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Fancy yourself a private, romantic honeymoon free from the hustle and bustle of the city? We’ve got the perfect place for you to escape to this winter. Welcome to the Snowy Mountains.

To stay:

There’s so many cosy, romantic places to stay in this beautiful part of Australia but we’ve narrowed it down to down to our two favourites.

Pender Lea Alpine Guest Accommodation

Located in the heart of the Snowy Mountains is Pender Lea. This is our first pick for affordable accommodation. The resort is located just fifteen minutes from Thredbo ski park and even closer than Thredbo is the Perisher Ski Tube. There are a range of rooms to select from depending on your budget and luxury must haves.

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While you’re at Pender Lea make sure you seize the opportunity to go horseback riding and take in the amazing scenery.  Whatever activities you tackle make sure you take a few minutes to truly unwind with an in-house massage or relax in a hot bubble bath, the choice is yours!


Another place to stay a little closer to the action is Nanook. Located in the valley of the Thredbo River, Nanook boasts luxury accommodation close to all your shopping and dining needs. Nanook has a heart-warming story of its own after being named after a much-loved black dog who once lived in the Thredbo Village.

Thredbo Nanook


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Each room features a king sized bed and stunning views as well as  high quality kitchens if you’re looking for a cosy night in with your loved one.

To eat:

Step out for a bite to eat at some of the best restaurants Thredbo has to offer. A popular favourite is Cascades Restaurant who offer a wide range of meals and are open for both breakfast and dinner. I know we had our mouths watering for the Chicken Ballotine!


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If you’re looking for a country style feel to go along with your meal why not try Crackenback Farm. Just a short drive from Thredbo, Crackenback is situated close to Pender Lea Accommodation. At Crackenback you can expect to treat your palate to a French farmhouse style cuisine. The restaurant was given the 2015 award or the best restaurant in a guesthouse and after feasting on the food, you’ll know why.

Crackenback restaurant

Image via Crackenback Farm.

Wherever you go in the Snowy Mountains there’s plenty to do –  whether it be spending the day in the snow, treating yourself to a spa or checking out some of the local shopping and events. You’re bound to have a great time. Take some time to bask in the grandeur that is the mountains and hold your loved one close during the chilly snowy days. Enjoy your stay!

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Ms Chinoiserie Says: What wonderfully romantic place to snuggle up in front of an open fire; the perfect break away!