Australia Luxury Travel
"Australia Luxury Travel - You've worked hard - you deserve a little luxury!"
Whether you are planning your honeymoon or want an experience of a life time, Australia luxury travel is most definitely possible.
The following guide looks at experiences that you could consider. It also highlights the best (and therefore most expensive) places to stay in Australia.
Clearly if you stayed at all of them, it would turn into a very expensive holiday. But there's no reason why you couldn't incorporate a couple of days of pure indulgence and treat that someone special in your life to a piece of Australia luxury travel.
Australia luxury travel
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section. Under where to stay, I have included 4 star options that are good but won't involve taking out a loan!
Australia Luxury Travel Experiences
In my opinion, these offer the best of luxury travel Australia:-
Cruise the Whitsundays
The Whitsundays are the Maldives of Australia and with it comes a certain amount of luxury. Why not get your own yaucht and cruise the 174 islands at your leisure. www.rentayaucht.com.au will hire you a boat from $500 per night. No previous sailing experience is necessary or you can opt for skipper to go with you.
For a more budget alternative, join with a group and lower the costs. See the page on the
for more information.
Visit the icons of Australia by plane
The ultimate Australia luxury travel. Bill Peach Journeys will take a maximum of 36 people right across Australia staying in the best accommodation along the way. Key sites include Sydney, the red centre, Broome, the Kimberleys and Darwin. Cost is approx $13,000 per person for 12 nights.
Drive the Great Ocean Drive in an open top sports car
One of the best stretches of scenery so why not do it in style in a porsche or Ferrari.
Sports Car Rental On line will hire you a porsche boxter for $1400 for the weekend.
Prancing Horse in Sydney will let you drive a Ferrari for a day through the Royal National Park, down the coast and then back through the country. The cost is $880 including lunch and refreshment stops.
Hire your own tropical island
Double Island off the coast of Palm Cove (near Cairns) is a luxury island ideal for spoiling you and your friends. A few Hollywood celebs are rumoured to have stayed here. But for this luxury, expect to pay big bucks ($33,000 per night including all meals) It's perfect if you are looking to get married out here with a few friends! There are 40 twin share rooms available.
For a (slightly) cheaper alternative, check out Paradise Bay Eco Escape in the Whitsundays that allows you to hire the entire island. You can just hire a room as well from $400.
Or for another exclusive island retreat try Lizard Island or Wilson Island
Take a train ride on the Ghan
The Ghan operates between Darwin and Adelaide and takes in the immense Red Centre. Accommodation ranges from normal train seats to luxurious cabins. For luxury travel Australia, expect to pay about $2000 per person for the 48 hour trip. To find out if it's worth it go my page on the Ghan Train
Walk amongst magnificent scenery
There are some stunning walks that you can do and some still in luxury. The best are:-
Bay of Fires Guided Walk, Tasmania ($2000 per person staying in great accommodation)
Great Ocean Drive, run by "Both Feet" with prices starting from $1395 per person
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The Great Ocean Drive
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Australia luxury travel accommodation
So if you fancy a spot of luxury travel Australia, then the places below are well worth checking out - even just as a treat for a night.
Hayman Island, The Whitsundays
The Whitsundays is THE place for Australia luxury travel and Hayman Island Resort (pictured above) is one of the best with rooms starting at about $440 per night.
Longitude 131, Ayers Rock
Longitude 131 has luxurious tents (and only 15 of them) which means you get to watch the sunset and rise over magnificent Ayers Rock. 5 star Australia luxury travel in the heart of the Red Centre. Prices from $2000 per person for 2 nights)
Paperbark Camp, Jervis Bay
Jervis Bay is one of my favourite places to visit from Sydney (only 3 hours drive) as it has the most stunning of beaches (see
for a picture.) Paperbark Camp offers luxury tents in the bush. Prices are from $910 for two nights per tent.
Peppers, The Louise, Barossa Valley, Adelaide
Generally you can't go wrong with a Peppers Resort and they are all over Australia. A slice of Australia luxury travel can be found at fairly affordable prices through Peppers. The Louise Barossa Valley is one of their most expensive ones. Other favourites include Peppers Seven Spirit Bay in the Northern Territory and Peppers Palm Bay Resort in the Whitsundays. The Louise has rooms from $380.
Lilianfels, The Blue Mountain
We were lucky enough to go to Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort as a wedding present. A beautiful hotel moments from the famous 3 sisters rock formation. The restaurant is award winning and the spa is very relaxing. Rooms from $389.
Cottage Point Inn is in the Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park approximately 50 minutes drive North from Sydney. You can take a scenic flight from Rose Bay and just go for lunch. Or you can stay here and enjoy beautiful views and amazing food. Prices start from $500 per night including dinner.
Moondance Lodge, Margaret River, Western Australia
Set on a lake offering stunning bush views moments from the famous wine region of the Margaret River, Moondance Lodge is a truly beautiful place. Spa villas from $450 per night.
O'Reileys, Lamington National Park, nr the Gold Coast
Set in the middle of the National Park in the Hinterlands behind the Gold Coast. about a 90 minute drive from the Gold Coast or 2 hours from Birsbane. Stunning scenery and views from the Mountain villas. From $435 per night
Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island. Amazing views from a cliff edge. Gorgeous decor. Southern Ocean Lodge is as it should be with prices starting at $900 per night
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