Leave the city behind and be at one with nature in these green getaways across Australia.
With all of Sydney indefinitely in lockdown, it’s got us yearning for a weekend away from the city. Luckily, we’ve scored all this extra time to plan the perfect getaway and the criteria is looking much different than usual. We’re no longer filtering accommodation by stars and selecting high-rise hotels with oversized baths. We want somewhere we can get off the grid and experience the beauty of Australia’s great outdoors. With eco-friendly accommodation and minimalistic tiny houses on the rise across Australia, we think we’ve got the perfect post lockdown getaway for you.
There are hundreds of tiny house options across NSW, Victoria, Queensland and South Australia. What makes them special, it that they’re made with sustainable features like waterless compost toilets, rainwater collections and solar pannels. They are designed to reduce resource consumption and environmental impact without sacrificing the quality of accommodation so you can get the best of both worlds on your weekend away. We’ve rounded up the most popular eco-friendly accommodations to help you plan your post lockdown getaway.
Serenity Abode, Beaconsfield Upper VIC
Serenity Abode is hidden amongst the trees but on the doorstep of the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. The highlight of this tiny house is its spacious deck and comfortable lounge so you can make the most of the fresh air. Find out more here
Grampians Doorstep, Bellellen VIC
Grampians Doorstep is tucked away in a farm setting offering quiet vistas of the Grampians National Park and Mt William. The tiny house is surrounded by great bushwalking, sightseeing, winery tastings, mountain bike trails, fishing, kayaking and direct access to some of the best waterfalls in Australia. Find out more here
Yellow Rock Views, Broke NSW
As the name suggests, this tiny winter warmer has stunning views out to the Hunter’s iconic Yellow Rock. The surrounding boutique wineries give a taste of some unique local wines in the area, including the award-winning Margan Restaurant & Winery. Find out more here
Tiny House, Big View Boneo VIC
With views over Bass Strait enjoy a peaceful farm surrounding and country feel. Tiny House is close to National Parks, oceans, bays, vineyards and golf clubs so you can be active on your stay. Find out more here
Malniri Park, Freemans Reach NSW
Malniri Park is elevated high on a private plateau overlooking equine farmlands and the vast fertile lowlands of the Hawkesbury River. This house keeps guests warm with an outside firepit entertaining space. Find out more here
Little Acorn, Gippsland VIC
Little Acorn is set on The Grove, a 60-acre olive grove. The house is surrounded by sculptures, vegetable gardens and animals that roam the estate. Find out more here
Azaltie, Kangaroo Valley NSW
Azaltie is just two hours from Sydney and Canberra, nestled between the Southern Highlands and the South Coast. Located on an 11-acre property, this house is secluded and peaceful with the sound of the bush and songs from the birds. Find out more here
Kookaburra Cabin, Palmwoods QLD
Kookaburra Cabin is tucked in the Sunshine Coast hinterland near the small rural town of Palmwoods. The tiny house opens onto lawns and forest that backdrop the 17-acre property, far from the hustle and bustle of city life. Set in the heart of an arts and craft hub which typifies the region, the house is also close to the south-eastern gateway to the Kondalilla National Park. Find out more here
Tiny Away 888, Pokolbin NSW
Tiny Away is the perfect tiny house for your weekend wine region getaway. It’s located on the award-winning ‘The Vintry Country House’ in central Pokolbin, the heart of the Hunter Valley vineyards. Find out more here
Tiny St Albans, St Albans NSW
This stunner is situated on a sandstone hill within the Forgotten Valley (Macdonald Valley) on a 30-acre property, overlooking the farming land of the Hawkesbury Valley. For those with fur babies, this house is dog friendly (big or tiny). Find out more here
Tiny Away has a bunch of other Tiny Houses listed across Australia. They have also implemented a lockdown-friendly booking policy to help ease any booking hesitancy. Find out more here