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Top 10 Winter Getaways 2014

Winter is the perfect time to escape the hustle and bustle and unwind with family and friends. Think weekend walks, board games and hot chocolate by the fire.

We've previously written about Winter Getaways here, now to prepare you for the season ahead we bring you our Top 10 Winter Getaways that will have you feeling warm and fuzzy before you know it. 


Mountain Whispers, Blue Mountains NSW

As the temperature drops and mist sweeps in, retreat to your cosy Mountain Whispers holiday house complete with fireplace, welcome port & wine and spa bath to soak away the adventures of the day. Winter is a magical time to visit the Blue Mountains with venues offering traditional Christmas style celebrations for Yulefest.


L’Atelier, Daylesford VIC

Take to the rejuvenating waters of Daylesford in a mineral spa, indulge in delicious hearty fare or wander the high street shopping. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne you’ll find a seriously romantic winter destination. New on the stylish accommodation scene is L’Atelier, a charming two bedroom apartment above home wares store E’Casa. With French inspired décor, fully self-contained with gas fireplace and dedicated room for a deep soaking bath, you won’t want to leave. 


Spicers Tamarind, Sunshine Coast Hinterland QLD

Winter is a beautiful time to explore the Hinterland including boutiques, cheese and antique stores in Montville & Maleny.  A stay at Spicers Tamarind is pure indulgence, from your luxury accommodation with fireplace and outdoor cedar hot tub to the decadent dining experience in Tamarind, Spicers chef hat award modern Asian cuisine restaurant. 


Beachview Bellerieve, Hobart TAS

Celebrate the winter solstice with Dark Mofo, returning to Hobart this year ‘colder’ and ‘darker’ with a creative festival of music, performance, food and art in June. Make Beachview Bellerieve your Dark Mofo base when you Stay 4/Pay 3 at this luxury holiday house this winter. 


Chateau Elan, Hunter Valley NSW

Celebrate all things fabulous about Hunter Valley wine and produce during the month-long Hunter Valley Wine & Food Festival in June. Stay at Chateau Elan and be pampered at the day spa, enjoy wine tasting and book into the high tea at Cafe Elan for a weekend of pure indulgence. 


Alure Boutique Villas, Granite Belt QLD

Enjoy the charm and country hospitality of the Granite Belt with outstanding wine and great dining on offer in this under-rated region.  For a special occasion, indulge at Alure with either their romantic villas or unique glamping tent complete with fireplace, outdoor spa and all the luxurious conveniences while still getting back to nature.


The Lyall Hotel & Spa, Melbourne VIC

Embrace the romance of winter in Melbourne and see the new blockbuster exhibition Italian Masterpieces. Lyall Hotel & Spa is a boutique hotel like no other, with all the facilities and services of a grand hotel but on an intimate and personal scale. 


Rocky Hills Retreat, East Coast TAS

Quite possibly alluxia’s favourite luxury escape and one to add to the bucket list! Rocky Hills offers seclusion and luxury in equal measure. Get away from it all and retreat to the hills with one unique house for two, with the ultimate inclusions such as Huon pine outdoor bath, fully equipped kitchen and provisions and your very own art studio. 


A Loft in the Mill, Dandenong Ranges VIC

Embrace the cool climate, natural surrounding of Dandenong Ranges or scoot into the Yarra Valley for some wine tasting for a perfect winter weekend getaway.  A Loft in the Mill has nine romantic themed suies housed in a replica 19th Century Bluestone Mill and within walking distance of 16 local restaurants. 


Empire Spa Retreat, Margaret River WA

Wine and cool weather just seem to go together, add in a fireplace, sexy rooms and on-site day spa and you have yourself a romantic winter getaway. Just 2.5 hours from Perth you'll find yourself in beautiful Margaret River wine country with outstanding wine and divine dining experiences.

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