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Top 10 Cosy Winter Getaways


Be invigorated and revived by these wonderful wintery destinations. Put your precious winter days off to good use and instead of staring at the television, get out and explore our misty and magical frost-coated landscape.

If you’d rather hibernate with your bae for a romantic getaway, think fireplaces and luxuriating in a long bath, then take note of our roundup of Australia’s cosiest winter getaways.


Narrows Escape Rainforest Retreat, Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD

Montville is the ultimate cosy winter getaway destination with misty mountains and romance abounds. Our pick for some Sunshine Coast Hinterland magic is the multi-award winning Narrows Escape. Thoughtfully designed and perfectly executed the retreat offers everything you could wish for in a romantic getaway.


Carriages Country House, Hunter Valley NSW

Down a country lane you’ll discover a unique, hidden gem at Carriages Country House. Enjoy a roaring log-fire, plush comfortable sofas and a bottle of cracking wine. Wander through French doors into the winter garden, sleep blissfully and wake to a breakfast basket at your door. Hunter perfection!


Polperro Villas, Mornington Peninsula VIC

If you’re idea of bliss is sunset drinks overlooking rolling hills of vines, then we have the place for you! Poplerro Villas are exquisitely appointed and located on the Polperro Winery where you can wander to the cellar door for a private tasting and enjoy the convenience of the stylish onsite bistro.


The Louise, Barossa Valley SA

If you’re seeking luxury and indulgence, then look no further than The Louise in the beautiful Barossa Valley. Sophisticated accommodation with cosy fireplaces and large, luxurious bathrooms are just the beginning at The Louise. Our favourite touch, continental breakfast served in your room each morning, so no need to get out of that bathrobe on a chilly morning.


Azjure Studio Retreat, Granite Belt QLD

One of the Granite Belt’s true gems, Azjure’s luxurious villas in a tranquil bush setting are close to the regions best restaurants and wineries. These spacious villas are so well equipped with full kitchen, generous deck with BBQ and spa bath with picture window to watch the wildlife you simply won’t want to leave.


Kudos Villas, Daylesford VIC

Kudos Villas offer a selection of individual villas scattered around Hepburn Springs each with their own personality but all with signature love seat, fireplace and private spa. If you’re planning a special occasion or even a proposal, the experienced team can even organise romantic extras for a memorable stay.


Spicers Peak Lodge, Scenic Rim QLD

Leave all the stress of the city behind when you retreat to luxurious surrounds of Spicers, Australia’s highest non-alpine lodge. You’ll be greeted warmly by name like you’re part of the family rather than a guest and settle in to be pampered throughout your stay whether that’s in the day spa or dining in the award-winning restaurant.


Lakeside Villas, Mornington Peninsula VIC

The owners clearly have an eye for style, with stylish interiors and thoughtful inclusions at Lakeside Villas. The newly refurbished villas are constructed entirely over the vineyard lake, providing a unique & romantic escape. Cosy up by the fire with a bottle of Pinot Noir and listen to the rain hitting the tin roof in winter.


Rocky Hills Retreat, East Coast TAS

This unique escape has topped our Top 10 Winter Getaways before, because essentially we think it’s Australia’s best. From its spectacular architecture and 360-degree view of the lush valley, the retreat impresses from the moment you arrive. There are too many thoughtful touches to mention here, but standouts include the Huon pine outdoor bath tub, your own private art studio and the exceptionally well stocked mini-bar allowing you to hibernate in luxury.


Calabash Bay Lodge, Berowra Waters NSW

Winter is the ideal time to gather friends and family and retreat to Calabash Bay Lodge on the beautiful Hawkesbury River. Recent renovations have also introduced luxurious new bathrooms bringing the eucalypt forest surrounds indoors for a touch of eco-luxe. The new alfresco mezzanine level deck also sports outdoor heaters so you can still entertain on cooler days. Whatever the occasion, Calabash Bay Lodge is sure to delight.

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Do you have a cosy place to hide this winter? Let us know your favourite luxury winter getaway in the comments below!

* This post was originally published in 2015 and updated in June 2018.

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