There's nothing like escaping the modern technologies and daily demands with a few days on the open road. We're spoilt for choice here in Australia; with options to travel to the lush rainforests of Queensland to the white beaches of the East Coast and everything in between. We've featured a few of the most memorable getaway spots in Australia to switch off and relax. Take a look...
Quamby Home is a newly renovated, 1870s-built, luxury home surrounded by 312 acres of English garden and prime farm land in the Meander Valley of Northern Tasmania. It is set on a working farm and guests can roam the farmland during their stay. The interior is minimal country style and is a perfect background to a family weekend away or longer stay.
The Pretty Beach House, Bouddi National Park, NSW.With a ‘welcome to country’ ceremony upon arriving by the Darkinjung elder, a personalised butler service, a private king-bed pavilion with an infinity pool, and a vista of the Bouddi National Park and Broken Bay, the Pretty Beach House certainly lives up to its name and more. In-pavilion comforts include imported hand engraved cutlery from England, Italian hand-loomed linens, fireplace, under-floor heating and a heated plunge pool.
Formerly de Russie suites Mudgee, the stylish European Perry Street Hotel is Mudgee’s only boutique luxury self-contained apartment hotel. Built within the historic 1862 Mechanics Institute, the imposing two-storey structure is home to 13 stunning suites styled with a distinctly modern, urban influence. Taking inspiration from the colours and architecture of Berlin, Perry Street Hotel offers a premium and innovative accommodation experience for the discerning corporate or leisure traveller. You can enjoy L’occitane bath products, an oversized shower, and a breakfast bag full of local produce delivered to your room.
An original c1902 three bedroom federation house, 'The House' is set amongst gardens in the heart of Trentham, just over one hour from Melbourne. Inspired by Scandinavian interiors, and featuring a mix of old and new curated collections from European flea markets and to local country, it's a unique and quirky space to unwind. The original potato pickers shed has been converted as the third bedroom, while the kitchen houses a large personal collection of vintage crockery.
Take a step back in time at Beechworth's luxury lodgings in an original timber slab hut that dates back to 1860. Restored using materials from a warehouse, old stables and farms, with luxury additions, this is a retreat that's hard to forget. With an open fire, double bath, leather lounge, king sized bed and full kitchen, 1860 overlooks Spring Creek and the surrounding parklands of Lake Sambell.