Baillie Lodges is a family-founded company, the team is personally engaged in the business, in the delivery of exceptional service and in the ongoing success of the company. The whole team is included in the celebration of achievements – including consistent wins in esteemed global travel awards. Baillie Lodges supports regional producers and communities, working with small-scale suppliers to deliver a real taste of each destination to guests. A leading, proactive approach to sustainable environmental management in each destination is essential to the guest experience and to Baillie Lodges’ continued success.

Working life

A career with Baillie Lodges opens up a world of discovery, with travel to extraordinary destinations and the chance to meet a network of new friends – who happen to be tourism and hospitality professionals too! It’s also a gold star on the CV.

Working at a Baillie Lodges property offers a chance to really work as part of a collegiate team, where departments work together to deliver an exceptional and personal guest experience and learning across departments is encouraged.

It’s also a chance to discover a new destination, it’s experiences and its locals: fishing and surfing on Lord Howe Island, exploring the Red Centre at Uluru-Kata Tjuta, hiking and kayaking at Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island and cruising the lake or skiing and snowboarding during the wintertime at Huka Lodge in Taupō. Working at Baillie Lodges is a kick-start to a new career, new friendships and the start of a new personal era.

Our lodges

Baillie Lodges is an intimate portfolio of luxury lodges setting new benchmarks for premium experiential travel. The of remarkable lodges that make up the portfolio are Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island. Soon to join them will be Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest, set to open in October 2021 following a $15million refurbishment. Flagship property Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island was destroyed in the 2020 bushfires, and its rebuild is currently in the planning.

Baillie Lodges is an intimate portfolio of luxury lodges setting new benchmarks for premium experiential travel. The of remarkable lodges that make up the portfolio are Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131° at Uluru-Kata Tjuta and Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge on Vancouver Island. Soon to join them will be Silky Oaks Lodge in the Daintree Rainforest, set to open in October 2021 following a $15million refurbishment. Flagship property Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island was destroyed in the 2020 bushfires, and its rebuild is currently in the planning.

  • Capella Lodge

    Renowned as Lord Howe Island’s most glamorous lodge, Capella offers guests an exclusive and luxurious island escape. The island’s only accommodation with views of the ocean and lying at the feet of the mesmerising Mounts Gower and Lidgbird, Capella is a beach-house style accommodation with a barefoot luxury vibe. The team at Capella is close-knit and friendly, offering a warm welcome and which genuinely cares for guests. Being part of the Capella team is the a highly sought-after position, and with a chance to surf, fish, hike and be a Lord Howe local an opportunity at Capella is one too good to miss. View and download our living and working guide here.



    World Heritage-listed Lord Howe Island is part of New South Wales and is located just 600 kilometres – or a short two-hour flight – from Australia’s east coast. The tiny, remote island is just eleven kilometres in length, with a crescent shaped lagoon home to the world’s southernmost coral reef. Warm currents flow southwards from the Coral Sea, making diving or snorkelling straight from the beach an easy option, where a vibrant sub-marine world is home to a kaleidoscope of corals, tropical fish, turtles, shipwrecks and a friendly Galapagos reef shark. A range of hikes explores clifftops and subtropical rainforests, ventures along deserted beaches perfect for beachcombing.



    Nine beach-house style suites at each offer a different view of Lord Howe, some with views of the ocean, others with views of Mounts Gower and Lidgbird which preside over the island and all with the swish and sway of endemic Kentia palms in the background. The main lodge is home to the lounge, bar and restaurant, where floor-to-ceiling windows expand to welcome the outside views indoors and lead to Gowers Terrace, where loungers and a horizon plunge pool invite guests to relax and switch off. Capella’s friendly, close-knit team really make the guest experience a standout, and keeps guests returning time and time again.

    Lodge Managers

    Lodge Managers

    Life partners Libby Grant and Mark MacKillop lead the team at Capella Lodge. Arriving when Capella first opened as a Baillie Lodges property in 2004, Mark and Libby are as much a part of the Capella experience as the lodge itself. The team at Capella is very close-knit, with staff opting to stay and enjoy the island working lifestyle, which is both professional and friendly and with lots to enjoy both in and out of hours. Mark and Libby are supported by Assistant Manager Viktoria Dickson.

    Staff Lifestyle

    Staff Lifestyle

    The lifestyle for Capella staff conjures up images of a real Treasure Island, or fun in the sun, with ‘office’ features including white-sanded beaches, turquoise waters, sheer mountains and subtropical rainforest. Adventure awaits, with some challenging and easier options including the Mount Gower, Goat House and Kim’s Lookout hikes all offering panoramic views of the island, as well as world-class diving, snorkelling, swimming with turtles, foraging and fishing. It’s an island lifestyle that’s addictively appealing. Most staff live onsite in a new, purpose-built staff village complete with lounge and kitchen facilities. Staff meals are also provided.

  • Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge

    Located on the rugged west coast of Vancouver Island, acclaimed luxury outpost Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge offers unrivalled access to the best of Canada’s wilderness. Enviously inaccessible by road, the lodge is a truly luxurious retreat a base for myriad activities for guests to explore the World Heritage-listed Clayoquot Sound. With a full complement of luxury features including an intimate oceanside spa retreat and restaurant overlooking the sound itself, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge is the ultimate luxury wilderness getaway. Being part of the ‘Clayoquot family’ is a reward in itself, and a fun lifestyle with the team in the ruggedly beautiful Bedwell Valley is just part of the appeal.



    Set on the waterfront Bedwell River Valley of Clayoquot Sound, the lodge location boasts a unique combination of pristine ecosystems which together form a wildliferich landscape. Guests encounter whales, orcas, seals and salmon from the Pacific Ocean; bears, wolves and martens from the region’s old growth forests; and cougars, eagles and blue heron from the glacier-carved valleys. Guests can explore the wilds with a personal lodge guide for an unforgettable wilderness adventure.



    Twenty-five guest tents are dotted along the river and coastal inlet, each offering end-of-the-bed views to the coastal wilderness. Centrally located within the lodge grounds is the guest precinct with restaurant and bar, activities hub and entertainment zone called The Outpost. When not out exploring the wilderness, guests may be dining at the Cookhouse restaurant, enjoying a treatment at the Healing Grounds Spa, or relaxing with a drink at the Ivanhoe lounge.

    General Manager

    General Manager

    General Manager Sarah Cruse returned to Clayoquot as General Manager for the 2020 season. In the interim, Sarah has enjoyed a successful term leading Dunton Hot Springs in Dolores, Colorado. Sarah has nearly 20 years of experience leading luxury experiential resorts, including a decade at the helm of Peninsula Hotels’ Quail Lodge & Golf Club in Carmel, California. Sarah’s passion for Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge will ensure the lodge continues to be recognised as a world class travel and adventure destination.

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    Staff Lifestyle

    The staff village at Clayoquot is located two kilometres up the river from The Outpost. A fun-loving, tight-knit community of around a hundred employees, the lodge’s remote location is a catalyst for an incredibly social environment. Staff are welcome to remain onsite on their days off to make the most of their incredible backyard, as well as included meals and complimentary accommodation. The staff boat runs into town daily for those who wish to visit Tofino.

  • Huka Lodge

    Long regarded as one of the world’s most revered and inspirational luxury accommodations, Huka Lodge is set among established gardens along the banks of the surging Waikato River near Lake Taupō on New Zealand’s North Island. With humble beginnings nearly a century ago as a fishermen’s camp made famous for its trout-rich waters and featuring white canvas tents along the river’s edge, today Huka Lodge has secured its place as one of the country’s oldest and celebrated luxury lodge with an impressive heritage, welcoming some of the world’s most influential guests to the region.



    The ever-changing Waikato River and broader Lake Taupō region provide a magnificent natural setting for Huka Lodge. Taupō is found on the central plateau of New Zealand’s North Island, distinguished by its vast lake and endowed with a gentle climate, a leisurely pace and spectacular landscape. Formed from an ancient volcanic caldera, Lake Taupō’s vast waters spill into the thundering Huka Falls. Snow-capped mountain peaks, rolling pastures of golden grasses, lush green wilderness and the clear waters of lakes, rivers and streams offer a calming and rewarding vista from every turn.



    Bordered by rolling green lawns along the banks of the Waikato River and just upstream from the dramatic Huka Falls, Huka Lodge is regarded as the founder of luxury lodges. Styled in the manner of a grand estate, Huka comprises a central lodge with restaurant and terraces surrounded by verdant established gardens studded with exclusive dining nooks. Fine dining champions premium local produce complemented by a formidable list of the world’s finest wines. Twenty opulent guest suites and two private Owners’ Residences invite with king beds and palatial baths and open to mesmerising views of the ever-changing waterway.

    General Manager

    General Manager

    Born and raised in New Zealand, Huka Lodge General Manager Kerry Molloy has been at the helm of the prestigious property since 2014, after a career in high-end hospitality and as manager of some of the country’s most esteemed luxury lodges. Kerry’s first job as a porter paved the way for a stint in the hotel industry in London for 14 years. Stopping by in Sydney on the way through to work at the Intercontinental Hotel, Kerry then worked at New Zealand’s trio of Robertson Lodges before landing at home at Huka Lodge. Working here, he says is like being on a movie set: lots of action behind the scenes and blissful tranquillity out the front.

    Staff Lifestyle

    Staff Lifestyle

    Taupō is located roughly in the centre of New Zealand’s North Island, around three and a half hours’ drive from Auckland. The picturesque town is distinguished by its lakefront setting and outdoor sports ranging from fishing and jet boating to golf and skiing during the wintertime. The region’s spectacular natural attractions are right on the doorstep for exploring on days off and Rotorua and the Tongariro National Park are within easy reach for fun adventures. Huka Lodge offers a serene working environment, with the ever-changing Waikato River and lush forest outlook. Meals are provided for rostered hours.

  • Longitude 131°

    The ultimate luxury basecamp, Longitude 131° offers a very personal encounter with the landscape and heritage of Australia’s iconic Red Centre. Located adjacent to the Uluru Kata Tjuta National Park, Longitude 131° offers views of both UNESCO World Heritage-listed icons from every corner; from the restaurant and outdoor terrace in the Dune House, from the elevated outdoor lounge and spa in the Dune Top and – in guests’ luxury tents – from the end of the bed. An itinerary of signature experiences delivers a personal understanding and unforgettable connection with Australia’s spiritual heartland. View and download our living and working guide here.



    Uluru-Kata Tjuta is regarded as Australia’s spiritual heart, the two attractions invoking a personal connection with many visitors who sense the tremendous cultural heritage and ancient living history about the destination. During a stay at Longitude 131° guests have the chance to discover the two very different rock formations on personalised tours led by lodge naturalist guides. Guests walk through the gorges of Kata Tjuta and to the cool pools of Uluru’s plunging crevices. Others choose to walk The Valley of the Winds or do a lap of Uluru, while sunset camel rides, Segway tours and even a turn on a Harley Davidson make Australia’s Red Centre the nation’s most accessible adventure.



    Famous for their floating safari-style canopies, sixteen luxury guest tents line the red sand dunes, each with a view to Uluru. Each pavilion has an outdoor balcony complete with lounge, ‘campfire’ and daybed upon which a swag is unfurled by night for sleeping under a blanket of stars. The central Dune House is the hub, where guests dine in the restaurant or on the terrace, enjoy a drink in the bar and join personalised tours of the outback. Staff at Longitude 131° meet guests from around the world, come to visit Australia’s premier natural attraction.

    Lodge Managers

    Lodge Managers

    Husband and wife team Ben and Louise Lanyon took the reins at Longitude 131° in 2019, having already spent time managing sister property Southern Ocean Lodge. The couple have made their home at nearby Yulara, along with their three young boys who are enrolled at the local school. Assistant Manager Adam Barnett offers invaluable support to Ben and Lou in running what is a very finely tuned, tight ship!

    Staff Lifestyle

    Staff Lifestyle

    Joining the team at Longitude 131° is a life-changing chance to discover Australia’s Red Centre, joining a diverse and collegiate outback family. There’s a larger community of employees who work at the neighbouring Voyages Indigenous Tourism accommodation group so opportunities exist to form new friendships and networks. All Longitude 131° employees live at the staff residence at nearby Yulara, and meals are provided during rostered hours.

  • Silky Oaks Lodge

    Neighbouring the World Heritage-listed wilderness of the Daintree National Park, Silky Oaks Lodge offers guests a stylish rainforest escape. Long regarded as Tropical North Queensland’s luxury bolt-hole, Silky Oaks Lodge is ideally located for access to the region’s spectacular natural attractions, including the Daintree Rainforest, Mossman Gorge, the Great Barrier Reef and Cape Tribulation. It’s also an easy transfer to the stylish restaurant-and-shopping precinct at nearby Port Douglas. View and download our living and working guide here.



    Tropical North Queensland (TNQ) is a remarkable region which stretches from the Great Barrier Reef taking in the Daintree Rainforest and extending to the outback. One of the most popular TNQ itineraries is the combination of reef, rainforest and outback, with Silky Oaks Lodge a central stopover. Australia’s celebrated Daintree Rainforest meets the World Heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef at Silky Oaks Lodge, and within easy reach are Mossman Gorge and the magnificent Cape Tribulation wilderness.



    Silky Oaks Lodge is set among the leafy canopy of the pristine Daintree Rainforest above the gently flowing Mossman River. A central guest lodge houses the open air Treehouse Restaurant which looks out to a foresty sea of cool green, while the river flows below creating a soothing soundtrack Tropical North Queensland dining. The space is also home to a bar and lounge areas, and it’s the departure point for touring adventures in the region. Forty treehouse-style guest suites offer wooden floors, rain showers and hammocks to relaxing in the afternoon breeze.

    Lodge Management Team

    Lodge Manager

    Lodge Manager Sonya Boaden joined Silky Oaks Lodge in 2019 to help transform the lodge and its operations to the Baillie Lodges style of management, product standard and guest experiences. Silky Oaks Lodge will officially join the Baillie Lodges collection following a significant refurbishment planned for 2021. Angelique Helmchen has recently transferred from her Assistant Manager role at sister property Southern Ocean Lodge to support Sonya and the team in a parallel role, while Executive Chef Mark Godbeer has also moved to the tropics from his twin role at Longitude 131°.

    Staff Lifestyle

    Staff Lifestyle

    Tropical North Queensland is an adventure playground, offering an exciting lifestyle for staff at Silky Oaks Lodge. Just 60 minutes’ drive from Cairns and 20 minutes from Port Douglas, Silky Oaks Lodge is a tranquil working environment, with the soothing sounds of the river and leafy green outlook, while on days off there’s the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Cape Tribulation wilderness all on the doorstep. Limited staff accommodation is available onsite. Meals are provided for rostered hours.

  • Southern Ocean Lodge

    Globally celebrated and multi-award winning, Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island is Australia’s most acclaimed wilderness lodge. The Southern Ocean Lodge team provides the highest level of personal service to discerning guests from Australia and around the world. Driven by passion and a desire for excellence, our team constantly strives to exceed guests’ expectations. Being part of the ‘SOL family’ is a reward in itself, and a fun lifestyle with the team on the wildly beautiful Kangaroo Island is part of the appeal. View and download our living and working guide here.



    Kangaroo Island is a diverse, wild destination, just a hop off the South Australian coast. It’s Australia’s third largest island, made up of pastoral land, wild coasts, pristine deserted beaches and national parks and wilderness sanctuaries, Known as Australia’s Galapagos, the island is home to a microcosm of Australian wildlife, with kangaroos, koalas, echidnas, sea lions and fur seals roaming freely to the delight of visitors and residents alike.



    Southern Ocean Lodge has twenty-one luxurious suites that run along the curve of the coast, each with uninterrupted views of the wild Southern Ocean. The Great Room is the helm, home to the bar, lounge and restaurant, and where guests depart on signature experiences of Kangaroo Island or plan their next adventure. The lodge offers a range of hospitality positions, from Food and Beverage to Housekeeping, Front Office and Experiences. With its remote location and ever-changing views, Southern Ocean Lodge has a close-knit team where opportunities are on offer to gain experience across departments.

    Lodge Managers

    Lodge Managers

    Life partners John Hird and Alison Heath together head up the team at Southern Ocean Lodge as Lodge Managers. Together they create a close-knit, family like culture that welcomes hospitality professionals as well as students from around the world, making a wonderfully diverse and inclusive team.

    Staff Lifestyle

    Staff Lifestyle

    Spending time ‘like a local’ on Kangaroo Island offers a chance to learn about the island’s ecology, meet the wildlife, explore its great food, wine beer and spirits producers, head out on hikes along the coast and relax at some of the world’s best beaches on days off. The team’s accommodation is in a purpose-built staff village onsite, where single and couples can choose accommodation to best suit their lifestyle. Staff bar Bosco’s is a great spot to grab a drink and share a laugh at the end of the day. Staff meals are also provided.

Success stories

Embarking on a career with Baillie Lodges is an exciting and rewarding experience, with the promise of adventure and life and work achievements ahead. Meet some of the Baillie Lodges family here and learn more about their stories.

Ali Richards

Ali joined Baillie Lodges not long after it was established in 2006. Some 14 years on she’s still part of the team. As Marketing Manager, she has contributed significantly to building the brand’s presence and outstanding reputation as a tourism leader.

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Asher Blackford

Asher’s professional career as a chef has been an extraordinary journey, taking him from up and coming city cafes to Executive Chef for supper clubs and some of Australia’s best hotels including Wolgan Valley Resort and Baillie Lodges’ very own Southern Ocean Lodge.

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Cooper Dickson

Cooper started at Capella Lodge in 2004 as a fourth year Apprentice Chef. Fast forward to 2015 with time spent in the kitchen at Southern Ocean Lodge, Cooper returned to Capella as Executive Chef.

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Craig Bradbery

Craig is Chief Operating Officer at Baillie Lodges and he’s enjoyed a career within an industry he is passionate about for over 25 years. He’s worked in city hotels, resorts and even one of the first ‘flash-packer’ chains, both on-site and head office.

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Kate Hollick

Kate’s extensive industry experience has seen her quickly rise from a Guest Services Host to Assistant Manager at Longitude 131°, and on to Assistant General Manager at Baillie Lodge’s newest venture, Clayoquot Wilderness Lodge in Canada.

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Lucky Legong

South Africa-born Lucky shines in her role of Assistant Manager at Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island and brings such warmth and zeal to her role that she creates an atmosphere of joy to all those around her.

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Mark Godbeer

Mark joined Baillie Lodges as Sous Chef at Longitude 131° in 2017 before quickly being promoted to Executive Chef in 2018. He’s recently traded the red desert dunes for the lush Daintree Rainforest to take on the role as Executive Chef at Silky Oaks Lodge.

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Matt Atkins

Matt joined Baillie Lodges as Front Office Manager in 2008, two weeks before Southern Ocean Lodge opened. He has since moved from Front Office Manager on Kangaroo Island to Reservation’s Manager at Baillie Lodges’ Sydney Headquarters.

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Sonya Boaden

Sonya is a tourism and hospitality specialist having spent more than 25 years working with organisations such as Accor, P&O Australian Resorts and Quest Hotel Apartments. She even followed her dream of owning and managing her own hotel in Victoria.

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Tom Saliba

Tom is the Executive Chef at Longitude 131° and he’s worked in every area a kitchen has to offer, all of which he did throughout his apprenticeship and career at Adelaide’s Playford Hotel. He brings this solid foundation to his kitchen and his team at Uluru.

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Current Opportunities

Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°

Experiences Manager

We require a professional, enthusiastic and organised Experiences Manager to lead, coordinate and host our exceptional activities program for guests from around the world.

The essential element of this role is delivering the ultimate itinerary for our guests. You will be responsible for all guides, training, accreditation and rostering.

With knowledge and passion for natural history, flora and fauna and a flair for guest interaction you are integral to the experience of each and every guest.

To succeed in this role, you must have:

  • Significant experience as a naturalist guide at a senior or management level
  • Current senior First Aid Certificate
  • Full, valid unblemished Northern Territory driver license
  • Must have or willing to obtain commercial passenger vehicle licence (H-endorsement)
  • ‘Light Rigid’ class driver licence (a great advantage)
  • Safe driving record and commitment to ensuring the safety of all passengers
  • Valid Responsible Service of Alcohol certificate
  • Must have or willing to obtain the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park Tour Guide Accreditation
  • Detailed knowledge of Australian native flora, fauna and history with a keen interest in continued learning
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to work and make decisions under pressure

To apply, please click on ‘Apply Now’ and complete the details.

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Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°

Experiences Guide

We require a professional, well-presented, enthusiastic and organised Experiences Guide to coordinate and host our exceptional activities program.

The essential element of this role is delivering the ultimate itinerary for our guests. With a knowledge of and passion for natural history, indigenous culture, flora and fauna, a flair for guest interaction and exceptional presentation and organisational skills, you are integral to the experience of each and every guest.  Interpreting journeys through Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park is just one of the amazing experiences you play host to.

To succeed in your application you will need:

  • Appropriate tertiary qualifications and or significant experience within the hospitality/resort or eco-tourism industry
  • Significant experience as a naturalist guide
  • Senior First Aid (essential)
  • Full unblemished NT drivers license, ability to obtain H-endorsement (essential)
  • Heavy vehicle license MR/LR a great advantage
  • Detailed knowledge of Australian native flora, fauna and ecology and keen interest in continuous learning
  • Exceptional communication and presentation skills
  • Strong organisational skills with attention to detail
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Longitude 131°
Longitude 131°

Restaurant Supervisor

An opportunity has arisen for a motivated and professional Restaurant Supervisor to join our team.

Centred around a commitment to deliver a real ‘sense of place’ for guests, the Baillie Lodges’ Culinary Philosophy is essential to the dining experience at Longitude 131.

What we’re looking for

  • Proven experience in a similar position with 2 years experience is essential
  • Valid RSA (Responsible Service of Alcohol) Certificate
  • Strong knowledge of Australian wines (advantage)
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to lead, train and develop the team
  • Passion for fresh regional produce
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Friendly, customer focused with a ‘can-do’ attitude

Offerings and Benefits

  • This is a full time role with furnished rental accommodation provided at the nearby Ayers Rock Resort township of Yulara.
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Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge

Chef de Partie

A daily approach to designing each menu – where local and regional ingredients are the stars – is essential to the Baillie Lodges Culinary Philosophy which steers the dining experience across all the lodges.

As Chef de Partie you are a pivotal member of the kitchen team and will be responsible for delivering a world-class culinary experience for our discerning, well-travelled guests.

To succeed in your application you will need:

  • Appropriate trade qualifications
  • Proven experience in delivering high quality dining
  • Ability to prioritise tasks and work to a schedule
  • Strong attention to detail and style
  • A passion for innovative food
  • Knowledge of New Zealand Industry Standards
  • Excellent organisational and time management skills
  • Previous experience in a remote lodge or resort would be advantageous
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Huka Lodge
Huka Lodge


The Main Lodge building at Huka Lodge draws guests like bees to honey. Guests gather to make each other’s acquaintance, share stories of their day and enjoy the superb cuisine, prepared using the finest of ingredients and complemented by exceptional wines. Service is both solicitous and seamless, designed to anticipate.

This is a full time role.

To succeed in your application you will need:

  • Proven section wait staff experience in a similar venue
  • Experience serving wine in a restaurant setting
  • Barista certificate and proven experience making quality espresso
  • Valid certificate in responsible service of alcohol
  • Strong knowledge of New Zealand wine as well as cocktail making experience
  • A knowledge and passion for food and beverage
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Silky Oaks Lodge
Silky Oaks Lodge

Gardener / Handyman

At an estimated 180 million years old, the Daintree is regarded as the world’s oldest living rainforest with a fascinating ecosystem revealing ancient plants as well as hundreds of species of birds and wildlife.

You will take on the responsibility of the 80-acre Silky Oaks Lodge site and maintain the pristine nature of the lodge surrounds and kitchen garden also assisting with general Maintenance / Handy Person tasks.

What we’re looking for

  • Cert II, III or Diploma qualification in Horticulture preferred
  • 3+ years relevant industry experience in a similar role covering planting, pruning, composting, fertilizing, reticulation, operating tools and garden equipment etc.
  • Have a pleasant manner, and be able to communicate with guests as required
  • Have attention to detail and be able complete tasks within the required timeframes.
  • Ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • Fit and healthy to work in the outdoors in all weather conditions

This is a full time role commencing in June 2021

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Express your interest

Don’t miss out! If joining the Baillie Lodges team is of interest, please register your details below and we’ll be in touch should a suitable opportunity arise in the future.

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Prospective employees can find answers to commonly-asked questions below. If you can’t find what you’re looking for in our FAQ, please contact us.

  • How do I apply for a job with Baillie Lodges?

    We accept online applications only via our Baillie Lodges careers page found on this website. For your convenience, all vacancies for each location (Baillie Lodges Headquarters in Sydney, Capella Lodge on Lord Howe Island, Longitude 131°, at Uluru Kata Tjuta, Silky Oaks Lodge in Queensland’s Daintree Rainforest and Southern Ocean Lodge on Kangaroo Island) within the portfolio can be found here. Please follow the application instructions outlined.

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  • What if I’d like to work for Baillie Lodges however there is no suitable current vacancy?

    We encourage you to send us through your resume complete with a cover letter detailing the lodge and role you’d be interested in. We will keep a copy of potential candidates’ resumes for future reference.  However, if you see your dream job advertised please complete a formal application on the spot!

    Express your interest

  • When should I apply?

    If you see a position advertised that suits you and your experience, apply! If you’re looking to start sometime in the future, it’s best to send in your resume around eight weeks ahead of your ideal start date.  If an advertised position interests you and your availability differs to this timeframe, please apply and indicate your specific availability on your application.

  • What is the recruitment process?

    Applications take a few days to process and if you’re a potential candidate for the role we’ll be in touch with you to discuss the next steps within one week of the closing date.  Due to the high volume of applications only those selected for a short-list will be contacted.

  • Who are we looking for?

    We consider our team to be our greatest asset and we’re looking for professional, motivated and dedicated people with a diverse range of skills and experience. Our opportunities range from guides to gardeners and front office to food and beverage. We’re looking for people who are passionate about hospitality, committed to providing outstanding customer service, who have a can-do, positive attitude and great work ethic. We’re looking for people who see working and living in locations of unique natural or cultural significance as an opportunity not to be missed.

  • Is there a minimum time I need to commit to the role?

    To deliver memorable experiences for our guests we’re committed to building a stable team. To be successful you will need to be able to commit to working with us for at least six months – and ideally more.

  • Can I build a career within the Baillie Lodges portfolio?

    People are one of Baillie Lodges’ core strengths and encouraging career development and progression is key to that. We support team member growth and have many success stories of transfers or promotions within or across the Baillie Lodges portfolio.

  • Does Baillie Lodges employ international applicants?

    Baillie Lodges welcomes applications from experienced hospitality individuals who have already gained Australian working rights.  We do offer employment for those with a Working Holiday Visa, in line with work visa conditions. Visit

  • Does Baillie Lodges employ interns?

    We recognise the importance of developing the skills of young professionals who have chosen a career in hospitality. We work with several Australian and international hotel schools and education providers to provide paid opportunities to complement studies in the field. We require a minimum of six months’ commitment and all interns must have a valid Australian Work or Student Visa. All internships are paid.

  • Can I transfer to other lodges?

    Yes, we encourage team members to transfer between lodges as opportunities arise, however, we require a minimum of six months’ service at each lodge before you will be considered for transfers.

  • Is accommodation provided?

    Staff accommodation is provided at most of the Baillie Lodges properties, however, this varies with availability, locations and inclusions at each lodge. Specific accommodation options will be discussed during the recruitment process.

  • Do you accommodate families?

    Off-site accommodation and various levels of schooling are only available in the surrounding areas of Longitude 131 and Silky Oaks Lodge.

  • Can I work with someone else or bring a partner?

    We welcome joint applications and if your partner has the relevant experience they may also apply for a role. If you are applying with a partner, please highlight this when applying. Both applicants must bring relevant experience and we can’t guarantee that both will be successful. All lodges can accommodate couples onsite when both people are employed at the lodge.

  • When do I get paid?

    All team members on a wage are paid fortnightly and any salary employees are paid monthly.

  • Can I bring my pet?

    It is not possible to bring pets due to our properties being in remote wilderness locations that are often adjacent to National Parks.

  • Are flights or transfers to the lodges provided?

    Flights and some transfers are not provided by the lodges as part on the onboarding process and need to be arranged by the arriving team member.

  • Where can I find more information?

    A living and working fact sheet is available for each lodge, providing need-to-know essentials including: location, climate, staff accommodation, transport and moving information plus other useful links. View and download the living and working guides here:

    Southern Ocean Lodge

    Capella Lodge

    Longitude 131°

    Silky Oaks Lodge

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