6 of the most luxurious hotels in remote Australia

One of the most remarkable discoveries when travelling in Australia is not just the presence of luxurious hotels in towns and cities but how, even in the most faraway places, there’s no need to compromise on comfort. Here are just six examples of superb properties to be found in remote locations across Australia.

Longitude 131°

This eco-sensitive, yet luxurious tented camp, occupies an outstanding location at the gateway of the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park. It boasts 5 Star facilities, and with 15 tents, you will enjoy an exclusive and intimate experience watching the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock). Learn about the ancient aboriginal cultures or explore the stunning flora and fauna with expert guides, then dine out under the spectacular desert night sky at Table 131 where an intimate three-course dinner is served under a glittering canopy of stars. The ultimate Outback experience.

Longitude 131

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef

The 4 star Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef is an exclusive safari camp hidden in the white sand dunes on a deserted stretch of beach in the Cape Range National Park. The five spacious Wilderness Tents enjoy wonderful views over Ningaloo Reef and exude ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ – they are raised on timber platforms for natural cooling by coastal breezes and the en-suite bathrooms offer ecological simplicity. The in-house chef provides contemporary Australian cuisine and dinner is hosted against a back-drop of sunsets over the Indian Ocean, with kangaroos enjoying their evening graze.

Sal-Singaloo

Bamurru Plains

This unique wild bush luxury camp, one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, is located in Swim Creek buffalo station, just to the west of Kakadu National Park on the Mary River floodplains of Australia’s Top End. It offers a touch of style in a remote and beautiful wilderness, but eschews the typical distractions of televisions and cd players so that its guests’ can focus on the spectacular wildlife of the surrounding wetlands and savannah woodland. There are nine en-suite Safari Suites with screened balconies offering stunning views.

Bamurru Plains

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

The five star Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set in Australia’s Great Dividing Range with unbeat-able views of the mystical Blue Mountains. This luxurious homestead-style resort is set amongst four thousand acres of protected conservation reserve area, making it one of the world’s few resorts neighbouring a World Heritage Site. Its 40 luxurious suites all offer breathtaking views and feature glass retractable doors, private decks and private temperature-controlled swimming pools as well as mountain bikes. When not exploring outdoors, guests can enjoy fine dining on locally sourced cuisines or relax in the Spa.

Emirates Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa

Lizard Island

This 5 star Great Barrier Reef resort is set on remote and ruggedly beautiful Lizard Island, home to 24 powdery white beaches and surrounded by colourful coral reefs and waters teeming with marine life. It is the perfect place to relax, enjoy rejuvenating treatments at the spa, and take advantage of sensational snorkelling, diving and water-sports. Luxurious accommodation is in a choice of private villas, suites or The Pavilion. Dining is of the highest standard and features fresh local produce and seafood, whether you are dining in the stylish restaurant or taking a prepared picnic to enjoy on a deserted beach.

Lizard Island

El Questro Homestead

El Questro is a working cattle station, a million acres in size, located on the eastern perimeter of Western Australia’s Kimberley region. There is a choice of accommodation at El Questro; if you are looking for true luxury then the award-winning Homestead is sure to delight. Perched on a cliff top with vistas along the Chamberlain River and surrounded by lush tropical gardens, The Homestead is an exclusive oasis. Catering for a maximum of 18 guests, the luxurious amenities include a swimming pool and tennis court. Guests can enjoy gourmet cuisine at a private cliff top setting on The Homestead’s spacious verandas.

El Questro Homestead

David Wickers is Director of Bridge & Wickers.

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Comments (1)

  1. Zoe says:

    It is amazing how many luxurious and awesome places there are in remote areas. I’m more of a budget traveller, but sometimes I like to splurge. Thanks for the interesting post.

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