Three of the worlds most remote hotels are in Australasia.
Leave the rush of everyday life behind at some of the world’s most remote hotels. These extraordinary destinations where the journey – often by air or sea – is more than worth the effort.
Berkeley River Lodge, Australia
Accessible only by air, this remote Western Australian lodge nestles itself between sunrises over the Timor Sea to the east, and to the west, vibrant red sunsets over the Berkeley River. Bathe in pristine freshwater rock pools, or dive under the plummeting waterfalls or, back at the resort, take laps in the pool overlooking Australia’s wild, rugged landscape. Private villas offer an open-air ensuite, whose freestanding bath tubs allow guests to bathe under the moonlight.
Minaret Station – New Zealand
Sheltered by the seclusion of the Southern Alps, this intimate family-owned alpine lodge is accessible only by helicopter, where the rugged mountains unique to New Zealand’s wilderness provide the ultimate privacy. Whether searching for adventurous heli-tours or secluded self-reflection, guests are catered for with personalised care as each itinerary is curated to their unique needs. The lodge extends its range of accommodation with the offer of a number of private chalets, each separately positioned in a high alpine meadow and featuring in-deck hot tubs, spacious ensuite bathrooms and sweeping views of nothing save the uninhabited expanse of the surrounding alpine region.
Southern Ocean Lodge Kangaroo Island – Australia
Along the rugged, limestone cliff edge of Kangaroo Island’s coastline, this Luxury Lodge of Australia settles itself into the landscape of what has been fondly referred to as “Australia’s Galapagos”, with over a third of the island declared as conservation or national park. Its sugar-white sands and hidden coves are a beautiful setting for the lodge’s 21 luxe suites, each of which offers expansive views of the Southern Ocean in addition to heated limestone floors, spotted-gum feature walls and jaw-dropping glass-walled bathrooms looking over nothing but the wide open sea and the occasional New Zealand fur seal. The resort features local artwork and produce including a host of the fine wines for which South Australia is renowned. Executive chef Asher Blackford carries this legacy into the lodge dining, offering a gastronomic journey of Kangaroo Island through its ‘produce to plate’ approach. Locally sourced premium ingredients are utilised in his daily changing menu to create a sophisticated and fresh gourmet experience.