Australia’s Best Winter Getaways

Winter. Always a great time to take a break. Be it to escape to the warmer temperatures to embracing the chilly atmosphere. Here we take a look some of the best winter getaways around the country.

NSW

Blue mountains

Blue Mountains

When one thinks of natural beauty in New South Wales, one can’t go past the Blue Mountains.  Sure they are great all year round, but in Winter it is truly magical.  Snow falls in some towns and the morning mist makes the mountains breathtaking.  You could cosy up by the fire in any number of different types of accommodation dotted throughout the towns of the Blue Mountains, but my suggestion is to get up and explore the majesty that is the mountains.  With plenty of hiking trails and walks to choose from, plus several vantage points dotted near the Three Sisters in Katoomba, you are bound to see something spectacular.  For a more relaxed view of the area, try the cable car that takes you above the treetops and take in the scenery by the sky.  For those who love bars and restaurants, experience Christmas in July “Yulefest” with great big meals by big fires, guaranteed to warm the bottom of your hearts.

After a long day exploring the mountains, you need something fabulous to wear to dinner at one of the many restaurants. Why not add a bag to your winter wardrobe? Hire a bag from The Volte today like this one.

YSL Medium Kate Black Leather Bag

Other recommendations:  Sydney city.  You can’t go wrong with Vivid Festival in Sydney when the city is lit up spectacularly.  Visit an exhibition AGNSW or MCA, there is always something cool and interesting on!

VICTORIA

Falls Creek

So the first thing you think of when thinking of a winter holiday? Snow.  And what better place to experience snow is at Falls Creek.  Sure there are plenty of other ski areas to explore but Falls Creek is one of Australia’s biggest and most popular.  With over 90 different runs, you are guaranteed to find something for all levels of skiers and snowboarders.  You can even toboggan! What’s even more impressive is that there is 65km of cross-country trails if you really want to up your game.  There is a variety of accommodation options from cheap lodges to luxury, so you are guaranteed to find something that suits your budget.  Enjoy an apres-ski shindig at any number of local bars and restaurants, Falls Creek has a variety on offer.

For a ski trip like this, you are going to need to rug up. Here at The Volte we have a range of jackets perfect for this. We think faux fur is perfect for this weather.

Unreal Fur Jacket

Other recommendations: Melbourne city itself is worthy of a winter getaway.  Book yourself into a city hotel and explore all the bars, restaurants and shops on offer.  You will not be disappointed!  

QLD

Cairns

Great Barrier Reef

With so many beautiful towns to choose from in Queensland, one wants something that is central and close to lots of attractions.  One can’t beat Cairns for this.  The harbour town is centrally located to both the Great Barrier Reef and the Daintree Rainforest, making it magical spot to spend winter.  With warm toasty days, you can enjoy all the tropics have to offer.  Take a glass bottom boat out to Green Island and enjoy all the sea life of the reef or go on a guided tour of one of the oldest rainforests in the world (the Daintree).  If shopping is more your thing, the CBD has bountiful options of shops, shopping centres and markets.  You’ll also be spoilt for choice when it comes to restaurants and bars around the harbour and CBD of all different cuisines.  What makes Cairns even more attractive? It’s so close to other towns worth exploring like Port Douglas and Palm Cove.

We think that Camilla is perfect for The QLD weather so why not hire something like this for your holiday? Perfect beach to bar!

Camilla Dancing On My Own Kaftan

Other recommendations:  Noosa is a great place to unwind.  Family friendly with loads of attractions around the area, you are guaranteed to have fun.

WA

Broome

Cable Beach Camel Rides

For those wanting to escape the winter blues in WA, look no further than Broome!  Sure there are other places worth exploring in the Kimberleys (Think Exmouth and Karijini) but Broome has it all!  Warm weather, sandy beaches, amazing natural attractions and cultural history.  Take a camel ride down the famous Cable Beach, also at Cable Beach watch a world renowned sunset, jump off the cliffs at Gantheaume Point, check out pearl farming at Willie Creek Pearls or watch a film at the open air cinema.  If culture is more up your alley, there are several museums in town worth looking at.  If nature is more your thing, there are plenty of tours of nearby attractions worth seeing such as the Horizontal Falls.  Overall, a great winter getaway.

We think that a playsuit is perfect for lounging around on the beach or around the pool. Shop playsuits like this one at The Volte today.

Zimmermann Zippy Necktie Playsuit

Other recommendations: You can’t go wrong with Margaret River.  Wine, spirit and beer tastings galore plus lots of local produce on offer!

SA

Barossa Valley

Hot Air Ballooning in the Barossa Valley

With 150 wineries in the area, it would be hard to ignore the Barossa Valley as a must visit winter getaway location.  The world-renowned wine producing region is abundant in wine cellar doors open to the public, 80 to be precise, so you are sure to sample some delicious Shirazes and Rieslings, something for everybody’s palette.  The area is not only known for its wines but also amazing fresh produce.  You can sample the local produce at the Barossa Valley Farmer’s markets every Saturday or try one of the countless cafes and restaurants in the region showing off local gourmet fares! Want to see the Barossa Valley differently?  Consider hiring a hot air balloon and see the whole region birds’ eye.  With no shortage of accommodation options available (from glamping to Luxury) you are sure to find a spot to suit your needs.  My advice?  Curl up by the fire and enjoy a nice glass of local Shiraz.  You won’t be disappointed!

You going to need something nice to wear when visiting one of the famed restaurants in the area. We recommend a nice long floor length dress that you can dress down with flats or dress up with boots or heels. Try one like this Zimmerman number.

Zimmermann Zippy Billowed Maxi Dress

Other recommendations:  Visit Kangaroo Island for amazing produce and natural wonders, both flora and fauna.  Perfect for that little romantic getaway.

NT

Darwin

Mindil Beach Sunset Markets

With average temperatures of 30 degrees, Darwin is the ultimate winter getaway spot.  The year-round tropical temperatures turn Darwin in to a tropical getaway full of sights and attractions.  Make sure you visit the famous Mindil Beach Sunset Markets.  With over 200 arts, crafts, food and speciality stalls, there is something guaranteed to tickle your fancy.  If food and drink is your thing, try out Darwin’s emerging small bar scene. If multiculturalism and history is your thing, there are plenty of museums and historical sites to pique your interest.  And if you want to explore a little further afield?  Some of the nation’s best national parks are only a stone’s throw away.  Think Litchfield and Kakadu.  Definitely worth ticking off the bucket list.

To explore this warm area, we recommend wearing something light, casual and sleeveless like a slip dress. We think Rat & Boa would be perfect, especially this dress!

Rat & Boa Kiki Dress

Other recommendations: Uluru should be on every Australian’s bucket list.  The milder weather in winter is the perfect time to visit this icon.  Make sure you enjoy the hikes around this area.

TASMANIA

Hobart

MONA in Hobart

Hobart has so much to offer during winter.  From the amazing museums such as MONA to its famed whiskey distilleries, there is something guaranteed to pique your interest.  Sure you can see snow capped mountains and breathtaking scenery around the state, but I think bustling Hobart has plenty to offer for a winter getaway.  Think festivals galore (Dark Mofo which has been and gone to the Festival of Voices).  There are other festivals further afield such as the Huon Valley Mid-winter Festival which celebrates apples and wassailing.  If food is your thing, you can’t go past Salamanca Markets.  If you are after a bit of history, take as day trip to Port Arthur.  The other benefit of Hobart?  Accommodation is well priced. Hobart is a perfect spot for that winter getaway!

We think you need to look fabulous exploring a city like Hobart. Why not complete your look with some statement earrings available to hire here at The Volte? We have plenty of designers available to hire like these Gucci babies!

Gucci Clip On Earrings

Other recommendations: The Overland track.  Sure hiking is not everyone’s idea of a perfect winter getaway but the Overland track is spectacular.  Experience breathtaking scenery and flora and fauna.  A hard trek but worth it.

Gabby

xoxox

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