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4 Ultimate Winter Girls Getaway Ideas near Brisbane

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From Tamborine Mountain to Tweed, grab the girls and head on one of these winter getaways near Brisbane. There’s wining, dining, shopping and relaxing at day spas waiting for you.

Escape to Tamborine Mountain’s Escarpment Retreat

Does your ideal winter getaway with the girls involve staying in a self-catering home perched on a sheer cliff face? Well, if it didn’t, we bet it does now! Edge House at Escarpment Retreat is a three-bedroom home offering dramatic rainforest views from its expansive outdoor deck. Soak in the scenery beside the log fireplace or head inside to get cosy on the couch.

There’s plenty to do around Tamborine Mountain with the girls as well, like shopping, hiking, wining and dining. We visit several scrumptious local businesses on our Tamborine Mountain Wine and Dine tour. But you can’t miss Witches Fall Winery. They have affordable wine and artisan cider tastings available, which you can sample alongside local cheese, chutney and crackers. Alternatively, purchase a bottle and have a picturesque picnic among the vines. 

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Get away to the Gold Coast’s most Instagrammable hotel

There are several destinations to choose from on the Gold Coast. But can you and the girls resist staying at its most Instagrammable beach hotel? The Pink Hotel is, simply, a vibe. Each room is decked out with custom art and neons, mid-century furniture and Scandinavian bathrooms.  Enjoy the sunset from the rooftop bar and visit The Janitor’s Closet, the hotel’s secret NYC-inspired piano bar.

Now, you could spend your vacay biking along the beach, hitting up a local spa or shopping until you drop. You could also spend it eating and drinking up a storm. It’s the Gold Coast, after all. One of Australia’s most sought-after dining establishments, enjoy lunch at the iconic Rick Shores. 20 minutes up the road you’ll also find Husk Distillers, where you can sample ink gin. 

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Relax at Tweed’s Halcyon House

Speaking of Instagrammable hotels, Halcyon House might give The Pink Hotel a run for its money. Interior designer Anna Spiro individually designed each room in her signature eclectic style. We’re talking fabric upholstered walls and antique furniture. Halcyon House is also home to a beachfront pool, an onsite spa and the hatted restaurant, Paper Daisy.

Halcyon Spa personalises each spa treatment using Sodashi products. It offers facials, massages, body treatments, and traditional waxing and tinting services. But you and your besties should indulge in one of the Halcyon Journeys spa packages for the ultimate treat. Located in Cabarita Beach, Halcyon House is conveniently located close to both the Gold Coast and Byron Bay. So basically, your girls’ getaway can be as relaxing or as adventurous as you like.

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Become a Byron Bae

When you think of winter getaways near Brisbane, I bet your mind instantly wanders to Byron Bay. For good reason though: this popular seaside hamlet is the perfect girls’ getaway destination. It’s overflowing with independent fashion and homeware boutiques like Spell & The Gypsy Collective, Spell’s stunning flagship store. There are also too many places to eat and drink, from brunch spots to cocktail bars and gourmet restaurants. Do as the locals do and enjoy a long lunch at The Farm as well. Other things to do in Byron Bay during winter include the Cape Byron walking track, yoga and getting your nails down at Polished Byron Bay.

Now, the question is, where to stay? You can’t go wrong with staying at Crystalbrook Byron. It’s home to treetop suites nestled in subtropical rainforest, an award-winning restaurant and an onsite day spa with personalised face and body treatments. 

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