Kittawa Lodge Named Best Resort In Australia

Condé Nast Traveler has announced its annual Readers’ Choice Awards, and Kittawa Lodge emerges as the best resort in Australia, and the second best in Australasia and the South Pacific.  

Readers’ Choice Awards

Now in its remarkable 36th year, Condé Nast Traveler’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards reveres the most distinguished brands and establishments in the travel industry, as determined by its discerning readers.  This year, an impressive turnout of over 520,000 Condé Nast Traveler UK & US readers submitted their feedback, evaluating their global travel experiences.  The result is an all-encompassing view of the places they are most eager to revisit. 

Elated by this recognition, Aaron Suine, owner of Kittawa Lodge, expressed:

“Receiving a Condé Nast Traveler Readers Choice Award is an extraordinary honour. We are elated to be acknowledged as the #1 resort in Australia and to be in the company of such a prestigious list of global hotels and resorts. At Kittawa Lodge, our unwavering commitment is to craft one-of-a-kind, unforgettable experiences for our guests, allowing them to completely disconnect and depart feeling revitalised”. 

Situated on the secluded, oceanfront expanse of 96 acres on King Island, Kittawa Lodge offers exclusive boutique accommodation, boasting breathtaking views of unspoiled rugged coastal landscapes. Comprising just two one-bedroom lodges, both architecturally designed and entirely off-grid, the accommodation is crafted to amplify guests’ connection to the outdoors while safeguarding them from the elements.  

Kittawa Lodge takes pride in its personalised approach, tailoring each guest’s experience to their unique interests and desires. With tailor-made packages, the lodge offers guests the choice to escape from the world or embark on days of exploration through the pristine, untouched beauty of King Island. 

The Readers’ Choice Awards, renowned for its longstanding legacy as the travel industry’s most venerable and esteemed accolades, serves as the ultimate emblem of excellence within the travel sector. The comprehensive list of 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards can be found on the Condé Nast Traveller’s UK website at and celebrated in the November 2023 issue.