5-star hotels in Australia are abundant, and are often placed in some of the most inspiring and extraordinary locations. Stay cliffside on Kangaroo Island with breathtaking views over the ocean, at a working cattle ranch in The Kimberley, on isolated Lizard Island, and on tropical, relaxing Heron Island.
Meanwhile, larger cities and towns have international chains and a number of boutique hotels, as well as some self-catering apartments. Beach and coastal accommodation can include large resorts with many facilities, small boutique hideaways, and exclusive private island retreats. Other unique stays include luxury tented tents, cabins on a working cattle station, sleeping under the stars of the outback in a swag, or in the desert caves of Coober Pedy.
A wide range of cruise companies operate in Australia, and Cox & Kings have chosen to work with some of the best, offering high quality service, food and facilities. Five-star operators True North and Silversea operate in the Kimberley, Quicksilver has regular sailings in the Great Barrier Reef, and Coral Princess operates in both Australia and the South Pacific.
The Ghan and the Indian Pacific offer some epic journeys across this great, vast land. The Ghan begins in Darwin and ends in Adelaide (or vice versa), taking visitors through the Top End, the dusty red interior and the Outback from north to south. The Indian Pacific traverses east to west, transporting travellers from vibrant Sydney to relaxed Adelaide and onto Perth.
For shorter journeys by rail, the tropical state of Queensland has some interesting options, with two scenic day excursions by train or an overnight journey on The Sunlander. The Tilt Train is a quick and convenient way to travel between Brisbane and Cairns, with options to stop at the gateways to Fraser Island and the Whitsunday Islands. The Sunlander follows a similar route to The Tilt Train, but travels at a more leisurely pace with private overnight Queenslander Class accommodation. The Spirit of the Outback offers a journey from Brisbane to Queensland’s outback town of Longreach, home to the Qantas Founders Museum and the Stockman’s Hall of Fame.
Located in the northernmost tip of Hamilton Island, qualia is the perfect base for discovering the incredible beauty of the Great Barrier Reef . Guests at qualia are provided with a two-seater golf buggy for ...
Silky Oaks Lodge is situated in the world heritage-listed Daintree rainforest, on the northern bank of the Mossman river. Surrounded by lush rainforest, just downstream from Mossman gorge and 20 minutes' dri ...
The Indian Pacific train is named after the two great oceans that it travels between, traversing the width of Australia from Sydney to Perth, via Adelaide (or in reverse). The train offers comfortable ...
Located at Mount Paul and set within 485 hectares of ‘land for wildlife’ in the heart of Freycinet Peninsula, the adults-only Freycinet Retreat offers different levels of accommodation, all with stunning ...
The Beach House at Bayside is situated just a short drive from Middleston Beach and the historic Albany city centre. The property offers award-winning hosted accommodation near to the stunning coastline. The ...
Truly exclusive and exceptionally luxurious.
Very high class accommodation with superb facilities and service.
High standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Good standard accommodation, service and facilities.
Clean and comfortable with en suite bathrooms but limited facilities.
Very modest with shared bathrooms and minimal facilities