Escaping the hectic, busy reality of our day-to-day lives is no walk in the park. We go on holidays to switch off, but many of us struggle to truly relax.
That’s why so many luxury lodges are popping up in remote, serine locations that are ‘off the beaten track’. With worries of work and life far away, a stay in one of these secluded lodges empowers guests to fully switch off and embrace holiday mode. Read on for three marvellous ‘off the beaten track’ luxury lodges.
The Louise, Barossa Region, South Australia
Surrounded by glorious natural vineyard landscapes, The Louise, located in the famed Barrosa wine region, is the ideal luxury escape. Vast open spaces, clear skies and twisted old vines culminate to craft an unforgettably scenic location. Guests at The Louise are encouraged to embrace the beauty and wonder what the gorgeous, rugged landscape has to offer. Whether that be enjoying a quiet picnic alongside kangaroos in native bushland, trekking through bush tracks complete with native flowers, birds and wildlife or touring through the undulating valley in a vintage car; the possibilities are endless at The Louise.
With days spent amongst nature come nights spent fine dining. The Louise is famed as the queen of luxury culinary tourism in South Australia. As anyone familiar with the Barrosa knows, this treasured region grows beautiful wine and food. The Louise has embraced all the region has to offer with their onsite, award-winning restaurant, Appellation.
Appellation’s Executive Chef Kyle Johns and his team are committed to championing local suppliers. Ingredients are routinely sourced from local fruit trees and home gardens. The cuisine at The Louise naturally evokes a strong sense of place, with the team in the kitchen proud storytellers of the Barossa region.
Like so many guests at The Louise, Appellation considers wine and food to be natural partners. Pairing delectable dishes with perfectly matched wines from the Barrosa’s famed vineyards is second nature to the team at Appellation.
A range of suites are available at The Louise, which you can browse here. While the Barrosa is an hour’s drive from the Adelaide airport, Adagold will fly you straight there.
Huka Lodge, Wairakei, Taupō, New Zealand
Set amongst the ever-changing Waikato River and broader Lake Taupō region of New Zealand, Huka Lodge is full of wondrous natural beauty. Taupō is located on the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island. Its famous, vast lake and gentle climate set a leisurely pace for incoming guests. The endless waters of Lake Taupō, formed from an ancient volcanic caldera, flow into the thundering Huka Falls. Guests to the Huka Falls region are greeted with lush green wilderness, rolling pastures of golden grass, snow-capped mountain peaks and the intense blue waters of lakes, rivers and streams. Guests who are looking to escape the concrete jungle and enter an isolated paradise are destined for a visit to the beautiful Huka Lodge.
Guests to the Huka Lodge can also choose from an array of activities, including:
- A jet boat trip on the Waikato River
- Walking tracks
- Golf courses
- Heli experiences
- Lodge activities, including tennis, croquet, fly fishing, massage treatments, private yoga sessions, tennis tuition, swimming pool, spa pools and mountain biking.
Guests can travel to the Huka Lodge by flying to Auckland airport, then to Taupō. But why delay the start of your holiday? With Adagold Aviation, we’ll fly you straight there. Learn more about this luxury lodge here.
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge, British Columbia, Canada
There’s nothing quite like a stay in the wilderness to reset and unwind. With international travel on the cards for some parts of Australia, we had to include the illustrious Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge. This luxury lodge was named after Clayoquot Sound, a vast, 100km wide inlet of the Pacific Ocean, where Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge proudly calls home. The sound comprises many remote inlets, secluded bays and small islands, as well as an established forest.
The west coast of British Columbia’s Vancouver Island is full of biodiversity. Designated as a UNESCO protected Biosphere Reserve in 2000, the coastal ecosystem of Clayoquot Sound has continued to evolve freely over time, and now houses thousands of different species of flora and fauna. Guests who stay at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge have direct and exclusive access to this precious secluded wilderness.
Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge offers guests access to unforgettable encounters, including water sports in the Clayoquot Sound, hiking, horseback riding, canoeing, heli fly fishing and other helicopter-based adventures.
Settle Into Your Holiday Early With Adagold Aviation
Flying our guests to luxury, secluded locations is routine here at Adagold Aviation. These luxury private jets are equipped to land in a vast array of airports. This means our guests can fly direct – even to remote locations like the all luxury lodges listed here. When you fly private, you escape the busy airports, you work off your time requirements, and you are treated to a marvellous, jet-centric flight experience. You can switch off and settle in holiday mode earlier, so you can make the most of your time. Be sure to contact Adagold Aviation to inquire about our private jet options.