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Top 10 Winter Getaways

Baby it’s cold outside! Winter is here and you can either hibernate at home, eating chocolate and watching TV or you can embrace the crisp mornings, romantic fireplace and mulled wine and explore some of our favourite cool climate destinations.

Take a look at our drool worthy winter getaways that won’t break the bank.


Bells at Killcare, Central Coast NSW

Sydneysiders in need of respite should look no further than Bells at Killcare. Enjoy the culinary delights of Manfredi at Bells, the calming aromas of the Bells Day Spa or the idyllic surrounds of the Bouddi National Park. With all cottages having fireplaces you’ll be hard pressed to tear yourself away from your stylish Hamptons style oasis.


Glass on Glasshouse, Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD

Rest, rejuvenate and recharge at this stunning Hinterland hideaway. Built for romance the architect-designed retreats are complete with double spa bath, cosy fire and uninterrupted views of the magnificent Glasshouse Mountains. Winter is a great time to explore the Hinterland from boutiques, cheese and antique stores in Montville & Maleny.


Arx Bella, Berry NSW

What warmer welcome is there than a bottle of Champagne and local cheese platter on arrival as you settle into the four bedroom group getaway Arx Bella to start your weekend in style.  Gourmet kitchen, walk-in pantry big enough to get lost in and expansive dining area signal this house is perfect for entertaining and celebrating a special occasion. Alternatively there are countless lounge areas to curl up with a good book or settle in front of the open fireplace. Contact for further info on Arx Bella.


La Maison Pacifique, Casuarina NSW

It doesn’t get much cooler that La Maison Pacifique. Gather your besties and retreat to this luxury five bedroom holiday rental, with three separate living areas, chillout zones and fireplace it’s an entertainers paradise and the perfect weekend away.


Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage, Barossa SA

Pure indulgence awaits at Seppeltsfield Vineyard Cottage. Set on a private vineyard, the heritage cottage is for the exclusive use of one couple. A luxurious bathroom, complete with claw-foot bath with French doors overlooking the vineyards is a highlight.  With cosy fireplace, generous gourmet inclusions and secret wine cellar - this the ultimate romantic Barossa Valley getaway this winter.


Moments Mountain Retreat, Blue Mountains NSW

During the winter months the average temperature in the Blue Mountains is a chilly 5 degrees with the occasional snow fall and the region celebrates Yulefest with many venues offering traditional Christmas style extravaganzas. Experience warm hospitality, log fires and breathtaking wilderness views from Moments Mountain Retreat and enjoy this winter wonderland.


Hepburn at Hepburn, Daylesford VIC

Daylesford is seriously romantic in winter and just 90 minutes from Melbourne. From cosy restaurants serving hearty fare, explore wineries of the Macedon Ranges and the warming Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa - you’ll discover why Daylesford is the spa capital of Australia. The most stylish & sophisticated accommodation must be Hepburn at Hepburn – these designer digs tick all the boxes with gas fireplace & spa bath for the perfect romantic getaway in Victoria.


Candlelight Cottages, Dandenong Ranges VIC

With four luxury cottages to choose from across the Ranges, you’ll find your perfect romantic hideaway.  Stylishly furnished, these cosy cottages have all the essentials for your romantic Victorian getaway including real wood fireplaces & spa bath. It’s pet friendly too so you can holiday with your pampered pooch.


Mona Pavilions, Hobart TAS

Celebrate the winter solstice with Dark Mofo, the Museum of Old and New Art’s festival of music, performance, food and art in Hobart, June 13-23. Stay right in the action at Mona Pavilions, with its row of eight sleek pavilions set on the serene Derwent River, Mona Pavilions delivers a unique holiday experience for art types and gourmands.


Rose Gums Wilderness Retreat, Atherton Tablelands QLD

Winter is the ideal season to head north to Far North Queensland with temperatures still between 21-28 degrees. Getaway from it all to the Atherton Tablelands and pack your sense of adventure at Rose Gums Wilderness Resort. It’s a few degrees cooler in the Tablelands than Cairns so you can take advantage of the wood-burning fireplace and relax in the spa after exploring the rainforest walking trails.

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