Best countryside resorts in Australia

countryside aerial view ©James Cridland/Flickr

countryside aerial view ©James Cridland/Flickr

Farms and vineyards represent not only a revenue source for Australians, but also have a great potential for tourism. Picturesque landscapes along with the simplicity, discipline and authenticity of a farmer’s lifestyle represent the main ingredients in a worry-free vacation at the countryside. As for Australia’s world-famous wine-making regions, they have long been visited by globe-trotting wine lovers, and, increasingly often, by luxury-seekers. These are enough reasons to try and make a top of the best countryside resorts in Australia:

Cypress Lakes Resort, Hunter Valley

As one of Australia’s major wine-producing regions, Hunter Valley offers fantastic lodging and dining opportunities. And Cypress Lakes Resort can represent your ticket to an unforgettable, indulgent country escape. Accommodation at the resort is represented by luxurious private villas, and you’ll also get access to their Golden Door spa center and golf club. When your are not busy with searching for the region’s best wine, you can also try out the resort’s private wine collection, as well as their exclusive country club.

hunter valley vineyards ©gemsling/Flickr

hunter valley vineyards ©gemsling/Flickr

Novotel Barossa Valley Resort

No far from Adelaide you will find Barossa Valley, famous for its picturesque landscapes and rich Shiraz wine. And if these are not enough to recommend it, the presence of a big hotel chain like Novotel is a proof that tourists feel irresistibly attracted by the promise of awarded countryside restaurants and luxury lodges. As for the Novotel resort, its various-size suites and apartments can accommodate honeymooners as well as business events. Add a spa, a classy restaurant and numerous possibilities for outdoor activities, and you’ve obtained a great vacation package.

view from novotel barossa ©welix/Flickr

view from novotel barossa ©welix/Flickr

Lakeside Country Resort

Wine regions are not the only ones to host nice countryside resorts. Take Lakeside Country Resort, for a change. Located in the scenic vicinities of Perth, the resorts is exactly what the name tells you: a lakeside establishments, with vintage looking chalets and a family cottage. It’s hard to imagine a better place to spend a quiet weekend, and your private little deck and dinghy will give you enough excitement.

countryside aerial view ©James Cridland/Flickr

countryside aerial view ©James Cridland/Flickr

Cedar Lake Country Resort

This resort near Gold Coast might be the prefect choice for an action packed vacation. For a small family with a car, the resort is heaven: not only you’ll find yourself in the middle of nature with dozens of outdoors activities to choose from (bush walking, swimming, golf, horse riding), but you’ll also be close to all the fabulous attractions in Gold Coast, including beaches, restaurants and theme parks.

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