Virtuoso Life Australia Special Edition – May 2017 - 31
* ISLINGTON HOBART
The 11-room Islington Hobart hotel makes a posh base for day trips to nearby wineries and
Freycinet National Park. Of note: art and antiques that include Picasso sketches,
Khmer statues, Persian rugs, and Japanese lacquer furniture, and the garden's reflecting
pond and 100-year-old willow. Make sure to have one dinner the on property, served in its
impressive two-story glass conservatory. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily,
a $75 dining credit, and a glass of sparkling wine on arrival.
* SAFFIRE FREYCINET
Every element at 20-suite Saffire Freycinet is designed to connect guests to their surroundings, from the windows framing Great Oyster Bay and the ever-changing, pink-hued Hazards
Mountains to the exquisite menus planned around the daily catch. Each day, guests can
choose from complimentary activities such as harvesting oysters, canoeing and hiking, or
viewing Tasmanian devils. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 resort credit.
* CAPE LODGE MARGARET RIVER
Situated on a 40-acre estate in the heart of Margaret River wine country, Cape Lodge lures
food and wine lovers with a restaurant that ranks among the top in the world, on-site cooking classes, and a private vineyard producing small batches of sauvignon blanc and shiraz
for guests. Accommodations range from 22 romantically understated rooms to a secluded
five-bedroom residence. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 dining credit.
* COMO THE TREASURY, PERTH
COMO The Treasury occupies the historic State Buildings with 48 guest rooms - many
feature French doors that open to furnished balconies - and the lauded COMO Shambhala
Urban Escape spa. The hotel's Treasury Lounge and Bar is one of Perth's most elegant
spots for cocktails. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast daily and a $100 dining credit.
* LONGITUDE 131°
Camping certainly doesn't come more glamorous or the view from the "tent" more
spectacular than this. At Longitude 131°, a gathering of luxe pavilions overlooking Uluru, the
vibe is intimate and civilized. The desert base fans out from the cool sanctuary of the Dune
House, site of lounging, cocktails, and Rock gazing. Dine on contemporary cuisine infused
with indigenous flavors while overlooking the nation's spiritual heart or under a glittering
canopy of stars at Table 131°. Discover the World Heritage-listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata
Tjuta and relax in a luxury tent after a day of exploring. Virtuoso travelers receive breakfast
daily and a $100 resort credit.
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