When your boarding pass reads Australia, you have all reason to be elated. The land of kangaroos is sure to get you hopping from one exotic destination to the next. From coral reefs to outbacks; verdant rainforests to ski slopes; bustling cities to pristine sandy beaches — wherever you go, the stay’s got to be memorable. And to save you the trouble of excessive research, here’s are the top 21 of the best resorts in Australia.
1. Retreat At Wisemans, Hawkesbury, Sydney North
To enjoy a heart-warming welcome treat, try the Retreat at Wisemans situated on the majestic Hawkesbury river. An absolute favourite for weddings, it offers more than just a great locale for the sacred vows.
What’s Special: A gourmet 3-course meal at the award winning R & R riverbend restaurant, and Sunday lunch with Australia’s best Jazz musicians.
Tariff: INR 6,800 to INR 10,200
2. Four Seasons Hotel, Sydney
You are in Sydney and you want to experience the best resort in Australia to arrest an imprint of the stunningly beautiful Sydney Harbour vista. Four Seasons will grant you just that—a spectacular view of the Sydney harbor, at all times!
What’s Special: Outdoor heated pool, spa and aromatherapy facility, and rooms with stunning views of the Sydney Harbor.
Tariff: INR 12,000 to INR 25,500
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3. The Langham, Melbourne
With a range of al fresco cafes and boutiques in the neighbourhood, Langham is perfectly placed on Melbourne’s Southbank Promenade. This makes it one of the best places to stay in Australia. Soak in the city’s spellbinding skyline and the waters of the Yarra river, especially from the terrace rooms.
What’s Special: The award-winning Chuan spa, Aria bar, and rooms with private terrace and spa.
Tariff: INR 12,000 to INR 27,000
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4. Crown Towers, Melbourne
Best Luxury Hotel, Gourmet Traveller Travel, Hotel Club and Service—Crown Towers has won accolades and awards in almost all categories. Guess that sums up about everything for this hotel.
What’s Special: One of the most luxurious and largest heated indoor swimming pool in the country, exclusive beauty treatments by Dr Tass – Australia’s leading cosmetic physician, and Crown’s clothing collection of the world’s leading designers on sale.
Tariff: INR 13,500 to INR 40,000
5. Pullman Reef Hotel Casino, Cairns
Overlooking the Trinity Bay, The Pullman Reef is a pretty place to get the best of all worlds. The Great Barrier Reef is easily accessible from here. Its spa baths and furnished balconies attached to every room add to the attractions of this best family resort in Australia.
What’s Special: An exquisite rainforest experience at the unique rooftop Rainforest Dome, the boutique casino nightclub, and rooftop swimming pool with a view of the city skyline.
Tariff: INR 11,000 to INR 13,000
6. Silky Oaks Lodge And Spa, Daintree, Queensland
One of the best luxury resorts in Australia in the Daintree region, this treehouse accommodation is par excellence. Picture yourself lazing in a hammock in the balcony or looking down on the rainforest canopy or walking down the jungle trails seeking your own adventure.
What’s Special: The Healing Water Spa, the complimentary canoeing and snorkeling facilities, and mountain biking for a quick ride to the Mossman River and back.
Tariff: INR 16,000 to INR 30,000
Note: Children only 8 years and above are permitted.
7. Longitude 131, Yulara
One of the most expensive and luxury resorts in Australia, Longitude 131 makes its way to the list because of its sheer magnetism. It is a resort that allows you to immerse in the fibre of Uluru- Kata Tjuta.
What’s Special: Visit the King’s Canyon, Harley-Davidson bike ride, and bush tucker tour.
Tariff: INR 50,000 to INR 56,000, inclusive of all dining, open bar, in-suite bar, signature experiences and return Ayers Rock Airport transfers.
8. Sails in the desert hotel, Ayers Rock, Yulara
Another one of the many magnificent holiday resorts in Australia, Sails in the Desert combines the cultures of native Anangu people along with contemporaneity with aplomb.
What’s Special: Red Ochre Spa, gumtree-lined swimming pool, Ilkari restaurant, Walpa lobby bar, and PHS Heli tours to the Ayers Rock and back.
Tariff: INR 15,500 to INR 27,500
9. Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort and Spa, Katoomba, New South Wales
Located in Australia’s most picturesque regions; the Blue Mountains, this hotel is a haven for those who seek the best in the region. Gloriously Victorian, it has open fireplaces in guest lounges and sweeping gardens all around, overlooking the Jamison valley.
What’s Special: Grand celebrations for Oktoberfest, Moon Festival, Christmas Day, and New Year Eve, and the infinity pool overlooking the Jamison Valley.
Tariff: INR 12,500 to INR 25,500
10. Echoes Boutique Hotel & Restaurant, Katoomba, New South Wales
Echoes boutique hotel is perched right on the edge of Jamison valley at Echo Point in the Blue Mountains. The spectacular scenic beauty that the hotel affords is its main attraction.
What’s Special: Experience the steepest railway, skyway, walkway, and cableway through the Blue Mountains with a single pass for 3 days.
Tariff: INR 14,000 to INR 30,700
11. Surfer’s Paradise Marriott Resort & Spa, Gold Coast, Queensland
One of the best beach resorts in Australia, Surfers Paradise Marriott is located on the Gold Coast, just 200m away from the beach. The hotel has all modern amenities, with an exotic Japanese restaurant to tempt your palate.
What’s Special: Aquatic facility featuring cascading waterfall, pools, spas, and a spectacular saltwater lagoon where resort guests can swim and snorkel with an array of tropical fish.
Tariff: INR 11,000 to INR 25,000
12. Lizard Island Resort, Great Barrier Reef, Cairns
If you are visiting the Great Barrier Reef and happen to be in a mood to splurge, this is the place to be. A hideaway in Queensland, it has 24 sandy beaches and a lagoon for that most exotic unforgettable holiday you wished for. This makes it the best among the beach resorts in Australia.
What’s Special: Snorkeling right off the beach, inner and outer reef fishing, private beach picnics, and indulgent spa treatments.
Tariff: INR 78,000 to INR 1,00,000 inclusive of all meals, drinks and numerous island activities
13. Broome Beach Resort, Broome
One of the best beach resorts in Australia, Broome Beach resort is quite near to Cable Beach. A comfortable self-contained accommodation just right for a relaxed holiday.
What’s Special: Barbeque facility, solar-heated swimming pool, and gazebo dining.
Tariff: INR 6,000 to INR 15,000
14. Bloomfield lodge , Cape Tribulation, Queensland
Nestled in the lush Daintree Rainforest, Bloomfield Lodge is an award winning Eco Lodge. Resting near the Coral Sea and the Great Barrier Reef, it has private lodges with breathtaking views of the rainforest as well as the sea.
What’s Special: Sumptuous barbeque buffet with wine at the pool-side diner.
Tariff: INR 21,000 to INR 30,000
15. O’Reilly’s Rainforest Retreat , Canungra, Queensland
O’Reilly’s Rainforest retreat, Villas and Lost World Spa is situated in World Heritage listed Lamington National Park, in Australia’s Gold Coast Hinterland. The experience of guided rainforest walk makes it one of the best places to stay in Australia.
What’s Special: Guided rainforest walk and crocodile spotting cruise along the river that meanders within the jungle.
Tariff: INR 7,500 to INR 21,000
16. The Canopy Treehouses, Atherton, Queensland
The Canopy Treehouse is set in the ancient rainforest in Cairns Highlands. The treehouses are literally perched on the rainforest canopy on the Ithaca river. The eco-friendly house designs blend in naturally with the surrounding rainforest, making it the ultimate eco-friendly rainforest resort in Australia.
What’s Special: Tourists often find Victoria’s Riflebirds, beautiful King Parrots, Spotted Catbirds, Honeyeaters, and Finches in their tree-house balconies every morning.
Tariff: INR 11,000 to INR 17,000
17. Palm Bay Resort, Whitsunday Islands, Palm Bay
The Palm Bay Resort is a beautiful Balinese-style retreat on Long Island with its own secluded cove. The villas are right on the beach and offer spectacular views of Whitsunday passage and the Coral Sea.
What’s Special: Air Whitsundays Panorama Tour, snorkeling, fishing, and kayaking.
18. Orpheus Island Resort, Orpheus Island, Queensland
The Orpheus Island Resort is located just north of Townsville along the Great Barrier Reef. A great hideaway for those most sought after peaceful moments, away from the maddening crowd, the island resort makes it way all the way up in the list of best resorts in Australia.
What’s Special: Helicopter joy flight to Hinchinbrook Island, private dinner on the pier backlit by the sun’s setting rays over the Coral Sea, and scuba diving and snorkeling.
Tariff: INR 9000 to INR 14000
19. Summit Ridge Alpine Lodge, Falls Creek, Victoria
The Summit Ridge Alpine Lodge is one of the best ski resorts in Australia. Just ski-in, ski-out of the hotel and enjoy a quiet evening in front of the log fire with that favourite book of yours.
What’s Special: Ski-in and Ski-out access and a vast collection of over 200 exotic wines
Tariff: INR 9000 to INR 25000
20. Trackers Mountain Lodge, Falls Creek, Victoria
One of the most preferred mountain lodges on Falls Creek and the best ski resort in Australia, Trackers lodge is a warm and friendly place to spend your ski-holiday at.
What’s Special: Spa, Sauna, Wines, and Ski Facilities
Tariff: INR 15000 to INR 19000
21. Palazzo Versace, Queensland
We saved the best for the last. Palazzo Versace in Queensland was named the best resort in Australia at the 2013 AFTA National Travel Industry Awards. The $300 million dollar property has interiors of House of Versace designs that reflect the vibrant colours, patterns, and styles of Versace.
What’s Special: Private marina, 65 metre lagoon, Aurora Spa Retreat, three award winning restaurants – Vanitas, Vie and Il Barocco, and the luxurious Le Jardin lobby bar offering couture cocktails and haute high tea.
Tariff: INR 19000 to INR 22000
Like it is said, “Don’t worry about the world coming to an end today. It is already tomorrow in Australia”. With the list of the best resorts in Australia we just gave you, we promise you, your Tomorrowland experience would be ever so special!
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