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For anyone who thinks they know Australia, but haven’t visited recently (or at all), take note. The Australian travel landscape has changed dramatically over the past decade. We have seen the creation of a new breed of exceptional lodges and camps in some of its most beautiful and uniquely Australian regions.
Never before has Australia had a critical mass of experience-based luxury properties to appeal to upscale global travellers and adventure seekers.
There are nineteen independently owned and operated lodges in the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection. But this is no ordinary hotel ‘group’. This is a collection of like-minded entrepreneurs, each passionate enough about a special region of Australia to invest deeply in creating the kind of upscale but intimate lodging and bespoke experiences they know sophisticated global travellers seek.
In 2010, a number of Australia’s leading independent high-end tourism property owners formed Luxury Lodges of Australia. It is a member-owned, marketing association to promote both domestically and internationally the uniquely Australian breed of luxury experiential lodges. They joined forces to showcase Australia’s unique style of sophisticated, carefree, barefoot, experiential luxury.
These properties represent both long-established and new lodges and camps, with a common theme of offering guests an outstanding experience connected to a clear sense of place – hand in hand with key luxury standards for service, décor, food, wine and ambiance.
The Luxury Lodges of Australia range from wilderness lodges to vineyard retreats and dining destinations; island hideaways to luxe outback camps. All are operated to be the ‘best’ in sharing their unique region in Australia with their guests.
Luxury Lodges of Australia – a focus on the new age of Australian Experiential Luxury ready for exploration…
(Image: Luxury Lodges of Australia inaugural member meeting at Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, April 2010. Attendees from left to right: Michelle Kenna, Drew Bernhardt, Phillipa Harrison, Lisa Bora, James Baillie, Jude Turner, Peter Larsen, Jim Carreker, Joost Heymeijer, Hayley Baillie, Joelle Larsen, Stewart Cranswick, Penny Rafferty, Charles Carlow, Larissa Wolf-Tasker, Rupert Greenhough, Skroo Turner, Judith North)