Spanning sub-tropical islands to rich desert landscapes, Australia is a country of boundless natural wonders. And while many are content with camping, those who seek a little more luxury on their travels have the option to experience Australia’s most breathtaking destinations from five-star accommodation.
From Uluru to the Whitsundays, here are some of the top Australian luxury holiday packages for a relaxing and luxurious getaway.
Longitude 131°, Uluru
Inclusions: Two nights’ accommodation for two people, all dining, open bar, signature experiences, and Ayres Rock Airport transfers.
Price: From A$8,400
All the comforts of an inner-city hotel meet Australia’s breathtaking and rugged outback at Longitude 131°. Comprising 16 glamorous tented pavilions, the luxury camp enjoys views of Uluru within the red dunes of the Central Desert.
Arranged through FirstClass.com.au, this two-night package promises an opulent outback experience where guests can retreat to a luxury tent featuring custom furnishings, floor-to-ceiling windows and an ensuite with rain shower.
After exploring the incredible natural landscape, enjoy a glass of bubbles beneath the stars on your private balcony. Or, upgrade to a Dune Pavilion and indulge in a private plunge pool and daybed.
Source: Longitude 131
Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island
Inclusions: Two nights’ accommodation for two people, breakfast, dinner, open bar, use of snorkelling gear/mountain bikes, and complimentary airport transfers.
Price: From A$2,100
A UNESCO World Heritage-listed destination, Lord Howe Island is a tropical sanctuary home to a reef-fringed lagoon, volcanic peaks and pristine beaches. Located 700km north-east of Sydney, the island has only 400 licensed tourist beds, making it one of Australia’s more exclusive holiday spots.
Taking in breathtaking views of the island’s coastline, Capella Lodge offers nine luxurious suites with most featuring an outdoor hot tub. Lending itself well to a romantic escape or honeymoon spot, this two-night package with FirstClass.com.au covers gourmet breakfast, sunset drinks and airport transfers.
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InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, The Whitsundays
Inclusions: Three nights’ accommodation for two people, flights, gourmet breakfast, a bottle of sparkling wine on arrival, cocktails, and return luxury launch transfers.
Price: A$2,332 (King Premium Lagoon Ocean View Room)
Defined by idyllic beaches, tropical greenery and luxury resorts, Hayman Island is part of the beautiful collection of islands that make up the world-renowned Whitsundays. Positioned right on the water, the opulent InterContinental Hayman Island Resort offers 168 guest rooms, suites and villas surrounded by stunning scenery.
As part of Qantas’ new range of premium holiday packages, the national carrier is offering a Hayman Island package comprising flights, a three-night stay for two and a host of other inclusions for A$2,332.
Source: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
The Louise Hotel, Barossa Valley
Inclusions: Two nights’ accommodation for two people, gourmet breakfast, pre-dinner drinks/canapés, and dinner with matched wines.
Price: From A$3,200
After undergoing a multi-million-dollar makeover, The Louise has reemerged as a luxury haven in the heart of the Barossa Valley. Taking in views of the rolling hills, this luxury hotel features private villa-style suites, a world-class restaurant and an infinity swimming pool.
As part of FirstClass.com.au’s luxury holiday packages, the Baillie Escape Package includes two nights’ accommodation, gourmet breakfast, pre-dinner drinks and canapés and dinner at Appellation, making this Barossa Valley getaway a must for foodies.
Source: The Louise Hotel
Crystalbrook Byron, Byron Bay
Inclusions: Three nights’ accommodation for three, flights, daily breakfast, A$100 resort credit, bicycle rental, and complimentary daily yoga.
Price: A$1,393 (Treetops Luxe Suite)
Nestled within a lush subtropical rainforest, Crystalbrook Byron is a sanctuary of wellness where guests can enjoy leafy views from luxurious villas, a rejuvenation session at Eléme Spa and a cocktail while relaxing in the pool.
Offered through Qantas, this package includes a three-night stay in the Treetops Luxe Suite, along with complimentary yoga and daily breakfast.
Source: Crystalbrook Collection
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