Located on NSW's stunning Lord Howe Island, this super-luxe hotel is surrounded by mountains, lush rainforest and crystal clear waters.
Operating for over a decade now, Capella Lodge is one of Australia's most well-known hotels — and, thanks to a cheeky $4 million makeover a few years ago, it's also one of the country's most lavish. It's on Lord Howe Island, too, which is a UNESCO World Heritage-listed spot off the coast of NSW.
You'll be treated to inspiring views of the island's twin peaks, Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird, as well as the world's southernmost coral reef in the Pacific Ocean. The beach is only a stone's throw away when you feel like a swim, though the plunge pool is just as refreshing. Plus, you can do this epic hike and then head straight to the spa for a hot stone massage that'll have you feeling stress-free for weeks.
Top image: Peter Aitchison and Baille Lodge, courtesy of Destination NSW.