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25 Spots Across Australia to Enjoy Spring’s Sunshine

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What’s cooler than being cool? Escaping the cool weather to check out spring on the other side of the world, of course. Spring has officially sprung in the Land Down Under and we are seriously crushing on the beaches, the outback and the koala-filled forestry. From beach shacks to boat houses to milkbars to boutique getaway hotels, we’re exploring springtime hotspots all throughout Aussieland.
 
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The Boathouse Palm Beach

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Hang out on the docks of this Palm Beach boathouse and take in the views of the private jetty and rustic beachside. The seafood centric restaurant is the perfect perch to spend a sunny spring afternoon peeling prawns and sipping on rosé.
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Watsons Bay Boutique Hotel

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Set along the harbor in Sydney, this 31-room boutique hotel has all the vibes of a yacht club in the Caribbean. Go for the views and the sailing club feel, stay for the parties at the beach club and modern hotel rooms.
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East Coast Lounge

Set in Mosman, overlooking Sydney’s famous harbor, East Coast Lounge takes our nautical fantasies to the next level. This sunny 1890s naval building and hangout spot is a gorgeous place to throw a spring soirée for up to 50 folks.
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The Estate Trentham

Located in the rolling green pastures of Victoria, The Estate Trentham is a modern weekend getaway with all the makings of a dream Aussie movie setting. Set in a historic 1902 home, this 3-bedroom luxury rental home is a gorgeous escape for the fam or a girls’ getaway to celebrate the spring season.
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Harvest

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Newrybar’s favorite treetop restaurant, this spot is the local go-to on a warm and sunny spring day. Surrounded by lush greenery, the balconies and home-like feel at Harvest are top-notch.
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Hotel Palisade

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A swanky Sydney bar, hotel and party spot, Hotel Palisade is the perfect perch to gaze out at the city’s change of season. Decorated to the nines, this is one cool place to spend a weekend away with friends or staycationing with your boo.
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Happy Glamper

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Head on out to Mornington Peninsula’s Point Leo to spend a spring night glamping by the sea. You can sleep in a vintage airstream or a cool canvas bell tent at Happy Glamper.
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Halcyon House

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Set on the coast just near Gold Coast and Byron Bay, this Cabarita Beach boutique hotel is a real stunner. Head here for a sunny spring weekend of hanging by the beach and sipping on some fab bubbly.
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Patch Cafe

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Melbournians are no strangers to hip cafés and this Richmond eatery is a cool spot to enjoy a delicious meal inside or out. Spring at Patch Café brings incredible produce and inspired foods. Bonus: Its a great spot to add to your brunch bucket list
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David's

A pretty Prahran eatery, this Melbourne hotspot is a springtime fave. David’s is known for its Shanghai fare and beautiful, sun-filled space.
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Emirates One&Only Wolgan Valley

These 40 luxury villas sit in the heart of Wolgan Valley, surrounded by wildlife and gorgeous scenery. Though it’s a magical place year-round, this spot starts to really come to life in the springtime.
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Byron Beach Abodes

When we think of gorgeous, stylish beach boutique hotels, Byron Bay’s Beach Abodes are first to come to mind. This collection of luxury villas are an epic home-base for a weekend of living that really good springtime beach life.
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Italian at the Pacific

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Enjoy a spring evening out in the courtyard of this Byron Bay gem. Set just across the road from Byron Bay’s beautiful main beach, Italian at the Pacific is a modern Italian restaurant that never disappoints.
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The Grounds of Alexandria

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As far as outdoor Atriums around the world are considered, this one sets a standard that’s nearly unbeatable. The Grounds of Alexandria, a café and restaurant located in Alexandria, has this massive and lush indoor garden that envelops guests in greenery and sunshine. What’s more spring appropriate than that?
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Flinders Beach Shack

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It’s a little old place where we can get together… Flinders Beach Shack, baby. See what we did there? This adorbs Flinders cottage is perched right along the edge of the sea, surrounded by stunning gardens and beautiful views. Enjoying spring around these parts is like living on an Australian movie set.
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Sydney Dance Lounge

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Sure, Sydney’s harbor is dotted with restaurants and bars, but nothing is quite as rad as Sydney Dance Lounge. With its modern industrial vibe and gorgeous harbor surrounds, it’d be hard to go wrong throwing a party or hosting a small get together with friends at this urban haven.
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Beachside Dojo

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A coastal Sydney gathering spot, Beachside Dojo in Manly Beach is perfect for a spring soiree or wedding backdrop. It’s got all the nautical vibes of a place you’d find in the Hamptons, but with an undeniably Sydney spin.
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Chiswick Woollahra

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A greenhouse with a kitchen garden. Does it get any more spring than that? Located just outside Sydney, Chiswick Woollahra has a real open, airy, garden party feel to it.
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Arkaba

An old Victorian home that dates back to the 1850s, Arkaba is a 5-bedroom luxury homestead that takes Australian hospitality to the next level. Set in South Australia’s outback, don’t be surprised if you spot kangaroos just chilling out in the backyard on a spring evening.
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O'Reilly's Rainforest Retreat

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A true Gold Coast Hinterland experience, O’Reilly’s is a destination hotel located in Lamington National Park. Surrounded by waterfalls, ancient forests, crystalline creeks, and tons of wildlife, this is an epic spot to see winter turn to spring.
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Eagle Bay Brewing Co.

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Set in the famed Margaret River Wine Region, this brewery and venue is as contemporary in design as it is dreamy in landscape. Head to this spot if you’re in it to host a brew-centric bash.
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Coriole Vineyards

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Just under an hour’s drive from Adelaide, this McLaren Vale vineyard and estate is the perfect place to spend a spring “arvo”. Coriole Vineyards is surrounded by gorgeous vines and green hills, bringing home all the Aussie wine feels.
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Fig Tree Restaurant

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Gardens and gourmet foods should always get along as nicely as they do at Byron Bay’s Fig Tree Restaurant. A stunning property to hang for an evening meal or host a beautiful destination wedding, this place shows off the best of Byron’s boutique scene.
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Daisy's Milkbar

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A classic vintage-style Aussie milkbar, Daisy’s is the perfect go-to for an afternoon milkshake or weekend brekkie on a sunny Sydney day.
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The Springs

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Looking for a springtime party spot? Head out to The Springs, near Central Coast, for a rural, bushland setting with an unexpectedly cool, industrial venue.
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