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Astra Lodge Is The Ultimate Australian Winter Getaway

Winter is on the way and, for many, that means a holiday on the slopes is much more likely than sandy beaches and blue water. Booking in at one of the country’s most beloved ski lodges is the most indulgent ways to enjoy winter.

The recently renovated Astra Lodge is in Falls Creek Village in Victoria’s Alpine National Park, about a five-hour drive from Melbourne.

All rooms boast incredible views of the vast surrounds. The interior design, meanwhile, is “simplistic and stylish”, influenced by the sophistication of the European alpine “look”, including timber, leather, stone and tiles.

While the resort is ski-in, ski-out, there’s no need to worry if you’re not the most confident skier. On-site experts are there to provide personalised ski programs, boot fittings and more.

Astra Lodge, Falls Creek

There’s so much on offer beyond the actual slopes, too. For those looking to really indulge, there’s a heated mineral pool and a day spa, where guests can enjoy a blow dry over a glass of whiskey or champagne. Plus, you’ll find Italian fine dining and an extensive wine cellar, spearheaded by renowned chef Emma Handley.

For more information, head to the website.

How To Get There

  • Fly into Melbourne Airport
  • Drive 365km (4 hours, 20 minutes) via National Highway 31
  • Astra Lodge, 5 Sitzmark Street, Falls Creek

 

(Images courtesy of Astra Lodge)