Australia has so much to offer the sophisticated traveler. From the country’s unspoiled outback to its famous wine-producing regions, visitors have numerous options to make a trip of a lifetime in Australia.
For the child-free traveler, adults-only resorts can be found throughout the country. Here are our top picks for the best adults-only resorts in Australia.
#1: at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat – Whitsundays, Queensland
Located on Pioneer Bay, near Airlie Beach, at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat offers an intimate adults-only boutique experience in the Whitsundays.
Surrounded by rainforest, at Waterfront Whitsunday Retreat consists of five suites plus a penthouse. All of the suites feature balconies with a corner jacuzzi and galley kitchens.
On-property, guests will find a sun deck, swimming pool, barbecues, and tropical gardens. The retreat can also provide spa treatments and tour booking options.
#2: El Questro Homestead – Kununurra, Western Australia
Located on nearly 700,000 acres within El Questro Wilderness Park in The Kimberley region of Western Australia, El Questro Homestead provides a luxury all-inclusive retreat for adventure seekers and those just wanting to get away.
Comprised of ten suites, the resort is nestled amongst rugged landscapes above the Chamberlain River. All suites are luxuriously appointed and offer sweeping views from their private verandahs.
Meals and experiences are also included in stays at El Questro Homestead. Gourmet meals are inspired by and sourced from the local region. Inclusive activity options include nature and wildlife tours, boating through El Questro’s gorges, guided gorge hikes, use of the thermal pools at Zebedee Springs, and more.
#3: Kudos Villas – Hepburn Springs, Victoria
Located in Hepburn Springs, Kudos Villas offers nine self-contained villas with couples in mind. Each one-bedroom villa is decorated with sophistication and indulgence. While each villa has its own theme, they all share common features such as open-plan kitchens, living and spa areas, open fireplaces, and outdoor decks with tree-top views.
Surrounded by nature and hidden in the bushland, guests shouldn’t be surprised if a kangaroo or echidna pays a visit during their stay. This adults-only retreat is a great choice for nature lovers.
#4: The Louise – Barossa Valley, South Australia
For those looking for luxury accommodations while enjoying the best food and drink Australia has to offer, The Louise may be just the place for you. Located in the Barossa Valley, one of Australia’s major wine-producing regions, The Louise offers adults-only stays surrounded by scenic vineyards.
The resort’s suites all include king beds, complimentary mini-bars, and bathrooms with spa tubs and walk-in rain showers. Guests can enjoy such facilities as the sauna, fitness center, game courts for bocce, an over-sized outdoor chessboard, sunset terrace, wine bar, and infinity pool.
The property also features two restaurants that focus on regional cuisine and locally sourced ingredients. Appellation serves a set chef’s tasting menu, while three75 specializes in comfort food. Additionally, The Louise offers once-in-a-lifetime experiences for visitors, such as breakfast with kangaroos, guided farmers market tours, and private wine tastings.
#5: Red Feather Inn – Hadspen, Tasmania
The Red Feather Inn in Tasmania offers a quaint getaway perfect for couples who enjoy the hominess of a boutique bed and breakfast. Featuring original Georgian buildings with French provincial elegance, the inn is comprised of five suites that cater to adults only. The three cottages on-property can accommodate guests are all ages.
Each suite overlooks a meticulously maintained garden. Delicious breakfasts are included each morning. Additionally, a restaurant and cooking school are located on the property.
#6: Shantara Resort – Port Douglas, Queensland
Located within walking distance of Port Douglas’s main area, Shantara Resort‘s apartment-style accommodations are available for adults-only and provide easy access to some of Queensland’s biggest attractions.
Guests can choose from studio apartments up to two-bedroom apartments. Each apartment features a kitchenette and balcony or patio. Some rooms have direct access to the larger pool, while others have a private jacuzzi.
Shantara Resort’s facilities include two lagoon-style pools, a fitness center, a day spa, and a barbecue area.
#7: Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat – Montville, Queensland
The family-owned and operated Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat provides luxury boutique accommodations for adults only in a rainforest setting near Kondalilla National Park. Guests will stay in one of the six villas.
Each villa features a verandah furnished with a hammock, barbecue, and dining area that overlooks the rainforest canopy. The villas also have a double spa bath, log fireplace, and kitchenette. Visitors are treated to complimentary port wine, handmade chocolates, and breakfast hamper featuring local products and produce.
The eco-friendly Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat is located in the village of Montville, home to many galleries, boutiques, restaurants, and wineries. Guests can also hike to beautiful waterfalls and birdwatch in the nearby national parks.
#8: Witches Falls Cottages – Tamborine Mountain, Queensland
For couples wanting a romantic, private escape, Witches Falls Cottages is a great option. The secluded adults-only mountain retreat is hidden away on Tamborine Mountain, surrounded by rainforest and gum trees.
This is not your typical bed and breakfast, but one that offers an intimate stay. Each morning a breakfast hamper, which features delicious homemade bread, is delivered to your door. On-site hosts possess local knowledge and provide personalized service and recommendations.
The stone gabled cottages each have a double spa, fireplace, and private garden courtyard with a covered barbecue area and dining area.
Witches Falls Cottages is located within walking distance to the entrance of Witches Falls National Park, The Village for shopping and dining as well as local wineries for guests looking to venture off-site.
Whether you are looking for a romantic escape in a vineyard setting or a luxury stay in the tropical rainforest, these adults-only resorts in Australia offer distinct accommodations for the child-free vacationer.
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