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Top 10 Australian Retreats

If you want to get away from it all, relax, and explore the great outdoors there is not better place than Australia, with its gorgeous white-sand beaches, spectacular reefs, and vast expanses of wilderness.

From an idyllic island resort in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef to a striking UFO-shaped sanctuary on the unspoiled shores of Tasmania, please find below the list of our top 10 Australian retreats.

1. Saffire Freycinet - Tasmania, Australia

An UFO-like structure nestled on the pristine shores of Tasmania’s East Coast, Saffire Freycinet accommodates its guests in sprawling, luxurious suites and exclusive pavilions with plunge pools and private courtyards. 


2. Hamilton Island - Australia

A slice of Australian paradise, Hamilton Island offers upscale facilities and wonderful Great Barrier Reef accommodation amongst Queensland’s postcard-perfect Whitsunday Islands.


3. Silky Oaks Lodge - Australia

A gateway to Tropical North Queensland, the elegant Silky Oaks Lodge on the Mossman Gorge River offers accommodation in a fine array of river and tree houses designed to connect guests with the surrounding nature. 


4. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef - Australia

Beautifully located in the Cape Range National Park of Western Australia, where the magic and remoteness of the outback meet the spectacular Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis offers eco-friendly luxury camping in nine spacious, well-appointed tents designed to provide the ultimate comfort in wilderness travel.


5The Berkeley River Lodge - Australia

Remotely located along the north Kimberley Coast in Western Australia, The Berkeley River Lodge combines 5 star luxury with an authentic outback experience. Perched atop dramatic dunes, the property’s 20 ocean-view villas boast sleek, contemporary design, open air baths, and private decks complete with daybeds and magnificent views. 


6. Lizard Island - Australia

A stunning Great Barrier Reef resort, Lizard Island is all about seclusion, natural beauty and laid-back luxury. Tastefully decorated in soothing, sea-inspired hues, the 40 rooms, suites and villas make the most of their outstanding location, featuring open plan designs and sweeping ocean views and luxuries such as private plunge pools, fully furnished terraces and idyllic daybeds.


7. Gaia Retreat & Spa - Brooklet, Australia

A delightful award-winning resort tucked away in Australia’s magnificent region of Byron Bay, Gaia Retreat & Spa has been especially designed for health-conscious travelers. 


8. Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge - Tasmania, Australia

Situated in one of the wildest and most pristine areas of Tasmania, at the northern end of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Peppers Cradle Mountain Lodge consists of a stunning array of suites and log cabins with topnotch facilities and beautiful interiors.


9. Capella Lodge - Australia

Exclusively located on the stunning, UNESCO-listed Lord Howe Island, Capella Lodge offers a mesmerizing blend of scenic natural beauty, sublime privacy and quiet sophistication.


10. Southern Ocean Lodge - Kangaroo Island, Australia

Claiming to be Australia’s first luxury lodge, the Southern Ocean Lodge offers exclusive experiences and upmarket accommodation on the magnificent Kangaroo Island. Perched on a rocky cliff with stunning ocean views, the property boasts fabulous contemporary interiors, a topnotch spa sanctuary and a stylish restaurant serving sophisticated menus inspired by fresh South Australian products.