There’s a reason Queensland is a famed tourism spot for local and international visitors alike. The white sandy beaches, glistening aqua waters and tropical palm trees make any guest feel like they’ve been completely transported away.
Coupled with our gorgeous landscape are equally impressive resorts and hotels. Whether it be a soothing bath overlooking a vibrant rainforest or perhaps a restorative massage at an award-winning day spa, luxury accommodation is bountiful in Queensland. So, if you’re looking to fly local and explore Queensland like never before, sit back and read on for our round up of most lavish Queensland escapes.
Lizard Island Resort | Lizard Island
Private beaches? Tick. Onsite spa? Tick. Edgeless pool, overlooking the northernmost post of the Great Barrier Reef? Tick!
The award-winning Lizard Island resort, accessed exclusively by private charter from Cairns, has been labelled one of National Geographic’s Unique Lodges of the World. During your stay at the island resort, indulge in a calming spa treatment, or tuck into a private sunset degustation dinner.
Explore the Great Barrier Reef with a snorkel off any of the 24 private powdery white beaches where clam gardens, coral and marine life are abundant.
A resort escape tucked away in a 100 million-year-old rainforest? Yes please. The Daintree EcoLodge merges culture and nature in a mesmerising location. There are 15 deluxe treehouses to choose from (yes, treehouses – or “bayans”) and a unique wellness spa that incorporates Aboriginal healing methods.
Qualia | Hamilton Island
Described as a quiet world of sensory perfection, the word qualia has become synonymous with Australian luxury. This Hamilton Island resort, situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, is home to an array of luxe private pavilions (worthy of the countless awards this resort has received). If you want to explore Queensland, few things measure up to relaxing near one of the world’s natural wonders.
Enjoy the uninterrupted views of the coral sea and surrounding islands while taking a soak in your oversized tub as you sip on a freshly poured lychee cocktail.
We also highly recommend taking a dive into the climate-controlled infinity pool, and taking a helicopter over the Great Barrier Reef.
Nightfall | Gold Coast Hinterland
The Gold Coast’s “Nightfall” elevates glamping to an entirely new level. The luxurious Nightfall Camp accepts only 6 guests at a time, so ultimate privacy is guaranteed.
Here you’ll enjoy fully catered organic cuisine, stone baths and full view of Lamington National Park in your hand-built, architect-inspired safari tent.
Gilberton Outback Retreat | Outback QLD – Einasleigh
The Gilberton Outback Retreat offers visitors an incredibly unique luxe experience. Not everyone who’s stayed in a 5 star luxury resort can say it was located on an 88,000-acre working cattle station. This lavish accommodation perfectly encapsulates rustic luxury.
A ten hour drive from Townsville or Cairns, visitors can expect the ultimate outback luxury experience in this ‘tin shed on steroids’. Rooms are complete with a king four-poster bed (with full mosquito netting) and a free-standing outdoor bath with views overlooking the Gilbert River.
Mount Mulligan Lodge | Mount Mulligan
3 different room styles, 16 guest capacity, on a private 28,000-hectare heritage site. The Mount Mulligan Lodge, located in Outback Queensland, was made for explorers. Each room is treated to their own electric buggy – so adventure seekers can explore the sprawling property at their own pace.
Tantalise your tastebuds with the daily changing menu that showcases a bounty of locally-sourced, caught and freshly-grown seasonal fare. Take advantage of the unique outback experiences – perhaps astronomy stargazing or paddleboarding. While cruising along, you may even spot a platypus!
From white sandy beaches to rustic outback lodges, there are a plethora of remarkable, lavish getaways available when you explore Queensland. If you’re looking to treat yourself to a luxe getaway, you deserve an equally elaborate journey. Adagold Luxe creates travel experiences where the journey becomes equally as desirable as the destination. We craft bespoke travel experiences tailored to suit your desires for the exceptional. Discover more about our private jet experiences, and be sure to contact us if you have any questions.