Cosy places to celebrate Christmas in July

by Elisa Parry

In need of a cosy winter getaway? Why not get in the spirit of Christmas in July and gift yourself an indulgent escape. We’re talking about snuggling up on the couch in front of a crackling fireplace with a nice glass of red. Here are a few great getaway ideas perfect for a weekend of hibernation. Start planning your winter escape today.

Tipi in the snow
VIC: Snowshoe walk with cheese fondue, mulled wine and dinner

This isn’t an overnight getaway, but it’s too cute not to include! Enjoy a short hike in your snowshoes to Hotham’s hidden eco-village. In the central tipi, you’ll settle in by the fire for a French cheese fondue dinner with mulled wine! It doesn’t get much cosier than this!

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Rainforest getaway with fireplace
NSW: 2 night rainforest retreat with breakfast and wine 

Switch off your mobile phone, leave the iPad at home and head for the sub-tropical hills. Did we mention there’s a spa?!

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Man behind the bar at Mt Lofty House
SA: Overnight luxury stay with view room, breakfast and more

Enjoy a night of luxury in the Adelaide Hills at Mount Lofty House. Tuck into a country brekkie in the morning and treat yourself to some well-deserved R&R some cheeky spa credits.

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2 night bush retreat Huon Valley, Tasmania
TAS: 2 night nature retreat with bubbles and hamper

There is so much to see and do in Tassie’s Huon Valley, but you’ll be forgiven for just wanting to curl up by the fire in this cosy eco-cabin that’s tucked away in a private bush reserve.

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Tilba Lake Camp eco pod tiny house getaway
NSW: 2 eco pod getaway with gourmet hampers

Prepare to cosy up in your very own eco-pod. These adorable cabins are located in Central Tilba. We suggest you stock up on some delicious Tilba Cheese from the factory in town and some wine plonk yourself in front of the fireplace. They even supply a fire pit smores kit!

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winery and craft beer tour with lunch
QLD: 2 night vineyard stay with tasting and degustation – for 2

Indulge and luxuriate with this incredible 2 night package at Ocean View Estates. Your stay includes a guided tasting tour of the winery and brewery accompanied by a cheese platter, plus a 5 course degustation at the property’s restaurant. With all of the inclusions directly at your doorstep, you’ll leave feeling both pampered and rejuvenated!

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Romantic table setting in wine cellar
VIC: Overnight winery escape with dinner and breakfast

Relax and unwind in the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine country. Enjoy luxury accommodation in a superior room with a 3 course dinner and full country breakfast the following morning.

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Fireplace and wine
NSW: Blue Mountains cottage escape

Enjoy 2 nights in this adorable cottage tucked away in the Blue Mountains. If you can bear to drag yourself away from the log fire, you can take a walk through the 20 acres of natural bushland at your doorstep.

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Farmland view in Stroud
NSW: Relaxing country weekend getaway with wine 

Escape to a cabin in the Hunter Valley. There’s plenty of great wine and a hot tub! What more could you possibly need?!

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