With autumn now in full swing, and winter just cresting the horizon; it’s time to trade-in our sandals for boots, our cottons for wools, and our poolside beers for fire-side wines. More importantly, it’s time to rug up and plan a romantic winter escape. So, to help kick-start your wintery adventures, here are our picks for the best places in Australia to escape to when the mercury drops.
1. Emirates One &Only Wolgan Valley Resort
Tucked away in a secluded valley; and nestled between two national parks, in a forgotten corner of The World Heritage Listed Greater Blue Mountains; Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley Resort is a wonderfully hidden gem. Whether you want to explore the surrounding valley on horseback, or just sit back and watch the sunset bounce off of the surrounding cliffs; trust us when we say that Wolgan Valley has to be seen to be believed.
2. Southern Ocean Lodge
Just imagine lounging in your suite next to a roaring fire, sipping a warming red wine as you watch the waves roll over a seemingly endless Southern Ocean. The twenty-one luxury suites at Southern Ocean Lodge are cantilevered along the southern cliffs of Kangaroo Island. While you’ll feel like you’re at the end of the world, Kangaroo Island is only a short boat ride from Cape Jervis in South Australia. So while you’re there, why not head out and explore the rolling hills of The Barossa Valley?
3. Sugarloaf Point Lighthouse
The mere concept of a lighthouse keeper instantly conjures romantic images of an idyllic life during simpler times. The Head Keeper’s Cottage at Sugarloaf point has a private veranda - perfect for taking in the uninterrupted views of Lighthouse Beach; and a heritage fireplace – perfect for enjoying those cool and cosy nights.
4. Satellite Island
To say that Satellite Island is a unique destination would be a grand understatement. Nestled in the remote D'Entrecasteaux Channel, just off the South of Tasmania, Satellite Island is an experience like no other. With the whole island to yourselves, you’re free to do as you please. So whether that means shucking oysters from the rocks, enjoying a bonfire at sunset, or just hiding away from the world in your cosy cabin, Satellite Island is yours alone to explore.
If you can’t get away this winter, you can still enjoy a romantic escape from the comforts of your home. Whether it’s a bubble bath by candlelight, a romantic home-cooked meal, or even just a night cuddling up on the couch; your home can be all you need for a romantic escape. Just send the kids to stay with their grandparents, turn your phones off, pour glasses of wine, and bring some romance back home this winter.