There’s nothing like a cosy cabin getaway to help recharge the batteries. Somewhere among nature you can unwind, unplug and retreat from the world for a while.
Throw in a fire, bathtub, luxurious linen and a hammock, and you’re guaranteed a relaxing stay. Here are some of the best romantic cabin getaways across Australia so you can get your hygge on.
The Grower’s Cottage
Lower Mangrove, NSW
This fully restored original farmer’s cottage sits on 25 acres of land in Dharug National Park, north of Sydney. It’s fully equipped and features a woodfired pizza oven and fire pit (hello, toasted marshmallows) but if you don’t feel like cooking, the famous 1827 sandstone pub at Wiseman’s Ferry is not far away.
When you’re not eating, de-stress in the outdoor stone bath. The Grower’s Cottage is also nestled among fruit and veggie gardens, which you’re free to forage in!
The Trig Studio
Mount Arthur, TAS
This architect-designed one-bedroom eco studio in Northern Tasmania, on 50 acres of bush and farmland, boasts views of both the mountains and sea. Fully sustainable, the cabin is powered by hydro and solar electricity so you can feel totally smug about your non-existent eco footprint while you’re on holiday.
While only 20 minutes from dining destination Launceston, The Trig offers an organic brekkie, Tasmanian wines, prepacked meals and access to the veggie garden. You’ll also enjoy French flax linen, a decent library and close proximity to some wonderful bushwalks.
Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat
This cute straw-bale yurt is consistently awarded as one of the most unique places to stay in Australia, and for good reason. Located on a stunning 40-acre property in the beautiful Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, it’s considered ‘glamping’ but Alkira has been designed to stay warm in winter and cool in summer, so you’ll be more than comfortable.
The interiors are rustic and cosy, with the expertly curated linens and finishes sourced from around Australia. The yurt has a sweet outdoor kitchen; you can watch nearby wildlife and farm animals (horses, alpacas, cows, ducks, geese) while you stir your porridge.
Cowboy’s Cabin on Wollombi Brook
Hunter Valley, NSW
This one-bedroom slab-timber cabin on the Wollombi Brook overlooks paddocks of grazing cattle and a working farm. Best of all, it’s close to the Hunter Valley vineyards, where you can pick up a bottle of pinot noir to enjoy by the slow-combustion wood fire.
There’s nothing ‘tiny’ about this cottage, by the way, since it boasts an oversized bathroom and large open-plan kitchen. The mod cons aren’t neglected either, with a smart TV offering Netflix, Stan, Disney and Amazon Prime, as well as WIFI and 4G service. Working holiday, anyone?
Bayside Glamping’s Tiny House
Marion Bay, SA
This light and bright cabin is entirely off the grid, running on solar power and rainwater. Made with love by a dad-and-daughter duo, Tiny House is fitted out with many reclaimed materials. A comfy loft bed offers mesmerising panoramic views of Marion Bay, while you might spot a kangaroo or emu from the breakfast bar.
It is so romantic that several people have become engaged at Tiny House. While incredibly secluded, it’s minutes from Marion Bay village, which is pretty basic but does feature a fabulous pub that does a roaring trade.
The Retreat House by Wikloe
Mount Marsden, NSW
Capertree Valley at Mount Marsden is a rugged canyon inhabited by heaps of wildlife and definitely one for the bucket list. In this weekender, a cloud-like loft bed serves up views of the valley, as well as Mount Marsden and the sky above (plus the stars at night). The living room in The Retreat House features two day beds and a seamless flow to an outdoor deck, which includes an actual built-in hammock.
The Retreat House might be tiny but it’s fully self-contained, with both an indoor kitchen (with convection oven and cooktop) and an outdoor kitchen complete with a gas cooktop and BBQ. As for the bathroom, it’s kitted out with a river-stone basin and generous shower with views of the great outdoors.
Bruny Island Hideaway
Bruny Island in Tassie is Australia’s southernmost destination, so you’ll feel totally off the beaten path here. In fact, it’s recommended that you drive a 4WD to get to Bruny Island Hideaway. Set among 99 acres of conservation forest, expect nothing but peace and star-filled nights from this secluded off-grid tiny house.
With minimalist, Scandi-style interiors, Bruny Island Hideaway is seriously Zen. The architectural design features Baltic pine that’s soft underfoot, a fireplace and an outdoor bath – talk about romance on steroids.
Millars by the Lake
The remote Western Australian town of Quinninup in the Margaret River Region is known for its sublime natural beauty, physically challenging walking tracks and stunning waterfalls. After a day of rugged exploration, find rest at Millars by the Lake which is a five-minute walk away from Karri Lake.
The 75-year-old cottage has an outdoor bath (perfect for late-night star-gazing) and is located on a heritage-listed mill settlement. Being so remote, however, means you’ll need to bring your own food and drink supplies for the duration of your stay.
Wander in the Scenic Rim
If you’re looking for a cabin with a view, rather than simply a cabin in the woods, then Wander in the Scenic Rim is the spot for you. Each ‘WanderPod’ enjoys mountain views, a kitchenette (complete with a fridge and stovetop) and a private bathroom with shower.
It’s also a short drive away from popular local attractions, including Thunderbird Park and Tamborine Rainforest Skywalk.
Want the ultimate off-grid experience? Look no further than eco-friendly Kumbogie Cabin, which operates off solar-power and battery. Here you’re surrounded by a working sheep farm and 900 metres away from the closest dwelling.
Five-star reviews note the abundance of wildlife, swinging chairs on the verandah, and the roaring fireplace.
West Hobart, TAS
A cabin in the woods, but make it bougie. This designer cabin – surrounded by rugged bush – is totally unassuming from the outside. But step in the door and you’re met with a jaw-dropping interior by Hearth Studio. The walls are adorned with design and artworks by Grant Featherston, Esther Stewart, Ebony Truscott and more.
The best part? Luxe Le Labo products are available for guests to use in the bathroom, so you can truly soak in style while soaking up the incredible views.