Southern Ocean Lodge is Australia’s first true luxury lodge, offering 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. Sensitive, intimate and sophisticated, Southern Ocean Lodge is a sanctuary of refined comfort and luxe, Kangaroo Island style. Southern Ocean Lodge aims to provide an iconic accommodation experience on Kangaroo Island and is designed to be a sanctuary of comfort, style and personal intimacy, redefining the Australian standard.
Located at Hanson Bay on the Island’s south west coast, the Lodge site adjoins both the Flinders Chase and Cape Bouguer / Kelly Hill National Parks. Set back from a cliff above the pounding surf the sensitive design showcases a full frontal panorama and is within easy reach of all of Kangaroo Island’s major attractions. Modern luxury and design integrity meld with Kangaroo Island vernacular and an amazing coastal colour palette, creating a unique eco chic style.
Its location, stunning views, contemporary environmental design, locally sourced food and beverages, personalised interpretative activities and modern wellness spa ensures its status as a South Australian icon.
2. Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa - Wolgan Valley, Australia
Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Australia's most environmentally responsible tourist destination, is set amidst the stunning scenery of the rugged Greater Blue Mountains World Heritage Area. The unique spa resort is built around a fully restored homestead and nestles within its own private conservation and nature reserve.
Constructed from wood and stone materials and designed in Federation-style, Wolgan Valley's 36 Heritage Suites are ideal for single guests, or couples looking for luxurious surroundings on a romantic break. Each has a private aspect offering stunning views of the valley beyond. A private pool features its own deck surrounded by a garden of native plants and shrubs, and a spacious verandah adjoins it. Inside, a central, double-sided fireplace of local sandstone separates the bedroom from the living area. Great attention to detail has been paid to ensure the fixtures and fittings are reminiscent of the Federation period; right down to the last hinge, light switch and glass blown shade. Warm, earthy tones and thick, neutral linens, are complemented by locally-crafted wood furniture that typifies the lodge's timeless style and elegance.
3. Ballarat Premier Apartments - Ballarat, Australia
Ballarat Premier Apartment’s enviable location in the heart of city offers historical beauty and convenience. Originally built in 1901, this luxury hotel has been lovingly restored, blending stunning Victorian architecture with all the luxury appointments and facilities you would expect of our apartments. Offering an intimate setting, our designer rooms are stylishly appointed to accommodate visitors in an elegantly appointed environment.
Add world class accommodation with shopping, cafes and restaurants at your doorstep and it's hardly surprising our guests make the most of every minute of their stay in Ballarat. So why not spoil yourself with the extra indulgence and elegance you deserve? As you enter this room you will be left captivated by the original ornate ceiling and beautiful crystal chandelier as the centrepieces. The large open area features a stunning marble gas log fire. This room is also equipped with a stylish kitchen. Also sure to impress are the magnificent bay windows that overlook the historic St Patricks Cathedral.
4. Saffire Freycinet - Coles Bay, Australia
Saffire Freycinet connects with its environment to generate an authentic, enriching, rejuvenating and uplifting experience. Distinct in its design as an Australian luxury lodge, exclusive in its features and set apart by its tailored, personal experiences and services, Saffire Freycinet's staff are dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent and self-selected dining options; inspiring accommodation spaces and an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation. Saffire Freycinet’s complimentary range of activities gives you options for every mood and every moment. Lasting from one hour to three hours, these activities are your opportunity to engage and connect with Freycinet’s stunning natural wonders and attractions. Adventure, romance, rejuvenation or exploration, our complimentary experiences and activities add greater depth and dimension to your stay in Tasmania. Saffire Freycinet's staff are dedicated to providing quality, memorable service; unforgettable experiences; indulgent and self-selected dining options; inspiring accommodation spaces and an overall sense of wellbeing and relaxation.
5. The Bunyip Scenic Rim Resort - Boonah, Australia
The venue combines function with a relaxed living style and lots of space. A large open fireplace at the northern end is a place to relax with your friends or other guests with a full-bodied red and is perfect on those chilly winter’s nights.
An open terrace to the west and a covered terrace to the south provide alfresco options for different times of the day and weather. The Great Room has two kitchen areas. The open kitchen is for guest and chef use and there is a dedicated scullery and storerooms at the rear. At night the building takes on a special mood with soft and indirect lighting and a billion stars as a backdrop. With its’ modernist architecture, bold features of steel, concrete, glass and stone while the bush backdrop and the view all combine to provide you with a stay you will remember.
The Bunyip is a scenic and convenient wedding venue just at an hour’s drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast, with breath-taking scenery and first-class amenities. Furnished in an eclectic style the Great Room is an indoor/outdoor space with large sliding and cafe style doors and windows to take advantage of the view and refreshing breeze which flows up the mountain.