With International travel off the agenda, we have been working with our clients on holiday escapes and unforgettable experiences in Australia & New Zealand.  2020 is the year that we would all like to step away from the everyday for a moment and into a little indulgence.

In our latest blog in our Exploring Homeland series, our team take you on a journey to some of Australia & New Zealand’s luxury stays.  If you celebrated a milestone occasion or significant birthday and missed the opportunity to celebrate with family & friends, a luxury getaway could be the perfect way to mark this occasion.

Our Lifestyle team will work with you to book the perfect location for your holiday and provide a complete itinerary with dining, experiences, wellness and activities; they can prepare your packing list.


Elysian Retreat
Long Island, Whitsundays, QLD

Elysian Eco Retreat is a family owned & operated, boutique retreat located in the Whitsundays with 10 oceanfront villas.  It is the most secluded island retreat in the Whitsundays and the first solar powered resort on the a 3 hectare private cove with a rocky beach, surrounded by rainforest and all the magnificence of the Great Barrier Reef.

Nature immersion and seclusion is what is on offer at Elysian with an emphasis placed on tailored experiences and personal service, a true escape where each day you can choose to idle your time away swinging in the hammock listening to the waves and soaking up the peace, diving into the clear waters or, take a paddle board or kayak and explore around the uninhabited rest of the island.

Pretty Beach House
Highview Road, Pretty Beach, Bouddi Peninsula, NSW

Pretty Beach House is one of Australia’s most exclusive luxury lodges situated 90 minutes drive north of Sydney on the glorious NSW Bouddi Peninsula. The lodge has four ‘pavilions’ set high on the escarpment above Pretty Beach and gently nestled into the Bouddi National Park.   Stay in one of the luxurious pavilions or book an exclusive-use for 8 guests. Guests are welcomed as if in a private home where all dining, snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, a considered selection of fine alcoholic beverages and wi-fi are included as part of the hospitality.

Marramarra Lodge
Fishermans Point, NSW

Located on Fishermans Point peninsula, just one hour from Sydney this unique Australian bush luxury lodge is nestled between the Hawkesbury river and the rugged beauty of Marramarra National Park. With access by river only, there are scheduled boat transfers to arrive via boat or arrive in style by helicopter or  seaplane for your luxury getaway.

The luxury rooms boast understated timber flooring and large riverstone bathrooms, finished with a glass panelled outdoor balcony and unobstructed views.   For you stay, choose between a Peninsula Tent perched atop the hill with a private view of the river, or the spacious bungalows nestled in the native bushland hills.

The food and wine experience is a highlight of any stay at Marramarra Lodge with Budyari Restaurant serving daily gourmet breakfast, light lunch, and a degustation dinner each evening by Michelin starred Executive Chef, Meyjitte Bougenout and his team.  All included with your stay along with a select mini-bar.  Activities include bushwalking in the national park, stand-up paddle boarding or kayaking on the river, or relax with a spa treatment.

Sequoia Lodge
1 Mawson Drive, Crafers, SA

Set to open in late 2020, South Australian’s newest luxury lodge SEQUOIA is an elegant sanctuary nestled in the highlands of the Adelaide Hills and afoot the iconic Mount Lofty House estate with breathtaking, uninterrupted views across Piccadilly Valley.

Named after the three giant Californian Redwood trees planted by the original owner Arthur Hardy, Sequoia will feature 14 contemporary guest suites with access to a private club lounge, gardens, sundeck and natural spring-fed hot pools.

SEQUOIA will capture your heart and revive your soul with an impeccable, heartfelt service that includes exclusive unique daily experiences, tastings and more.

Injidup Spa Retreat
31 Cape Clairault Road, Yallingup WA

Luxurious Spa retreat located in the Margaret River wine region, right on a secluded beach in the heart of the Yallingup.  Injidup Spa Retreat features 10 luxurious adult only villas, each with a private plunge pool and stunning ocean views.    The Bodhi J Spa is Western Australia’s premier eco-luxe spa offers exquisite restorative sanctuary set in pristine coastline surrounds invites you to step inside and go on a journey of complete relaxation and renewal.


Pumphouse Retreat
1 Lake St Clair Road, Lake St Clair TAS

Hidden on the edge of the lake, hugged by native bush, a unique adults-only eighteen room retreat  designed to showcase the lake’s natural beauty and unpredictability.   Take a scenic drive to Pumphouse or arrive by seaplane and experience the island from the air & land directly onto the stunning waters of Lake St Clair.

Devoid of fuss and layers of service, things work differently at the Pumphouse. It’s a place for being, not just doing. Pour your own at the honesty bars and find picnics in your room. Glide away on electric bikes or tread softly on moss-covered understoreys. Row yourselves into new depths, encounter new friends, and cook your eggs just how you like them. Realign your inner compass. It might not be what you expect.


Saffire Freycinet
2352 Coles Bay Road, Coles Bay TAS

Australia’s premier luxury lodge, a gem of Coles Bay providing an authentic and immersive connection to the magnificent Freycinet National Park and Wineglass bay in Tasmania. Featuring 20 private suites, a luxury day spa, Freycinet was voted the World’s Best Boutique Hotel and World’s Best Luxury Hotel.

Executive Chef, Iain Todd ensures an innovating dining experience in Palate Restaurant with the freshest home grown produce. Saffire Freycinet’s range of activities gives you an option for every mood from exploring the stunning national wonders, adventure of fly fishing, kayaking & bird-watching, marine oyster farm, wineglass lookout walk, stand up paddle boarding, golf to complete relaxation in the luxury of the spa.

166 Balnarring Road, Merricks North, VIC

Set on a pristine vineyard amid the Mornington Peninsula wine region, the rural acreage frames this luxury hotel. Jackalope sets a new standard in regional accommodation, the 45 rooms boast private terraces, king size beds, complimentary mini bar and on demand movies, rain showers and the option of deep-soak Japanese baths.

Just one hours drive from Melbourne, the Hotel features include a 30-metre infinity pool lapping over the surrounding vines, two of the regions finest restaurants Doot Doot Doot and Rare Hare and boasting an onsite cellar door and cocktail bar.

The Boatshed
Cnr Tawa and Huia Street, Little Oneroa, Waiheke NZ

Perched above the sun-drenched bay and white sandy beaches of Oneroa, this chic luxury hotel offers casual and elegant atmosphere working in perfect harmony with its seaside location.

Each of the five designer luxury hotel suites and 2 bungalows showcase panoramic ocean views.

Private all day dining for hotel guests is a wonderful way to make the most of the hotel’s beautiful design, architecture, art and the local surrounds, as well as the beautiful bay and ocean views. Walk on the beach, read a book in the sun, relax and be pampered.

Arrive on Waiheke Island by boat, please or helicopter before checking into The Boatshed to relax or enjoy a exploring everything this magical island has to offer.

Our Casual Solutions are the ideal solution for the planning of your next getaway, milestone celebration or holiday.  You will enjoy the seamless experience of a dedicated Lifestyle Manager to take care of every step of your itinerary, so that all you have to do is arrive and enjoy your time away.