10 of Australia’s cosiest winter getaways


Image of a fireplace at Pumphouse Point

We might be a sunburnt country, but our winters are gorgeous. Toasting marshmallows around a fire or sinking into a steamy spa banishes any winter blues we might have. All you need is the right place to do it. Come with us now and cosy up at one of these 10 getaways.

1. QT Falls Creek

Falls Creek, VIC

Chic Scandi decor and an onsite spa makes this a top pick for us. Nestled on the Falls Creek ski run with views of the surrounding Kiewa Valley, this place screams luxury and you usually have to be quick to secure a stay here. Our pick is the penthouse 😍

2. George Tiny House

Kangaroo Valley, NSW

Nothing says cosy quite like a tiny house and the George is simply adorable. Close to the Kangaroo Valley Golf Club, nestled amid lush greenery, guests here are likely to see native wildlife. If you’re an early-riser, the morning mist is breathtaking.

3. Kondalilla Eco Resorts

Montville, QLD

Experience beautiful, lush rainforests and feel like you’re in a tropical paradise at Kondalilla. It’s right next to the national park and a 15-minute stroll from the beautiful Kondalilla Falls. It’s also a short drive to the Flame Hill Vineyard.

Each cabin has its own wood burner and a beautiful soaking tub. Yes, please!

Kondalilla Eco Resort QLD

4. The Escarpment Retreat

Tambourine Mountain, QLD

A luxury villa with onsite spa services. Soak in the spa, read a book in the library or treat yourself to a soothing massage.

The Escarpment Retreat, QLD

5. Lake House Daylesford

Daylesford, VIC

Take pampering to the next level this winter at the Lake House Daylesford. With the onsite Salus Spa, you’ll have all you need to relax. Splurging on the Salus Signature Bliss is pure perfection, but there are also hot stone massages, hydrotherapy treatments and, of course, the hot springs. Sizzling.

Make time to gorge on the incredible local produce at the Lake House restaurant, and be sure to sample the local sparkling. We’re feeling soothed already.

Lake House Daylesford VIC

6. Chill-out @ Thredbo

Thredbo, NSW

Literally like something out of a movie, this sweet, snow-capped cabin screams cosy romance. It’s exactly where we’d like to snuggle up with our special someone and a bottle of red.

Chill-out @ Thredbo

7. 3 Divas Accommodation

Mclaren Vale, SA

These sweet timber, lovingly restored 1850s cottages give us quaint country vibes, especially with their charming old-school decor 🌳

Four of the area’s fabulous wineries are all within 4km, making this a great spot for vino lovers. The homemade muesli also deserves a serious shout-out.

3 Divas Accomodation SA

8. Pumphouse Point

Lake St. Clair, TAS

Snow-capped mountains, starry nights and the occasional nip of whisky all come together to make Tassie a great choice for a cosy holiday. The Pumphouse is a converted hydroelectric station on a 250m jetty with truly majestic views. We especially love the art deco Shorehouse.

Image of a fireplace at Pumphouse Point

9. Indijup Spa Retreat

Yallingup, WA

This property is made for true relaxation. Bliss out with the onsite spa, which includes heavenly body wraps that are sure to leave your skin glowing.

Each villa has a private plunge pool and fireplace. It’s the perfect spot for snuggling with your loved one.

Injidup Spa Retreat WA

10. Piermont Retreat

Swansea, TAS

Luxe for the eco-conscious, the Piermont Retreat offers 15 sustainable cottages to stay in, with generous spa bathrooms, outdoor decks and log fires.

With the onsite Homestead Restaurant, you won’t need to travel far to feast on local seasonal produce. The winter menu brings local cheese, blue gum smoked oysters and quail.

Piermont Retreat TAS

Heads up! Due to COVID-19, government restrictions are in constant review and travel guidelines may change between when you make your booking and when you travel. We strongly recommend that all travellers seek further information about destinations and attractions before visiting, take extra care and follow all rules to ensure their own health and safety.

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