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The most luxurious Australian hotels and lodges…

Australia is one of the favourite destinations for a long-haul luxury holiday. The smallest continent offers arguably the largest sights and experiences, with incomparable scenery, rugged beauty, irresistible cities and fabulous resorts.

Luxury tour operator Pope and Sons has put together a collection of some of the most unique luxury Australian hotels that would be ideal as a part of any luxury holiday or tour of Australia. They can all be linked together to form a total Australian experience taking in as much or as little of the country as you wish.

Here is a selection of just some of their highly-recommended luxury Australian hotels.

Bamurru Plains – Northern Territory

Bamurru Plains
An utterly remote, stunningly crafted wilderness lodge, Bamurru is African-style bush luxury

Located near Kakadu National Park, a profusion of flora and fauna are on the doorstep of this unique bush camp that brings a welcome touch of style to a remote and beautiful wilderness. Featuring just nine safari bungalows, facilities at Bamurru Plains include a swimming pool, outdoor deck and an indoor dining and bar area. Also included as part of your stay is air boating on the floodplains, guided walks and safari drives to view local wildlife.

Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef – Queensland

Lizard Island – Queensland
Lizard Island, Australia’s northern-most island luxury beach resort, is truly secluded from the rest of the world

Lizard Island is truly secluded from the rest of the world, located right on the Great Barrier Reef and with 24 white-sand beaches, over 1,000 hectares of national park and the bluest of clear-ocean views. Lizard Island has a choice of private villas or suites. In addition to reef and water activities, secluded picnics on private beaches, superb dining in the expansive main lodge and indulgent spa treatments complete the Lizard Island experience.

Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island – South Australia

Southern Ocean Lodge – Kangaroo Island
Kangaroo Island is renowned as Australia’s Galapagos and brims with diverse wildlife and natural beauty

Known as Australia’s Galapagos, Kangaroo Island is a short flight from Adelaide. At Southern Ocean Lodge you will encounter a uniquely Australian setting offering unrivalled luxury. Guests can enjoy island-inspired fine-dining in the restaurant or a slow drink at the convivial bar. Each of the 21 suites features bespoke furnishings, dramatic glass walled bathrooms, sunken lounges and private terraces with fabulous ocean views.

Emirates Wolgan Valley – New South Wales

Emirates Wolgan Valley – New South Wales
Carefully sited between two National Parks and spread out at the foot of towering cliffs, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set within its own private conservation and wildlife reserve

Less than three hours by road from Sydney, Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa is set within its own conservation and wildlife reserve and boasts a carbon-neutral status. Each of the 40 suites has its own swimming pool and the main homestead offers first-class dining, luxury facilities and a fabulous spa. This is the classic luxury Australian bush experience – a unique blend of wildlife, natural dramatic beauty and conservation and heritage all in a spectacular setting.

Lake House – Victoria

lake house
One of Australia’s most in demand getaways – Lake House sits on the shores of Lake Daylesford.

At just 80 minutes from Melbourne and sited on the shore of Lake Daylesford, this small, luxury hotel is, quite rightly, renowned for its stunning restaurant, attracting foodies from all over the world. The restaurant cellar includes over 10,000 bottles! Outside, six acres of gardens extend down to the lake and allow guests immediate access to the Wombat State Forest. The on-site spa is surrounded by waterfall-fed streams and completes the picture of this blissful retreat.

Pope & Sons is a luxury travel company that will inspire customers with an unparalleled level of personal customer service and create unique, quality and exclusive worldwide luxury travel experiences with a few surprises along the way.