If, like us, you are feeling the winter chill that seems to just be setting in but aren't able to escape to the European summer, there is hope much closer to home (no passports needed).
Why not take the stress out of planning an international romp with those long haul flights, potential delays and subsequent missed connections, inevitable jet lag, juggling logistics, typical technological failures and an out of control inbox upon returning to the office (!) by embracing a winter weekender instead?
Now is the perfect time to book a mini-break and indulge in some much-needed mid-year R&R, whilst also warming up from the inside out with good food, fine wine, an open fire, spa treatments, a heated hot tub or an eviable view.
What's not to love?
Freycinet Lodge, Freycinet TAS
The Collectionist Hotel, Camperdown NSW
Empire Retreat, Yallingup WA
THE Hydro Majestic, Blue Mountains NSW
The Woods at Pokolbin, Hunter Valley NSW
QT Hotel and Spa, Sydney NSW
The QT Hotel in Sydney's CBD could be your next luxurious city winter jaunt with its plush fabrics, rich leathers, soft cushions and custom furniture to sink into. With a day spa in the building as well as a decadent bath tub in your room, there is no excuse to suffer from cold toes any longer!