Mark your next special celebration with an uplifting escape to one of these visually stunning venues that are guaranteed to create the perfect backdrop to your special occasion.
A celebration is a great excuse to splash out and treat yourself and your loved ones to something extraordinary. Regardless of whether you’re planning something intimate, like a honeymoon or anniversary, or a grander affair with family and friends, such as a wedding or milestone birthday, we’ve scoured the country to bring you our Top 10 Celebration Getaways that will deliver everything you imagined and more.
LOCATION: Kangaroo Island, SA | GETTING THERE: 1 hour drive from Kingscote | RATES FROM: $2,100 per night
Due to the devastating bushfires, Southern Ocean Lodge is closed until further notice. Experience the finest in exclusive boutique accommodation at Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island. Sat on a secluded cliff top, this sensitively designed multi-award winning lodge offers the very best luxury lodge experience. Boasting a chic fresh design, intimate Southern Spa and 21 indulgent suites, this is the ultimate indulgent retreat for any special occasion.
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LOCATION: Wolgan Valley, NSW | GETTING THERE: 2 hr & 45 min drive from Sydney | RATES FROM: $1,465 p/n
Treat your loved one to an ultra-special birthday or anniversary and indulge in absolute luxury and seclusion in this impressive conservation-based retreat. Its world class spa and luxurious suites with private swimming pools will surely impress, while the three bedroom Wolgan Suite is spacious enough to bring along the family too.
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3. Villa Parma | Daylesford, VIC
LOCATION: Hepburn Springs, VIC | GETTING THERE: 90 minute drive from Melbourne | RATES FROM: $810 per night
Luxuriously appointed, this 1864 heritage villa is not only the perfect couples retreat but also a stunning and romantic backdrop for any special celebration or wedding. Choose from three unique reception rooms or the elegant garden or dine in the softly lit cellar with your nearest and dearest for a more intimate celebration.
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LOCATION: Murwillumbah, NSW | GETTING THERE: 80 min drive from Byron Bay | RATES FROM: $620 p/n
Plan a surprise tropical celebration that your loved one will never forget. Nestled amongst lush tropical foliage on a private 250 acre rainforest, this tranquil and romantic setting is perfect for a couple’s anniversary getaway, proposal or a secluded romantic honeymoon. Hide away in a luxury rainforest cabin and indulge in luxury spa treatments or dine in the privacy of your own suite.
Read more about Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat.
5. Spicers Peak Lodge | Scenic Rim, QLD
LOCATION: Maryvale, QLD | GETTING THERE: 2 hour & 15 minute drive from Gold Coast | RATES FROM: $999 p/n
Situated on a mountaintop in Queensland’s beautiful Scenic Rim, this exceptional lodge offers an unsurpassed luxury experience that is perfect for any special occasion. Its award-winning gourmet menu, indulgent spa, elegant suites and picturesque mountain backdrop guarantee that your celebration will be a memorable one.
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LOCATION: Merricks North, VIC | GETTING THERE: 1 hour drive from Melbourne | RATES FROM: $2,350 per night
Set in a peaceful and secluded vineyard surrounded by seven acres of vines and rose gardens, this private luxury retreat is ideal for romantic getaways. With a range of exquisite accommodation options, Tussie Mussie is also available for exclusive use, making it the perfect venue for a wedding or family celebration.
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LOCATION: McLeods Shoot, NSW | GETTING THERE: 15 minute drive from Byron Bay | RATES FROM: $1,200 per night
Set over 200 acres and unsurpassed in luxury and grandeur, this magnificent residence boasts expansive grounds, exclusive use and stunning views overlooking Byron Bay. Its six spacious and luxurious bedrooms can accommodate up to 22 guests, which means this resort-style estate is perfectly equipped to deal with large celebrations such as weddings, special birthdays and family gatherings.
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8. Sea Farm | Central Coast, NSW
LOCATION: Copacabana, NSW | GETTING THERE: 1 hour & 20 minutes from Sydney | RATES FROM: $1,100 per night
Sat atop a hill with views out to the ocean, this stunning boutique property provides the ultimate in luxury accommodation in a rural and private surrounding. Both spacious and secluded, Sea Farm features a total of 6 bedrooms making it the perfect accommodation for family celebrations and intimate weddings. The separate romantic wooden cladded cottage makes for an ideal bridal suite or honeymoon cabin for the newlyweds.
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LOCATION: Eagle Bay, WA | GETTING THERE: 3 hour & 10 minutes drive from Perth | RATES FROM: $1,300 per night
Located in the beautiful region of Margaret River, this exquisite estate is the ultimate holiday destination. Boasting a staggering seven bedrooms and a myriad of indoor and outdoor entertainment areas, this is the perfect luxury accommodation for large family gatherings and celebrations.
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10. Lizard Island | Great Barrier Reef, QLD
LOCATION: Lizard Island, QLD | GETTING THERE: 60 minute flight from Cairns | RATES FROM: $1,699 per night
Beautiful, natural and wild, this five star luxury beach retreat sits on its own secluded idyllic island on the Great Barrier Reef. Cut off from the outside world, this picture perfect retreat claims over 24 unspoiled white sand beaches, 1,000 hectares of national park and 40 luxe suites with stunning views of the ocean. Consistently rated as one of the top ten resorts in the world, this breath-taking resort is the ultimate special destination for the wedding of your dreams, honeymoon you’ll never forget, or renewal of your vows that will last a lifetime.
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