After the crazy year that was 2020, most of us are in desperate need of a holiday with plenty of rest and relaxation. To help you plan your getaway, we’ve created this comprehensive list of the best luxury accommodation and unique escapes across Australia. In each of these wonderful properties, you’re guaranteed a luxurious and indulgent experience and memories that will last a lifetime. From sophisticated beachside getaways to luxe bush lodges, our hand-picked collection of the Top 50 Luxury Getaways in Australia in 2021 will truly inspire you. (If you prefer smaller, more intimate options, check out our Top 50 Romantic Getaways in Australia in 2021

In a hurry? Use these links to jump to your preferred state or territory; New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Western Australia, Northern Territory

Best Luxury Getaways New South Wales

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains

Delight in the sheer splendour of Australia at Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley, an ultra-luxe resort in the Greater Blue Mountains.

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Elements of Byron MGallery by Sofitel

Elements Of Byron

Byron Bay, New South Wales

Discover the Elements of Byron at this award-winning beachfront resort that promises luxury accommodation & unforgettable experiences.

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat - Adults Only

Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Blue Mountains, New South Wales

Nestled in the foothills of the Blue Mountains, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is the ultimate adults-only hideaway, just a 70-minute drive from Sydney.

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Bannisters by the Sea

Bannisters by the Sea

South Coast, New South Wales

Bannisters by the Sea is a picture-perfect luxury coastal retreat with uninterrupted Pacific Ocean views in scenic Mollymook.

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Spicers Guesthouse

Spicers Guesthouse

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Set in the heart of the beautiful Hunter Valley, Spicers Guesthouse offers modern elegance and a wonderful sense of relaxed luxury.

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Byron at Byron, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Crystalbrook Byron

Byron Bay & Surrounds, New South Wales

A rainforest and beachside getaway for couples and families, Crystalbrook Byron is a luxury, all-suite resort in Byron Bay.

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Arajilla Retreat

Arajilla Retreat

Lord Howe Island, New South Wales

Located on the beautiful island of Lord Howe, Arajilla Retreat is a haven of relaxation, nature, and tranquillity just a two-hour flight from Sydney.

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Spicers Vineyards Estate

Spicers Vineyards Estate

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Set amongst rolling green vineyards and native Australian bushland, Spicers Vineyards Estate is a luxuriously appointed, five-star retreat.

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Bells at Kilcare

Bells at Killcare

Central Coast, New South Wales

Located just one hour north of Sydney, Bells at Killcare is a boutique hotel offering superb accommodation, a multi-award winning restaurant and spa.

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Voco Kirkton Park

Voco Kirkton Park

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Enjoy a weekend escape at Voco Kirkton Park surrounded by elegant, modern design & overlooking the gorgeous Hunter Valley.

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Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

Milton Park Country House Hotel & Spa

South Coast, New South Wales

Milton Park Country House offers luxurious accommodation, fine cuisine & impeccable yet discreet service in an atmosphere of relaxed sophistication.

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The Convent Hunter Valley Hotel

The Convent Hunter Valley Hotel

Hunter Valley, New South Wales

Escape to this boutique Hunter Valley hotel where you can discover the natural beauty of the Hunter Vineyards and surrounds.

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Best Luxury Getaways VictoriaJackalope HotelJackalope Hotel

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

A boutique hotel set within Willow Creek Vineyard, Jackalope blends art, design, and storytelling concepts to create a unique guest experience.

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Lake House

Lake House

Daylesford, Victoria

Perched on the shores of Lake Daylesford, Lake House is a luxury spa hotel in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country just 90 minutes from Melbourne.

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The Mitchelton Hotel

The Mitchelton Hotel Nagambie

Goulburn Valley, Victoria

Set in Victoria’s picturesque Goulburn Valley, The Mitchelton Hotel offers luxurious accommodation and impeccable attention to detail.

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QT Falls Creek

QT Falls Creek

High Country, Victoria

Vintage chalet chic meets sleek alpine design at the luxurious QT Falls Creek. A sophisticated mountain escape awaits.

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Lancemore Lindenderry

Lancemore Lindenderry Red Hill

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria

Experience a fusion of European charm and genuine hospitality at Lindenderry at Redhill, a classic country house hotel ideal for couples and families.

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The Sebel Yarrawonga

The Sebel Yarrawonga

Yarrawonga, Victoria

The Sebel Yarrawonga is a new luxury boutique hotel on the mighty Murray River near the shores of stunning Lake Mulwala.

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Lancemore Mansions

Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park

Melbourne & Surrounds, Victoria

Boasting stylish rooms and stunning surrounds, Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is a luxury boutique hotel perfect for special occasions.

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Best Luxury Getaways Northern Territory

Longitude 131

Longitude 131

Red Centre, Northern Territory

Located in Australia’s most famous desert landscape, Longitude 131° is a boutique luxury lodge at the gateway of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

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Wildman Wilderness Lodge

Wildman Wilderness Lodge

Top End, Northern Territory

Wildman Wilderness Lodge, a stunning nature retreat comprising of a central lodge, 10 luxurious cabins and 15 African-style safari tents.

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Bamurru Plains

Bamurru Plains

Top End, Northern Territory

Known for the abundance of bird and wildlife on its doorstep, Bamurru Plains is a luxury safari-style camp on the edge of Kakadu National Park.

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Best Luxury Getaways South Australia

Mount Lofty House

Mount Lofty House

Adelaide Hills, South Australia

Formerly the manor of politician & businessman Arthur Hardy, Mount Lofty House is a luxurious historic retreat in the picturesque Adelaide Hills.

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The Louise

The Louise

Barossa Valley, South Australia

Located in the Barossa Valley, The Louise is a secluded vineyard retreat boasting 15 luxurious suites and a world-class restaurant.

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Oval Hotel

Oval Hotel

North Adelaide, South Australia

Located at the iconic Adelaide Oval and surrounded by parklands, Oval Hotel is a brand new boutique hotel in Adelaide.

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Eos by SkyCity

Eos Sky City

Adelaide, South Australia

Promising a new realm of luxury & service, Eos by Sky City is a brand new luxury hotel perched on the edge of Adelaide’s CBD.

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Best Luxury Getaways Tasmania

MACq 01

MACq 01

Hobart, Tasmania

Billed as Australia’s first storytelling hotel, MACq01 is an exquisite luxury hotel that is perfectly position on Hobart’s waterfront.

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Freycinet Lodge

Freycinet Lodge

East Coast, Tasmania

Find a piece of paradise on the east coast of Tasmania, with the luxurious and elegant accommodation options at Freycinet Lodge.

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Islington Hotel

Islington Hotel

South Hobart, Tasmania

Situated in Hobart Tasmania, Islington Hotel is a luxury historic accommodation that features eleven sumptuous rooms with views of Mt Wellington.

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Best Luxury Getaways Western Australia

Cape Lodge

Cape Lodge

Margaret River, Western Australia

A luxurious and private country hotel in Margaret River, Cape Lodge offers ultimate comfort and indulgence for couples within its 22 exquisite rooms.

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El Questro Homestead

El Questro Homestead

Kimberley & North West, Western Australia

A luxurious all-inclusive retreat on the edge of the Chamberlain Gorge in The Kimberleys, El Questro is the ultimate outback getaway for 18 people.

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The Berkeley River Lodge

The Berkeley River Lodge

Kimberley & North West, Western Australia

Berkeley River Lodge is a collection of 20 luxury seaside villas sat atop a spectacular sand dune overlooking the Timor Sea on the Kimberley Coast.

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Pullman Bunker Bay ResortPullman Bunker Bay Resort

Margaret River, Western Australia

Set in the iconic Margaret River region, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort features an exceptional range of beautiful self-contained villas.

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Best Luxury Getaways Queensland

qualia

qualia

Hamilton Island, Queensland

Located on the exclusive Hamilton Island, qualia is a private luxury world-class resort offering a sensory experience in the beautiful Whitsundays.

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Spicers Peak Lodge

Spicers Peak Lodge

Scenic Rim, Queensland

Sat on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is a luxurious and intimate all-inclusive lodge with breath-taking views.

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InterContinental Hayman Island Resort

Intercontinental Hayman Island Resort

Hayman Island, Queensland

Indulge in an iconic private island experience at InterContinental Hayman Island Resort, a stunning destination in the heart of the Great Barrier Reef

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The Darling at the Star Gold Coast

The Darling at the Star Gold Coast

Gold Coast, Queensland

Offering the perfect combination of boutique design and luxury, The Darling is one of the most luxurious destinations on the Gold Coast.

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Riley, a Crystalbrook Collection Resort

Crystalbrook Riley

Cairns, Queensland

Beautiful and chic, yet sustainably modern, Riley is a brand new luxury resort in Cairns – perfect for an indulgent escape.

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Mt Mulligan Lodge

Mt Mulligan Lodge

Central Queensland, Queensland

Discover a unique Australian outback experience at Mt. Mulligan Lodge, an all-inclusive luxury lodge set on a 28,000-hectare property in Queensland.

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Lizard Island

Lizard Island

Great Barrier Reef, Queensland

Located right on the Great Barrier Reef, Lizard Island is a luxurious and secluded resort fringed by white beaches and warm turquoise waters.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast

Gold Coast, Queensland

Situated right on the pristine beaches of the Gold Coast, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a 5-star tropical paradise.

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Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Spicers Tamarind Retreat

Sunshine Coast, Queensland

Located on the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Spicers Tamarind Retreat is a luxury private rainforest retreat where Asian style meets the Australian Bush.

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Beach Club

Beach Club

Hamilton Island, Queensland

An idyllic couples retreat, Beach Club Hotel is a 57-room luxury property on Hamilton Island with direct access to the white sands of Catseye Beach.

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Orpheus Island Lodge

Orpheus Island

Orpheus Island, Queensland

An exclusive island escape on the Great Barrier Reef, Orpheus Island is an all-inclusive resort that offers luxury accommodation ideal for couples.

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Elysian Retreat

Elysian Retreat

The Whitsundays, Queensland

A romantic and all-inclusive getaway with spectacular views and beachside location, Elysian Retreat is the perfect destination for couples.

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Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Port Douglas

Port Douglas, Queensland

Nestled amid white-sand beaches and tropical gardens, Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is a stunning 5-star hotel in Port Douglas.

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Silky Oaks Lodge

Silky Oaks Lodge

Far North, Queensland

Silky Oaks Lodge is one of Australia’s premier luxury lodges overlooking an idyllic lagoon on the edge of the Mossman Gorge in the tropical north.

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QT Gold Coast

QT Gold Coast

Gold Coast, Queensland

A vibrant coastal retreat buzzing with sunny intrigue, QT Gold Coast is a boutique 5-star hotel in Surfers Paradise.

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Spicers Hidden Vale

Spicers Hidden Vale

Brisbane & Surrounds, Queensland

Ideal for couple retreats and family vacations, Spicers Hidden Vale is a luxurious and traditional Australian homestead just one hour from Brisbane.

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Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree Ecolodge

Daintree, Queensland

A rainforest retreat on the banks of Daintree River, Daintree Ecolodge & Spa in Jinbirrba Valley celebrates nature & the ancient local culture.

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NOTE: The Top 50 list is compiled by the View Retreats team using a combination of website traffic, enquiry levels, booking data & customer feedback.

Image credit: Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Author

Mat Lewis is a Co-Founder of luxury accommodation specialist, View Retreats.