Our involvement in the Australian travel industry comes with its perks, including that we are up-to-speed on all of the best luxury accommodation in Australia. From the renowned Luxury Lodges of Australia, to lesser known boutique hotels, we wanted to share a few of our insider secrets about where you can find a unique luxury experience in our favourite state, Western Australia, as well as our top picks for the rest of the country!
Luxury accommodation in Perth
In recent months Perth has experienced a boom in new luxury five-star hotels and trendy boutique accommodation options, reviving the capital of Western Australia as a sought-after luxury travel destination.
Alex Hotel – Located in Perth’s cultural and entertainment centre, Northbridge, boutique Alex Hotel is a sanctuary of calm that encourages guests to make themselves at home. Help yourself to a glass of wine from the guest lounge and enjoy the view of the Perth skyline from the roof-top, and in the morning enjoy a freshly roasted coffee from the espresso bar before heading out. If you want to do some exploring, complimentary bikes are supplied to help you on your way. Shadow Wine Bar downstairs is a great place to enjoy dinner.
COMO The Treasury – Situated within Perth’s recently restored historic State buildings, this luxurious 48-room hotel is an absolute must-visit for discerning travellers seeking the finest accommodation. A fortune has been spent on upgrades and refurbishments at this award-winning luxury hotel, however, the buildings have retained their superb old-world charm. You’ll love the architecture, luxury furnishings and spacious rooms. The hotel is located within Perth’s best food and wine precinct; however, you’d be forgiven for not wanting to leave! Fortunately, there are excellent dining options available on-site, so you won’t have to! We can arrange your pre and post walk Perth accommodation with COMO, just ask us when you’re making your Walk into Luxury booking!
Crown Towers – This is one of our favourite new places to stay in Perth, and a great stopover option for people wanting to be close to the Swan River, Perth’s new Optus Stadium and the Crown entertainment complex. The rooms are very modern, with luxury trimmings and the pool area is the best in Perth. Some of the finest cuisine in the city is served up at the restaurants situated in the heart of the Crown and all we can say is……save room for these delectable dishes!
Luxury accommodation in Australia’s South West Margaret River Region
Cape Lodge – Nestled in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Region, Cape Lodge has a welcoming country estate ambience with a gorgeous lakeside view. As a Luxury Lodge of Australia, this multi-award-winning boutique accommodation offers some of the finest cuisine in the region accompanied with premium wines and impeccable service. We love partnering with the Cape Lodge team on our 3 day Cape Lodge Walk.
Injidup Spa Retreat (featured on our 4 day Cape to Cape Walk) – Perched high on a hill overlooking the Margaret River Region’s strikingly beautiful Injidup Beach, this Luxury Hotel offers 180-degree views of the Indian Ocean from your studio apartment and private plunge pool. Located right on the Cape to Cape Track, you will continue to enjoy the bush and ocean views long after you’ve hung up your boots for the day! This exclusive accommodation is where you stay on our signature Cape to Cape Walk, one of the Great Walks of Australia.
Pullman Bunker Bay Resort – Situated on one of the most stunning bays in the Margaret River Region, Pullman Bunker Bay Resort consistently provides five-star service. With an excellent pool and day spa, guests will enjoy all the creature comforts during their stay at this secluded resort. You deserve to be spoilt after a day of trekking! Our 4-day family walk on the cape to cape sees guests enjoy a night at this wonderful beach-side resort.
Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is a luxury beach side safari camp located in the heart of The Ningaloo Reef but completely secluded from the tourist track. This 5 star, Eco certified luxury glamping site boasts all modern amenities within its beautiful eco tents. Get away from technology and reconnect with the true essence of nature while exploring the white sandy beaches, and snorkelling or swimming with the whale sharks. Many additional activities can be arranged during your stay at Sal Salis for your enjoyment!
Further afield…….We have our top picks for the rest of the country, and it’s luxury with a difference!
Deep within Freycinet National Park, Friendly Beaches Lodge is tucked into a secluded, 130-hectare private sanctuary, just 100 metres from the beach. You will retreat here after a day’s hiking on the Freycinet Experience Walk where you can relax, take a hot shower or bath, browse the well-stocked library, enjoy a delicious dinner and sleep in your spacious, private bedroom.
Pumphouse Point – Located at Lake St Clair in central Tasmania, this stunning historic hideaway is a pristine example of luxury accommodation in nature. Once operating as a Hydro-Electric station, the industrial buildings have been gently transformed into an intimate luxury retreat catering to adults only. Set over Australia’s deepest lake and in the middle of Tasmania’s pristine wilderness, Pumphouse Point is an experience open only to overnight guests and has nineteen rooms spread across three buildings. One, located over the lake itself is sure to impress!
Arkaba’s true luxury is defined by the fact that its 60,000 acres are shared by just 10 guests, taking the definition of luxury accommodation in Australia to a new level. Located in the ancient and awe-inspiring landscape of the Flinders Ranges, Arkaba is recognised as one of the most beautiful outback properties in the country. With locally sourced food and wine from some of South Australia’s finest regions, this is a culinary delight.
When walking the Scenic Rim Trail you will enjoy Spicers Canopy glamping accommodation which is a permanent, private, glamping style site that takes in stunning views of Mount Mitchell, Spicers Peak and Mount Cordeaux. There are ten luxurious safari-style camping tents with king size beds, bedside tables with lamps, timber floors, fine linens and towels, bathrobes and a covered deck with deck chairs. The main lodge features an open plan lounge and dining area with a cosy blue stone fireplace, bathrooms with heated rainwater showers and an outdoor campfire pit with wood fired oven.
At Walk into Luxury, our guests are treated to the very best luxury Australian accommodation with seamless inclusions to make your Australian walking holiday beyond compare. Contact us to start planning your luxury walk today.