Western Australia has some of Australia’s most luxurious retreats and experiences. These hotels and resorts offer visitors privacy, pampering, and indulgent dining experiences, all while experiencing some of Australia’s most unique tourism offerings.
Travelife Magazine has compiled a list of some of the best luxury holidays in Western Australia.
SOME OF THE BEST LUXURY HOLIDAYS IN AUSTRALIA
Cruise or fly the Kimberley. Experience the pristine waters of a true wilderness area in style via a Kimberley luxury cruise or scenic flight. Small cruisers such as True North, Kimberley Quest and Great Escape Charter Company can meander through secluded gorges that aren’t accessible to larger vessels. They can also pass towering red cliffs and pockets of rainforest. Kimberley Quest will be offering an exciting ‘4 Day Taste of the Kimberley’ cruise starting in October 2018.
Observe rare wildlife and ancient Aboriginal rock art, swim in crystal-clear pools and shower under waterfalls. The Kimberley is also simply spectacular from the air. Operators such as HeliSpirit and Kimberley Air will take you on an air safari which will land and explore remote destinations like Cape Leveque and Mitchell Falls.
Experience real luxury holidays. The Kimberley’s Berkeley River Lodge, accessible only by boat or plane, is one of Australia’s most amazing adventures. Its rooms offer 180-degree panoramic views of the turquoise Timor Sea and the rugged Berkeley River.
There are also other luxury holidays in the Kimberley. You can relax in a suite at El Questro Homestead, one of the Luxury Lodges of Australia, overlooking Chamberlain Gorge and dine on a private clifftop under a canopy of stars. On the coast, Broome’s Cable Beach Club Resort and Spa has suites themed around famous Australian artists, with private plunge pools and butler service. The private pools of the Injidup Spa Retreat of the Margaret River overlooking the Indian Ocean are the perfect R&R venue. Meanwhile, the award-winning Cape Lodge boutique hotel has hosted the musician Sting and celebrity chef Heston Blumenthal.
Exquisite jewels. In Perth, shop for pearls and diamonds on King and Hay Streets in the city, or visit the new showroom of the Willie Creek Pearls in Elizabeth Quay. You can also experience a live pearl harvest there. Broome’s Dampier Terrace is home to pearl showrooms including Kailis, Allure, Paspaley, Cygnet Bay and Willie Creek Pearls. In the east Kimberley outback town of Kununurra, step inside Kimberley Fine Diamonds to marvel at exquisite pink and natural diamonds.
Wine and dine like a star. Western Australia has the perfect ingredients for world-class food and wine experiences. It also has fresh local produce like Manjimup’s rare black truffles, Pemberton marron, Broome pearl meat, Rottnest Island crayfish, Exmouth prawns and, the famous wines of Western Australia.
Perth’s dining scene is booming and the recently launched Hibernian Place and Yagan Square is home to unique dining experiences, including Guy Grossi’s Garum at the heritage listed Hibernian Hall. At the restored State Buildings, visitors will find premium dining experiences including David Thompson’s Long Chim and the multi-award-winning Wildflower, where you can enjoy rooftop city views and a menu based on the Indigenous six seasons. Across the river, Crown Perth’s top chefs serve up local and international fare at Nobu, Rockpool, Silks and Bistro Guillaume.
Be pampered in Perth. Perth’s COMO The Treasury has been named Australia’s best hotel. The exclusive suites occupy the top floors of the State Buildings in the heart of the city. Meanwhile, Crown Perth has added the luxury Crown Towers. At Crown Towers, accommodations include a top-floor deluxe villa with butler service and panoramic views. The city’s newest luxury offering is the Westin, which opened in Perth’s East End. The five-star hotel has a rooftop infinity pool, Bodhi J Wellness Spa and signature restaurants.
Eco-retreat ‘glamping’. Enjoy a stress-free camping at safari or cabin-style wilderness accommodation with personalised service. The Kimberley Coastal Camp, Faraway Bay Bush Camp, Ramada Eco Beach Broome, Sal Salis at Ningaloo Reef, Olio Bello lakeside bungalows, Karijini Eco Retreat, El Questro’s Emma Gorge Resort, Kooljaman, Mitchell Falls Wilderness Lodge and Home Valley Station are just some of the options. ‘Glamping’ tents are also due to open at Pinky’s on Perth’s Rottnest Island soon.
Walk to luxury. Walk into Luxury offers visitors the chance to walk the famous Cape to Cape Track and the Bibbulmun Track in style and comfort. A member of the Great Walks of Australia group, the walks combine the best of nature with gourmet food and wine, and luxury accommodation such as the Beach House at Bayside, Cape Howe Cottages, Cape Lodge, Pullman Bunker Bay and Injidup Spa Retreat.