Bannisters, Port Stephens
Hotel Ravesis, Bondi
The Calile, Brisbane
Jackalope, Merricks North
The Calile, Brisbane
The Calile, Brisbane
The Calile, Brisbane
Still hoping to escape over the Easter weekend? Whilst most of you will already have your travel plans locked down, for those who like the spontaneity of a last-minute getaway (that's part of the excitement, right?), we've found some fabulously chic accommodation options that are still available to book over the Easter break. Or indeed leading up to Anzac Day (if you were clever enough to book those three days off to get an entire week off in between).
From charming country retreats to stunning beachside hotels, here are 10 gorgeous getaways you can still book for the upcoming long weekend and Easter break.
1. Hotel Ravesis, Bondi Beach, NSW
For those who are looking to visit Sydney, or perhaps Sydneysiders who are looking for a little staycation, allow us to point you towards, Hotel Ravesis – a pastel-coloured boutique hotel located at the heart of Bondi Beach. Being the only hotel on the beachfront with uninterrupted ocean views, guests are guaranteed a true taste of Bondi living during their stay.
Onsite, there are 12 individually styled rooms, with the Beach Front King and Deluxe Beach View Terrace still on offer. Order cocktails at the bar downstairs, or dine in their in-house restaurant, decked out along their wrap-around terrace upstairs.
Beach Front King - $429 per night
Deluxe Beach View Terrace - $475 per night
2. Nash's Retreat Red Hill Getaway, Red Hill, VIC
Whilst there are countless of amazing luxury hotels dotted around the Mornington Peninsula, you should never underestimate the charm of a boutique rental home — especially when it’s as lovely as Nash's Retreat Red Hill Getaway. This gorgeous 85-year-old cottage was originally an apple cool room, and has since been transformed into a rustic-style retreat.
It sleeps up to four people, making it ideal for a double-date destination, or a small gals’ getaway, exploring nearby wineries, or simply having a picnic together on the lawn.
From $245 per night
3. Bannisters Port Stephens, Soldiers Point, NSW
Positioned on the lush beachfront of Soldier’s Point, Bannisters Port Stephens is the ultimate luxury getaway destination, located just 2.5 hours from Sydney. This coastal-chic hotel is as pretty as they come, and with some of their ‘Ocean Deck’ rooms still up for grabs over Easter, a stay here will keep you clinging onto summer.
Be sure to book a table at the hotel’s famous restaurant, Rick Stein— offering a gourmet two-course à la carte lunch, served poolside at the Terrace Bar.
Ocean Deck Lower Level - $460 per night
4. Darbalara - The Coach House, Darbalara, NSW
Nestled in the rolling hills where the Tumut River meets the Murrumbidgee River, Darbalara - The Coach House, is a beautiful slice of heaven, where couples can truly get away from it all. The 150-year-old home has been thoughtfully restored into a stylish and self-contained one-bedroom property, ideal for couples.
And though Darbalara is a rather rural community, all of the action is on property itself, with 1.5 kilometres of exclusive river frontage, making it a dream destination for the keen fisher, or simply, a beautiful setting for a picnic and afternoon drinks under the shady trees.
From $330 per night
5. Jackalope Hotel, Merricks North, VIC
As far as wineries go, Victoria is spoilt with an abundance of options. There are beautiful vineyards galore, where you can swill, sip and stay. The Jackalope Hotel is one of our favourites, set in the Willow Creek Vineyard, located within the Mornington Peninsula.The hotel is made up of 46 unique rooms, with both the Terrace Room and Vineyard View Room, still available for the Easter long weekend.
Aside from its stylish and sleek design, there’s also a restaurant, cocktail lounge and cellar door onsite — and just in case that’s enough to persuade you to hit the ‘book’ button, the 30-metre infinity pool lapping over the vines should do the trick.
Terrace Room - $709 per night
Vineyard View Room - $833 per night
6. The Burrawang Historic Bakehouse, Burrawang, NSW
Located in Burrawan, a village in the Southern Highlands, The Burrawang Historic Bakehouse dates back to the 1870's when it was built originally as the village bakery. Today, this charming building has since been lovingly renovated into a luxurious, romantic haven, where couples can truly unwind.
Rich in history, many original features of the bakehouse are still on show, including the baking oven, original bricks and floors and the beautiful barn doors. Yet still, all of this is then complimented with modern conveniences to ensure a comfortable stay. Althought this property isn't available over the long weekend, there are still dates available the following week.
From $350 per night
7. Halcyon House, Cabarita Beach NSW
Located smack bang in the middle of the Gold Coast and Byron Bay, Halcyon House sits in an idyllic location, alongside the famous surf break of Cabarita Beach. With plenty of rooms still available, a stay here will have you feeling California-cool in no time, thanks to the hotel’s designer rooms, outdoor pool with blue and white candy-stripe daybeds, and pastel blue bikes with baskets, free for you to borrow at anytime. Get ready for surf, sunshine, sand between your toes.
Ocean Superior Room - $1000 per night
Master Room - $1500 per night
Halcyon Suite - $1900 per night
8. Pacific Ridge, McLeods Shoot, NSW
Sleeping up to 11 guests, Pacific Ridge is perched high on a hilltop, overlooking Byron Bay with uninterrupted ocean views. This Cape Cod-inspired four-bedroom home is ideal for a family or a large group of friends who are on the lookout for a scenic retreat.
Byron is located just 15 minutes away, but once you step foot onto the manicured lawns and take in the stunning views stretching from Lennox Head, the Byron Hinterland, all the way up to the Tweed Coast, we won't blame you for wanting to stay put. Easter is currently booked, but the Anzac Day long weekend is still available, so be sure to book in quick.
From $484 per night
Photo Credit - Sean Fennessy
9. The Calile, Fortitude Valley, QLD
Located in the centre of Brisbane's James Street precinct, the newly opened Calile hotel delivers a resort experience within a stylish urban setting. This architecturally designed hotel draws inspiration from Queensland’s enduringly warm climate and tropical surrounds – visitors are likely to forget that they are in fact in the middle of the city, whilst inside its calm and colourful grounds.
With sun-bleached pinks, sandy-beiges and gilded décor throughout, this has ‘Insta-worthy’ written all over it, along with the elegant pool, chic cabanas and exotic surrounding palm trees. Anyone Brisbane-bound during the Easter long weekend can still snap up some of their available stunning suites.
Junior Suite King - $436 per night
Deluxe Suite King - $466 per night
The Ada Suite King - $1136 per night
The Calile Suite King - $1286 per night
10. Clementine, Daylesford, VIC
Humble yet oh-so-delightful, Clementine's one bedroom cottage in Daylesford is everything you could wish for. The open plan living and dining room has a cosy gas log fire, the large bedroom is light and bright, and the private and peaceful garden is perfect place to unwind. What’s more, Clementine is walking distance to the heart of Daylesford, enticing leisurely strolls into town. And when you get home, there’s even a bath waiting for you.
From $295 per night