Thinking of a short break or weekend away in Western Australia? From glamping in the rugged (yet totally stunning) wilderness to sophisticated hotel stays, we’ve found some fantastic luxury escapes to get you inspired…
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Alex Hotel, Perth
A city escape in Perth is made magnificent with a stay at Alex Hotel. Sitting in the heart of WA’s capital, this ultra-modern escape boasts 74 thoughtfully crafted rooms, each with high-end style.
Before heading out to discover Perth’s nightlife, chill out with sundowners on the rooftop terrace or pull up a chair at the mood-lit Shadow Wine Bar & Dining Room. Plating up enticing dishes inspired by the traditions of Northbridge’s European immigrant past, this sleek hangout is also known for its delicious brunch menu.
Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef
Hidden in the dunes of the Cape Range National Park, Sal Salis is a glamping wonderland situated on a remote stretch of WA’s Indian Ocean coast. Fusing luxury camping with a beach getaway, this beachside safari camp is the perfect base for days filled with exploring the cherished Ningaloo Reef. Teeming with over 500 species of bright fish and over 250 coral species, the nearby reef is also just moments from a fabulous whale-watching spot.
After a day of snorkelling and swimming, enjoy dinner at Sal Salis’s stylish lodge before retreating to a sumptuous Honeymoon Tent, decked out with all the mod-cons. Heaven.
Empire Retreat and Spa, Margaret River
Contemporary style, a scenic location and culinary wonders come together at Margaret River’sEmpire Retreat and Spa. Home to 10 luxe architecturally designed suites, this adults-only hideaway looks straight out of an interior design magazine.
Something you cannot miss during your stay here is a meal at the spacious, atrium-style dining room. With picture-perfect vineyard views, it’s where you’ll be treated to wonderful fare. Make the most of your getaway by capping off a blissfully laid-back day with a rejuvenating spa treatment and drinks by an open fire in the retreat’s weathered stone-and-timber farmhouse.
Berkeley River Lodge, Kimberley Coast
If you’re looking to really escape from it all, book yourselves a stay at Berkeley River Lodge on the Kimberley Coast. One of the last true wilderness areas on earth, this remote escape sits between the Timor Sea and the Berkeley River. Here you’ll find a romantic private retreat with glamorous touches like king-sized beds, free-standing baths and expansive decks with daybeds and calming sea breezes.
Though tempting, don’t spend your whole stay at Berkeley River Lodge lazing about. Adventure is out there in this ruggedly beautiful destination, with river cruises on the Berkeley River, picnics in the wilderness, guided hikes and bush-and-beach 4WD tours all on offer. Also, don’t miss dinner at the Lodge’s fabulous Dunes restaurant. Looking out over the Timor Sea, this foodie’s haven serves up impressive degustation dinners and fresh bread baked daily on-site.
Silver Street Studio, Fremantle
Discover the gems of Fremantle when you stay at the beautifully unique Silver Street Studio. Situated between hip Freo – as the locals call it – and South Beach, the studio is a short walk away from incredible restaurants, cafes and galleries.
What makes Silver Street Studio such a stand-out option is its structure. A converted church and bona fide Fremantle icon, this quirky retreat houses a leafy courtyard, spacious living area and plenty of character. Expect an eclectic mix of ‘hobbit’ doors, medieval-style gates, mezzanine walkways, limestone walls and a sculptural steel staircase.
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