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7 Luxury Resorts In Australia That Will Amaze You

If you live in the northern hemisphere, you might be settling in for the winter season and preparing for chilly months ahead. So this is an ideal time to remember that the southern hemisphere is enjoying its warm, sunny summer. Why not take advantage of Australia’s summer season?

Australia is an adventure seekers paradise, but even the most hardcore traveler can enjoy a little luxury from time to time. Mexico and the Caribbean are always popular winter destinations for North American travelers and Europeans often head to the sun-soaked Mediterranean region. But if you’re looking to shake your travel plans up a bit this year, consider the island continent of Australia to satisfy all your adventure and luxury desires. These are some of the best luxury resorts that Australia has to offer.

Lizard Island Resort – Lizard Island, Queensland Lizard Island Resort
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Lizard Island Resort – Lizard Island, Queensland

Considered one of the most luxurious resorts in the South Pacific, Queensland’s Lizard Island Resort is situated in a truly unique location on the Great Barrier Reef. It offers a sense of total seclusion that has plenty of privacy for travelers looking to spend some much-needed time with loved ones. The meals served are nothing short of decadent and the room rate is all-inclusive. Take a chartered flight to the island to enjoy lovely aerial views of the Great Barrier Reef and arrive at the resort. Not surprisingly, this is one of the best places to go snorkeling and diving in the world, so visit a local dive shop to gear up when you arrive.

Key Amenities:

  • Secluded location on Great Barrier Reef

  • Themed packages include meals, room rate and transportation

  • Day spa, tennis and snorkeling on-site

McMillans of Metung Resort – Metung, Victoria McMillans of Metung Resort
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McMillans of Metung Resort – Metung, Victoria

McMillans is an expansive resort in Gippsland that has a beautiful waterfront location and a village-style atmosphere. The resort spans over six acres of land and is beautifully landscaped. It’s family-friendly and has a children’s playground and a game room onsite. Thanks to its onsite day spa and gorgeous grounds with views of Bancroft Bay, it’s also a popular wedding destination. There are cozy cottages and villas here, and popular local activities include fishing and strolling along the boardwalk.

Key Amenities:

  • Waterfront cottages and villas in a village-style atmosphere

  • Children’s playground and game room

  • On-site day spa and pools

Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort – Sunshine Coast, Queensland Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort
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Noosa Springs Golf & Spa Resort – Sunshine Coast, Queensland

The Noosa Springs Resort is perhaps best known for its championship 18-hole golf course that has a perfectly manicured landscape. However, both golfers and non-golfers will enjoy this resort, which aims to soothe the mind, body, and soul. There’s a day spa and fitness center on-site and an award-winning restaurant with spectacular views. If you want to check out the nearby towns, there’s a courtesy bus that will take you there to explore.

Key Amenities:

  • Championship golf course

  • On-site day spa and fitness center

  • Courtesy bus to explore nearby towns

Qualia – Hamilton Island, Queensland Qualia
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Qualia – Hamilton Island, Queensland

Located on the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island in Queensland, Qualia means “a deeper sensory experience” in Latin. And that’s exactly what the resort staff here strives to provide its guests. A top spot for honeymooners in Australia, the pavilions at this resort are spread across 30 acres of tropical land, and many have their own sundecks and private pools. There are both casual and fine dining options onsite, including an elaborate seven-course meal at the formal Long Pavilion. Lots of food options are seasonal and organic, and the staff gets the highest ratings for friendliness and efficiency.

Key Amenities:

  • Sundecks and private pools on pavilions

  • On-site spa and fine dining

  • Themed packages for romance, golfing, adventure and more

Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa – Port Douglas, Queensland Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa – Port Douglas, Queensland
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Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa – Port Douglas, Queensland

There are elegant rooms at the Pullman Port Douglas Sea Temple Resort & Spa, which is known for having one of the most gorgeous pools in Queensland. This resort is located right next to Four Mile Beach and is surrounded by rainforest. Guest rooms have large spa baths and furnished balconies to enjoy the view. The lagoon pools are perfect for swimming up to and ordering a cocktail. This is a great resort for travelers looking to escape and get away from it all. It’s located far enough away from busy towns nearby and offers a peaceful sanctuary for relaxation.

Key Amenities:

  • Located near Four Miles Beach and rainforest

  • Rooms with large spa baths and furnished balconies

  • Lagoon pools with cocktail bars

Rumba Beach Resort – Caloundra, Queensland Rumba Beach Resort – Caloundra, Queensland
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Rumba Beach Resort – Caloundra, Queensland

Located in Caloundra, the Rumba Beach Resort is a top pick for travelers vacationing in Australia with their families. It’s a beachside resort along Australia’s East Coast, and the nearby town has a charming and rustic appeal. Rumba overlooks the Pumicestone Passage with the famous Glass House Mountains and offers beachfront apartments and suites with two-person spas and full kitchens. Amenities include a lagoon pool and lap pool, an elevated pool deck with bar and several on-site restaurants.

Key Amenities:

  • Access to Pumicestone passage and Bulcock Beach

  • Apartments and suites with spas and kitchens

  • Pools, elevated pool deck and bar

Bali Hai Resort and Spa – Broome, Western Australia Bali Hai Resort and Spa – Broome, Western Australia
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Bali Hai Resort and Spa – Broome, Western Australia

As you can see, most of Australia’s top resorts are located along the Queensland coast. However, Australia’s Northwest Broome and The Golden Outback simply cannot be left off the list. The Bali Hai Resort and Spa is ideal for couples and honeymooners because of its romantic sunsets and private hideaways. You can book a studio or a two-bedroom villa, and both have lounges and tropical bathrooms. The resort’s spa is centered on a pool courtyard and has a unique blend of treatments from Australia and Bali. The Bali Hai Resort strikes a perfect balance between the laid-back nature of Broome and the luxurious accommodations that are hidden inside.

Key Amenities:

  • On-site resort spa

  • Villas with private courtyard and tropical bathrooms

  • Pool courtyard

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