​Four fabulous hotels for a secluded Australian escape

Discover your luxurious home away from home.
July 2021

Whether it’s an extended escape in far-flung locales or a short break somewhere close to home, having a luxurious home away from home is one of the best parts of a holiday. There’s nothing better than settling in to your own slice of paradise after a day of sightseeing, indulging in local food and wine, or simply admiring the surrounding scenes from your hotel rooftop.

Perfect for the much-needed short break, we’ve singled out a few of our perennial favourites, some luxury lodges, urban hotels, wilderness camps and boutique boltholes, with something to suit every type of escape.

Whether it’s a coastal getaway with rare marine encounters, a country house retreat in bountiful wine country, an outback station immersion or a waterfront indulgence, these luxurious havens are perfect for your next getaway, indulgent homes away from home for a few well-deserved days to relax and explore.

MACq 01 Hotel, Hobart

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Inspired by the stories of Tasmania and its most colourful characters and located on the heritage Hobart waterfront, this luxury icon has been designed to showcase all the state has to offer amidst a cornucopia of delights with fresh local produce, panoramic views and a refined historical elegance. Add an unforgettable A&K experience, with a visit to the Raptor Refuge in Kettering, witnessing the rehabilitation of majestic birds of prey on an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour with the refuge's founder, Craig Webb. Click here to read more about MACq 01 Hotel.

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Arkaba Homestead, Flinders Ranges

Discover the majesty of the Flinders Ranges with a stay at this outback sheep station turned wildlife conservancy. Enjoy chef-crafted bush inspired meals, and savour a local drop from the cellar of premium regional wines. Be enthralled by the surrounding bush, in awe as you explore the wonders around you, sharing the space with a privileged few and a wealth of wildlife. Add an unforgettable A&K experience with a scenic flight over otherworldly Wilpena Pound - sure to leave you spellbound. Click here to read more about Arkaba Homestead.

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Cape Lodge, Margaret River

Surrounded by hectares of stunning forest, lake and parkland, you can cocoon in luxury just minutes from pristine beaches and the great neighbouring Margaret River wine estates. Add an unforgettable A&K experience travelling from winery to winery by classic car with a private guide to really immerse yourself in the local drop. Savour limited-release wines in a private barrel tasting and meet the winemakers that put Margaret River on the map. Click here to read more about Cape Lodge.

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Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef

Amongst the sand dunes of Ningaloo Marine Park with the jagged red hills of Cape Range National Park behind, sits luxury tented camp Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef. This unspoiled paradise is the perfect understated escape, immersing you in spectacular scenery and a myriad of wildlife encounters. Add an unforgettable A&K experience, with the opportunity to swim with the majestic whale sharks that call the world-renowned reef home. Click here to read more about Sal Salis.

If you’re ready to start planning a bespoke backyard escape, reach out to our Journey Designers today or talk to your travel agent to learn more and start planning.