Maitraya is an elegant retreat overlooking the wild waters and white sands of Western Australia’s south coast. It sits on 140 hectares of private grounds, enjoying a sweeping panorama of islands, ranges and – during winter and spring – bay waters where pods of Humpback, Blue, Southern Right and Sperm Whales are known to visit.
Sensationally appointed inside, Maitraya accommodates up to 16 guests in eight rooms, offering bespoke spaces, premium fittings and a $1m art collection (including works by John Olsen, Jan Shaw and Tom Bass).
Maitraya’s guests want for nothing: inside, there’s a heated indoor pool, a plush theatre room, gym, spa and an atrium (with tropical fruit trees, exotic plants and koi pond). Outside is equipped with tennis court, private lake, cricket pitch, private beach, bird hide and enclosed children’s playground.
Maitraya is a place for all seasons: be it autumn dawn walks along the coast; cosy winter nights spent with good friends around a roaring fire; spring picnics on the coastal heath, ablaze with wildflowers; or summer days lazing on your own private beach by a sparkling sea.
The property is also a nature lover’s paradise, home as it is to myriad native animal, plant and bird species – including the extremely rare noisy scrub-bird, for many years thought to be extinct.
A fully sealed private airstrip and conveniently-located helipad make it a perfect VIP destination. Management staff are always on call, but your privacy is paramount. A chef can be arranged to cater if required.
The 270-degree sweeping panorama across the Southern Ocean to islands on one side and a mountain range on the other is mesmerising – even more so when whales breach in front of the lounge room window. Maitraya is one of Australia’s most stunning retreats. – Sunday Times (Australia)
The Great Southern region covers 40,000 square kilometres featuring some of the most rugged and beautiful scenery of Australia.
At its heart is the coastal city of Albany, surrounded by the good things in life: beautiful beaches, turquoise waters, national parks, and long, warm days. The city’s historic centre buzzes with great shopping and vibrant restaurants; it’s also in the heart of premium wine-growing country (famous Margaret River is next door) and a veritable food basket of fine fare and fresh fish – the perfect location for the annual Taste Great Southern Festival which draws chefs, food authors and local artists from all over the country.
The Southern Coast is rugged and alluring, whether the swells are pounding in winter or whether the coves are millpond-still in summer. From late May until October, visiting Humpback and Southern Right whales migrate north to spend time in King George Sound; in spring, the region bursts into colour as wildflower season blooms.
The region features an abundance of national parks, many of them strung together by The Bibbulmun Track, a world-renowned 964km walking trail stretching from Perth to Albany. Many adventurers set aside up to eight weeks to walk the full length but clearly marked shorter walks along the section are popular with nature lovers.
Whatever your passions, Maitraya has nearly everything you’ll need to fully enjoy this remarkable location.
Guests can spend their days diving, boating, surfing, fishing or windsurfing, while those who like to keep their feet on terra-firma will find unlimited opportunities for bush walking and rock climbing. Sports lovers will enjoy the spacious Maitraya grounds with tennis court, cricket net, football oval, cricket pitch, swimming pool, table tennis, golf chipping green and basketball hoop.
Beaches and bush walks are on your doorstep, plus there’s a hide for bird-lovers to observe the like of Wedge-tailed eagle, White Bellied Sea eagle, osprey, pelican and the very rare Scrub Bird.
Guests can request a chef to prepare fresh local produce, cleaning and professional assistance staff. Outside catering is also welcome.
Accommodation for up to 16 people is provided in a total of 8 separate bedrooms (with king bed or two singles) and seven bathrooms. This includes five double bedrooms with ensuites and an additional three bedrooms in a self-contained guest suite – all carefully designed to provide the privacy, comfort and entertainment of Maitraya guests.
Nearest major City/Town
City – Perth
Town – Albany
There are approximately seven flights departing from Perth to Albany daily. To fly directly to Maitraya’s private airstrip you can charter your own small plane. There is also a helicopter pad in front of the house if you prefer to chopper in.
Maitraya is a five-hour drive from Perth heading south down the Albany Highway.
Maitraya is open all year.