Our Aquatic & Coastal luxuries feature uncrowded or indeed deserted beaches, pure waters and abundant marine life.
They are made accessible to our premium guests via globally acknowledged island lodges and resorts, super yachts, life-changing experiences and some truly inspirational people to help guests immerse.
There is an abundance of luxury accommodation including qualia, Lizard Island, One&Only Hayman Island, Orpheus Island, Bedarra and Haggerstone Islandon the Great Barrier Reef. In the south, overlooking pure waters of a different kind, is Saffire Freycinet in Tasmania and Southern Ocean Lodge* on Kangaroo Island. Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, is home to the world’s southern most reef. To the west, there is the Berkeley River Lodge on the Kimberley coast.
*Baillie Lodges regrets to advise that Southern Ocean Lodge on South Australia’s Kangaroo Island has sustained significant damage by bushfire in early 2020 and the property is currently closed. Click here to view the latest SATC Bushfire Updates.
True North is a luxury adventure cruise ship whose signature Kimberley coast trips have long been billed as the trip of a lifetime. The Great Escape Charter Company is another high end Kimberley operator. Australian Coastal Safarisexplore the best of South Australia’s Eyre Peninsula. Port Douglas based De Lisle III, MV Bahama (Crystalbrook Collection) and Enterprise Charters luxury motor yachts, and Tall Ship Adventures are ideal for exploring the Great Barrier Reef and Islands in style and character. Far North Sports Fishing are the luxe private charter option and fishing specialists.
Bray Management are the go-to for Superyacht charters. Sail Ningaloo access the far western coast and to sail magnificent Sydney Harbour in style and privacy, look to Masteka Charters for luxury motor yachts and Ocean Alliance for charter of superyachts.
Where the luxury is barefoot and very much about pure privilege of place. These luxe costal camps include Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, the Kimberley Coastal Camp and Faraway Bay in Western Australia and Paperbark Camp Jervis Bay, in New South Wales.
The bucket list items for sophisticated global travellers – Australia has in spades and many of them are water-based. And the beauty is, they are accessed by just a few people at a time, and are inherently exclusive. Snorkel or dive one of three World Heritage listed reef systems. Lizard Island, the quintessentially active way to explore The Great Barrier Reef, Lord Howe Island with Capella Lodge as a luxe base camp, and Sal Salis Ningaloo Reef, the best place in Australia to swim with the whale sharks and humpback whales. Ningaloo Reef is also one of the world’s great fringing reefs, where a snorkel over pristine protected marine park is possible, just metres from the shore.
There are dozens of other examples to appeal to divers, walkers, fishermen, photographers, or simply sun, sand, water and beauty-seekers in the links below.
One&Only Hayman Island
De Lisle Luxury Yacht Charter
Tall Ship Adventures
Far North Sports Fishing
New South Wales
Ocean Alliance Yacht Charter
Berkeley River Lodge
The Great Escape Charter Company
Kimberley Coastal Camp
North Star Cruises