With Winter well and truly underway in Australia, Victoria and its southern state counterparts are certainly bearing its brunt. Long gone are the desires for beach filled days, instead replaced with a longing for cosy weekends spent away from the city’s hustle and bustle; ones beside a roaring fireplace, complemented by carb-heavy food and the perfect bottle of red, of course.
Famous for its bountiful country landscapes, Victoria offers an abundance of exquisite getaways. So, if you’re growing tired the chilly weather and simultaneously craving a quick two-day escape, there’s no better place to refresh the mind than the vasts offerings of the Garden State. So get those stunning Winter ensembles ready and hit the road – because we’ve covered the best getaways all within only 2 hours of Melbourne City.
Coming down with a severe case of the winter blues? Well, you’re certainly not alone. While it may seem the vast majority of your social circle’s off gallivanting the Italian coast, the rest of us can be found close to home; enduring the harsh reality of an Aussie winter, merely dreaming of days spent ocean side and salty-skinned.
Whether we like it or not, the lure of our nomadic friends’ lustworthy social feeds is a difficult one to escape; simultaneously fed up at the sight of sun-soaked, Aperol Spritz laden days, while still graciously and vicariously living through their abundance of wanderlust-inducing adventures.
Ahh, springtime. As the sun comes out and the flowers bloom, winemakers carefully start to monitor the budburst of grape vines, while wine drinkers begin to swap that hearty red for a deliciously dry Rosé. Where better to do it than on location?
A little while ago, we shared some wineries that are convenient to Adelaide and lovely in the winter time here – but this is our sunny, spring time take. This tour is going to take us to McLaren Vale, just 45 minutes south of Adelaide’s CBD, with five wineries all close enough to fit into one tour, if you’re clever!
Get ready for umbrellas on decks, sea breezes and juicy, juicy wine.
Wine. If you don’t already love it, get ready to. Victoria is renowned for it’s world class wineries, and luckily for those of us living in or visiting Melbourne, the majority are right on our doorstep! As the weather heats up, it’s hard to resist daydreaming of lush green vines and icy cold bottles of wine with friends and loved ones. We have curated our top picks of the fabulous vineyards that Melbourne has to offer to help you plan the perfect break from the city. These exceptional day trips or overnight escapes feature stunning natural backdrops and unique architecture which make them perfect Instagram fodder. Add to that an equally stunning array of award-winning range of wines, restaurants featuring Michelin trained chefs using the freshest local produce and you have the perfect Melbourne getaway. Explore some of these wonderful wineries this weekend and be the envy of all of your followers!
Winter calls for cosy nights in and hearty food set among the picturesque landscapes that South Australia has to offer. Adelaide is a smaller city that’s in easy reach of its famous wineries, and stunning beaches – offering visitors and locals the best of both worlds.
If you’re planning a winter getaway for the last few weeks that’s left of the cooler season, check out these hot spots within an hour of Adelaide’s CBD.
It might be drizzly and cold right now in Australia, but in Europe the sun is shining, the islands are pumping and the cocktails are flowing – it’s no wonder so many Aussies are skipping the winter to bask in the sunshine and overall beauty of Europe’s magical architecture, beaches and nightlife.
If you’re planning a trip to a European hot spot right now but aren’t sure what to pack and how to achieve that on point Euro vacay look, we’ve put together a range of must-haves to add to your suitcase.