7 Places To Escape A Melbourne Winter

By Ben Tyers
7th Jun 2017


Winter has officially arrived. Puffer jackets, beanies, scarves, boots and gloves are all now essential items for your survival. The morning commute is littered with dangers such as cars splashing you as you wait for the green man, getting smacked with a strangers umbrella, and being stuck on an extremely fogged up train.

All of this and we haven’t even mentioned you having to battle the inevitable small talk with co-workers about “how cold is it?”.

The only way to escape all of this is to find yourself a nice cozy place to stay away from the city. So grab the nearest friend/your significant other and hit the road for greener pastures by an open fire.

Here are 7 places to escape Melbourne’s winter.

Vintage House Daylesford


This beautiful home in Daylesford has been featured in many international design magazines, so staying here is sure to get you a few likes on the old Instagram. Kick back on the wonderful chesterfield chairs and read a book or have a cuppa on the balcony.

Check out more info here.

The Miner’s Loft

Ballarat East

There’s no better place to set yourself up for a weekend away exploring the Goldfields than this 3-bedder. Enjoy the timber ceilings, rustic décor and curl up by the wood heater and enjoy being away from the hustle and bustle.

Check out more info here.

Camp Kulning


Definitely one of the more unique places you’re likely to find, Camp Kulning features an old W-Class Melbourne tram (Jean-Claude Van Tram) as well as a 1952 Globetrotter caravan. Gather around the open fire with others who have escaped the city and found this rural gem, or head for a walk during the day through the adjacent Lauriston forest.

Check out more info here.

The Yurt Alpine Retreat

King Valley

This is the kind of place you’d expect to find somewhere on the road between San Francisco and Los Angeles, but you’ll actually track it down in the fertile wine region of King Valley, just a 3-hour drive north-east of Melbourne. You won’t have to pack all your usual camping supplies for this rustic location as it’s all here, as well as a campfire to set yourself up next to and take in the breathtaking views.

Check out more info here.

Little Beach House

Apollo Bay

With room only for 2, this little beach house in Apollo Bay might be the perfect winter getaway location for a couple. With views of the water, and a short stroll into Apollo Bay this place has everything you need for either exploring the region or just shutting yourself in for the weekend.

Check out more info here.

Muckleford Forest Cottage


Settled next to the Muckleford State Forest, this mud-brick cottage opens up the Castlemaine and Maldon area for you to explore, or just take in some fresh air. With plenty of walking and mountain biking tracks nearby there’s room for a bit of passive activity so you don’t over do it on your weekend away.

Check out more info here.

The Airstream


If you’re up for a trip up into the High Country then this might just be the location you’ve been looking for. This iconic Airstream caravan is right near the river and only minutes away from the town itself, the private deck is the perfect place for a morning cuppa or and evening whisky.

Check out more info here.

While you’re out and about on the roads of Victoria you may as well make the most of your time, check out everything there is to see and do in our great state here.

Image credit: Vintage House Daylesford | Sharyn Cairns

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