Australia's amazing attractions are definitely worth the flight time, with the famous Great Barrier Reef, the near-deserted outback, buzzing cities perched on the ocean, and unique wildlife and landscapes (where else can you spot a koala in a eucalyptus tree?).
Australians value the good things in life, and the Lake House, situated on the tranquil Lake Daylesford, is the definition of the good life.
A country escape for hip Melburnians, this is a retreat where R&R is the name of the game.
Check into the lakeside Atrium Villa, where cosy cashmere throws are made for snuggling up outside by the fire pit with a glass of Shiraz.
Do drag yourself away for a romantic walk or head to the treehouse Salus Spa.
We'd fly around the world twice for the signature Bliss treatment, which combines seasonal local scents, such as pine and eucalyptus, with a massage, scrub and steam bath.
WOW FACTOR: With an Australian celebrity chef owner, the food and wine is truly outstanding - try the tasting menu for the ultimate epicurean experience.
FLIGHT TIME: 21 hours.