SA Kangaroo Gully Retreat
With its picturesque coastal views, beautiful scenic walks and access to a private beach, this four-bedroom home on Kangaroo Island is perfect for an idyllic, peaceful getaway. The recently completed retreat features a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living area and sleeps up to eight people. Rates from $425 per night. airbnb. com.au/rooms/17579508
TASMANIA Captains Rest
Lettes Bay is home to sailor Sarah Andrews’ tranquil waterfront getaway. The charming one-bedroom cottage, filled with rustic and unique finds, makes guests feel instantly at home with a clawfoot tub and daybed. Book ahead for 2019 and stay at least a few nights to explore the island’s west coast. $350 per night. captainsrest.com
The team at Margan, a winery restaurant in the NSW Hunter Valley, harvest produce from the extensive kitchen garden.
LEFT The dining room of Wasabi Restaurant and Bar. BELOW The vista at Captains Rest cabin on Tasmania’s remote west coast.