20 Australasian Boutique Hotels for a Luxury Escape

Exclusive and secluded luxury resorts embellishing the South Pacific islands and the Australian Coast are amongst some of the most lavish and magnificent hotels in the world. The InterContinental Bora Bora Resort in French Polynesia, renowned for its iconic blue lagoon, was recently honored by travelers who placed it as the top leisure hotel in Australasia and the South Pacific in the 2011 Conde Nast Readers Travel Awards. The Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa in Australia’s Blue Mountains was included in the listing as readers recognized its value for money. The Freycinet Lodge in Tasmania was also recognized for its environmental friendliness.

The 2011 Top 20 Australasian boutique hotels are:


InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia

InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa, French Polynesia


Wolgan Valley Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains, Australia

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Freycinet Lodge, Tasmania, Australia

Freycinet Lodge3


Park Hyatt Sydney

Park Hyatt Sydney


Qualia, Hamilton Island, Australia

Qualia 2


Longitude 131˚, Uluru, Australia

Longitude 131


Blanket Bay, Glenorchy, New Zealand

Blanket Bay


Kauri Cliffs, Matauri Bay, New Zealand

Kauri Cliffs


Saffire Freycinet, Tasmania, Australia

Saffire Freycinet


Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island, Australia

Southern Lodge


Hayman, Great Barrier Reef, Australia



The Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart, Tasmania

the henry jones art hotel


The Farm at Cape Kidnappers, Hawke’s Bay, New Zealand

The farm


Bamurru Plains, Northern Territory, Australia



Lilianfels Blue Mountains, New South Wales, Australia

Lilian Fels


Capella Lodge, Lord Howe Island, Australia

Lord Howe


Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef,Western Australia

Sal salis


Huka Lodge, Taupo, New Zealand

Huka Lodge


Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate, Wairarapa, New Zealand

Wharekauhau Lodge and Country Estate, Wairarapa, New Zealand


Lizard Island, Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Lizard Island

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Roxanne or Roxy, founder of Luxe In A City, was nominated as one of the Top 5 Luxury Travel Bloggers by the readers of USA Today. Aside from overseeing this luxury travel blog, she spends her time teaching how to perfect the feeling of luxury to authentic niche brands while traveling the world with her family.
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