Experience Australia's luxury accommodation, activities and food and wine experiences.
There's nothing like Australia for luxury destinations, from the clear waters of the coast, the vibrant corals of the reef to the rugged, ochre red outback and the vibrant food and wine regions. Redefining what it means to escape into luxury, Australia has beautiful and unique regions, bespoke luxury experiences and accommodation that range from vineyard retreats, to island hideaways and luxe outback camps.
Things to Do
Take off and sail around the Whitsundays, experience Australia's nature and wildlife on foot with a Great Walk or play at one of our premier golf courses.
It's hard to beat the romance of sailing through the Whitsundays - 74 idyllic, mostly uninhabited islands tucked inside the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea. Think clear moonlit nights, spectacular sunsets, secluded beaches and pure air. You can sail, swim, snorkel and dive at sheltered anchorages such as Blue Pearl, Butterfly and Hook Island Bays. Soak up the resort atmosphere of Hamilton Island, bushwalk through national park on South Molle and relax in Hayman Island's five star luxury. Visit Whitsunday Island and walk the pure white, silica sands of Whitehaven Beach.
Chris Hemsworth's Itinerary
Based on Chris Hemsworth's recent trip to Australia, we've curated a luxury nine day itinerary that will take you from the spiritually imbued red sands of the outback, through swathes of wilderness and rugged mountains to serene white beaches and tropical waters.
Places to stay
Premium accomodation is in no shortage around Australia. Stay in 5-star luxury in the middle of the outback or relax on the white sands at a beach-side resort.
Glamping in Australia
Camping is probably the best way to immerse yourself in Australia's natural splendour. But while we all love the romantic notion of sleeping beneath the stars, not all of us enjoy ‘roughing it'. If you're used to travelling in style, the idea of lugging heavy supplies, pitching a tent or cooking tinned food over a campfire can be less than appealing. Enter glamping, or glamour camping, which lets you commune with nature in the comfort of a luxury tent. We're talking fresh linen, private bathrooms, spa treatments and gourmet meals prepared for you. You can glamp in some of Australia's wildest and most remote places - from the Red Centre to the Kimberley and Kakadu.
Travel from Australia's south to north on one of the world's greatest train journeys. Board in Adelaide and watch South Australia's rolling green hills make way for desert, the rusty Red Centre and finally the tropical splendour of the Top End. Or get on in Darwin and see the landscapes dance in the opposite direction. Explore the famous outback towns of Alice Springs and Katherine on a whistle stop tour. Visit sacred Aboriginal sites around Alice Springs or take a scenic helicopter flight over Simpsons Gap. Cruise down the Katherine Gorge, canoe down Katherine River or choose from other tailored Ghan adventures.
The coastal village of Airlie Beach is a vibrant town filled with palm-fringed beaches, waterfront parks and alfresco dining restaurants. You are sure to instantly warm to its bohemian charm and carefree and relaxed attitude. Airlie Beach is also the gateway to the Whitsundays, the 74 pristine islands in the north of Queensland's Great Barrier Reef where you can visit luxurious island resorts and sip cocktails by the pool, bask in the sun or relax in a spa. Queensland's warm, tropical climate means that winters at Airlie Beach are very mild and perfect for enjoying water activities all year round.
5 luxury Australian Outback stations
While the Australian Outback is known for its rough-hewn landscapes, there are many rural properties that provide luxury accommodation for those who want to keep the comforts of city living, even in the Outback. These five Outback stations give you the best of both worlds.
Food & Wine
From shucking fresh oysters at Freycinet to sipping wine amoung the vines, experience Australia's exquisite food and wine experiences.
Australia's Best Seafood Experiences
Australia is surrounded by fresh seafood, with a great breadth of varieties available. From shucking fresh oysters in Sydney; spear-fishing for barramundi in the Northern Territory; or dining on chilli-infused lobster in a top quality restaurant, there’s an abundance of possibilities around Australia to sample the fruits of the sea.
Australia’s Ultimate Dining Locations
Over the past decade Australia has become a culinary destination par excellence, as the rest of the world is fast discovering. When it comes to fine dining and out-of-this-world gastronomic experiences, visitors to Australia are spoilt for choice. From sparkling harbourside dining and luxe lodge stays to dinner in the sands of an ocre-red desert illuminated by the southern night sky, Australia is a gourmet hedonist’s dream destination. Enjoy some of Australia’s best food and wine in some of the world’s most stunning surroundings.
A Food and Wine Journey
Would you love to immerse yourself in the food and wine experiences which feature in the Restaurant Australia video? These cinematic experiences are all possible - whether you yearn to dine under the stars at Uluru, sample fresh oysters on the Freycinet Peninsula or soak up Sydney from an acclaimed harbourside restaurant. Here we cover off all the spectacular experiences you see in the Restaurant Australia video – from visiting historic Barossa Valley vineyards to bar-hopping in Melbourne’s laneways and sailing the Whitsundays with your own chef.
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