LOCAL ESCAPES: Top Air Bnb’s To Help You Get Out Of It

Laura Kebby -


It’s the silly season, for a lot of people that requires you to be land locked and tied into whatever family commitments seem to be circulating this year. For some however, this isn’t necessarily an option. Whether your family live outside of your travel budget, or you’re just not that into Christmas, or maybe you just feel the need to treat yourself and escape the sentimental chaos and emotional minefield that is the festive season, have no fear, AirBnB is here. We’ve narrowed down a list of some of the top remote air bnb accommodation options ready and waiting for your arrival. (Oh and the best thing? They are all mostly just a stone’s throw away from Newy).

The Farm, Promised Land

The property sits at the apex of the mountain and boasts 113 acres of both untouched and well maintained land. With a beautiful creek running through its centre, it has an incredible private waterfall and swimming hole with direct private access. You will fall in love with the place.

Remote, Secluded Mountain Haven

Our Hut is located on a mountain ridge surrounded by 500ac of private forest. Wildlife abound and the scenery is beautiful. This isn’t your ordinary BnB, we provide a unique adventure, full of hiking, spotlighting, guided walks. Also included with your stay is a delicious camp oven for dinner each night, your biggest challenge is deciding what you want us to cook!

The Houseboat at The Freedom Farm. River Glamping!

Experience the fun of staying on a houseboat with access to our beautiful property, private river beach, bushwalks and more. We are close to the village of Spencer, historical Wisemans Ferry as well as Indigenous art sites. Only 1.5 hours from Sydney but it feels like you’re a million miles away! Fishing gear, bikes, canoes, a tinnie, wakeboard, horse experiences, homegrown produce and luxurious massage all available on request.

‘Off the Grid’ Bush Shack

The shack is perfect for fishing, exploring the Hawkesbury by boat or canoe, al fresco dining and relaxing. For people who enjoy getting back to nature but appreciate more space and luxuries than a tent. Better than a campsite though as you have the place to yourself! This is our retreat, but happy to share with like minded people. As it is camping we ask guests to bring their own sleeping bags and towels. There is no cleaning fee so please leave it as you found it.

Lazy Antler Deer Ranch

Cute Eco – conscious, Agri tourism cabin on 200 Acres in the little town of Murrurundi. Murrurundi boasts great food & brilliant Art, our cabin is only a 2 minute drive to town. The cabin has Picturesque Views, Overlooking a Dam, gorgeous horse stables, and paddocks into the mountains.

Windella Cottages, Hunter Valley

Set on a lovely and green 35 acres property, surrounded by vineyards and wineries as well as the larges most popular concerts in Australia. Windella cottages offers comfort, privacy and a unique place to have a weekend or a holiday.

Banksia Cabin Dolphin Sands Swansea

Banksia Cabin is nestled behind the dunes, with its own private access to the beach and warm waters of the Swan River only metres away. It is the perfect location for sun bathers & swimmers and those seeking a cosy creative space.

River Room, Bellingen Treehouse

Open up your bedroom wall and enjoy the intimate surrounds of rainforest along the Never Never River just below your TreeHouse hideaway. Created by an iconic Australian architect on our 13h property, 10 minutes drive from funky Bellingen. Swim Olympic lengths of our clean, cool & freshwater front yard. Walk, canoe, ride nearby and beyond in Dorrigo and Belongil national parks. Ask about other onsite beds for families — including The Hut — on Never Never Creek Acerage. Tread lightly. Relax.\

Retro tram accommodation

1920s tram / tiny house accommodation located on the edge of the Lauriston forest. Includes split system cooling and heating, an indoor wood fire, campfire and BBQ area, tiki bar, hammocks, veggie patch, boardgames, books + more. Just 1 hour from Melbourne, 5 minutes from Kyneton, 20 minutes from Daylesford and Trentham.

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