As we start seeing a slow return to a resemblance of our normal lives starting to emerge, the next thing on most people minds after being home bound for such a period, is 1. Lets get out of here and 2. Where should we go?
This year, its time to think in our own backyard and head to our beautiful rural communities.
Our team is underway researching stunning rural stays for our Members in preparation for when travel for leisure re-commences. These beautiful stays each require you to bring your own food and beverages so allowing you to experience the ever aspect the local area.
Our Casual Solutions are the perfect tool to have your dedicated Lifestyle Manager organise your post lock-in getaway.
NEW SOUTH WALES
Bubble Tent Australia
Location: Capertree Valley (2.5hrs from Sydney)
Off-grid pop-up glamping tents situated in a secluded area on a 1000+ acre working farm and nestled between Lithgow and Mudgee, overlooking the second biggest canyon in the world! Imagine laying in bed watching the starry night and the spectacular sunrise.
Activities: It’s ok to do nothing to very little and immerse yourself in the relaxation of the location and view – Stargaze, Hikes, Reading in the hammock, Birdwatching, Relaxing on the daybed, watch a sunset of two.
Location: Gundaroo (under 3hrs from Sydney and 40mins from Canberra)
A luxury two bedroom, self-contained barn in the middle of a working cattle farm. Where native grasslands stretch to the horizon, a river meanders its way gently between ancient hills and where a billion stars blaze at midnight. It’s a place to unwind, relax and explore.
Activities: Perfect farm experience for those interested in regenerative farming (or quiet relaxation)
Location: Megalong Valley, Blue Mountains (2hrs from Sydney)
On the floor of the Megalong Valley, with breathtaking views from every window is a stylish, luxury two bedroom home waiting for your next escape.
Activities: Relax on the sunny deck and soak in the views, walk on nearby bush trails, try the local Tea Rooms and winery, book a horse ride down the road, take a trip to the Three Sisters or be cosy in the front of the wood fire with a good book.
Location: Hepburn Springs (1hr 30mins from Melbourne)
‘Escape to a private retreat where distinctive dwellings, mesmerising views and a natural wonderland awaits you.’ Just ten minutes from the beautiful town of Hepburn Springs is Breakneck Gorge offering unique architect-designed luxurious accommodation, bring modern design and secluded country landscape together.
Activities: For those that wish to relax indoors and outdoors. Cook up a feast on the outdoor BBQ admiring the majestic country views or soak in a multi-jet hydrotherapy massage bath with a glass of champagne and relax the fireplace with views of the starry sky.
Location: Oatlands (1hr from Hobart & 1hr 20mins from Launceston)
Located in a historic town, the beautiful spacious Raffah House has been lovingly restored to be the perfect place to stay when exploring Tasmania. This stunning 1840s cottage is 3 bedrooms is decked out in cloud soft, french linen and luxurious pillows and doonas to ensure you have the most relaxing sleep possible.
Activities: Wander the streets of one of Tasmania’s oldest settlements and discover more of the town’s interesting past with elegant churches, heritage sites and informative signs that tell stories of sheep farming, convicts, bushrangers and local characters like Tasmania’s most feared hangman. It is also the perfect spot for day-tripping, with Hobart and Launceston only short drives away the areas of exploring has just become much bigger.
Flinders Bush Retreats
Location: Flinders Ranges (2hrs from Port Augusta)
Hidden away in an almost untouched corner of the Flinders Ranges, is a boutique farm stay owned and operated by 5th and 6th generation graziers. Offering two guest houses sleeping 6-8 and an eco tent for 2, this award winning bush retreat is a great excuse to visit a stunning part of South Australia.
Activities: Escape the hustle with the family – explore the native flora, fauna and natural wonders, let the kids climb a tree, make a cubby by the creek, bush walks, meet the pet farm animals I the farmyard nursery and join in feeding and egg collections, shearing demonstrations and farm practice viewings and even helicopter adventures.
Location: Acton park, Margaret River (2hrs 30mins from Perth)
Set amid 90 acres of natural Australia bush and Rosegum plantation, are two innovative designed luxuriously chalets. Guests enjoy total relaxtion and immersion into nature with absolute privacy (except for the occasional kangaroo visit).
Activities: Relax and explore the abundant surrounding landscape or go a little broader and visit nearby wineries or the white sandy beaches of Busselton or the world’s second longest jetty where you can experience underwater dining and an interactive museum.
Location: Red Centre (15 mins from Ayers Rock Airport and 5hrs from Alice Springs)
One of the most iconic luxury lodges in Australia. Located on the boundary of the World Heritage listed wilderness of Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, and with direct views to Uluru, Longitude 131 is a bucket list must.
Activities: Being a small capacity resort you have access to some of the finer things including spa treatments but this is a base camp from which much exploring is to be had. Experience a sunrise expedition to the intriguing red domes of Kata Tjuta, base walk Uluru and hear the legend of the Mala people or take the Red Centre to new heights and explore it from the air. Each activity is enriched with knowledge and beautiful stories of the local Aboriginal culture.
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm and Farm Stay
Location: Scenic Rim (75 mins from Brisbane and the Gold Coast)
Tommerup’s Dairy Farm and Farm Stayis 6th generation working dairy farm offering genuine farm adventure holidays in the picturesque Kerry Valley in the beautiful Scenic Rim Region. With only 2 guests houses on the property you will enjoy the space and privacy and become part of the farm family joining in on daily milking and feedings. For an authentic paddock to plate experience, the Farm offers gourmet hampers.
Activities: Get hands-on with the dairy herd’s twice daily milking, join the daily rounds and meet and feed the friendly calves, sheep, pigs and chickens. or pack a picnic and head off down to the creek.
GLAMPING POP UP EXPERIENCE
Location: Based, Southern Highlands NSW
Everything you need to escape.
Enjoy a little break in nature, without roughing it. Experience Nature can help you create a unique experience with their Luxe Bell Tents that come equipped with all the cool climate essentials including sheep skin quilts, arctic faux fur throws and hot water bottles to warm your toes as you jump into bed.