It’s winter time and we have hand picked our five favourite Australian winter breaks.
The Hunter Valley is the oldest wine growing region in Australia. Here, you’ll find more than 150 wineries producing world-class wines.
There’s also a huge range of accommodation in the region from hotels, motels and resorts to backpacker hostels, pet-friendly properties, family-friendly accommodation and romantic, boutique self-contained accommodation - and lots of them contain open fireplaces. With beautiful restaurants, wineries, day spas and heaps of activities, it’s the perfect secluded location for a romantic getaway.
Let us help book you into a nice boutique B&B or a beautiful hotel like the Crown Plaza. Enjoy a wine at some of our favorite places including Leogate Estate Wines, Ballabourneen or Domain De Binet - be sure to try the Brave.
Known informally as “The Snowies”, this is the highest mountain range in Australia. The range experiences large natural snowfalls every winter, which makes it one of the centres of the Australian ski industry. All snow resorts in New South Wales are located in this region.
If you’re heading to the Snowy Mountains, skiing or snowboarding is a must. There are ski classes for beginners, night skiing and terrain parks for the more advanced skiers. The region is rich with decadent food and wine for when you come off the slope, and you can stay at hotels, retreats and lodges, backpackers, farmstays, cottages and more. We can tailor-make the perfect weekend in The Snowies for you.
The Blue Mountains region is known for its dramatic scenery. It is a mountainous region west of Sydney in New South Wales. Home to steep cliffs, eucalyptus forests, waterfalls and villages dotted with guesthouses, galleries and gardens, it is a beautiful place to cosy up in front of a warm fire in your pjs.
As far as spectacular landmarks go, you can’t go past the Three Sisters. This is an unusual rock formation representing three sisters who according to Aboriginal legend were turned into stone. The iconic attraction is visited by millions of people each year. However, if large rock formations aren’t your thing, the region also boasts art galleries, heritage walks, open gardens, bush walks and lots of restaurants and food experiences, making it the perfect secluded location for a winter getaway.
Hinterland of Queensland
Maleny is a small, scenic town 90 kilometres north of Brisbane in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, Queensland. It's home to a strong dairy and fruit industry, has a rich indigenous history and is home to the Mary Cairncross Reserve conservation park.
With an abundance of food, wine, shopping, and nature for you to experience, you’ll love Maleny and all of its hidden secret spots and beauty. Accommodation here ranges from camping, bed and breakfasts and cabins along the Obi Obi Creek. You’re bound to run into a wedding during your visit too, as Maleny and Montville are two of the best destinations for secluded weddings in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland.
Winter is a great time to visit Australia's isolated island state of Tasmania. It’s known for its vast, rugged wilderness areas which are largely protected within parks and reserves.
Rich with arts and culture, nature and wildlife, food and drink, Tasmania has a huge range of locations for you to visit and activities to keep you busy. If busy isn’t quite your style, Tasmania is also home to some of the country’s most beautiful day spas and wellness retreats. Yes, it’s the ideal place to unwind and leave the stress of work behind. Enjoy a glass of Red, some organic cider and amazing food!
We love Tassie and we are sure you will as well!