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New Luxury Australia; New experiences to book across the country.

Across 2022/23 Australia revealed a treasure trove of captivating luxury travel experiences. If you’re a traveler with a penchant for the finer things, these remarkable hideaways beckon you to discover their opulent offerings. From rejuvenating spa retreats to indulgent culinary journeys, and from secluded island escapes to sophisticated urban havens, Australia’s luxury travel landscape has never been more alluring. This curated list offers a glimpse of the diverse experiences awaiting travelers in all Australian states. Each destination promises an unforgettable adventure in some of Australia’s most captivating locations.

NEW SOUTH WALES

NSW: St Siandra, Mosman, Sydney

Experience Mediterranean cuisine at its finest while enjoying breathtaking views of Middle Harbour at St Siandra, the newest luxury restaurant on Sydney’s North Shore. The culinary delights, crafted by former Nomad chef Sam McCallum, highlight Australian seafood and Mediterranean flavors. From Pacific Oysters to wood-fired flatbread and Wagyu striploin, the menu is a celebration of taste. The restaurant’s interior, designed by Sally Taylor, transports you to the Amalfi Coast. Its idyllic setting overlooking turquoise waters and luxury yachts is made even more special with private beach access and moorings for boat arrivals. Book your luxury dining experience at St Siandra through their website.

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NSW: The Albert Hotel, Mosman, Sydney

Originally constructed in 1886 as a grand stately home, The Albert Hotel has been reimagined as a luxurious boutique hotel that beautifully captures the essence of the golden age of travel. Its exclusive 26 rooms offer a diverse range of accommodations, from snug hideaways to spacious palatial suites, all thoughtfully equipped with modern conveniences. A chef-cooked breakfast is included with your stay, and you’ll also find a welcoming onsite bar for your enjoyment. Your visit to The Albert Hotel promises to be a truly distinctive luxury experience.

Nestled within the picturesque Harbourside Suburb of Mosman on Sydney’s Lower North Shore, The Albert Hotel enjoys a splendid location. This charming neighborhood is surrounded by a delightful array of boutiques, featuring everything from Camilla to Country Road, making it a shopper’s paradise. Moreover, Mosman boasts an enticing selection of dining options, with world-class restaurants such as Bathers Pavilion, Ormeggio at The Spit, Chiosco, and Public Dining offering culinary delights that will surely satisfy your palate.

For those with a penchant for the arts, don’t miss the opportunity to explore local galleries, including the renowned Harvey Galleries and the Mosman Art Gallery. And when it’s time to relax and soak in the natural beauty of the region, head to the serene Balmoral Beach, where you can indulge in a refreshing swim or simply unwind by the water’s edge. At The Albert Hotel, you’ll find yourself perfectly positioned to make the most of all these incredible experiences in Mosman.

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NSW: Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour, Sydney

Opened in April 2023, Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour offers a sensory wellness experience at the Sofitel Hotel in Sydney’s Darling Harbour. Guests are welcomed by calming tones of soft timbers, sandstone, marble finishes, and Australian-made furnishings. The spa features seven spacious treatment rooms, including two suites thoughtfully designed by award-winning firm PikeWithers. One of the suites offers a bespoke bath with a view of Darling Harbour. Additionally, the spa includes infrared saunas and relaxation lounges for guests. To embark on a wellness journey, visit the Sofitel Spa Darling Harbour website to book your treatments.

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NSW: The House at Lizard Island

Opened in July 2022, The House at Lizard Island redefines exclusive private island experiences in Australian luxury travel. This private island holiday comes complete with a chef, staff, and all the exceptional luxury additions you could desire. It’s the epitome of private island luxury.

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NSW: La Prairie Art of Beauty Lounge at Sydney International Airport

Embark on your journey with a touch of luxury at the La Prairie Art of Beauty Lounge, the first permanent luxury beauty lounge at Sydney International Airport. It’s a haven for pre-flight pampering, offering rejuvenating facials in private treatment pods. Each treatment is designed to counter the effects of air travel on your skin. You’ll find this oasis of relaxation in Terminal 1, post-security. Be sure to pre-book your treatment and arrive two hours before your flight. Treatments range from $270 to $450.

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VICTORIA:

VIC: Atria Dining, Melbourne

Atria, the signature dining experience at The Ritz-Carlton Melbourne, is where culinary artistry meets breathtaking cityscape views. Situated 80 floors above Melbourne, the restaurant offers a luxurious aesthetic and a quest for the unusual and hyper-seasonal. Chef Michael Greenlaw, with a background in five-star establishments worldwide, leads the culinary team. Next to Atria is the Cameo bar, serving rare vintages and showcasing a 90-meter bar crafted from Victorian Ash. The entire length of the restaurant is adorned with a chandelier by local artists Flaming Beacon. Make your reservation for a mesmerizing culinary experience at Atria through their website.

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VIC: The Royce Hotel, Melbourne

Step back in time to the glamour of the 1920s at The Royce Hotel, located on the border of Melbourne’s central and South Yarra. After a two-year refurbishment, the hotel has reemerged as a bastion of discreet service, indulgent experiences, and opulent surroundings. The 94 guest rooms, including 18 spacious suites with balconies, offer stunning views of the city and the Shrine of Remembrance. The hotel’s terrace features heated floors and seats, creating an ideal spot for alfresco dining or sipping champagne in a garden reminiscent of British summer gardens. It also boasts three expansive boardrooms and an elegant British-style bar. Book your stay at The Royce Hotel via their website.

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VIC: Ritz Carlton Melbourne (Narrm)

Opening in early 2023, The Ritz Carlton Melbourne promises bespoke luxury that encapsulates the city’s rich culture. With 257 guest suites, panoramic views, sumptuous furnishings, and a range of luxury amenities, this hotel offers an unforgettable experience. The sky lobby on level 80 features a signature restaurant, an intimate library bar, an indoor infinity pool, and a guest spa with bespoke treatments, a sauna, vitality pools, and a tranquil yoga space.

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QUEENSLAND

QLD: The Langham Gold Coast

Located in the first new luxury development on the Gold Coast shoreline in over 30 years, Langham Gold Coast offers an unparalleled level of luxury in one of Australia’s most vibrant beachfront holiday destinations. The hotel features 339 rooms with sensational ocean and hinterland views, along with a range of delightful food and beverage venues and Chuan Spa, a wellness concept rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). The rooms and suites are adorned with a sophisticated and modern coastal palette, Langham Ginger Flower fragrance, and artwork by internationally-renowned Australian sculptor and artist Camie Lyons.

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QLD: Calypso Club at Crystalbrook Riley

Crystalbrook Collection introduces Calypso Club at the iconic Crystalbrook Riley resort in Cairns, opening its doors on 19 October. This specialty rum and seafood bar is set against the backdrop of palm trees and endless blue skies. The design, by renowned interior architecture and design studio Mitchell & Eades, captures the essence of leisurely beach holidays and piña colada afternoons. The venue is situated at the base of Crystalbrook Riley’s iconic tower, providing stunning views of the picturesque esplanade.

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SOUTH AUSTRALIA

SA: Sofitel Adelaide

Embrace a touch of French style in Australia with the newly opened Sofitel Adelaide. Influenced by European style, the hotel offers 251 guest rooms and five glamorous bar and restaurant venues that promise to delight even the most sophisticated of travelers.

The hotel serves as a gateway to the city’s dynamic culture, offering access to the renowned Adelaide Oval, the bustling Central Market, and the artistic vibrancy of North Terrace. From indulging in delectable culinary adventures to exploring the city’s thriving arts scene, your stay at the Sofitel Adelaide ensures an encounter with Adelaide’s diverse heritage and contemporary charm.

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SA: Sequoia Lodge, Adelaide Hills

In the serene highlands of the Adelaide Hills, Sequoia Lodge awaits as a brand-new luxury sanctuary. The lodge, which opened in mid-2021, boasts 14 contemporary, luxurious suites with uninterrupted views of Piccadilly Valley. With an unwavering commitment to impeccable, personal service, the lodge offers unique daily experiences and tastings. It promises to capture your heart and revive your soul in the lap of luxury.

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SA: The Louise, Barossa Valley

Recently acquired by Baillie Lodges, The Louise reigns as the exclusive star of the Barossa Valley. This luxurious retreat reopened its doors in September 2022, inviting guests to experience an all-new level of modern luxury in the scenic vineyards of South Australia.

Indulge in the region’s renowned vineyards and wineries, savoring the finest wine tastings amidst picturesque landscapes. The journey from The Louise unveils an exploration of culinary delights, complemented by charming local markets and a vibrant cultural scene. Your stay promises an immersion into the rich heritage and flavors that define the Barossa Valley.

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WESTERN AUSTRALIA:

WA: Crown Perth

Crown Perth, the Jewel of the West, is the perfect starting point for exploring Western Australia’s diverse range of luxury holiday experiences. Beyond its lavish and expansive rooms, the hotel boasts a diverse array of dining experiences that cater to every taste. The casino offers an elegant escape for those feeling lucky. From the tranquil spa to the inviting poolside ambiance and the refined culinary offerings, every moment at Crown Towers Perth is an opulent celebration. Whether it’s a leisurely stay or a high-powered business rendezvous, this establishment ensures that luxury and lively elegance are seamlessly intertwined for an unforgettable experience.

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TASMANIA:

TAS: The Tasman, Hobart

A stay at The Tasman, a recently opened Luxury Collection Hotel, places you in the heart of Hobart, within a 5-minute walk of Mona Ferry Terminal and Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery. The 152 air-conditioned rooms offer modern amenities, private bathrooms with rainfall shower heads, and designer toiletries.

Within easy reach from the hotel, Hobart’s dining scene unfolds, offering an enticing array of flavors that celebrate the region’s fresh produce and inventive culinary artistry. From cozy cafes to elegant fine dining establishments, your stay at The New Tasman Hotel not only introduces you to Hobart’s renowned gastronomy but also serves as the perfect launchpad for a captivating exploration of the city’s cultural and culinary richness.

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