Unique landscapes demand exceptional lodgings, and Australia has both in abundance.
Some of Australia's best dining destinations take the hassle out of a weekend stay by offering their own on-site digs where you can hit the hay in style after your meal.
From Lizard Island to Tasmania, the Kimberley to Byron Bay, here are the best lodges and resorts in Australia in 2017 for ultra-luxurious experiences in remarkable surroundings.
Every year, we produce the Australian Hotel Guide to scout the country for the very best in hotels: from city to country, coast to coast, club sandwich to club sandwich. We check into reviewed hotels anonymously and pay our own way. What we experience at these top Australian addresses is the same as what you, our readers, would experience. No special treatment; no added extras. Just honest, informative reviews of the best hotel experiences around the country. It's time to get packing. Pick up a copy of our 2017 Hotel Guide with our June issue, out now.
On Wednesday 25 May we announced the winners of the 2017 Australian Hotel Guide Awards in a ceremony at QT Melbourne, with the generous support of Nespresso. The awards, presented by television personality and travel guru Catriona Rowntree, marked the launch of the 2017 Gourmet Traveller Australian Hotel Guide - published with the June issue of GT (on sale now).
An ambitious, brand new regional hotel has been awarded not one but three top accolades this year.
This year's finalists across 11 different categories include established and new hotels, all with particular areas of excellence. Stay tuned to find out which hotels will take the top spots when they're announced at a ceremony at QT Melbourne on Wednesday 24 May, and published in our 2017 Australian Hotel Guide, on sale Thursday 25 May.