Luxurious Hideaways, Australia

Exclusive hideaways are usually tucked away from the main road and the crowds, so they’re hidden away from prying eyes and passers-by. In recent years there has been an explosion in Australia of new luxury properties that could be described as private or exclusive sanctuaries. These private hideaways represent a new style of distinctively Australian casual elegance and luxury – places where you can relax in your own world. Among these hideaways tucked away in all corners of the Australian continent are exclusive islands, fabulous wilderness lodges, glamorous tented camps in the desert and in coastal sand dunes, exclusive spa and retreats and remote country properties where you can leave the city behind and act as king of your own domain, ensconced in outback luxury. Here we have highlighted just a few exotic options for you to consider -:

Unwind, Relax and Explore

Qualia, Great Barrier Reef

Nestled in perfect isolation, amongst the islands of the Great Barrier Reef, qualia and its resort precincts are designed to engage all of your senses whilst making the most of the natural tranquillity. From the moment you are met at Hamilton Island’s airport or marina, you’ll enjoy the superior facilities of a world-class boutique resort. Each resort precinct has a personality all of its own, offering guests the very best in service and amenities. Your luxury timber pavilion with ceiling to floor glass walls has wraparound views over the Whitsundays, an infinity pool, gourmet dining on the water’s edge and a central spa where you can have a hot stone massage with 300 million year-old stones.

Indulge & Be Inspired

Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania

Enjoy a stay at the world class sanctuary on Tasmania’s pristine Freycinet Peninsula. Saffire Freycinet is a premium luxury lodge that is truly in touch with the beauty and depth of nature. Saffire Freycinet takes its inspiration from the colours of the peninsula – the pink granite of the Hazards Mountains, the white beaches, sapphire waters and the grey-green of the native bushland. The aim is to connect the Saffire Freycinet experience to the surrounding environment, seamlessly joining the outside with inside to create a relaxing and rejuvenating retreat. Featuring twenty luxurious suites, an exclusive day spa, restaurant, and guest lounge and bar, Saffire allows guests to truly relax, indulge and be inspired.

Experience Exceptional Eco-Luxury

Eco Beach, Broome

This multi-award-winning eco resort set amongst the pristine and untouched Kimberley environment. Just over an hour’s drive south of Broome, accommodation at the eco resort provides guests with an unforgettable and unique wilderness experience whilst having minimal impact on the surrounding landscape. The exceptional accommodation at the eco resort includes 25 superbly appointed Eco Villas interlinked by over a kilometre of elevated wooden boardwalks, and 30 luxurious safari style Eco Tents. For larger groups there are The Beach Houses, striking ocean front accommodation with amazing views of the Indian Ocean. Make the most of the daily activities on offer including complimentary yoga, whale watching tours and fishing charters.

Sanctuary of Comfort & Style

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island

Stay in a luxury lodge on Kangaroo Island. Set high on a coastal clifftop, commanding spectacular ocean, beach and wilderness views, Southern Ocean Lodge is the ultimate fusion of nature and luxury. This 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, it 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. Premium lodge facilities, a spa retreat, personal service and sophisticated dining deliver a stylish and exclusive Kangaroo Island experience.

Breathtakingly Beautiful Camp Site

Longitude 131°, Uluru

Escape to one of the most powerful places on earth, staying in complete luxury and awaking to your own private view of the sunrise over Uluru at Longitude 131°. This resort is a transcendent experience of discovery, located in the spirited heart of Australia.  Facing majestic Uluru, Longitude 131° commands spectacular views of the outback icon and World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. Delve into the foundation of Anangu culture and explore this irresistible land and the stories of the traditional custodians. Luxurious and unfettered, Longitude 131° will make your senses come alive. Your room is a palatial tent, and you will be one of a maximum of 30 guests ‘camping’ atop an isolated sand dune just outside the boundary of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the Northern Territory.

This article was published in the January 2016 issue of Inspire Living Magazine. Download it here!