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 five 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. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.



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