To slumber past sunrise is almost a sin - in the heart-flutteringly glamorous Lidgbird Pavilion, at least. Its chief attraction (in addition to the refined decor, eco-smart fireplace, plunge pool, frangipani-shaded bath, personal buggy (for gallivanting at-large) and bar stocked with Champagne and delicious treats), is the mountain-scape seduction happening outside. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Chloe Seddon from the-forties.com is on the eternal quest to discover new gems closer to home but away from the hustle of Sydney. Her latest discovery? Lord Howe Island, only a short two-hour flight from Sydney, it has "all the elements you'd wish for in a secluded island holiday" with Capella Lodge being the "jewel in the Island's crown". Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia Visit NSW
As part of the lodge's major refurbishment in 2018, the Capella Spa has been reimagined in a loft setting overlooking the ocean, surrounded by the gently swaying kentia palms endemic to Lord Howe Island. Read the full blog here: and be tempted to indulge in the 'Sacred Stone Therapy' treatment that draws upon the power of heated basalt stones collected from the island’s windward beaches... Lord Howe Island Tourism Visit NSW Luxury Lodges of Australia
The Australian's Travel Editor Susan Kurosawa writes: 'The top accommodation option is the two-person Lidgbird Pavilion… It feels like a sailing ship crow’s-nest merged with a cruise liner penthouse and would qualify for all known listings of world’s best hotel panoramas’. On point as always. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Travel blogger Georgia Hopkins claims Lord Howe Island is one of the most captivating destinations she has travelled to so far. Georgia's travel guide on the London Evening Standard reveals her favourite beaches, activities and must-do experiences on the island. A highlight was lunch at Capella Lodge, where "the restaurant is a destination in itself". As the only accommodation on Lord Howe commanding spectacular views of both the ocean and the island's awe-inspiring twin peak...s, Mount Gower and Mount Lidgbird, we can't argue with that! Lord Howe Island Tourism Visit NSW Australia.com 展开
A ‘new local’ on Lord Howe since he came to head up the kitchen at Capella in 2015, Executive Chef Cooper Dickson is a convert. His daily changing menus are designed to champion the surprising harvest that springs from the island’s rich soils and bountiful waters. In his spare time, he can often be found fishing, surfing or foraging for goodies along the coastline. Cooper says, “I love living on Lord Howe. Every day I look out of the window at home or from Capella and its beauty still blows me away. It’s going to be a hard place to beat!”. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Gazing at the view from the eye-widening Gowers Terrace can be thirsty work, but never fear: Capella's obliging team will rustle up your favourite cocktails to replenish spirit levels so the sea-scape seduction can recommence. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
The notion of being marooned here is a worthy topic for contemplation when kicking back in the Makambo Loft, where the outdoor lounge offers a mountain-surveying plunge pool, tempting daybed and view maximising recliners - all of which hint at deliciously idle hours. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Bringing a little club culture to Capella, Brazilian designer Jader Almeida’s Euvira Lounge Chair is all finely orchestrated lines and concisely shaped forms, beautifully crafted to appear solid yet elegant. Just hiked Mt Gower? This is the seat to sink into with a bottomless aperitif to regale all with the story. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Anthony Dennis from Fairfax Traveller ventured to Lord Howe Island to review the freshly refurbished Capella Lodge. The verdict? "Capella ranks as one of Australia's finest accommodation experiences on one of the world's most singularly spectacular and remarkable islands." Read the full review here:... Lord Howe Island Tourism Visit NSW Australia.com 展开
Anyone who has stayed at Capella knows Lodge Managers Mark McKillop and Libby Grant. They've welcomed almost every guest since the lodge opened in 2003. In this interview on the Baillie Lodges blog, Mark and Libby share their highlights over the years and whether they would ever consider swapping locations to sister properties Longitude 131, Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Southern Ocean Lodge, Kangaroo Island. Read more here: bit.ly/Baillie_Lodges_Blog Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Take in come-hither views from the private deck of the Lagoon Loft and add to the scenery by lolling about in the alfresco hot tub. Near-hidden by greenery, the circular pool seems to float among the foliage. Perhaps a cue for the birthday suit - why not! Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia Stoked Hot Tubs
The iconic egg shaped chair floating in the air is a critically acclaimed design that has enjoyed praise worldwide ever since the distinctive sculptural shape was created by Nanna and Jørgen Ditzel in 1959. Part swing, part cosy embrace, it’s another reason not to leave the Makambo Loft. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Bask in the warm breezes and sunlit evenings on Capella’s terrace with views of the natural paradise that are positively Dr No-worthy. Uninterrupted sunshine coupled with warm currents from the Coral Sea really makes this time of year the best of all. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island lies a short two hour flight off Australia’s east coast. Be transported to a subtropical ‘treasure island’ lost in time and perfectly preserved. Wander along paths through virgin palm forest, relax on white-sanded beaches or grab fins and a snorkel to explore the riot of submarine colour in the world’s southern-most coral reef.
'Aspiring Crusoes can now enjoy an ocean-view loft spa at Capella Lodge on idyllic Lord Howe Island...' How To Spend It, Financial Times showcases the just-reopened new look Capella Lodge, offering contemporary luxury in World Heritage-listed paradise - one for the would-be Crusoe in us all... Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
Working out moves into the great outdoors on Lord Howe, with nature the perfect training ground. Studies show that getting active in green spaces actually has a positive effect on mental health. With walking tracks crisscrossing the island, there’s even more than spectacular views on offer in reward for hitting the trail. 📷 @_itsbeautifulhere via IG | Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism Luxury Lodges of Australia
The far-flung paradise of Lord Howe offers some of the most memorable birding experiences. With no natural predators, the birds are extremely tame. The endemic Lord Howe Woodhen will feed at your feet, providence petrels literally fall from the sky in their clamour to investigate, while, overhead, flotillas of ethereal white terns, acrobatic red-tailed tropicbirds and many other nesting seabirds fly by. Australia.com Visit NSW Lord Howe Island Tourism
Jet-in to Lord Howe Island with Air Adventure Australia this September and check-in to the ‘new’ Capella! With the just reopened luxury retreat as home-base, explore the World Heritage-listed wilderness over five extraordinary days, spend time with renowned naturalist Ian Hutton, dine on superb regional cuisine and unwind at the Capella Spa. Sounds like paradise! For more information and to book, visit http://bit.ly/airadventurecapella
All suites welcome uninterrupted views of sky and sea and the seemingly unending vegetation that blankets the inland. The panoramas all say 'rugged, raw, untamed' but inside, every feature is sophisticated, whether it’s the architectural grandeur or smaller design details like heated limestone floors, rain showers and soft linens. The perfect paradox...
March 29, 2008: The rusted steel doors of the lodge open to welcome the first guests, the Norton’s, from Queensland to reveal the mod-meets-magnificent retreat beyond. James and Hayley Baillie truly, deeply believed ‘if they built it, they would come’ - and they did! In the decade just gone, the enduring design by the KI-born architect Max Pritchard has hosted more than 37,000 guests from 40 countries, put Kangaroo Island on the world’s stage and been credited as a pioneer of experiential luxury lodging in Australia. To all who supported the dream, contributed to the project - thank you! To our dedicated lodge managers and team past and present, you transcend the experience from hotel to home - we salute you! #SOL10andtimeless Australia.com South Australia Authentic Kangaroo Island Luxury Lodges of Australia
The KI Food Safari returns in 2018 starring Australia’s favourite foodie, Maggie Beer. Be treated to a delicious itinerary of gourmet adventures, tastings and masterclasses, as well as visits to Kangaroo Island’s expanding community of artisan producers. Combining the clifftop luxury of Southern Ocean Lodge over seven nights and including return airfares from Adelaide, this is one not to miss! To book your seat on safari call us on 02 9918 4355. Hungry for more details, find them here https://goo.gl/DRzSbJ
Congratulations to Dudley Wines - Kangaroo Island, recently named as a winner in the 2017 South Australian Tourism Awards! Jeff Howard, the patriarch and family member with the original vision of creating a high-quality Kangaroo Island cellar door tourism experience, is grinning from ear to ear under his bushy beard, “We have been growing and growing over such a short time, so we know we are doing something right! Our customers tell us that too", he said. Cheers to the Dudley team on a top local drop!