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Top 10 Spring Flings

Spring is a time for new beginnings. Shake off those winter blues and indulge in a spring getaway to feel the joy of possibilities the season can bring. Cultural festivals, sporting events and nature in bloom make these short break destinations a must-visit in springtime.

We’ve scoured the alluxia collection and gathered our Top 10 Spring Flings: 


The Longhouse, Hunter Valley NSW

Spring a picturesque time to visit the Hunter with vines springing to life with delicate light green foliage, gardens brimming with blooms including the ‘Rose Spectacular’ at Hunter Valley Gardens. Great weather for outdoor events including Fleetwood Mac performing on 4 October & Jazz in the Vines fun on 25 October. The Longhouse is the perfect base to explore cellar doors or take in springtime entertainment; it’s where the hipsters holiday.


Byron at Byron Resort & Spa, Byron Bay NSW

Spring is a great time to visit Byron Bay before the crowds descend for summer. Catch all the beach action during Byron Bay Surf Fest 26-28 October. Immerse yourself in nature and discover bushwalking tracks and rejuvenation. Awaken your senses and energise your mind with a mini-break at Byron at Byron.


Spicers Clovelly, Sunshine Coast QLD

With spectacular gardens in full bloom, it’s a stunning time to visit Spicers Clovelly Estate in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland. You’ll enjoy a sense of calm and relaxation at this exclusive 10 suite French inspired retreat. Wander the 22 acres of manicured ground, take the 2km rainforest trail or simply relax in Spa Anise. Located in the charming village of Montville, explore neighbouring Maleny with organic cafes and boutiques it’s perfect for foodies 


Emirates Wolgan Valley, Blue Mountains NSW

For those that love the great outdoors, at Emirates Wolgan Valley guests can choose from hiking nature trails, exploring the countryside on horseback, tour by four-wheel drive, mountain bike through forests or simply star gaze by night. If you’re after a little more pampering and indulgence, spend time in the Timeless Spa and dine in style with Wolgan Valley’s food philosophy is based on seasonal, regional and organic produce from local farms, private growers and vintners. 


Bells at Killcare, Central Coast NSW

This spring, Bells at Killcare present Bouddi at Bells an afternoon of entertainment on the picturesque lawn at Bells. Held on Sunday 19 October with MC James O’Loghlin, Shakespearean legend John Bell and Opera Australia stars Jane Ede and Luke Gabbedy and more. Bells at Killcare’s cottages and Lakeside villas are the perfect escape for a springtime mini-break.


1888 Hotel, Sydney NSW

There are a host of events and festivals in Sydney this spring and our favourite has to be the annual Sculptures by the Sea 23 October- 9 November. October signals Good Food Month with a month-long celebration showcasing the best Sydney restaurants, cafes and producers have to offer. Stay in style at 1888 Hotel your hipster base in the city. e:


Paperbark Camp, South Coast NSW

Reopen after its annual winter hibernation, Paperbark Camp is ideal for nature lovers combining unique luxury tented accommodation with warm hospitality and divine food. Paperbark Camp is a peaceful bush retreat in the South Coast jewel of Jervis Bay.


East Hotel, Canberra ACT

Spring is a glorious time to be in Canberra. Awake to moderately fresh mornings, bright, sunny days and brisk nights. Australia’s celebration of spring; Floriade is on 13 September – 12 October 2014 with all its blooming glory. Celebrate spring at East Hotel with Floriade packages including complimentary parking & WiFi, Local Little Monster chocolates and bottle of local wine on arrival.


Adventure Bay Retreat, Bruny Island TAS

Breathe in the crisp Tasmanian air and enjoy the solitude of spectacular Bruny Island.  The Lodge is a luxury holiday house yet still retains comfortable touches perfect for families including loft style kids playroom and outdoor playground. If a romantic getaway is more your style, choose The Cottage for two.  Both retreats offer hybrid bikes to peddle around and explore beautiful Bruny Island. 


Mona Pavilions, Hobart TAS

A trip to Tassie wouldn’t be complete without a visit to the incredible Mona Museum. With exciting exhibitions and events there’s always something cool happening at Mona including Master guitarists Slava Grigoryan, Ralph Towner & Wolfgang Muthspiel performing their new album ‘Travel Guide’ in October. Stay onsite and you’ll get to slumber in one of eight pavilions with a wine fridge filled with Moorilla wine and Moo Brew beer.

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