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Luxury Escapes and Short Getaways

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Overview – Luxury Escapes and Short Getaways

Some travellers love long holidays and fitting in as much as possible into their valuable time off. Others prefer shorter, more relaxed getaways, spending the entire duration of their trip in one destination, perhaps at just one individual resort.

Here, we have handpicked 12 of the most luxurious short-stay options in a dozen of Australia’s most breathtaking destinations. From exclusive tented camps and acclaimed island resorts overlooking some of Australia’s most iconic natural attractions to boutique wilderness lodges and legendary rural restaurant-hotels, we’ve showcased some of the country’s best accommodations for a brief escape here. We can, of course, organise luxury escapes to any of the properties featured on our website; this page just features some of our most recommended short getaway options.

Of course if your plan is for more extended explorations of the country – use this page for inspiration!

Whether you’re honeymooning, holidaying with friends, travelling with family, going solo or simply wanting to see more of your own backyard, we can help create an itinerary that combines Australia’s greatest sights, once-in-a-lifetime experiences and mouth-watering cuisine while staying at unforgettable hotels and resorts throughout your journey. We can also take care of any required flights and private transfers, so all you have to worry about is what to pack.

We can design a luxury escape to suit your specific requirements
We can custom design an itinerary for you, including excursions and accommodation

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Occupying a remote corner in the Blue Mountains, this superb resort takes conservation and comfort to new levels. Help plant trees or count native species before retiring to your opulent villa, equipped with private pool and fireplace.
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This gorgeous Central Coast guesthouse is nestled on the spectacular Bouddi Peninsula. Participate in an indigenous welcome ceremony, indulge in mouth-watering banquets and explore the stunning surrounding coastal rainforest. There’s also a day spa onsite.
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Relaxed sophistication, first-name service and fabulous cuisine are hallmarks of this exclusive Lord Howe Island hotel. Adult mountain bikes, snorkelling gear and backpacks are provided so you can explore this unspoilt paradise at your own pace.
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A profusion of bird and wildlife are at the doorstep of this unique Mary River eco-lodge. Nature-based excursions, bush-inspired fare and open-sided safari bungalows guarantee an unparalleled experience of one of Australia’s most beautiful wilderness areas.
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Positioned in the shadow of Uluru, this ultra-luxe property offers views of the sacred red rock from your bed. Feast beneath the soaring canopy of Dune House or under a billion stars, and enjoy small-group tours including guided walks around Uluru’s folds.
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A world-class luxury resort in the Whitsundays, qualia promises multi-sensory perfection on the Great Barrier Reef. Expect fine dining in stunning surrounds, dreamtime-inspired spa treatments, intuitive service and beach “drop offs”, a qualia specialty.
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This luxurious rainforest retreat is set by the Daintree’s crystalline Mossman River. Spend your time on guided walks, cycling, canoeing and swimming. Alternatively, relax in the serene day spa, practise yoga or dine in the romantic open-air restaurant.
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Home to the legendary Appellation restaurant, this lovely property specialises in indulgent accommodation and memorable gourmet experiences in the famous Barossa Valley, from private wine tasting sessions to breakfast with wild kangaroos.
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A sanctuary of style and comfort on a rugged stretch of coast, this superlative Kangaroo Island property provides iconic accommodation, impressive South Australian cuisine and personalised excursions to the many attractions of Australia’s very own Galapagos.
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This remote, beachside safari camp bestows a magical introduction to Western Australia’s natural beauty. Snorkel teeming Ningaloo Reef, swim with whale sharks and humpback whales (seasonal) or seek out kangaroos amid the dramatic gorges of Cape Range National Park.
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Every meal at this enduring hotel on the shores of Lake Daylesford is an unforgettable trip to the farms, paddocks and orchards of rural Australia. An award-winning day spa and sumptuous, suites invite guests to return time and time again.
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With a breathtaking location, brilliant restaurant and beautiful modern suites, this celebrated Freycinet Peninsula lodge is bound to exceed expectations. Complimentary activities include visiting the Freycinet Marine Oyster Farm.
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