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●    Two infinity swimming pools
●    Spa qualia 
●    Two restaurants, Long Pavilion and Pebble Beach 
●    Gym and yoga studio

Activities

●    Culinary classes and food tastings
●    Explore the Great Barrier Reef on a private charter cruise or scenic flight 
●    Sail around the Whitsunday Islands on a private yacht charter
●    Private sunset champagne cruise
●    Diving and snorkelling
●    Take a helicopter charter to play golf on neighbouring Dent Island
●    Hike around Hamilton Island

Children

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Located within 30 acres of landscaped gardens and native bush, qualia sits at the northern tip of Hamilton Island with views over the Whitsunday Islands and Great Barrier Reef.

Each of the 60 private pavilions faces the sea and are surrounded by tropical bush. Inside, polished timber floors are accented by earthy tones, while floor-to-ceiling windows lead to a sundeck. Some pavilions have a private plunge pool, while the Beach House has a 12-metre infinity pool.

Dine at one of two restaurants, Long Pavilion or Pebble Beach, both serving seasonal menus with a premium wine list.

Explore the Great Barrier Reef by private cruise, scenic flight or on a diving and snorkelling trip. Take a helicopter shuttle to Dent Island to play a round of golf, or hop on an electric golf buggy to explore Hamilton Island. Alternatively, unwind with the signature Whitsunday Escape treatment in Spa qualia.

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Facilities

  • The exclusive Palate Restaurant 
  • Spa Saffire  
  • Fitness centre

Activities

  • Wine and vine adventures
  • Tasmanian devil experience
  • Visit a working oyster farm and sample prized Pacific oysters
  • Canoeing and birdwatching
  • Guided and self-guided walks
  • Boat trips
  • Fly fishing

Children

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Saffire Freycinet is a secluded coastal sanctuary in a mesmerising location overlooking the Hazard Mountains, Freycinet Peninsula and Great Oyster Bay. Surrounded by native bush, this sophisticated resort offers a wealth of inspirational experiences.

The 20 luxurious, ultra-private suites are spacious, open-plan and adorned with stylish décor. Guests enjoy cinematic views from floor-to-ceiling windows, private decks, and marble bathrooms with deep baths and walk-in showers. The Private Pavilions have separate living rooms and facilities for chefs to cook in your suite.

The exclusive Palate Restaurant is only open for guests, and serves the finest Tasmanian food and drink. Opt for the multi-course degustation menu or choose from the à la carte options.

Guests can participate in a range of outdoor adventures, including visiting an oyster farm, wine and vine adventures, the Tasmanian devil experience, and exploring the region by foot, boat or canoe. Alternatively retreat to Spa Saffire for some pampering. 

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Facilities

  • The Waldheim Alpine Spa 
  • Choice of dining options – Highland Restaurant or Tavern Bar & Bistro – and guest bar and lounge
  • Pool table and board games

Activities

  • Explore the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park
  • Guided walks and driving tours 
  • Horse riding
  • Canoeing
  • Fly fishing
  • Helicopter tours
  • Wine and cheese tasting

Children

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Surrounded by native bush and located on the edge of the Cradle Mountain-Lake St Clair National Park, Pepper Cradle Mountain Lodge offers a wilderness experience with plenty of creature comforts.

The cosy guest rooms and suites are dotted around the forest in a private, peaceful setting. Choose between four different types of accommodation, ranging from contemporary Pencil Pine Cabins to luxurious King Billy Suites, which have a private hot tub on the deck. There are also a number of family options.

The log cabin-style main building contains the Highland Restaurant, which serves premium Tasmanian food and wine, as well as the rustic Tavern Bar and Bistro.

Spend your days exploring the UNESCO-listed Tasmanian wilderness on guided walks and drives, helicopter tours, and night spotlighting tours. Go horseback riding, fly-fishing, canoeing, and wildlife watching, before heading back to the Waldheim Alpine Spa or your own log fire.

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Facilities

  • Private plunge pools
  • Wifi
  • Satellite TV,
  • The Eco-house (Kids’ educational centre)

Activities

  • Morning and evening game drives in open safari vehicles
  • Bush walks
  • Bird watching
  • Astronomy
  • Ecology house & local community village tour
  • Bush breakfasts and dinners
  • Boma dinners
  • Health spa and massage
  • Children’s activities

Children

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Comprising three separate luxury properties, Madikwe Safari Lodge sits on the Madikwe Game Reserve in South Africa’s north-western province, bordering Botswana. This area, where the Kalahari meets the bushveld, is renowned for providing some of the best malaria-free game-viewing experiences in South Africa.

Lelapa (meaning ‘family’) Lodge has twelve suites and welcomes children of all ages. Family safari drives, pizza making in the ‘boma’, star gazing and many other ‘Madikwe Cubz’ activities ensure that kids are kept busy, with those as young as two permitted on the dedicated family drives in the late morning.

Kopano Lodge has four suites with private plunge pools and a beautiful open decked sitting/dining area. Further up the mountain side, with superb views across the plains, is Dithaba Lodge, whose more remote location lends itself to families or private groups.

Madikwe Game Reserve is renowned for its game viewing and diverse wildlife. Fewer vehicles here mean additional exclusivity, and crucially, sightings of more animals.
 

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Facilities

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Chi, The Spa
  • Health club and sauna
  • Sun deck
  • Business and conference facilities
  • Altitude Restaurant and Café Mix
  • Lobby Lounge and Blu Bar on 36
  • Babysitting and childcare
     

Activities

  • Explore the historic Rocks District, including the Sydney Harbour Bridge, Sydney Opera House, and Museum of Contemporary Art
  • Relax on Sydney’s numerous beaches, including Bondi Beach and Manly Beach
  • Royal Botanic Gardens
  • Golf 
  • Tennis 
     

Children

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Wake up to one of the most iconic views in the world at the Shangri-La Hotel, Sydney. Offering exquisite service, fine dining, and views of Sydney Harbour, the 36-floor hotel offers a gorgeous escape in the heart of the historic Rocks District. 

The 565 spacious rooms and suites are the largest in their class in the city, with contemporary furnishings, plush fabrics, soundproof windows, marble bathrooms, and huge windows with dazzling harbour views. 

The pick of the dining options is the Altitude Restaurant on the 36th floor, widely regarded as one of the best in the city. Enjoy contemporary Australian cuisine with views over the harbour, before retiring to the neighbouring Blu Bar on 36 for cocktails.

Spend your days exploring the Sydney Opera House, Sydney Harbour Bridge and Museum of Contemporary Art, relaxing on Sydney’s outstanding beaches, and playing golf or tennis. Then unwind in Chi, The Spa with their signature Chakra Healing Massage. 
 

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Facilities

  • Delicious local food and wine 
  • Honeymoon tent atop a sand dune 
  • Library
  • Lounge area
  • Bar
     

Activities

  • Fishing
  • Swimming with whale sharks and humpback whales
  • Sea kayaking
  • Snorkelling
  • Gorge walks
  • Wildlife and bird life viewing
  • Star-gazing
  • Fishing and boat cruising on Yardie Creek
     

Children

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Sitting virtually atop the Ningaloo Reef, Sal Salis brings the concept of ‘Wild Bush Luxury’ to the remote western coast of Australia. This luxury wilderness camp is the only way to see this beautiful part of the world, and despite the remote spot, guests still have the opportunity to enjoy creature comforts. 

The in-camp experience embodies laid-back glamour and is designed to immerse you in the extraordinary surroundings – prepare to wake to the song of a butcher bird, the raucous squawks of a galah or the thump of a wallaroo passing by. It’s also sensitive to its location and is proud to contribute to a sustainable green environment.

Each Eco-luxe wilderness tent combines design with nature and features fine furnishings, linen and wooden floors. They also come with an en suite eco-bathroom.

Meals are served at the main Lodge and include the best and freshest Australian produce prepared by the resident chef and accompanied by fine wines.
 

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Facilities

  • Two restaurants 
  • IXL Long Bar
  • The Lounge
  • I Excel Gym
  • Business facilities
     

Activities

  • Art and history tours
  • Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
  • Visit Mount Wellington
  • Explore the Port Arthur Historic Site
  • Wine tasting at the Coal Valley Vineyards
  • Beer tasting at the Cascade Brewery 
  • Wander along the historic waterfront
  • Helicopter tours and boat cruises
  • Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary

Children

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Occupying a prime spot on Hobart’s waterfront, a row of historic warehouses and a former jam factory have been transformed into Australia’s first dedicated art hotel. The Henry Jones Art Hotel showcases over 500 continually changing, contemporary Tasmanian artworks in a building that is, in itself, a work of art. 

The individually designed rooms and suites are decorated in earthy tones with views over the waterfront and Mount Wellington. Original features, such as exposed sandstone walls, are complemented by modern touches and artworks, while the modern bathrooms feature spa baths. 

Diners can choose between a locally sourced menu in the Peacock and Jones restaurant or enjoy Asado grilled steaks and seafood in the Landscape Restaurant and Grill, accompanied by an extensive wine list. Afterwards, retire to the IXL Long Bar for live jazz and cocktails. 

Guests enjoy a complimentary art and history tour of the building, plus there’s plenty to keep you occupied in the region, including Mount Wellington, Coal Valley vineyards, and the Bonorong Wildlife Sanctuary. 

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Facilities

  • Indoor saltwater lap pool
  • Spa and wellness centre
  • Fitness centre
  • 24-hour room service
  • Restaurant, café and bar
  • Courtyard

Activities

  • Visit the Vancouver Art Gallery
  • Go shopping on Robson Street
  • Science World and the Vancouver Aquarium 
  • The seawall
  • Stanley Park

Children

Yes

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Rosewood Hotel Georgia is located in the heart of the downtown action and combines the magnificent splendour of the roaring twenties with contemporary design, luxury and signature Rosewood service. As the hotel opened originally in 1927, today it counts as a heritage building.

Its 156 rooms and suites offer stunning surroundings. Amid elegant furnishings and a calming palette of blues, ivory and brown, the Art Deco vibe continues with 20s-style lamps and wooden furniture. Even standard rooms come with an oversized marble bathroom complete, underfloor heating and separate rainfall shower. 

Hawksworth is one of Canada’s most celebrated restaurants serving beautifully plated fresh, seasonal and local food with a twist of Asian flavours and innovative techniques. The Hawksworth cocktail bar is a must, and the Reflections rooftop bar is ideal for summer-patio dining and drinking.
 

 

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Facilities

  • Entertainment room
  • Sun deck
  • Dining deck

Activities

  • Snorkelling or diving
  • Waterskiing
  • Wakeboarding
  • Fishing
  • Hiking
  • Stargazing
  • Relax on the top deck's sun loungers
  • Enjoy bonfires on the beach

Children

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Tiger Blue is an exclusive and ultra-luxurious wooden phinisi live-aboard from which to explore the pristine waters and sunny islands of Eastern Indonesia. Perfect for a family holiday, an adventure trip with old friends or a diving and watersports holiday, that is second to none.

The four cabins sleeping ten guests are serviced by eight crew, an expedition leader and an executive chef. There are two master suites with king size beds, one cabin with two single bunks and one family cabin with one king size bed and two single beds. All the cabins are air conditioned and have en suite bathrooms with hot water and fresh water showers. 

The heart of the boat is the dining area on the main deck, made for sitting around the table and swapping stories while the chefs serve gourmet cuisine. The bean bags are an ideal space for lounging, particularly if it means falling asleep under the stars. There’s also a sitting room with a television and sound system.
 

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Facilities

  • Restaurant serving local haute cuisine 
  • Swimming pool 
  • Library 
  • Observation tower 
  • Riverside chapel 
     

Activities

  • Visit Iguazu National Park and Iguazu Falls
  • Jungle trekking and mountain biking
  • Wildlife and birdwatching guided tours
  • Boat trips
  • Close to the Jesuitic ruins of San Ignacio Mini, Wanda Mines, tea plantations, and Bemberg Museum
     

Children

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Located in the heart of the Misiones Jungle, the Posada Puerto Bemberg is a boutique hotel championing sustainable tourism and great service. This colonial-style lodge sits within protected rainforest perched above the Parana River, just 35 minutes from Iguazu Falls. 

The 14 spacious rooms have high ceilings, large windows, traditional furniture and quality fabrics, complemented by modern amenities. Each has a private patio with views over the rainforest. 
The onsite restaurant serves fusion cuisine, giving an international flavour to local produce. It’s complemented by an onsite wine cellar with an extensive list of Argentine wines.  

Go jungle trekking, join a guided nature walk, take a speedboat ride into the heart of the reserve, or visit local attractions including Iguazu Falls. Back at the lodge, enjoy a refreshing dip in the rainforest-surrounded pool and sip a cocktail at sunset on the deck of the observation tower looking over the Parana River. 
 

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