Family Friendly Lodges

There are many properties in the Luxury Lodges of Australia portfolio that are ideal for families and offer great holiday ideas.

The lodges are all luxury properties and as such are not your usual ‘resort with kiddies club’ destinations. They are all destinations where the experience of the region is paramount to a stay at the lodge.

Please see a summary of child and family policies and offerings below. For a range of Family Friendly Experiences please check the experiences pages of this website.

MANY GUESTS WHO TRAVEL TO THESE REGIONS WANT THEIR CHILDREN TO EXPERIENCE THE EXTRAORDINARY CULTURE, ART, WILDLIFE, LANDSCAPES AND FOOD THAT MAKE THESE AUSTRALIAN DESTINATIONS UNIQUE.

Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – Greater Blue Mountains – is a family friendly experience with an extraordinary range of activities incorporating the 7000 acre conservation area, abundant wildlife including sightings of rare albino wallaroos, mountain biking, horse-riding, superb spa for adults, and arrangements for children while parents have a romantic dinner. Extra activities for children include bush craft, archery and kite flying. More…

Saffire – on the beautiful Tasmanian west coast and Freycinet Peninsula, also very family friendly with great range of activities. More…

Sal Salis, Ningaloo Reef – the closest reef to the Australian mainland on the Western Australian coast. This wild bush luxury tent camp is a haven for snorkeling, fishing, exploring the reef straight form the beach, and the highlight experience, swimming with the world’s largest fish the whale shark. The camp and activities are suitable for children over the age of five years. More…

Silky Oaks Lodge, is not suitable for children under the age of 8. The Lodge is governed by Queensland Pool Regulations that stipulate that properties with no pool fencing thereby exclude children under the age of 6 years. A new family retreat room is being constructed that will cater for guests requiring shared accommodation of up to 5 people. More…

Southern Ocean Lodge – children ten years and over are welcome at this world-celebrated luxury wilderness lodge on Kangaroo Island, often dubbed Australia’s Galapagos or ‘the zoo without fences’. Families will see kangaroos, echidnas, fur seals and sealions in their own environments and up-close and personal! Special family activities include kayaking, beach fishing, kite flying and sandboarding, More…

Longitude 131 – eco-sensitive, luxury tented resort located facing Uluru, in the spiritual heart of Australia. A great immersion for families with children over the age of 10 with Australia’s outback red centre, and its extraordinary desert landscapes. More…

Lizard Island – the northern most island of the Great Barrier Reef also welcomes children over the age of 10. An amazing reef, snorkeling destination. More…

El Questro Homestead – welcomes children over the age of 12 to discover the magnificent Kimberley. More…

Arkaba  – accepts children of 8 years and above.  With only 5 rooms, the best way to experience Arkaba as a family is with an exclusive use stay, either with another family or on your own. 

Capella Lodge – children ten years and over are welcome at this contemporary beach-house style lodge on the tiny island paradise Lord Howe, it’s World Heritage-listed and home to the world’s southern- most coral reef. Families will love snorkelling to see vibrant corals and diverse marine life including anemone fish and turtles, collecting shells along white-sanded beaches, and the unforgettable experience of hand- feeding giant kingfish. More…

Bamurru Plains – Wild Bush Luxury safari style camp – also welcomes children over the age of 6 – for the unique Top End Mary River floodplains and wetlands experience. More…

Pretty Beach House – children aged 13 years and above are welcome at this super-sophisticated private guesthouse surrounded by ancient angophoras.   Children under 13 are only catered for with an exclusive buy out of all four pavilions in the one group.  More…

Spicers Peak Lodge – children aged 8 years and above can be accommodated at the Lodge in either of the two private lodges. An earlier dinner sitting for families can be arranged. There is a variety of experiences designed to give guests access to this strikingly beautiful part of the Australian wilderness including rainforest bushwalks and mountain biking adventures. More…

Restaurants with Rooms – Lake HouseThe Louise and Cape Lodge are noted regional dining destinations – and while they don’t provide special facilities for children, they do welcome families who want their children to experience regional and fine food.

Their offerings tend to emphasize fine dining matched with beautiful wines, and are therefore not appropriate for children under 18 years. However, each property welcomes families as guests and can provide activities and experiences in their respective regions conducive to family time away together.

Cape Lodge – Children will be accommodated on the same basis as adult guests although the lodge management advises that the property and facilities are not ideal for children under 12 years of age as all rooms are designed for a maximum of 2 guests. More…

Lake House – Lake House offers little people menus and a games room for rainy days. Families are welcomed to enjoy the bounty of this regional food mecca and large range of activities for all ages. More…

The Louise – The Louise is ideal for couples looking to relax in the ambiance of a romantic hideaway retreat and enjoy a memorable dining experience in an intimate setting at Appellation restaurant. Minimum age on property is 10 years old. Guests 10 years and older are charged at adult ratesMore…

The True North welcomes families. However, being a ‘floating’ lodge, under maritime regulation all passengers (including babies) are considered ‘berthed passengers’. For guests wishing to book a child under the age of 12 years should be advised that there are no dedicated child minding facilities onboard or provision for crew to engage in child minding activities. Adults travelling with children must accept full responsibility for their supervision, and ensure they don’t disrupt passenger enjoyment in any way. More…

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