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Top 10 Luxe Retreats for Nature Lovers


Australia’s regional towns and rural settings are a nature lover’s paradise. From lush hinterland havens to tropical rainforest retreats Australian has it all. Immersive, nature based travel experiences are becoming increasing popular in Australia, as people draw strength and resilience by being surrounded by nature. Enjoy glorious seclusion and isolation with some of these alluxia favourites.

Here’s our roundup of luxe retreats for nature lovers.

Blackbird, Byron Bay NSW
Pause, decompress and reconnect at Blackbird Byron. It’s a mantra we can endorse from this unique and oh so luxe hideaway. Set on a private road, with just a few pavilions, this adults-only haven is peaceful and secluded enough for you to fully relax and recharge.

La Rocher Eco Retreat, The Tweed NSW
Wake to mist on the valley and the spectacular views of Wollumbin Mt Warning as first light hits the summit, allow the serenity, peace and tranquillity to take hold and truly unwind and nourish your soul. Sink into the freestanding bath as you take in the endless hinterland and mountain views from the floor to ceiling glass windows.

Ecopia Retreat, Kangaroo Island SA
Situated in a wildlife sanctuary on one of Australia’s most spectacular island destinations, immersed in 150 acres of natural wilderness you’ll find Ecopia Retreat. Imagine yourself sitting on the deck with a glass of local South Australian wine, while listening to the wildlife and enjoying the splendour of the natural landscape. Heaven.

Mayan Farm Luxe Villas, Noosa Hinterland QLD
Gather your nature loving friends and head to Mayan Farm in the Noosa Hinterland. The property offers environmentally friendly, sustainable accommodation comprising of two “rammed earth” luxe villas joined by a central entertaining area complete with plunge pool and pizza oven with sweeping views of the surrounding farmland and countryside. Lie in the hammock and completely bliss out.

Rocky Hills Retreat, East Coast TAS
You’ll feel a million miles away from civilisation when you enter Rocky Hills Retreat and let the 250 acres of dry sclerophyll bush close around you. Sink into the outdoor Huon Pine bath tub, pour yourself a glass of bubbles and truly unwind surrounded by nature. This award-winning getaway is luxuriously and thoughtfully appointed for two.

Free Spirit Pods, Bruny Island TAS
Escape to Bruny and check in to this eco-friendly and sustainable accommodation situated in a superb waterfront location alongside Quarantine Station National Park. Choose from either the Flying Duck or Blue Wren luxury self-contained studio pods superbly handcrafted from sustainable Tasmanian timbers. You won’t want to leave.


Alkina Lodge, Great Ocean Road VIC
Abundant native wildlife, awe inspiring natural landscapes and the majestic Southern Ocean, this is the setting for the Alkina Lodge experience. Architecturally designed to “touch the earth lightly” each of the villas have been carefully positioned to provide privacy and a level of luxury designed for discerning travellers who want to reconnect and refresh.

Saltus Luxury Villas, Daylesford/Hepburn Springs VIC
Overlooking the iconic Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, Saltus villas is the perfect spot for a restorative getaway in Victorian spa country. With native forest, stunning mineral springs and plenty of local wildlife, it is no wonder this is a leading relaxation spot in the state.

Seclude Rainforest Retreat, Whitsundays QLD
Nestled in 160 acres of pristine Whitsunday rainforest, your luxury hideaway awaits. Seclude Rainforest Retreat is the ideal spot to unwind, whether you prefer exploring local walking tracks or simply lazing by the pool, the choice is yours.

Lochiel Luxury Accommodation, Dandenong Ranges VIC
Escape the city to the Dandenong Ranges and be surrounded by lush rainforest from your treetop cabin. Relax in the oversized spa bath or sit fireside at these contemporary self-contained cottages in the heart of the Olinda village.

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