Australia’s luxury vacations are often all about the beauty of a sharp contrast, and El Questro Homestead in Western Australia is a perfect example of the power of this effect.
Located near the town of Kimberly, the homestead is set amid a beautiful, wild landscape. Known as a steppe climate or semi-arid region, this region is renowned for its ruggedness and stark beauty. The hotel itself is set atop a small plateau, overlooking a short cliffside down onto a nearby river. Whether out on the common area or in the raised lodge rooms, there is always a breathtaking view to behold.
The homestead was constructed with privacy in mind. Each room has its own en-suite and private veranda for personal relaxation and is air conditioned and provided with the finest in luxury furnishings. The Chamberlain Suite, in particular, is prized as it is situated directly over the cliff, with a panoramic view from the veranda, shower and main rooms.
Once again, choice reigns supreme in the dining options at El Questro. Guests are provided the finest varieties in Australian wines and cuisine and are encouraged to dine in any of the homestead’s many settings. Private areas for dining are available at the cliffsides, service can be brought to the guests’ verandas or picnics can be arranged near the homestead’s rock pools and waterfalls.
Finally, for those who enjoy mixing their luxury with a bit of adventure, there are a number of tours and activities offered at the homestead as well. Barramundi fishing is quite popular; guided by local rangers, guests can try to catch one of the most elusive and prestigious of Australian fish. Or there’s the Gorges by boat, a trip along the Chamberlain Gorge on a luxurious small cruise, exploring the unique beauty and geology of the region.
In short, El Questro Homestead is one of Kimberly’s best-kept secrets; it’s a must for those who demand the best in both luxury and privacy for their holiday abroad.