The luxury travel industry is set to explode in the coming years.
More than ever, people are turning to luxury travel, and there are many excellent luxury hotels to choose from worldwide, including in Australia.
Many people travel to Australia with dreams of seeing the Great Barrier Reef, the cosmopolitan cities, and the rugged wilderness. Travelers want adventure, but they also want to relax and enjoy the finer things in life.
Do you dream of traveling to Australia but don’t want to rough it while you are there? Whether your destination is a bustling Australian city or into the deepest part of the outback, you have luxurious hotel options.
Here are some of the best luxury hotels Australia has to offer.
1. Park Hyatt Sydney
Set on the harbourfront of Sydney between the famed opera house and the Harbour Bridge, the luxurious Park Hyatt Sydney is one of the most beautiful hotels in Australia. The splendid hotel features 155 impeccably decorated guestrooms and suites. Most of the rooms feature ceiling-to-floor glass doors with private balconies that open up to spectacular views of the harbor.
While at the hotel, spend a day lounging by the rooftop pool, considered to be one of the most beautiful rooftop pools in the world. It is a dreamy place to enjoy a private sun deck, lounge chairs, and cabanas while taking in the sweeping views of Sydney Harbour.
Don’t miss out on a meal at The Dining Room, the hotel’s award-winning restaurant featuring local Australian fare and fine wines. The Park Hyatt Sydney is a grand hotel with an intimate feel.
2. Longitude 131°, Uluru
Longitude 131° is one of the most unique hotels in the world. It’s an iconic luxury resort set in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in the heart of the Australian outback. The resort features exclusive grand bell tents and wilderness pavilions that feature breathtaking views of Uluru, also known as Ayers Rock.
Here you can immerse yourself in desert luxury, taking in the native flora and fauna of the region. Learn from the Anangu people, who are native to the region and one of the world’s oldest cultures. Take art classes, nature walks with a local guide, or pamper yourself in the revitalizing spa.
For one of the best dining experiences in Australia, enjoy a meal under the star-filled desert at Table 131°. And for an extra special evening, reserve an exclusive dining experience on intimate pods at the Dune Top. At a Longitude of 131°, all of your senses will come alive.
3. Como The Treasury, Perth
Como The Treasury luxury hotel in Perth makes its home in a revitalized state building from the mid-19th century. Even though it is set in the heart of bustling Perth, the hotel itself is a calming, peaceful retreat.
The 48 rooms at Como The Treasury, decorated in light, muted tones with elegant furnishings, give them an effortlessly zen feel. They all feature urban or green views, with some offering balconies. The hotel also has a magnificent pool, gym, and spa and also some shops that showcase local artisan products.
There are casual and fine-dining options on-site, including the award-winning rooftop restaurant Wildflower. Como The Treasury offers incredible impressive dining options, beautiful architecture, an elegant vibe, and impeccable service every time.
4. Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania
Saffire Freycinet, a remote retreat set in the wilds of coastal Tasmania, is pure, immaculate luxury. The resort, designed to look like a manta ray or bird in flight, includes 20 intimate suites and the main building. With the Tasmanian wilds and white sand beaches within close reach, a stay at Saffire Freycinet is an unforgettable experience.
Every suite at Saffire Freycinet features floor-to-ceiling windows that showcase the panoramic vistas of the Hazards Mountains. It’s a setting that immerses guests in the stunning natural setting.
During your stay, visit an oyster farm or search the beaches for mussels. Hike, bike, or go boating. Relax with a soothing spa treatment or experience a cooking class that specializes in Tasmanian delicacies.
Enjoy a world-class meal made with local Australian delicacies and the freshest locally grown produce to cap your days. The Saffire Freycinet is a sophisticated retreat that brings you up close to the Tasmanian wilderness while still feeling like you are in the lap of luxury.
5. The Langham, Melbourne
A traditional and timeless hotel, The Langham Melbourne is a 5-star hotel located right along the Yarra River. From the moment you walk in, you are surrounded by elegance and luxury.
The hotel is within walking distance of all of Melbourne’s attractions, but it’s also the perfect staycation hotel. All of the 388 rooms are classically decorated, with marble bathrooms and deep tubs, and some have large private balconies with fantastic views of the city.
The Langham Melbourne is known for its luxury afternoon tea, where guests can enjoy a traditional tea service including a variety of teas, scones, sandwiches, and pastries. It is also renowned for its extensive and delicious international buffet.
6. Bamurru Plains, Northern Territory
Bamurru Plains is a unique luxury bush lodge located on the northern coast of Australia, just west of Kakadu National Park. A short flight or 3-hour drive from Darwin, the lodge puts its guests at the doorstep of the Australian wilderness.
The Bamurru Plains Lodge has impeccably infused an Australian wildlife adventure together with an unparalleled luxury experience. Stay in one of only 10 bungalows on-site that feature mesh walls, allowing you fully take in the landscape around you. Each bungalow is also equipped with a comfortable bed, a high-pressure shower, and deluxe linens, making it the perfect escape for relaxation and romance.
When the day is at its hottest, relax in the infinity pool. Take in the sunset from the lounging deck while watching the wildlife of the area, including water buffalo, dingos, wallabies, crocodiles, and wild pigs. Cap your day at the on-site restaurant where an expert chef cooks up Australian-inspired dishes.
7. Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island
Capella Lodge is one of the finest luxury resorts in the country. Located on Lord Howe Island, a two-hour flight from Sydney, the lodge is set amidst a paradise of tropical forests, sandy beaches, and rocky coves. The majestic Mount Gower and Lidgbird make a stunning backdrop for the resort.
Its nine suites were designed to complement the rich natural surroundings of the area. Each suite features an elegant beach house ambiance with unique architectural designs and beautiful custom furniture. They also offer spectacular ocean views and mountains surrounding Capella Lodge.
Be sure to explore the island to discover the rare and diverse wildlife that gave the island a Unesco World Heritage Site. To relax and unwind, spend some time at the Capella Spa, known for a variety of signature treatments. The resort’s fine dining restaurant offers sweeping views of the forests and shorelines and well an inspired menu featuring local produce, seafood, and regional delicacies.
8. Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley
Only a three-hour drive from Sydney, you can experience an unforgettable Australian adventure at Emirates One & Only Wolgan Valley. Tucked away in the Greater Blue Mountains, where hundreds of wallabies, wombats, and kangaroos make their home, it’s a resort that offers a nature-filled experience paired with top-notch luxury.
Built on its own private conservation and nature reserve, the resort offers exciting day and night safaris that get you up close to the local wildlife. The resort includes 40 luxurious, free-standing suites, each with its own private terrace and swimming pool. It was designed in the heritage style of the region and immaculately blends into the area’s wild beauty.
The Timeless Spa experience is one of the best in the world, so make sure to take some time out for some pampering. And be sure to enjoy the excellent quality, locally sourced food and wine that the resort prides itself on.
9. The Mayfair, Adelaide
The Mayfair in Adelaide offers a luxury five-star experience with an understated glamor. Its reputation is stellar, elevated even further with the importance it gives to excellent, attentive service. It was built within an iconic art-deco heritage building in the heart of Adelaide, a great location for exploring the city.
It’s a hotel with pizzazz, and the rooms don’t disappoint either. The hotel’s 170 elegantly designed rooms feature marble desks, custom-made beds, and unique hand-crafted Australian furnishings.
Love a place to see and be seen? The Mayfair in Adelaide is it. It’s a city hotspot featuring a popular rooftop bar and excellent options for wining and dining. The Mayfair is a perfect mix of opulence and warmth and definitely has a place among the top luxury hotels in Australia.
10. Qualia, Hamilton Island
Qualia, a luxury adult-only resort, is located on the northern tip of Hamilton Island. It’s the perfect place for a relaxing sun-filled vacation.
The resort features 60 private pavilions, each with sweeping views of the water and a beautiful, private plunge pool. Outside your room, a paradise awaits. Enjoy the waters of the Great Barrier Reef and the many coral beds where you can find an abundance of tropical fish. Snorkel, sail or dive your days away or relax on one of the beautiful white-sand beaches in the area.
Enjoy the two serene pools, fitness center, and library during your downtime. And you will surely be impressed by the on-site restaurant, exclusive to hotel guests. Staying at Qualia is an unforgettable experience in paradise.
Luxury Hotels in Australia
Some of the most beautiful luxury hotels in the world can be found in Australia. Whether you are looking for an island escape, an outback experience, or to be in the middle of a bustling city, a luxury Australian hotel is perfect for you.
We all strive to live a life of luxury, even when we travel. Be sure to read our Luxtionary blog, which features even more luxurious places to visit. Be inspired by the finer things in life that can be found all over the world.
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