3 unique luxury retreats in Australia

The Australian countryside is home to some of the world’s most incredible landscapes and fascinating wildlife experiences. Parched, red desert sands stretch through the centre; the top end swelters beneath lush jungle canopies; and of course, the iconic coastline creates endless opportunities to surf and swim. It has all the ingredients to make up a dream destination, and the ultimate way to experience this stunning landscape is from the comfort of your own luxury retreat.

Specialist accommodation website, View Retreats, has handpicked a selection of unique luxury hideaways in some of Australia’s definitive landscapes, each striking the perfect balance between complementing their surrounding environments while offering exceptional comfort for you and your family or friends.

Campbell Point House, Bellarine Peninsula, Victoria

Located at the gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Campbell Point House sits within its own huge private estate on the Bellarine Peninsula, a stone’s throw from Melbourne, and in the heart of Victoria’s beautiful coastal scenery. This property offers the highest level of luxury, and is the closest thing you can get to renting your own private Australian chateaux; with 5 bedrooms (each with an en suite and lounge area), there’s a decadent amount of space to escape with the entire family. And with a private infinity pool, full-size modgrass tennis court and private lake fishing jetty, you’ll have to force yourself to leave and explore the surrounding Surf Coast scenery.

Campbell Point House

Sangoma Retreat, Blue Mountains, NSW

You don’t have to head to remote areas to experience some of Australia’s most revered landscapes – the epic and extraordinary Blue Mountains can be found just over an hour inland from Sydney, and are one of the country’s most beautiful bushland hiking areas. A conservationist’s paradise, this is the kind of environment that is best experienced up close. And from the open-plan suites of the Sangoma Retreat (nestled quietly in the foothills of the Blue Mountains) you can breathe in the fresh scent of eucalyptus that the region is famous for. This eco-friendly resort offers a selection of private suites, each with their own indulgent facilities and luxury settings, and is ideal for a romantic getaway. With a lap pool, sauna, massage and exceptional bistro-style dining, the Sangoma Retreat provides a luxury bush experience in the heart of one of Australia’s greatest conservation areas.

Sangoma

Alkira Rainforest Retreat, Daintree Rainforest, Queensland

Tropical far north Queensland is an unspoilt slice of paradise for travellers looking for a sultry escape in some of Australia’s lushest scenery. At the site where two World Heritage listings converge – the Great Barrier Reef and the Wet Tropics World Heritage Area, the Alkira Rainforest Retreat is a unique architectural gem that provides guests with an unparalleled tropical luxury experience. Aboriginal for ‘bright and sunny, a place in the sun’, Alkira Rainforest Retreat is testament to the vision of multi-award winning architect Charles Wright, whose innovative design hangs out over the lake that it’s built on, and fully immerses its guests in the rainforest experience. And with an indoor pool, sunken lounge areas and indoor walls of water, the atmosphere inside is that of unparalleled luxury, and a truly once-in-a-lifetime place to experience Cape Tribulation and the surrounding environment.

Akira Point House

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  1. Kathryn says:

    What a fabulous collection! Australia and chateaux are not words you’d usually find in the same sentence but Campbell Point House certainly has that air to it.
    Both the Sangoma Retreat and the Alkira Rainforest Retreat sound wonderful but I think that the former would be my choice – it looks the perfect place for some relaxation mixed with a little exploration plus the eco-friendly option will always wins my vote.

  2. I certainly wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to stay in any of these luxury retreats but for me the most intriguing is the Alkira Rainforest Retreat. I am not sure if it is the overall architectural genius in the design that makes this so appealing or whether just being taken away into the depths of the rainforest and relaxing for a while is the key here.

    If I can get a great deal to any of these, please book me in because I will be there in a heartbeat!

  3. noel says:

    All of those properties are stunning, I’d pick any or all of them, but the Sagoma retreat is more in line with my aesthetics

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