Regional getaways you need to plan now
With an intense start to 2020, the next few months will be a testing time for many businesses. Now is the best time to start planning your next getaway at home in the next few months, because we WILL be able to travel again, even though it doesn't seem like it.
The Hill Collective, Red Hill, VIC
Get your camera ready because this seriously instafriendly AirBnB will have you creating content like an influencer. The Hill Collective is a farmhouse and separate studio with a luxurious rustic feel. We’re talking fireplace, high ceilings, French double doors, walk-in shower, claw foot bath, fire pit and views of the valley and out to Port Phillip. There are also cooking facilities so you can sample the local produce. This country delight would be perfect for a winter getaway.
The Provincial Hotel, Ballarat, VIC
Situated on historic Lydiard Street in a building built in 19009, The Provincial Hotel is a luxury, boutique hotel fit for larger cities like London or New York. Instead, it’s located in one of Australia’s most historic towns, Ballarat. With rooms and suites that look like they’re lifted from the pages of ELLE Décor, you’ll feel right at home for a weekend away. There’s an onsite restaurant and many packages available, AND if you book directly with the hotel you get free wifi, complimentary cocktails and a late checkout.
Lake Crackenback, NSW
There is literally something for everyone in Summer or Winter at the spectacular Snowy Mountains, Lake Crackenback Resort & Spa. It’s 15 minutes from Thredbo Village and Perisher Ski Resort. There is a range of boutique accommodation to choose from as well as dining options. BUT there is also a gold course, fitness track, day spa, trampolines, archery, gym, sauna, activity centre and bushwalking tracks…just to name a few things to do!
Lincoln Downs Resort, Batemans Bay NSW
After suffering through the Bushfires and now COVID, there is never a better time to book a future stay at Lincoln Downs in Batemans Bay. A very popular destination for Canberrans, many still don’t know about this hidden treasure of the South Coast. This beautiful country retreat overlooks a gorgeous private lake, gardens and is just over a kilometer to the town centre and Surfside Beach. If you don’t want to head into town there’s Briars restaurant onside and a heated swimming pool, tennis court, gym, and free Wifi.
Upland Farm, WA
All the way over in WA is Upland Farm, a 107 acre working cattle farm with a luxurious Guest House. This is the perfect ‘escape the city’ getaway for you or your family. You’ll get the place to yourself to enjoy the panoramic farmland, neighbouring vineyard, valley views and fresh country air. Grab a good book, glass of wine and enjoy the downtime.