Australia

Overview

If you want to get lost in nature, the spectacular landscapes of Australia reign supreme.

A vast country of vivid contrasts, Australia is blessed with gorgeous natural assets and a bright-eyed and bushy-tailed vibe. It has world-class dive sites, fun and funky cities, fascinating Aboriginal cultural sites, endless copper-coloured deserts and dense pockets of tropical jungle.

Australia is comprised of six main states that include New South Wales, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania, Victoria and Western Australia. We also do tours to the Northern Territories.

New South Wales is a vast region with a diverse landscape, and its capital city Sydney is probably the most well-known in Australia. There is a little something for everyone in New South Wales, making it a gerat destination for families, honeymooners, or groups of friends.

Queensland is the second largest and third most populated state in Australia, situated in the northeast of the country. To the east, Queesland is bordered by the stunning Great Barrier Reef and the Whitsunday Islands – a collection of 74 beautiful tropical islands that are great destinations for a boating holiday.

Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state, and capital city Melbourne is lauded for its sense of style and elegance, a diverse and lively restaurant and bar scene as well as its scenic location straddling the Yarra River and around the shores of Port Phillip Bay.

South Australia is for those adventerous visitiors who want to get into the outback. It has a very long Aboriginal history, and is home to many ancient fossil sites.

Northern Australia is made up of big, open, dusty, red plains, and the large sandstone formation known as Ayers Rock is the outback’s most famous attraction.

If you’re looking to step into a world of awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences found nowhere else on earth, you’ve come to the right place in Western Australia. Perth is a relaxed city, with the cosmopolitan port town of Fremantle and a sunny beach culture, and Kimberley has spectacular gorges, pristine beaches and waterfalls aplenty.

And last but not least, almost a fifth of Tasmania is designated and protected World Heritage Area – that’s 1.4 million hectares! Tassie’s wilderness and natural landscapes span a greater range of natural and cultural values than any other region on earth.

Australia Regions

Sydney

Sydney has been described as a supermodel of a city, and with its stunning beaches, dazzling harbour, and perpetual sun-kissed glow, the comparison rings true. This is the jewel of Australia…

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Queensland

Queensland is the second largest and third most populated state in Australia, situated in the northeast of the country.

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Tasmania

Almost a fifth of Tasmania is designated and protected World Heritage Area - that's 1.4 million hectares! Tassie's wilderness and natural landscapes span a greater range of natural and cultu…

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Victoria

Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state, yet the weather varies immensely across the 227,600 square kilometres, especially in Melbourne, host to some of Australia's most prestigious ev…

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New South Wales

New South Wales is a vast region with a diverse landscape and is probably the most well known area in Australia.

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South Australia

South Australia is for those adventurous visitors who want to get into the outback. It has a very long Aboriginal history, and is home to many ancient fossil sites.

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Northern Australia

Northern Australia is made up of big, open, dusy red plains, and the large sandstone formation known as Ayers Rock is the outback's most famous attraction.

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Western Australia

For an extraordinary holiday, you need to go to an extraordinary destination. If you’re looking to see awe-inspiring beauty and discover experiences like no other, you’ve come to the ri…

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Australia Itineraries

Australia with Kids

Australia, Sydney

Lightfoot Travel specialise in tailor-made itineraries for family holidays, honeymoons and corporate travel around the world. Below is a sample itinerary for a family holiday to Australia, a…

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Culinary Nomads

Australia

Some Australian properties pride themselves on the fact that their purpose for being there is to provide outstanding and memorable culinary experiences for its guests. Likewise, there are ma…

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On Foot – Hikers and Walkers

Australia

Head to Australia on a walking holiday and explore some of its most spectacular landscapes. Spend you time getting to know the areas, learning history and tips off your knowledgeable guides …

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Untouched Tasmania

Australia, Tasmania

With a fifth of Tasmania’s magnificent untouched wildernesses and rugged coastlines under heritage and ecological protection, the island is a splendid getaway after a tour through bustling…

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Australia Properties

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Arkaba Station

Australia, South Australia

Arkaba Station is located on the southern edge of South Australia’s Flinders Ranges National Park and the remarkable bastions of Wilpena Pound. Arkaba is a 60,000  beautifully restor…

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Bamurru Plains

Australia, Northern Australia

Bamurru Plains is located on Swim Creek Station, a 303 sq km coastal buffalo pastoral property near Point Stuart in the Mary River Region. The property encompasses a variety of habitats incl…

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Berkeley River Lodge

Australia, Western Australia

This new luxury boutique lodge is set atop a sand dune overlooking the Berkeley River and Timor Sea in Western Australia’s Kimberley Region. Berkeley River Lodge is the height of luxury an…

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Blue Sydney

Australia, New South Wales

Blue Hotel offers views across the harbour to the Botanical Gardens and the city, it is located just a few minutes taxi ride from Sydney's central business and shopping district. Built on…

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Cape Lodge

Australia, Western Australia

Sitting on its own secluded vineyard in the heart of the Margaret River Wine Country is one of Australia's finest luxury boutique hotels. Just a 3-hour drive from Perth, this is the ideal ba…

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Capella Lodge

Australia, New South Wales

Capella Lodge is Lord Howe Island's premium luxury accommodation. Commanding stunning ocean and mountain views the lodge offers a stylish and sophisticated escape to the last true paradise o…

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Captains at the Bay

Australia, Victoria

Captains at the Bay is a collection of luxury apartments and suites in the heart of Apollo Bay, a quaint seaside town in Victoria, Australia. It is located minutes from a pretty sandy beach,…

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Chateau Yering Hotel

Australia, Victoria

Chateau Yering Hotel is a luxury boutique hotel set in expansive gardens on a stunning 250-acre private estate with spectacular views across the Yarra Valley. This beautifully restored Victo…

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Cicada Lodge

Australia, Northern Australia

Situated on the banks of the Katherine River in Nitmiluk National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory, this luxury boutique lodge makes an ideal base from which to explore the awe-inspi…

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COMO The Treasury

Australia, Western Australia

COMO The Treasury is a newly opened luxury boutique hotel housed in grand 19th century government buildings in Perth’s historic district, in Western Australia. Its contemporary style refle…

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Cradle Mountain Lodge

Australia, Tasmania

Nestled high in the Tasmanian mountains on the edge of the magnificent World Heritage listed Cradle Mountain-Lake St. Clair National Park, Cradle Mountain Lodge is a secluded and relaxing hi…

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Crystalbrook Lodge

Australia, Queensland

Nestled in outback of north Queensland, overlooking a pristinely beautiful lake, Crystalbrook Lodge is the face of boutique Australian luxury accommodation. The property caters to a maximum …

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Desert Cave Hotel

Australia, South Australia

Experience dug-out style living within sandstone surrounds in the heart of Coober Pedy. The Desert Cave Hotel's rooms all have en suite bathrooms and you can choose to stay underground o…

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El Questro Homestead

Australia, Western Australia

In the middle of almost 1 million acres of rugged wilderness, the luxurious accommodations at El Questro Homestead sit in stark contrast to Western Australia’s untamed terrain. This boutiq…

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Four Seasons Sydney

Australia, New South Wales

Located in The Rocks, the city’s most vibrant and historic neighbourhood at the foot of Sydney Harbour Bridge, Four Seasons Sydney offers a spectacular experience for guests in New South W…

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Freycinet Lodge

Australia, Tasmania

Located in the spectacular Freycinet National Park overlooking Great Oyster Bay on Tasmania’s east coast, Freycinet Lodge is a luxury eco-lodge that provides a superb base from which to ex…

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Gawler Ranges Kangaluna Camp

Australia, South Australia

Kangaluna Camp a luxury safari experience set in the stunning mallee wilderness region of the Gawler Ranges in South Australia. The Ranges’ diverse terrain changes from semi-desert to arid…

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Hayman Island

Australia, Queensland

Due to the impact of Tropical Cyclone Debbie, Hayman Island is temporarily closed until late 2018- early 2019.  This ultimate tropical paradise is set on a stunning private island, with…

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Islington Hotel

Australia, Tasmania

A small boutique hotel with  much "Tassie' charm, located close to the shopping and gallery hopping of Salamanca place. The Islington Hotel offers an intimate, five-star, bespoke luxury exp…

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Kingsford Homestead

Australia, South Australia

Kingsford Homestead caters to just 14 guests for an intimate experience with hosts Pat and Sally Kent. The Kents are ready help you enjoy the very best of this magnificent property as well a…

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Lake House Daylesford

Australia, Victoria

Situated in six acres of enchanting gardens on the shores of Lake Daylesford in New South Wales, Australia this stylish and elegant retreat offers the most spectacular setting. Lake House wi…

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LifeTime Private Retreats

Australia, South Australia

Escape to a place where pure solace and unspoilt nature abounds, a place where three idyllic houses overlook the secluded Snelling Beach on Australia’s stunning outpost of Kangaroo Island.…

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Lizard Island

Australia, Queensland

Truly secluded from the rest of the world, this resort is the northern-most property located directly on the Great Barrier Reef. WIth no less than 24 powdery-white beaches to explore enjoy…

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Longitude 131

Australia, Northern Australia

Situated in the spiritual heart of Australia and commanding spectacular views of Uluru and Kata Tjuta, Longitude 131º is an exclusive and romantic tented camp offering discerning travellers…

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Mantra on the Esplanade

Australia, Northern Australia

This luxury hotel is situated on the waterfront overlooking the harbour in the heart of Darwin in Australia’s Northern Territory. Conveniently located minutes from the CBD and within drivi…

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Mayfair Hotel

Australia, South Australia

Following a $55 million redevelopment, Mayfair Hotel has reopened its doors in Adelaide, making it the talk of the town. Set within the heritage-listed, beautifully renovated Colonial Mutual…

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North Bundaleer

Australia, South Australia

“One of the finest in the north” was how North Bundaleer was described when the house was completed in 1901, reflecting the wealth and optimism in the pastoral industry at the time.  Si…

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One&Only Wolgan Valley

Australia, New South Wales

Get as far away from the city as possible without being stranded in the outback - Enter One&Only Wolgan Valley, Australia’s first conservation-led wilderness establishment. Surround…

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Australia, Victoria

This luxury boutique hotel enjoys an enviable waterfront location on Moyne River in historic Port Fairy, in Victoria, Australia. Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel is housed in a beautiful bui…

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Park Hyatt Sydney

Australia, New South Wales

Nestled in the heart of one of the world’s most beautiful harbours, Park Hyatt Sydney personifies contemporary luxury with exquisite architecture, 5-star service, and a coveted location be…

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Pretty Beach House

Australia, New South Wales

This luxury guesthouse is situated 100 kilometres north of Sydney, New South Wales on Australia’s East Coast. Set high on the escarpment above Pretty Beach in the Bouddi National Park, Pre…

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Pullman Resort Bunker Bay

Australia, Western Australia

Set in a stunning beachfront location on the white sands of Bunker Bay in the magnificent Margaret River region, Pullman Resort Bunker Bay is a luxury boutique resort offering impeccable ser…

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Pumphouse Point

Australia, Tasmania

Pumphouse Point is an extraordinary property located in the middle of the Tasmanian wilderness, set atop Australia’s deepest lake. Two former industrial pumphouses, built in 1940, have bee…

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Qualia

Australia, Queensland

Qualia is a unique Australian example of world-class luxury, situated at the edge of the Great Barrier Reef on the northern-most tip of Hamilton Island. Unravel in exquisitely appointed pav…

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Royal Mail Hotel

Australia, Victoria

The Royal Mail Hotel is a haven of luxury and tranquility at the southern edge of the Grampians National Park in Victoria. The attractive property blends country charm with modern style, aga…

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Saffire Freycinet

Australia, Tasmania

The jewel of Tasmania, Saffire Freycinet rises from its surroundings as a premium boutique property that is truly in touch with the beauty and nature of its surroundings. Saffire is bouti…

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Sails in the Desert

Australia, Northern Australia

Experience Uluru’s raw beauty in lavish surroundings at this luxury boutique hotel located at the gateway to UNESCO World Heritage site Uluru-Kata Tjuta, in Australia’s iconic red centre…

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Sal Salis

Australia, Western Australia

Eco luxury as you've never seen it before – Sal Salis brings the concept of 'Wild Bush Luxury' to the stunning and remote Western Australia coast. Located on the North West Cape, Sal Sa…

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Sebel Playford Adelaide

Australia, South Australia

The Sebel Playford is located on North Terrace, just minutes from major tourist attractions, city centre shopping and the restaurant precinct.  The hotel has an extensive range of business …

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Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage

Australia, South Australia

Located in the Barossa Valley, an easy one hour drive from Adelaide Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage is a meticulously restored 1860s German settler's cottage. Surrounded by extensive lawns…

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Shangri-La Hotel Sydney

Australia, New South Wales

With breathtaking views, incomparable service, an unbeatable location, and the largest rooms in their class, Shangri-La Hotel Sydney is the premier choice for discerning travellers in New So…

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Silky Oak Lodge

Australia, Queensland

Situated in an unrivalled riverside location on the beautiful Mossman River in Daintree, New South Wales in Australia, Silky Oaks Lodge is the ultimate luxury eco-lodge. With easy access …

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Smiths Beach

Australia, Western Australia

With an enviable location adjacent to Smiths Beach, this fabulous resort offers a first class Australian beachside experience with superb facilities.  As well as a haven for beach lovers, S…

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Southern Ocean Lodge

Australia, South Australia

This iconic and pioneering lodge on Kangaroo Island in South Austraila is perched atop a cliff on a rugged stretch of coast, offering breathtaking views of the wild Southern Ocean and the pr…

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Spicers Peak Lodge

Australia, Queensland

Perched on a mountaintop in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge provides breathtaking panoramic views of Main Range National Park. This luxury boutique eco-lodge lies on a 9,000-ac…

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Spicers Sangoma Retreat

Australia, New South Wales

Nestled into the forest canopy of the Blue Mountains in New South Wales, Spicers Sangoma Retreat is a modern eco-retreat offering the ultimate location to rejuvenate and reconnect. Sangoma, …

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Spicers Vineyards Estate

Australia, New South Wales

Set among an 8-acre private vineyard with rolling landscapes and natural bushland, Spicers Vineyards Estate combines great wine, relaxing accommodations, and the beauty of nature in one invi…

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The Ghan

Australia, South Australia

Experience a legendary expedition on The Ghan through the Australian desert, encountering the spectacular scenery of the red centre at the heart of the continent. Named after the Afghan c…

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The Henry Jones Art Hotel

Australia, Tasmania

Australia’s first dedicated art hotel, The Henry Jones Art Hotel, is set on Hobart’s glorious waterfront in row of converted sandstone warehouse dating back to the 1820’s. Once home to…

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The Langham, Sydney

Australia, New South Wales

The Langham, Sydney enjoys a premium harbour side location in the heart of Sydney's most historic district, The Rocks. Within walking distance to Sydney's iconic Opera House and Sydney Harbo…

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The Louise

Australia, South Australia

Located in the core of the celebrated Barossa wine country, just one hour drive north of Adelaide, The Louise offers a sophisticated boutique culinary journey, complimented with world-class …

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The Lyall

Australia, Victoria

The Lyall is located in South Yarra, an area of cosmopolitan cafes, art galleries and international shops. It is an all suite hotel that provides a personalised service. The Lyall is a 30…

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The Priory Country Lodge

Australia, Tasmania

The Priory Country Lodge is a luxury homestead impeccably blending together modern pleasures and the finery of the past, for a wonderful highlands experience. With a history dating back t…

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The Richardson

Australia, Western Australia

The Richardson is Perth’s newest and most stylish boutique hotel located midway between the city and Subiaco in a vibrant shopping and dining district. It is comprised of 16 hotel rooms…

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True North

Australia, Western Australia

Offering unrivalled comfort and stylish surroundings, True North feels like a lavish floating hotel. It will appeal to those looking for a unique and exciting wilderness experience with impe…

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Wildman Wilderness Lodge

Australia, Northern Australia

Situated in the lush wilderness of the Mary River Wetlands between Darwin and Kakadu National Park in Australia’s Northern Territory, Wildman Wilderness Lodge is luxury eco-lodge that offe…

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Woodbridge on the Derwent

Australia, Tasmania

This luxurious Georgian mansion hotel is situated on the banks of the Derwent river in the beautiful Derwent Valley, 25 minutes from Hobart, in Tasmania, Australia. Built by convicts in 1825…

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