Each month we look at the things inspiring Lady Kate and after months of staying home with our beloveds, July has got us inspired to get out and explore our beautiful country (with or without the beloveds!).
Seeing as international travel is off the cards, let's go bush. We're all for stunning scenery, walks in the wilderness, discovering quaint cafes and gazing into a crackling fire at the end of the day.
Sound good? Here's some bush travel inspiration to get you started...(and if you're inspired to look for more bush destinations, have a sticky at the new Stay in the Bush website).
1. Goonoo Goonoo Station
"Girls weekend, girls weekend, girls weekend" this is the mantra I repeated the last few months when home-life got a bit too stifling! Nothing recharges the soul like a weekend of catch ups, reminiscing, giggles that turn into belly laughs and conversations that flow through endless cups of tea, then wine, then tea again. The Homestead at Goonoo Goonoo Station (near Tamworth, NSW) sleeps 10, has indoor and outdoor open fireplaces and an award-winning restaurant a quick trot up the hill so no-one has to cook. Perfection. (image by @sherimcmahonphotography via @goonoogoonoostation)
2. Salt Creek Cottage
I have been salivating, dreaming and double-tapping on every image of Salt Creek Cottage's Instagram account. This little cottage in Dunkeld, VIC has the most dreamy interiors - the kind of place you just want to nestle-in with a good book and not go outdoors all weekend. Except that the outdoors are even more beautiful, with the stunning Grampians mountains and hatted Royal Mail Hotel just out your front door. It may be off-limits to most states at the moment, but defs add it to the bucket list (image by @marniehawson via @salt_creek_cottage)
3. Flinders Bush Retreats
Family-friendly holidays have got to have something for every member of the family. A holiday in the Flinders Ranges, SA, has breathtaking landscapes, scenic flights and culture tours, and if you stay at Flinders Bush Retreats you also get homestead accommodation, farm animals and about 11,000 acres of dirt for the kids to play in. That is the stuff memories are made of. (image via @flinders_bush_retreats)
4. Faraway Domes
Ok, ok, we've done a family holiday now let's ditch the kids again and go on a couples-only retreat to Faraway Domes in Warialda, NSW. This is eco-friendly, luxurious, slow-living holidaying at its best. Your hosts will stock the fridge with goodies, so all you have to do is run yourself a bath and soak up the magnificent views of the rolling hills, fresh air and silence from your outdoor tub on the deck. Pure heaven. (image by Tess Norris via @farawaydomes)
5. Hold Cottage
One of the best bits about weekends in the country is exploring the local villages and discovering hidden gems. Hold Cottage in Gunning, NSW, is the perfect base to meander through the picturesque Southern Tablelands and discover the local cafes, wineries and providores of Gunning, Yass, Crookwell, Boorowa, Collector and Gundaroo. (photo via @hold_cottage)
6. Eliza Lee One
The ultimate winter escape has got to involve a trip to the mountains. We're thinking a rustic mountain cabin with views of the mountains, snow skiing by day, curled up by the fire at night with a glass of something warming. Enter Eliza Lee One in Jindabyne NSW - it's equally cosy and stylish (just like a Lady Kate jumper, come to think of it!) and the perfect spot to live out your dream winter holiday. (image via @elizaleeone)
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