Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas Queensland
Hidden away in the forests canopy 10 minutes from Port Douglas, Thala Beach Lodge is a tranquil oasis. With a 5 star luxury rating due to its panoramic views from the onsite world class restaurant Ospreys of the coastal lines and the earthiness of the timber bungalows Thala is at one with nature. You can bequeath yourself in the local nature by experiencing bird watching, star gazing, turtle spotting, enjoying the garden walks and many more. The cool and spacious stilt built bungalows will accommodate all your needs and the paths to the main building and sandy beaches weave amid organic eucalyptus tress. It is a highly accredited eco friendly through its awareness and sustainable practice.
|Bungalow, Thala Beach Lodge, Port Douglas|
Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Water Spa
Luxury and nature are each others yin and yang at Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Water Spa. The boutique hotel lodge is spread out along the Mossman River in contemporarily designed Treehouses surrounded by stunning rainforest adjoining national treasures including Daintree National Park and nearby Great Barrier Reef. There are countless activities including yoga, helicopter rides, drop off picnics, jungle surfing canopy tours to explore the spectacular environment.
|Treehouse Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Water Spa, Queensland|
The Healing Water Spa is one of a kind, inspired by ancient wisdom to harness the power of nature. The treatments are designed to nature and nurture the mind, body and spirit incorporating the surrounding rainforest. Winner of the 2011 Spa Award you will feel rejuvenated and revitalised.
|Healing Water Spa, Silky Oaks Lodge|
Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa
If you want to appreciate nature and all it has to offer with the immersion of aboriginal culture then Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa is your destination. With only 15 exclusive “bayans” (houses) nestled in the Daintree Rain Forest you are definitely at one with mother nature. It is an Ecolodge with the most pampering through its spa facilities which utilises the water from the nearby waterfall and incorporates Aboriginal culture and techniques. You can immerse yourself in local surroundings by participating in horse riding, Daintree river cruises and Rainforest safaris. The native Aboriginal culture is fused into all the aspects of the lodge and can be fully experienced by joining one of the tours or an Aboriginal art workshop.
|"Bayans" at Daintree Eco Lodge & Spa, Queensland|
Eaglereach Wilderness Resort, Barrington Tops- NSW
Eaglereach Wilderness Resort is the perfect place to see nature in its natural form, observe wildlife and captivate the Australian essence only 2 hours from Sydney. Placed in the Hunter Valley every room has a picturesque view spreading from either the Barrington Tops to the Pacific Ocean constantly providing breathtaking scenery to just relax and unwind. On the 1000 acres there is plenty of Australian wildlife to see including kangaroos, wallabies, echidnas to the majestic wedge tailed eagle. Kayaking, mountain bikes and many more activities are complementary, perfect for the tight budget and not impeding on any enjoyment.
|Eagle Wilderness Resort, New South Wales|
Stewarts Bay Lodge, Port Arthur
Located next to Port Arthur Historic Site Stewart Bay Lodge unites the water and forest into the perfect fusion accommodating every ones interests. Each day can be a new adventure either snorkeling in one of the nearby bays to bushwalking the Tasmanian Peninsular. It has a variety of facilities including Taylor’s Waterfront Restaurant which uses local sourced produce and flavours. There are countless natural attractions to explore including the nearby cascading Waterfall Bay, a remarkable cave and a riding ranch. Perfect for the active holiday.
|View from cabin at Stewart Bay Lodge, Tasmania|
Huon Bush Retreats, Tasmania
A lovely retreat placed in the centre of Huon Valley, Tasmania which is ideal for the person with a love of wine and a forest wonderland. The valley is home to vineyards which can be explored through the seasonal trails which let you discover high quality local produce to tantalise your taste buds. The rooms provide a warm feeling with a fireplace making you feel at home whilst enjoying the beautiful and peaceful surroundings. Very private though close to all attractions including the picturesque Huon Trail Touring Route, Hartz Mountain National Park and Recherché Bay Nature Recreation Area.
|Tree house at Huon Bust Retreats, Tasmania|