Must-Visit Interstate Winter Getaways by Susan Harte

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Whether winter in Australia means a snowy escape or sourcing the warmth of the sun, there’s an interstate adventure for every getaway desire.

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Heading south to Tasmania where winter hits first in Australia – hire a Tassie Motor Shack and drive and live in your wheels – cruising the beautiful and almost empty bays of Tasmania stopping wherever takes your fancy. If you feel like splashing out, stay at the glorious and almost surreal looking Saffire Lodge.

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Hobart in Tasmania is foodie heaven – do a fabulous winters cooking course at the Agrarian Cooking School or enjoy a meal at the beautiful Ethos Restaurant.

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If its sun you’re after, you can fly up north to always-sunny Port Douglas for a boost of the tropics and warmth – stay high end at a beautiful villa such as the Bali House – all luxury.

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Or stay at the fun and colourful QT hotel – a recent addition to the Port Douglas scene – it is light and fun with splashes of yellows and reds and black and white stripes, super modern furniture and a fun tropical style bar and their famous buffets that are truly amazing – or head into town for a bucket of prawns at the Inlet or the ever popular Salsa Bar and Grill.

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Also check out some of our favourite NSW getaway destinations here.

Australia has so much to offer, so you don’t have to cast your sights across the pond – your next luxury destination is just a few hours away.

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Story by Susan Harte, A Magazine. 

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