Luxury Lodges of Australia has outlined the planned reopening dates of its member partners which had tentatively paused operations in March due to the coronavirus pandemic and imposed government travel restrictions.
“While there is still so much uncertainty across many parts of the world, in Australia we are seeing the first signs that we will be able to return to work, to interact, to travel, and for the lodges, to do what they do so well, look after guests. In short, bookings are open for most lodges,” LLOA Executive Officer Penny Rafferty said.
According to an update by the collection, the properties are slated to welcome guests back as follows:
- Arkaba – 1 April 2021
- Bamurru Plains – 1 March 2021
- Cape Lodge – 29 May 2020
- Capella Lodge – 30 August 2020
- El Questro Homestead – 1 April 2021
- Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley – 1 July 2020
- Lake House – 5 June 2020
- Lizard Island – 1 September 2020
- Longitude 131° – 1 September 2020
- Mt Mulligan Lodge – 10 July 2020
- Pretty Beach House – 1 June 2020
- qualia – TBC (bookings are being accepted online from 1 September 2020 however the date is not set in stone)
- Saffire – TBC (website suggests 15 June 2020 but LATTE understands it may be September)
- Sal Salis – 1 July (to Western Australia market, interstate market TBC)
- Silky Oaks Lodge – 1 April 2021
- Southern Ocean Lodge – 2022 (closed for rebuild)
- Spicers Peak Lodge – 12 June 2020
- The Louise – 1 August 2020
- True North Adventure Cruises – TBC (operations currently paused until 30 June 2020)
LLOA offers a collection of suggested itineraries that link lodges based on key travel preferences and experiences, such as coastal getaways, twitchers (bird lovers), walking/hiking, spas, rock/reef/rainforest and more. Those trips provide tips ‘from the source’ about travelling to or between any of Australia’s luxury lodges – the aim being to minimise the time in transit and maximise time experiencing our incredible destinations. Learn more here.
Meanwhile, for travel advisors wishing to hone their knowledge on the portfolio, Tourism Australia has released a module specific to the Luxury Lodges of Australia collection through its Aussie Specialists Program, which now has a domestic advisor offering, building on its long-running international platform. It can be accessed here.
Lead image: Baillie Lodges Longitude 131°