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Australian Luxury Staycations

We’ve put together some lovely luxury staycations for you right here in Australia. In Victoria we have a gourmet dining experience and accommodation for two at Jackalope on the Mornington Peninsula, a fresh air escape down on the Great Ocean Road & Grampians for four people and a romantic staycation near the Botanical Gardens in Melbourne. Further afield is a three-night stay at luxurious Sequoia in the Adelaide Hills and a range of NSW experiences.


But be quick! Many tropical Queensland escapes are already starting to book up with little availability until December! Ask us about an Australian style safari – you’ll be amazed at the incredible holidays you can have right here in Australia.


Bells At Killcare
New South Wales


Just 90 minutes drive north of Sydney is the world class Bells at Killcare Boutique Hotel, Restaurant & Spa – one of Australia’s most distinctive resorts, perfect for a romantic retreat. Designed in a style that brings Hampton’s elegance to an Australian setting beside the beach, Bells at Killcare features private coastal inspired suites and cottages sprawling over a beautiful acreage of manicured grounds, established native flora, running streams, a tranquil lakes and a few smaller ponds.

With a multi-award winning restaurant & bar, the food and beverages at Bells at Killcare have gained a long list of accolades and awards since opening in 2007. The effortless skill of the very talented team of passionate chefs makes for a wonderful gastronomy getaway.

While you are there, immerse yourself in the story of the locally grown Australian pearls on a Broken Bay Pearl Farm Tour. Explore the incredible marine wilderness of the Central Coast where iconic pelicans and abundant fish are a living display of a thriving marine ecosystem – home to world-class pearls. Once back on land, experts invite you to a hands-on session to witness how pearls are graded and learn the 7 virtues that underpin the value of farm-direct Pearls of Australia.


2 nights in a Spa Suite
Full Breakfast daily
Exclusive 2 Hour Private Pearl Farm Tour ex Woy Woy
From $496 per person twin share for two nights

Sequoia Mount Lofty
South Australia

 The Brand New Sequoia
 Adelaide Hills – Stay 3 / Pay 2 package

A brand new and elegant sanctuary, nestled in the highlands of the glorious Adelaide Hills and afoot the iconic Mount Lofty House estate, will open its doors for the first time in a few months: Sequoia at Mount Lofty House is offering 14 contemporary, luxurious suites with breathtaking views and an impeccable, personal and deeply heartfelt service that leaves nothing to be desired.

Every room within the suites features these views through a spacious open-plan design and brings in nature through local Basket Range sandstone-clad fireplaces and exterior walls. Sequoia guests have access to a private lounge that offers a fantastic view from its stunning deck and heated plunge pool.


3 Nights in a Sequoia Suite
Daily breakfast
Daily onsite experiences (2 hours daily) 
Welcome drink
Welcome bottle of Mount Lofty House Estate sparkling
Limited minibar (including soft drinks & beer)
Use of Sequoia facilities after check-out until departure

Valid: 01 September 2020 until 31 December 2020. Excluding peak dates.
Total for 2 persons from $2232.

United Places Botanic Gardens

Luxury Winter Staycation at United Places Botanic Gardens
+ Matilda 159 Butler Dining Experience

United Places Botanic Gardens is a boutique property of 12 private suites combining bespoke elegance, refined sophistication and a highly curated approach to service. Situated in the heart of the prestigious Melbourne suburb of South Yarra and opposite Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens, United Places delivers meticulously curated experiences, steeped in culture and design.

 For dinner, hotel guests can experience in-room dining from Matilda 159 with the table set by the butler, and your choice of champagne, wine and food, this is a full restaurant experience in the privacy of your suite. The vision of leading Melbourne chef Scott Pickett (Saint Crispin, Estelle and ESP), Matilda is a restaurant focused on contemporary Australian food cooked over open fire and hot coals.  


2 Nights at United Places
Bottle of wine on arrival
In-suite 3-course dinner experience for two from Matilda 159

Validity: Friday & Saturday Nights. Excluding peak dates.
Total for 2 people from $980
Option for 1 night stay upon request.

Jackalope Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula Gourmet Escape
Jackalope | Doot Doot Doot | Rare Hare

Situated on a private vineyard in the heart of the Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope promises an experience to remember. With a monolithic, jet-black exterior, the hotel stands in sharp contrast to the verdant rolling vines, this juxtaposition a nod to the hotel’s namesake, a mythical creature – part-jackrabbit, part-antelope – that exists only in folklore.

Jackalope unifies art, design, dining and storytelling in the guest experience, creating a whimsical interplay between the ideal and the surreal. Shared spaces are lavished with inhabitable art – think a 10,000-globe chandelier that adorns the dining room ceiling – while the hotel’s 45 rooms are a restrained statement of whites and greys. Floor-to-ceiling windows and private terraces offer sweeping views over the 30-metre infinity pool and vines, while the option of deep-soak baths add to a spa-like reverie in-room.

Two diverse restaurants surprise with contrasting takes on farm-to-fork food: hatted restaurant, Doot Doot Doot, delivers upscale dining and a tantalising tasting menu; while casual cellar door restaurant, Rare Hare, serves up a food and wine affair with a devil-may-care air. Food aside, a cocktail bar oozing curated-cool breathes new life into the property’s old Edwardian homestead, while a cellar door is open for daily wine tasting.
Just a one-hour drive from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a perfect addition to a Melbourne visit, offering some of Australia’s best food and wine, golf, adventure, beach and leisure activities. Over 50 cellar doors and restaurants dot the rolling hills around Jackalope’s own 11-hectare vineyard, while the Peninsula’s unique array of dramatic surf and sheltered bay beaches, natural hot springs, and national parks contribute to the perfect mix of coastal and country reverie.

Jackalope package includes:

2 Nights in a Vineyard Room at Jackalope
Daily breakfast
Four-course dinner for two in Doot Doot Doot
$100 dining credit in Rare Hare, Minibar [excl. wine]
On-demand movies and popcorn
Early 2pm check in (Friday) and late 2pm check out (Sunday)

Validity: 26 June until 31 March 2021. Fri & Sat nights only. Excluding peak dates.
Total for 2 people from $1674

Alkina Lodge & Royal Mail

Great Ocean Road and Grampians Road Trip
Alkina Lodge | Royal Mail Hotel | Scenic flight

Break away from the everyday with this 3-night escape to the Great Ocean Road and the Grampians.

Spend two nights at the architecturally fabulous Alkina Lodge near the majestic Southern Ocean, the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, endless desolate beaches, abundant native wildlife and some of the most enchanting natural landscapes in the country. The Great Ocean Road is the setting for the Alkina Lodge experience – three unique, purpose-built, private contemporary residencies designed for discerning travellers who want to reconnect, and refresh. Each residence is carefully positioned to give you exclusive privacy, and a level of luxurious detail far beyond the ordinary. With clean lines, stone floors, minimalist aesthetic and natural light, they offer a personal sanctuary where you can relax, discover and enjoy the abundant local wildlife.

While you’re there, take a 15-minute scenic flight over the Twelve Apostles for a bird’s eye view of Victoria’s  celebrated stunning coastline. 

Afterwards, head to the Royal Mail Hotel in the Grampians for destination dining at its best. Celebrate food, wine, people and place at the Royal Mail Hotel – the home of fine dining restaurant Wickens at Royal Mail Hotel and casual diner Parker Street Project.

Embark on the Royal Mail Hotel journey by visiting the kitchen garden and the award winning 25,000 bottle wine cellar. Meet the people behind the scenes and their true passion for food and wine and finally, explore the stunning landscape of the Gariwerd (Grampians National Park).

2 person package includes: 

15 Minute Scenic Flight over 12 Apostles
2 Nights Alkina Lodge 
1 Night Royal Mail
Breakfast Hamper Provisions

Validity: Now until 31st March 2021. Excluding peak dates.
Total for 2 people from $2,190.

United Places Botanic Gardens, VictoriaBells At Killcare, New South WalesJackalope Mornington Peninsula, VictoriaSequoia Mount Lofty, South AustraliaAlkina Lodge & Royal Mail, Victoria