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Top 5 Cosy Australian Winter Getaways

Beat the winter blues in our Top 5 Australian getaways!

It’s time to face the brutal truth – Australia is well and truly in the midst of winter. Long gone are the flirty summer dresses and shorts, now buried under ever-increasing piles of woolly jackets, scarves and mismatched socks. It’s hard to stay chipper with the rain pouring and wind howling outside, so if you’re finding that the miserable weather is really getting you down, an amazing winter getaway could be the solution. Imagine popping away for a blissful few days, soaking in hot spas and getting utterly pampered, returning home relaxed and rejuvenated. If that sounds like the perfect cure for your winter blues, keep reading to discover our top 5 amazing spa destinations.

Mount Roland in Tasmania
View of Mount Roland in Tasmania, as viewed from Eagles Nest Retreat – Image courtesy of gavowen/flickr.com


The Byron at Byron Resort and Spa, NSW

This stunning resort and spa offers the whole package – luxurious accommodation serviced by friendly staff, a sumptuous spa that caters to its guests’ every whim, and delectable meals prepared by acclaimed chefs, all surrounded by a unique rainforest canopy. Visitors are spoiled for choice with the variety of relaxing activities, such as daily yoga, rainforest walks and exquisite spa treatments.


Eagles Nest Retreat, Tasmania

If you’re seeking a romantic spa retreat with gorgeous scenic views, Eagles Nest is the perfect choice. Guests to this Tasmanian resort reside in one of three ‘nests’, each made beautifully distinctive by their unique décor and gorgeous architectural features. Nest I, for example, offers a cozy space for couples who desire total privacy, while the much larger Nest II provides a global accommodation experience with its international-themed rooms, such as the Asian Wing and the African Wing.


QT Falls Creek Resort, Victoria

Whether you’re a loved-up duo, a fun family of four, or a big group of snow bunnies, this sophisticated resort will help you rest and relax in style. Proudly proclaimed as the ‘party hub of the southern slopes’, QT is located right at the base of the main ski runs, with its apartments offering stunning views of the majestic snow-capped mountains. Whether you’re keen to grab your skis and hit the slopes, or treat yourself to an immersive spa experience at the spaQ Day Spa, your time at QT will be wonderfully memorable.


Seclusions Blue Mountains, NSW

Calling all partners, newlyweds and long-time lovers! Tucked away by Mount Walker, these six boutique spa cabins practically scream ‘romantic getaway’. Each cabin offers a quiet and enchanting retreat for couples, and is equipped with a luxurious two-person spa, en suite bathroom and private balcony. Guests can work on their backhand in the tennis court and laze around in the outdoor pool during the day, then retire to their cabins for a glass of wine and a romantic dip in the spa at night.


Silky Oaks Lodge, Queensland

Situated right beside the tranquil Mossman River, this luxury boutique hotel lodge and spa offers picturesque views of the river and surrounding rainforest. Warm and welcoming service, tasteful interiors, and healing water spa treatments comprise a uniquely peaceful and rejuvenating holiday experience. The range of nature activities allow guests to indulge in the stunning natural environment, through self-guided bush walks, kayaking, snorkelling and mountain biking.

Brr, it’s cold outside – winter is well and truly here! While it can be hard to focus on the bright side when the weather’s so gloomy and uninspiring, there are some major benefits to the cold months. Just check out the amazing list of top 5 winter getaways we’ve compiled! From cosy and romantic retreats for loved-up couples, to architecturally stunning spaces for friends and family, to luxurious spa resorts surrounded by the beauty of nature; we’ve covered it all.

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