible via twice-daily scenic flights from Cairns Airport; flight time 60 minutes.Queensland
Amid the vast and ancient landscape of Western Australia's East Kimberley region sits the untamed natural beauty of El Questro. El Questro is a destination unlike any other and offers the freedom to explore one of Australia's last true frontiers. From deep gorges and majestic mountains to thermal springs, mud and salt-flats, rainforests and cascading waterfalls everything the Kimberley has to offer is located across the property's 700,000 acres and is why we say that El Questro is the heart of the Kimberley.
Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa offers the rare opportunity to experience true luxury in a spectacular Australian bush setting. Just a three-hour scenic drive from Sydney, the resort is nestled between two National Parks in the Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage region and spread out at the foot of towering cliffs. The resort itself occupies just two percent of the total land area within its own 4,000 acre private conservation and wildlife reserve. The seclusion of Wolgan Valley creates a natural sanctuary where guests can relax and explore in unsurpassed luxurious comfort. This is the quintessential luxury Australian bush experience - a unique blend of wildlife, dramatic natural beauty, conservation and heritage, which can be explored through a range of nature based activities including four wheel drives, heritage tours, wildlife spotting and horse riding. With just 40 free-standing suites each with a private pool, an amazing spa and tariff inclusive of gourmet fare and wines, Wolgan Valley is the perfect choice for a special celebration.New South Wales
Amongst the sand dunes of Ningaloo Marine Park with a backdrop of the jagged red hills of Cape Range National Park sits the luxury tented camps of Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. This unspoiled paradise provides an ideal location to explore the colourful coastal life of Western Australia.
All 9 taupe canvas tents are raised upon sturdy log platforms. Each has a private shaded veranda complete with a hammock and protective screens for preventing local kangaroos stopping by for a nose. The stylish rooms are spacious affording large, comfortable beds and en suites with a shower and a compost toilet.
If you're feeling social head to the deck to relax with pre-dinner canapés and sundowners, your friendly camp guides will be on-hand to share their exceptional knowledge of the local wildlife. Camp chef Shakira whips up a delicious bush-influenced storm in the kitchen, and we particularly love the dessert of banana and coconut sago served with mango ice cream. After dinner, the bar is a welcome retreat serving a range a good wines and refreshingly cold beers straight out of the ice-filled eskies.Western Australia
COMO The Treasury is an elegant urban hotel located within Cathedral Square, in the heart of Perth. Standing alongside the iconic St George’s Cathedral, the hotel is housed in the 19th century State Buildings which played an important role in Perth’s history, serving as a post office, land titles office and state treasury.
A meticulous restoration has revealed a grand Victorian-era façade, while contemporary style permeates the 48 rooms and suites. Accommodation is large, with rooms ranging from 55 square meters to 120 square meters. Each functions as a serene retreat decorated in beige and white, with limed oak furniture, pale travertine, and bronze and leather trim.
Dining options include the rooftop restaurant Wildflower serving a menu revolving around the indigenous six seasons, and Post, an all-day osteria serving Italian classics, while the Treasury Lounge and Bar provide an elegant location for afternoon tea and evening drinks. Well-being is at the core of the COMO Shambhala Urban Escape where guests can enjoy a comprehensive range of holistic therapies as well as a pool and gym.
Designed by Kerry Hill, COMO The Treasury also provides an elegant, peaceful base from which to explore the wilder lures of Western Australia.Perth