The Weekend Australian - Travel - - TRAVEL & INDULGENCE -

The newly opened 70-room Karuizawa Prince Ho­tel East, a Small Lux­ury Ho­tels mem­ber and all-sea­son re­sort lo­cated on the for­est’s edge near Nagano on the main Ja­panese is­land of Hon­shu comes with a hot springs spa, fit­ness cen­tre and chil­dren’s pro­gram that in­cludes wood­work­ing, stargaz­ing and a climb­ing wall; from $442 • The off-grid Car­damom Tented Camp will open in Septem­ber with just nine en­suite tents at a re­mote wildlife con­ces­sion in south­west Cambodia of­fer­ing guests ranger-guided hikes and river trips and the chance to plant trees and help pa­trol a vi­tal ele­phant mi­gra­tion cor­ri­dor • Avani’s first Aus­tralian prop­erty is on track to open on the Queens­land Gold Coast early next year; the $150 mil­lion Broad­beach Res­i­dences soars 35 floors and fea­tures 219 one and two-bed­room apart­ments, restau­rant, swim­ming pool and gym • Bel­mond Savute Ele­phant Lodge will close for a com­plete re­fur­bish­ment this Novem­ber but not be­fore cel­e­brated au­thor Alexan­der McCall Smith of No 1 Ladies De­tec­tive Agency fame re­turns to Botswana to host his sec­ond Bel­mond sa­fari, Septem­ber 20-26 • Book three nights or more at the award-win­ning Kas­bah Ta­madot in Morocco’s At­las Moun­tains (a Vir­gin Limited Edi­tion ho­tel) be­fore Septem­ber 10 and re­ceive one free ex­tra night.

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