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Best of Luxury Travel: Australia

It is a land of pristine beauty, enthralling adventure, and of course, some of the world's most iconic luxury experiences. From its rugged outback to its vibrant metropolises, Australia welcomes the discerning traveler, bringing a new sense of wonder to the luxury lifestyle.

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Australia's Iconic Luxury Experiences

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Food & Wine Walkabout
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Food & Wine Walkabout

There's nothing like sampling a glass of Australia's best wine while watching kangaroos bound over the landscape in front you. Spice up your next foodie journey alongside quirky artwork in the laneways of Melbourne, or while exploring the butcher, baker, and winemaker trails in the Barossa Valley. Follow the Barossa Cheese and Wine Trail, discover new varietals and learn cellar secrets in an unforgettable luxury escape that'll have you raising your glass. Head west to pair your seafood platter and boutique glass of white with a side of surfing in Margaret River. From white-sand beaches to hidden laneways, raise your glass of shiraz, sparkling, or cool climate wine to a culinary adventure in Australia.

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Sailing Whitsunday Islands
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Sailing Whitsunday Islands

Experience the romance of the Whitsunday Islands and relish in the beauty of its sweeping shorelines, captivating sunsets and moonlit nights. With 74 idyllic islands tucked inside the Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea, the Whitsundays offer the perfect combination of island adventure and luxury lifestyle. Enjoy daytime excursions to Blue Pearl, Butterfly and Hook Island Bays, stroll Hamilton Island, bushwalk through national park on South Molle and linger the silica sands of Whitehaven Beach. For an unforgettable romantic retreat, be sure to visit the Qualia Resort on Hamilton Island, a tranquil enclave offering deep sensory experiences.

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Tasmanian Golf Getaway
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Tasmanian Golf Getaway

Escape to Australia's natural bushland for some well-deserved leisure time. Discover shipwrecks and diamonds on Flinders Island, enjoy a leisurely walk over Cataract Gorge, trek the Overland Track in Cradle-Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, or meander through the dark Gondwanan rainforest. or Tasmania offers a selection of full-service resorts, championship golf courses, casino and live entertainment -- not to mention a wide assortment of country club activities. Schedule tee time at Country Club Tasmania, unwind in a private villa, catch a live concert, enjoy award-winning cuisine, and test your luck at the tables.

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Eco-Escapes & Lodges
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Eco-Escapes & Lodges

At Australia's luxury retreats and eco lodges, you're guaranteed stunning scenery, warm Aussie hospitality, and some of Australia's finest dining. But to truly immerse yourself in the surrounding landscape, jump out of this postcard view to explore world heritage wonders and make friends with the wildlife on an unbeatable "nothing like Australia" experience. Stay in a luxury safari tent at the edge of the Indian Ocean and Ningaloo Reef, hear the Southern Ocean roar from the Kangaroo Island cliff tops, or cruise Tasmania's Freycinet Peninsula from your base at Saffire. Australia's eco lodges are all designed with nature in mind.

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Glamping & Romancing
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Glamping & Romancing

Some of the most luxurious glamping can be found in the heart of Australia. At the gateway of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park lies Longitude 131┬░, an eco-friendly, 15-tent hideaway offering breathtaking views of Ayers Rock. Couples looking for a little romance and a lot of adventure will find it all in South East Queensland. Located in the heart of the Scenic Rim, and situated on the edge of 100 acres of private eucalypt forest, Ketchup's Bank Glamping combines the glamour of a luxury stay with the romance of camping under the stars.

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Coastal Living & Villas
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Coastal Living & Villas

It's been said that 80 percent of all Australians live within 80 miles of the beach, meaning it's no wonder Australia is world famous for it laid-back coastal lifestyle. Start your sun kissed journey sailing Sydney Harbour, or dining at within view of the opera house. Then, hug the coast and head north to the islands of the Great Barrier Reef. From Four Mile Beach to the cosmopolitan Town Centre of Port Douglas, Australia offers dramatic scenery and a wide array of things to see and do. Whether days are spent snorkelling the reef or at beachside champagne picnics, Australia is a capital for coastal relaxation and luxury.

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Outback & Indigenous Heart of Australia
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Outback & Indigenous Heart of Australia Outback & Indigenous Heart of Australia Outback & Indigenous Heart of Australia

Outback & Indigenous
Heart of Australia

Australia's indigenous cultures have been telling the story of Australia through legends and art for over 40,000 years. Experience their connection to the land by exploring ancient rock art site in the Top End via helicopter, or learning to paint your own living history in the Red Centre. At the shores of the Great Barrier Reef, wander the Daintree Rainforest and learn about bush tucker with a Kuku Yuanji guide. A visit to Australia is about being immersed with the land, and there's no better way to get off the beaten path than with a culture that has called the deserts, canyons, billabongs and rainforests of Australia home for thousands of years.

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Download the Discover Australia iPhone App

Explore Australia using Tourism Australia's Journey Planner. the easy-to-use maps have suggestions on where to go, what to do and where to stay.

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Luxury Hotel Recommendations
The Louise

Food & Wine Walkabout
The Louise

Food, wine, luxury accommodation and a genuine welcome await you at The Louise Barossa Valley. Ideally situated in the heart of the legendary Barossa wine country, The Louise offers absolute luxury and inspired design with private spaces, generous ensuites and breathtaking vineyard views.

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Qualia Resort

Sailing Whitsunday Islands
Qualia Resort

Situated in one of the most beautiful and romantic locations in the world, qualia resort on sun-drenched Hamilton Island in the Great Barrier Reef has announced a special Valentine's package.

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Country Club Tasmania

Tasmanian Golf Getaway
Country Club Tasmania

The first-class accommodation at Country Club Tasmania offers an exceptional range of choice from 4 to 5-star quality, including the beautifully appointed manor suites, deluxe rooms, villa suites and self-contained 1, 2 and 3 bedroom villas.

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Eco-Escapes & Lodges

Eco-Escapes & Lodges
Saffire Freycinet

Distinct in its design, exclusive in its features and set apart by its approach to individually tailored experiences and service, Saffire features 20 accommodation suites, each with sweeping views of Great Oyster Bay.

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Longitude 131°

Glamping & Romancing
Longitude 131┬░

Luxurious, eco-sensitive and romantic, Longitude 131┬░ lies at the gateway of the dual World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, complete with 5-class luxury and private views of the sun rising and setting over Uluru (Ayers Rock).

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Capella Lodge

Coastal Living & Villas
Capella Lodge

The Capella lodging experience is now raised to a new level of luxury, bringing it into line with its 'big sister', the multi award winning and world-renowned Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island.

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Arkaba Station

Outback & Indigenous Heart of Australia
Arkaba Station

The Arkaba Homestead, dating back to 1851, is a classic Flinders building, with thick stonewalls, deep shady verandahs and corrugated roofing all set against the backdrop of the rugged Elder Range.

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