The mercury drops, you wake to crisp morning mist and revive the winter wardrobe – it’s time to embrace the cooler months and book a toasty getaway to the Tweed!
What better way to make your winter holiday wish-list than to zero in on places you can get cosy fireside with your favourites. Think hot morning cuppas sipped at your campside fire, a smooth red wine and local cheese board around the hearth or a Sunday BBQ cooked on the flames.
In celebration of the romance, togetherness and slower moments that winter brings, we’re sharing five top spots to cosy up in the Tweed.
Settle in at Mt Warning Estate, in the sweet Tweed locale of Dum Dum, and you’ll find all you need for a romantic winter unwind.
There’s an outdoor clawfoot bath, gazing up to the stars and out to Wollumbin Mount Warning; there’s the immaculately appointed cabin, small in footprint and large on comfort, with a wood fire doubling as pizza oven and bountiful breakfast offerings on hand; and there’s even a green paddock of friendly cows awaiting your hello.
But the real star of the show for winter is the generous fire pit, just a step from your comfy lodgings, set beneath a towering fig and perfectly positioned to take in sunset over Wollumbin Mount Warning. Stoke up the flames, kick back on the outdoor lounge and snuggle up together as dusk turns to night.
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Gather the family and your camping gear and head to Hosanna Farmstay for country fun at its best, with farm animals to feed and lots of activities for the kids.
Flat, grassy campsites that have plenty of room for your tent, van or camper are made even better by communal campfires dotted about, or you can bring or hire your own personal campfire to settle around as the chill of night sets in. Take it a step further and get a cook-up on the go, with grill plates and rotisseries to hire, or even a full slow cooking meal package.
BYO marshmallows, fireside storytelling and camp chairs and you’ve found the ultimate device-free getaway for your family. Plus there’s a coffee cart onsite for barista goodness in the morning.
With its warming heritage charm, walls of beautiful art and vintage touches, paired with all the mod-cons you need – from commercial kitchen and Smeg appliances to surround sound viewing and streaming services – you’ll never want to leave.
Plus, there’s a wood combustion stove that stands ready to warm you up – whether sinking into a nearby club lounge with a book, soaking in the clawfoot bath, gathered around the piano or seated together to share a meal.
Sometimes the simple things are the greatest joys – like, camping in the bush and waking to the sound of waves, boiling the billy for morning tea, strolling along the beach at sunrise, casting a line for a lunchtime catch or pulling on the wetsuit for a surf.
Then, telling tales of all your seaside adventures by night, beside low, warming flames at your cosy campsite.
The Smokehouse BBQ Sessions, held at The Stump in Tyalgum each Sunday, are a mecca for carnivores, with friends and families from near and far gathering for live music and ample servings of wood-fired, slow-smoked meats.
Warm-up in the winter sun, surrounded by tall trees and lots of happy vibes, and enjoy a Sunday session like no other. You can even BYO your own sips of choice.
In the Tweed, we won’t let the winter blues get you down! Book in for lunch, for a day or an overnight stay with one of our warm local offerings above or check out more holiday options here at our website.