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Island Resorts

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Island Resorts

Australia has the longest coastline of any nation on earth and it is ringed by coral, volcanic rock and sand. Australia’s island resorts are destinations where adventure, beauty, excitement and solitude can be found in surroundings that come close to paradise. The seas are turquoise and the sands are pristine and white. Nowhere is this more so than on the islands off the north-east coast of Queensland. This is the true mecca for seekers of island paradise holidays. The islands are palm-fringed, tropical and beautiful with the finest and largest coral reef in the world on their very doorstep. Choose from the following packages or ask us about any resort that is not featured.

Lizard Island Resort - 5 StarBedarra Island Resort - 5 StarGreen Island Resort - 4.5 StarOrpheus Island Resort - 5 StarOne & Only Hayman Island Resort - 5 StarHamilton Island Resort - 4 StarHeron Island Resort - 4 StarTangalooma Wild Dolphin Resort - 4 StarFraser Island 's Kingfisher Bay Resort & Village - 4 StarLady Elliot Island - 3.5 StarLord Howe Island- 5 StarFitzroy Island Resort - 4 Star
Lizard is a one of a kind. Australia’s northernmost resort island, it is a work of nature’s art. 5 star luxury with 40 rooms in a private and exclusive island setting. A rocky peak fringed with 24 powdery white beaches, nestled right on the Great Barrier Reef. This is an island by civilization. With understated elegance, the resort’s architectural style perfectly complements its spectacular beach side setting creating a unique Australian ambiance. With fine food and staff devoted to your well-being, your stay on Lizard is sure to be a memory you’ll treasure for a lifetime.

Tariff includes gourmet meals, unlimited non-alcoholic beverages, selected fine Australian wines, beer, spirits and sparkling wine, in room mini bar, picnic hampers, use of non-motorized water sports and motorize dinghies. Additional charges apply for cocktails, the Cellar Master list and degustation menus. Children 10 years and over are catered for.   Sparkling wine and canapés are included daily in The Pavilion and The Villa.

All-Inclusive Long Stay Specials are available periodically throughout the year that offer a Free night or a Free flight ex Cairns—-Please phone one of our Aussie Specialist for the current specials at  1-800-227-5317.

When you simply do not wish to be found, when you need to escape and unwind, there is no better place to disappear than Bedarra.

Bedarra is an all-inclusive, private, tropical haven – Australia’s most unique resort and the ultimate in barefoot luxury, located off Mission Beach only 2 hours south of Cairns. Bedarra comprises just ten private villas hidden amongst 45 hectares of tropical rainforest, offering solitude, privacy and sublime views over the turquoise waters of the Great Barrier Reef. With a maximum of 20 guests at the resort at any time, you are guaranteed a sanctuary of seclusion and solace.

Bedarra is owned and operated by The Charlton Hotel Group, a family owned hospitality company based in Queensland. The Charlton family have been operating hotels, accommodation and resorts in Queensland for over 30 years.  The family has had a long association with Bedarra since 1984, most recently renewed with their acquisition and renovation of Bedarra Island Resort in late 2011 after the devastation of Cyclone Yasi.

Managing Director Sam Charlton is particularly passionate about Bedarra having spent part of his childhood living an idyllic Swiss Family Robinson style existence on the island in the mid 1980’s.  With memories of his childhood, Sam, in conjunction with his wife Kerri-Ann, has passionately striven to create the perfect tropical island escape; luxurious but not pretentious, laid-back but still attentive. A place where guests experience true hospitality with a team of professionals who engage and truly care about the guests they serve.

BEDARRA BROCHURE

LOCATION
Covering 100 hectares of tropical rainforest, Bedarra Island is part of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park and the Family Group of Islands; located approximately 10 kilometres offshore from the coastal village of Mission Beach, midway between Cairns and Townsville in tropical North Queensland.  Arrival at Bedarra is either by launch or helicopter from Mission Beach – or helicopter directly from Cairns airport.   Mission Beach is approximately 2 hours drive south of Cairns and can be reached by either self-drive rental car or limousine service.

THE BEDARRA EXPERIENCE
Bedarra offers an unparalleled escape to enjoy rest, relaxation and and precious shared time together.   We pride ourselves on offering unique experiences without equal. Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two on your own private beachfront deck, pack a chef-prepared gourmet hamper in your own dinghy for a romantic picnic on one of the nearby deserted islands or simply disappear into a hammock with a book while being serenaded by the soundtrack of swaying palms and gentle waves.

ACCOMMODATION
Bedarra features only ten guest villas, each hidden amongst the tropical rainforest and enjoying spectacular ocean views.    All villas on Bedarra offer their own unique experience, each being slightly different from the others. Some villas are situated literally a few steps from the beach, several feature private infinity edge plunge pools, some have outdoor rainforest bathrooms and some offer expansive private sundecks and daybeds.  While each of our villas is unique, they all offer a true escape from civilization, a private sanctuary of solitude and relaxation to revitalize the soul – and the ultimate in barefoot luxury.

DINING
The open terrace restaurant, bar and lounge are the heart and soul of Bedarra, where guests converge to indulge in a delicious and ever-changing menu or to gather at the legendary open bar. An exquisite menu (that changes daily) is matched with hand picked wines from our extensive selection.   We pride ourselves on offering unique dining experiences without equal. Enjoy a candlelit dinner for two on your own private beach deck or pack a chef-prepared gourmet hamper in your own dinghy for a romantic picnic on one of the nearby deserted islands…

ACTIVITIES
Bedarra’s philosophy is centred on relaxation however we also offer a number of less sedentary activities to keep you active during your stay including: Sea Kayaks – Stand-up Paddleboards – Motorised Dinghies – Snorkelling Equipment – Fishing Gear – Tennis – Gym – Self-Guided Rainforest Walks – all included as part of your stay package.   For the more adventurous, outer Great Barrier Reef snorkelling or SCUBA trips or deep sea fishing charters can be arranged.   Massages and spa treatments can also be enjoyed in our beachfront massage pavilion.

RATE INCLUSIONS
At Bedarra we offer a truly all-inclusive stay package and our rates include the following:
– Accommodation in private and free-standing villas, each with spectacular views of the surrounding Coral Sea.
– All gourmet meals and snacks daily.
– An extensive selection of alcoholic beverages (including champagne and cocktails) and all non-alcoholic beverages.
– Fully stocked in villa mini-bars.
– Unlimited island activities including sea kayaks, stand up paddle boards, snorkelling equipment, fishing gear, motorised guest dinghies, gourmet picnic hampers, tennis and self-guided rainforest walks.
The only additional charges are for transfers between Bedarra and either Mission Beach or Cairns by either launch or helicopter.  (All rates are per villa per night for up to two guests)

Please phone one of our Aussie Specialist for availability and a list of other current package specials at 1-800-227-5317.

Situated on one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World, this small coral cay is only 15 hectares & 45 minutes from Cairns and one of Australia’s premier heritage sites. With 126 native plant species, colorful bird life and surrounded by magnificent coral reef you’ll discover a luxurious haven cleverly secluded from the outside world. Beautifully appointed suites with 5 star appointments. You can enjoy a variety of facilities and activities – guided rain forest walks, evening nature walks and star gazing, underwater observatory, glass bottom boat viewing, fish feeding and all the water/beach sports.

Choose from an  ISLAND SUITE  or REEF SUITE

A Reef & Resort Package includes daily buffet breakfast, 2 nights luxury accommodation, return catamaran transfers from Cairns Reef Fleet Terminal, complimentary sunset drinks, glass bottom boat tour, rainforest and guided evening nature walks, fish feeding presentation daily, snorkeling equipment and most non-motorized beach activities such as kayaking, beach volleyball and windsurfing.

The 45 minute boat transfers depart Cairns: 8.30am, 10.30am, 1.00pm | Depart Green Island: 09.15am, 12.00pm, 2.30pm, 4.30pm. Helicopter transfers can be arranged and cost provided.

Orpheus Island is located offshore between Cairns and Townsville, and is one of the last privately owned island resorts in the world. With 21 private rooms and strictly limited to only 42 pampered guests. CD players in every room, each with their own small music selection, and every evening when guests return from dinner, they will find their room turned down, an oil burner going and music playing softly. Orpheus is also famous for its gourmet 7 course degustation-style menu, which is fully included in the tariff.

The resort is nestled in a sheltered bay on the mainland side of Orpheus Island, and fringed by sheltered bays of unspoilt sandy beaches and wreathed in spectacular coral gardens, offering the ultimate in tranquility, seclusion and privacy. Being surrounded by this pristine National Park and fringed coral reefs, Orpheus Island resort has launched an Ecology Program offering a wide array of nature interpretive activities allowing you to learn and interact with their stunning surrounds.

Specials are offered throughout the year – Apr – June & Oct-Dec – Stay 4, Pay 3 packages include:

  • 4 nights beachfront accommodation, overlooking Hazard Bay
  • Enjoy a complimentary night, on us!
  • All gourmet meals, tailor-made to dietary requirements
  • Complimentary inclusion of selected regional wines, beers and soft drinks
  • One nature-based experience each day – snorkeling, fishing or island cruise
  • Unlimited use of motorized dinghies, paddle boards, kayaks, catamarans, snorkeling equipment and light fishing gear

Choice of accommodation categories:

  • North Beachfront Room (sleeps two)
  • North Beachfront Suite (sleeps two)
  • North Beachfront Villa (sleeps four)
  • South Beachfront Room (sleeps two)

4 night stay applies, additional nights at best available rate. Maximum free nights, 1 night.  Offer is subject to availability and validity dates.
Package pricing doesn’t include return helicopter transfers between Townsville/Cairns and Orpheus

One & Only Hayman Island is a unique destination of discovery set in one of the seven wonders of the natural world – Australia’s Great Barrier Reef.

One & Only Hayman Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia’s iconic private island resort presents astonishing natural beauty, restorative peace, indulgence and adventure.
Immersed in the Great Barrier Reef ’s pristine natural environment, One&Only Hayman Island is the northernmost of the Whitsunday Islands, located off the coast of Queensland and just a few hours from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane. Within this private island resort, stylish elegance reflects the harmony of nature with beautifully appointed accommodation set against the backdrop of the Coral Sea.

Enjoy moments of adventure and excitement with genuine hospitality and discreet service. Discover endless opportunities to delight the senses in a place where the beauty of nature inspires each day.

Sumptuous accommodation, delectable dining, rejuvenating spa therapies, private beaches and captivating underwater adventures.

Relaxation comes easy at One&Only when you take advantage of Best Available Daily Rates. Choose from a luxurious range of accommodation options, each accompanied with a sumptuous daily buffet breakfast, giving you the perfect start to your day.

Call one of our Aussie Specialist today to book your Special at 1-800-227-5317.

Hamilton Island is Australia’s favorite island holiday destination, located in Queensland’s tropical north just 16km off the mainland.

A mountainous island in the heart of the Whitsundays covered with natural vegetation and landscaped with exotic flowering shrubs. Along with an airport, the only Marina in the Whitsundays, four hotels, nine restaurants, and extensive conference facilities, it offers accommodations to suit all tastes and budgets. Take your pick from romantic bungalows, self-contained apartments, luxurious beachfront pampering, and panoramic Coral Sea views.

Kids stay, play and eat for free and the choice of activities is endless; Helicopter joy rides, scuba-diving, snorkeling, game fishing, tennis, parasailing and water skiing. There is nature walks, tennis, mini-golf, go-kart racing and more. A lively holiday village atmosphere.

4 Night Great Barrier Reef Adventure Package – Specials available periodically throughout the year that offer Breakfast and a Full Day Great Barrier Reef Cruise with lunch, transfers, island shuttle, WiFi, non motorized water sports & activities

Room Categories:    Palm Bungalows,  Reef View Hotel – Garden or Coral Sea View, Beach Club (couples only)

Here you can appreciate great food, fine wine, beautiful weather, stunning beaches and a range of activities; almost too many to mention. Situated on the edge of the Great Barrier Reef, Hamilton Island is your gateway to a myriad of activities, tours and cruises to the Great Barrier Reef, Whitehaven Beach and surrounding Whitsunday Island.

A true coral cay that actually forms part of the Great Barrier Reef, Heron is rated as one of the world’s best diving locations. Heron is right on the reef so snorkellers will find this a wonderland of coral and possibly the richest and most diverse marine life experience. Heron is also known for the number of migratory birds that nest on the island, as well as a nesting place for the Green Turtles. Activities include fishing, cruising, bush walks, snorkeling, tennis, bird studies and guided Reef walks.

There are a number of different packages on Heron Island that allow you to sample the delights of the island. From relaxing spa specials, which are great for couples, to ecotourism turtle season escapes perfect for family holidays, the island offers something for everyone. For adventurers, what better way to experience one of the Seven Wonders of the World than with a dive package?   Call one of our Aussie Specialist for current Heron Island special offers and packages.

Whether you’d like to stay near the beachfront, on the point or in a lush tropical garden, you’ll find a room to suit both your taste and budget.

Accommodation Categories:  The Beach House; Wistari Suites; Point Suites; Beachside Suites;
Reef Family Rooms; Reef Rooms; Family Turtle Rooms; Turtle Rooms

Prices start from $240.00 per room, per night (Turtle room), up to $400 per room per night (Beachside Suite)  Double occupancy including breakfast. (Additional charge for transfers by Helicopter or Catamaran from Gladstone)

Situated on beautiful Moreton Island just 21 miles north-east of Brisbane and accessible via catamaran. The journey time is 75 minutes. Tangalooma is located on the western or bayside of Moreton Island which is almost totally National Park.

The highlight of your stay will be the nightly feeding of wild dolphins that swim into the well-lit shallows near the jetty at dusk to be hand fed by guests. You can also whale watch between June and October or take any number of 4WD tours and safaris.

Accommodation Categories: Kookaburra Hotel, Resort Units and Suites, Beachfront villa, Apartment or a Luxury Home.

From AU$220.00 for up to 4 guests per room, per night based on mid-week rates including one Dolphin Feeding per person, per stay.

Launch Transfers from Brisbane are available at 07.00am and Travel from Resort at 08.30am | Minimum 3 nights stay during December and January | Wild dolphin feeding experience on one night of stay.

Phone one of our Aussie Specialist for current specials at Tangalooma Resort.

Fraser Island is the world’s largest sand island situated off Queensland’s east coast. The Resort offers all the activities under the sun:  fishing, sailing, ranger guided walks, 4WD safaris, Whale Watch cruises, Junior Eco Ranger programs, canoe hire, paddle skis, sailboards, beach volleyball, tennis. Coupled with the ambiance of a luxury resort Kingfisher Bay Resort offers the opportunity to experience and learn about the beauty of Australia’s bush and wildlife, and is perfect for couples or the entire family.

Hotel Room from $145-169 per night based on traveling during off-peak season (excluding holiday periods*)

Fraser Adventure Package Available with Inclusions of: 2 nights resort hotel accommodation, return catamaran transfers, hot buffet breakfast daily · Return Hervey Bay Airport Pick up (if required) · Full day 4WD ranger guided eco-tour of Fraser Island incl lunch, morning tea, National Park entry fees. (Minimum 3 night stay in Peak Season during Holiday Periods*)  Please phone one of our Aussie Specialist for rates, availability and other current specials at 1-800-227-5317.

Access: From Sydney to Hervey Bay (Fraser Coast Airport) daily with Virgin Blue and 4 x weekly with Jetstar. From Brisbane daily flights on Qantas Link. Then a 40 minute catamaran transfer from Urangan Boat Harbour to Kingfisher Bay.

*Holiday/peak periods include Easter, Christmas & New Years – higher rates apply | 2 & 3 bedroom Self Contained Villas are also available. (For families and couples travelling together)

Lady Elliot Island is the first island on the Great Barrier Reef, situated 80km north east of Bundaberg. The island is home for some fifty thousand sea birds throughout their nesting season and an important rookery for both the green and loggerhead turtle. Humpback whales pass the island on their migration to and from their mating grounds. The magnificent Manta Ray can be seen nearly all year round and has been adopted as the Resort’s logo.

Nature’s Calendar

  • Turtle Nesting – November to January
  • Turtle Hatching – February to April
  • Bird Season- September to March
  • Whale Watching – June to October
    3 Days/2 Night Whale Watch package from AU$898 per person – for more details click here Lady Elliott Island -Reef 2 Whale- Package

Accommodation Categories: Eco Cabin, Garden Unit, Reef Unit Reef Unit & Island Suite

From $157.00 per person based on 4 guests per room, per night (Eco Cabin shared facilities)
From AU$261 per person, per night double occupancy (Garden Unit private facilities)

Rate Includes:  Room, full buffet breakfast and dinner daily, snorkel equipment, Glass Bottom Boat Tour (one per person per stay), Range of free island activities/tours, Environmental Management Charge. (excluding transfers to/from island)

2 Nights Escape, Long Stay, Turtle Hatching & Reef & Rainforest Packages Available

Standard Season:   26 April – 11 December & 13 January – 31 March (Island Suite requires 2 night minimum stay)
Peak Season: 1 – 25 April & 12 December – 12 January  (Island Suite requires 3 night minimum stay)

Access – The Tilt Train from Brisbane to Bundaberg & Scenic Flight to Lady Elliot, or fly from Brisbane direct to the island.

 Lord Howe Island is a very special and rare place where people still ride bicycles, where fish are abundant, where indigenous Kentia palms and pure white sand beahes fringe an aqua lagoon and where the translucent ocean rolls in on “Blinky”, our magnificent surfing beach.

It’s a place of extraordinary contrasts, with rugged volcanic peaks, lush forests, smooth, rolling surf and tranquil lagoons. Exotic diving birds and breathtaking diving sites. Scenic bush trails and secluded fishing coves. Lord Howe Island is encircled by the southern-most coral reef in the world and was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1982.

It is one of the most beautiful, unspoiled islands imaginable, fringed by the most southerly coral reef in the world.   Situated in the South Pacific Ocean, 700 kilometers north-east of Sydney, or south-east of Brisbane. The Island is surrounded by Marine Parks managed by the State of NSW and Australian Governments.

The first luxury lodge in the world’s last paradise – Capella Lodge perches above the spectacular romantic Lovers Bay, commanding dramatic ocean and mountain views.   This is a boutique lodge with all the hallmarks of exclusive luxury – stylish yet relaxed beach-side living enriched by contemporary pacific cuisine, first name service and more than a splash of luxe.   Hosting no more than 20 guests the spacious suites compliment the serenity and pristine natural environment providing luxurious refuge.

Accommodation Categories: Capella Suite,  Catalina Suite, Lagoon Loft, Makambo Loft Capella, Lidgbird Pavilion (Capella welcomes children 10 years and over; Lidgbird Pavilion 12 years and over)

Stay 4 Nights/Pay 3 Package from $2,250.00 per person, double occupancy – Capella Suite

Package includes: 4 nights accommodation one bonus night (stay 4/pay 3), gourmet breakfast, an island-inspired barbecue lunch pack (including premium wine), Revive in the Capella Spa with a credit of $50 (maximum value per suite)sunset drinks and canapes, dinner with daily inspired menu, open bar^ with premium wines and spirits from 6pm daily, non alcoholic beverages, selected in-suite bar* and island airport transfers. Valid 1 May – 31 August 2016 ^Cellarmasters list additional *Excludes spirits.

5 Night, Stay 7/Pay 6 & Solo Traveler (stay at twin share rate!) Packages Available

Additional Room Inclusions:
Lidgbird Pavilion – Complimentary electric golf buggy, private plunge pool.
Makambo Loft – Private deck plunge spa.

Low Season (01Apr-31 Oct)   * High Season (01Nov-31Mar)

Fitzroy Island is a tropical paradise of rainforest and coral beaches within the calm sheltered waters of the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park. Located only 29 km off the coast of Cairns, the island is a listed National Park and has only one resort. Just 45 minutes by boat, Fitzroy Island Resort offers guests the opportunity to intimately discover the magic and diversity of the Great Barrier Reef from land and sea, making it the perfect base for snorkeling, diving and exploring the reef and rainforest.

The boutique resort has 99 rooms, offers 4 types of guest accommodation including Suites and Studios and is the only resort on the island. The facilities are exclusive to resort guests and include a restaurant, a large swimming pool and spa, a swim-up pool bar, dive and adventure center, conference rooms, indoor and outdoor function space, a cinema, games room and kids play room. Foxy’s Bar and a general store.

At Fitzroy Island, you can relax and escape, you can dive right into adventure or you can do a little of both. Accessible, affordable and friendly, the island’s safe, sheltered waters and pristine natural environment are here for all to explore and enjoy.  You can swim, snorkel and dive in safety off our iconic coral beaches, exploring this World Heritage Listed coral reef system at your own pace. Make friends with the sea life, including clown fish, turtles and even whales.

Explore the bush walking tracks throughout the island, like the Lighthouse and Summit walks, with views all the way to the Barrier Reef. Trek to magic spots like Secret Garden and Nudey Beach, one of Far North Queensland’s most iconic beaches.

Cairns Turtle Rehabilitation Centre – learn about the history of the organization and the journey to recovery which injured or sick turtles undergo whilst at this center, prior to their release back into the ocean.  There is a twice daily Glass Bottom Boat Tour, Kayak and Paddle board rental, fish feeding from the jetty and night time star gazing.

Packages from $256.00 per room, per night, Double occupancy

Package inclusions: Breakfast, Accommodation in an Ocean Suite, Return transfers from Cairns on the Fitzroy Island Fast Cat, Daily vouchers that allow you to enjoy a fully cooked breakfast for the price of continental, Snorkel & fin hire 1 hour kayak hire , Glass Bottom Boat tour, Complimentary fish feeding and rainforest walks are available.  (Other unique accommodation packages available)

Please phone one of our Aussie Specialist for availability and a list of other current package specials at 1-800-227-5317.

All Australian Prices will be quoted in US Dollars at time of inquiry.

Please phone one of our Aussie Specialist for rates, availability and other current specials at 1-800-227-5317.

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