The Weekend Escapes That Will Make You Fall in Love With Winter
With only five winter weekends left (how did that happen?), there couldn’t be a more perfect time to take advantage of the last of the crisp, fresh weather and escape to a destination that is at its peak during the winter months. Think an overnight stay in the scenic Blue Mountains overlooking snow-capped mountains, a weekender among the natural rugged beauty of Tasmania, or take a mini-vacay and hit the slopes of Thredbo. It’s time to stoke the wood fire, uncork your finest bottle of red, and soak in the scenery that was made for this season. Scroll down and book an escape that will make you fall in love with winter before we wish it away.
Take a breath of fresh air and step back in time with this unique stone lake hut located on the edge of beautiful Moonbah River in the Snowy Mountains. If you can time your visit with a fresh dump of snow, you may feel like you have been transported to the Swedish countryside—keep your eyes peeled for wild deer in the bushland and platypus in the lake.
The Birchgrove property consists of two quaint and newly renovated European-style cottages in the heart of the charming Southern Highlands town of Bowral. At just over 100km south of Sydney, this is the country escape every city dweller should add to their bucket list—stat.
Kookaburra Retreat is your quintessential Blue Mountains escape. Nestled in a private location on the high point of the scenic Cliff Drive, this architecturally designed getaway overlooks the magnificence of Katoomba's escarpment and the iconic natural wonder that is The Three Sisters.
This unique 1840s converted stable located in the grounds of Twamley Farm homestead is a beautifully renovated two storey sandstone building. It is nestled under English oaks and overlooks rolling green hills—the definition of picturesque. Hot tip: Rug up and take a day trip to Hobart.