Once in a while, we all need to experience the finer things in life. To us, this means a getaway packed full of pampering, high-end entertainment, and world-class dining. Our handpicked list of the Top 10 Luxury Lodges & Resorts in Australia in 2021 features some of the best luxury accommodation and experiences in Australia. Each of these lavish retreats promises a holiday of luxury and indulgence from the moment you arrive until the moment you depart.


The Louise

10. The Louise, Barossa Valley, South Australia

Located in the Barossa Valley, The Louise is a renowned vineyard retreat boasting 15 luxurious suites and a world-class restaurant called Appellation. As a professional meeting venue with dedicated event staff, private dining, and luxury accommodation, this stunning retreat is the perfect getaway for any occasion while offering the opportunity to explore one of the world’s top vineyard regions.


Smiths Beach Resort

9. Smiths Beach Resort, Yallingup, Western Australia

Situated in the heart of the Margaret River wine region, Smiths Beach Resort is one of the finest luxury accommodations Yallingup has to offer. Perfectly positioned on the pristine sands of Smiths Beach, this award-winning resort boasts 60 air-conditioned rooms overlooking the sparkling Indian Ocean, offering the ultimate Australian beachside accommodation experience.


8. Lizard Island Resort, Lizard island, Queensland

Literally set on the majesty of the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island Resort is simply breathtaking. This luxe retreat offers seclusion and natural privacy like no other, being the only accommodation located in the 1,013-hectare National Park. With only 40 rooms and villas and your choice of private beaches, here you can escape to a one-in-a-lifetime adventure.


7. Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort, Noosa Heads, Queensland

Located on Hastings Street, Sofitel Noosa Pacific Resort is a luxury accommodation boasting a relaxed beach ambience in the heart of Noosa Heads. Situated in the bustling shopping district yet just minutes by foot from the beach, this 5-star hotel features the best of both worlds, offering coastal tranquillity and urban sophistication.


Crystalbrook Byron

6. Crystalbrook Byron, Suffolk Park, New South Wales

Just 2 hours from Brisbane, Crystalbrook Byron is a luxe retreat nestled in 45-acres of magical subtropical rainforest. Set only a short walk from gorgeous Tallow Beach and a short drive from the town centre of Byron Bay, this newly renovated resort offers the perfect blend of intuitive service, impeccable detail and stunning natural surroundings.


Spicers Peak Lodge

5. Spicers Peak Lodge, South East, Queensland

Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge, Spicers Peak Lodge is set on 8,000 sprawling acres with a spectacular backdrop of World Heritage-Listed national park. At this luxury lodge you can enjoy award-winning gourmet food, rejuvenate with an indulgent treatment at Spa Anise, reconnect with nature on a self-guided walk or simply relax and take in the stunning views.


Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas

4. Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas, Queensland

Located in the paradise that is Port Douglas, Sheraton Grand Mirage Port Douglas is an awe-inspiring luxury resort set among 147 hectares of tropical gardens, sparkling saltwater lagoons, and a golf course. Gateway to the Great Barrier Reef and Daintree Rainforest, this holiday destination is a marvellous gem, with a selection of exquisite indoor and outdoor facilities perfect for a family holiday.


Longitude 131

3. Longitude 131, Uluru, Northern Territory

With expansive views direct to Uluru and across the desert to Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131 is Australia’s most celebrated luxury camp. Fifteen self-contained pavilions are dotted along the red dust dunes of the Central Desert, each offering refined amenities for a luxurious retreat, all while escaping to the awe-inspiring views of the great outback landscape.


Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Australia

2. Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, Greater Blue Mountains, New South Wales

If you’re celebrating a special occasion, you really can’t go past Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley. This ultra-luxe, all-inclusive resort offers a unique blend of luxury, wildlife, natural beauty and conservation that is hard to beat. You’ll love the rustic-chic villas that feature private pools, verandahs, fireplaces, bathtubs & plenty of included activities.


InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

1. InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Whitsundays, Queensland

Indulge in a luxurious private island experience at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, a stunning resort in the heart of the iconic Great Barrier Reef. This multi-award winning property boasts 168 beautifully appointed rooms, suites and villas that are artfully intertwined with spectacular pools, panoramic seascapes and tropical gardens.


Inspired by these stunning lodges & resorts in Australia? View our entire collection of luxury lodges & resorts.

Image Credit: InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, Whitsunday Islands, Australia

Author

Mat is a self-confessed travel addict who has lived and travelled extensively around the world. One of the co-founders of View Retreats, he has a passion for impressive architecture, interior design, and exceptional service …. which, unsurprisingly, are all the hallmarks of the View Retreats collection!