A place of exceptional beauty, Australia is a paradise for those seeking an out-of-the-ordinary encounter with nature, complemented by sophisticated cities and world-class food and wine.
Here you’ll find a vast country whose unique flora and fauna have developed in isolation over millions of years. From beautiful reefs and coastal islands to stunning natural rock formations and a moody red desert, Australia’s wilderness is on many travelers’ bucket lists.
One of the best ways to experience Australia’s natural beauty is through a unique collection of luxury lodges, most of which sit adjacent to, or in the midst of, Australia’s most stunning natural habitats. Luxury here isn’t just about 5-star comfort — although you’ll find plenty of that too —but access to some of the world’s most spectacular natural environments, teeming with unique wildlife and plant species that cannot be seen anywhere else in the world.
You’ll find luxury lodges throughout the country, but some of our favorites include:
- Nothing gives you a true sense of space like a visit to the outback! Arkaba Station enjoys the privileged position of sitting on 60,000 private acres in the Flinders Ranges. With room for just 10 guests, Arkaba combines the remoteness of the outback with top-notch customer service, including expert-led guided walks and safari drives. Australia’s three largest macropods — the Red Kangaroo, Western Grey Kangaroo and Common Wallaroo — are all regular sightings.
- The sacred red rock of Uluru (formerly Ayers Rock) sits at the heart of Australia’s desert, on the traditional land of the Aṉangu people. Guests at Longitude 131 have unparalleled views from floor-to-ceiling windows and expansive outdoor decks. Nestled atop rust-red dunes, this luxurious resort sits adjacent to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, allowing visitors to enjoy long guided walks through this ancient land.