Australia’s awe-inspiring and distinct landscapes have always beckoned travelers to leave behind the hustle and bustle of everyday life and embrace a deeper connection with nature. These new retreats offer a chance to do just that while indulging in the lavish amenities of a pure luxury getaway.
Southern Ocean Lodge: A Sustainable Haven on Kangaroo Island
Reopening this December with a renewed commitment to sustainability, Southern Ocean Lodge stands tall on the sheer clifftops of Kangaroo Island. The original property was tragically destroyed in the Kangaroo Island bushfires, but after three years of restoration, it is ready to welcome visitors once more. The dramatic views from this luxury lodge invite a personal communion with nature. You can relish a menu of wellness activities, from spa treatments to basking on the sun deck or taking a dip in the hot and cold plunge pools.
The Great Victorian Bathing Trail: Luxurious Soaking Experiences
Stretching over 900 kilometers along the southern coastline of Victoria, the Great Victorian Bathing Trail beckons with two new luxurious retreats. Phillip Island Hot Springs harnesses the healing powers of the ocean, offering a unique experience. On the surf coast of Victoria, the About Time Bathhouse in Currumbin Valley lets you unwind beneath ancient trees.
The Lodge Wadjemup: Embracing Indigenous Culture on Rottnest Island
Nestled beside the former Aboriginal prison building, known as the “Quod,” The Lodge Wadjemup on Rottnest Island harmoniously blends with the history and culture of its Indigenous communities. With respect and celebration, the lodge incorporates Indigenous-inspired food and beverage, in-room experiences, decor, and art. It also features bush tucker planting. You can choose from an array of luxury suites offering lakeside or island views. The lodge provides a carefully curated selection of dining options, a wellness center, a community space, and two pools.
Byron Bay: Unveiling Three All-Inclusive Luxury Retreats
Byron Bay, famous for its stunning beaches and laid-back wellness culture, introduces three new all-inclusive experiences to its portfolio of premium accommodations. Sun Ranch offers a chic hinterland retreat reminiscent of 1970s Californian ranches. Brooklet Estate, set on 125 hectares of rolling estate, is a luxury wellness retreat designed for ultimate relaxation. For those who crave both serenity and a vibrant community, The Bonobo by Raes, opening in early 2024, balances these elements beautifully. Designed by the architects behind one of the world’s 50 Best Hotels, The Calile Hotel, it promises impeccable attention to detail.
Rumi on Louth: A Luxury Island Escape
For the adventurous souls, Rumi on Louth, set to open in March 2024, beckons on an island paradise just three kilometers off the coast of Eyre Peninsula in South Australia. Arriving on the island via catamaran, guests can indulge in day spa experiences, world-class Japanese-inspired fine dining, and guided tours of the wildlife and awe-inspiring natural landscape. Rumi on Louth offers guests the pinnacle of hospitality while staying committed to sustainability and preserving its unique slice of paradise.
These retreats are your gateway to experiencing the best of Australia’s natural beauty and luxury, a perfect blend of nature and elegance that you won’t want to miss on your next trip Down Under.