Australia’s Gorgeous Beaches

Tourism Australia

There’s nothing like Australia’s beaches! Did you know that Australia’s coastline is linked by more than 10,000 beaches?  More than any other country in the world! Whether it’s a getaway at a new resort lavish enough for royalty, or a beachside tent, Australia has coastal getaways like no other.

With so many beachside hotels and resorts to choose from, I thought I could help make things easier for you and your readers by providing a list of some of the most luxurious and captivating retreats.

Saffire (Tasmania): Saffire is one of Australia’s newest luxurious accommodations and is located on the inside of the curve of sandy coastline that joins the Freycinet Peninsula to mainland Tasmania overlooking the Great Oyster Bay, where migrating whales and dolphins come to play, and where local farms produce fresh succulent oysters in some of the world’s cleanest waters. This luxury coastal sanctuary on Tasmania’s east coast truly captures the essence of this unique region, and connects with its environment to generate an authentic, enriching, rejuvenating and uplifting experience. With only 20 accommodation suites, this boutique retreat will redefine guests’ standard of relaxation and wellbeing.

Lizard Island Resort (Queensland): Australia’s northernmost resort, Lizard is located right on the Great Barrier Reef, fringed with colorful coral reefs and 24 powdery white beaches. There are extensive diving opportunities around the Marine National Park, including the famous Code Hole where snorkelers are rewarded with coral gardens, brightly colored tropical fish and giant clams just moments from the Island’s beaches. Guests are encouraged to enjoy gourmet picnics on secluded, pristine beaches, relaxation treatments at the luxurious Azure Spa, and glass bottom boat trips.

Pretty Beach House (New South Wales): Set high on the embankment above Pretty Beach, and nestled into the Bouddi National Park, Pretty Beach House is a private guesthouse-style hotel about 60 miles north of Sydney. With only three, one-bedroom pavilions surrounding the Main House, guests are welcome as if in a private home, where all meals, snacks and drinks are included as part of the hospitality; in addition, there’s butler service available around-the-clock. All the food is designed and prepared under renowned chef Stefano Manfredi, and is to be enjoyed privately within the guests’ own pavilion in the main dining area, in the wine cellar, or al fresco on the landscaped property.

Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef (Western Australia): Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is an award winning wilderness camp hidden in the white sand dunes of Western Australia’s Cape Range National Park. Guests stay in comfortable tents complete with a king size bed, toilet, solar shower and spectacular view over the reef. During the day guests can take advantage of the complimentary guided snorkeling and kayaking tours, while the evenings allow for visits from kangaroos out for their evening graze. Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef is the perfect getaway for environmentally conscious travelers, as the accommodation’s ecological principles ensure that guests generate a minimal environmental footprint during their stay. All of the camp’s power is solar generated; each en suite bathroom is complete with a natureloo, herb soap, and ecologically sound shampoo; water usage is carefully managed, and no waste material escapes into the surrounding ecosystem.

Please let me know if you are interested in receiving photos for any of the destinations above. Also, for more information regarding these retreats, or others, please visit www.australia.com or feel free to contact Megan at megan.stoudt@fleishman.ca or call at 416 645 8206.

Images also courtesy of Tourism Australia