Five unusual getaways to take this Easter

Easter should be anything but boring. Change gears with one of these unique stays, handpicked by the bear.

Easter is nearly here, which means it’s time for the year’s longest long weekend (besides Christmas). Your work-wearied body can look forward to four glorious days of rest—and why not make the most of it with a getaway? But, this time, forget your usual hotels, motels and caravan parks. The bear brings to you five unusual stays that aren’t just stays, but experiences. 

Go stargazing in a Bubbletent

Bubbletents take glamping to the next level. They’re off-the-grid, inflatable, clear-walled, bubble-shaped tents—perched on a 1000+ acre working farm. So you can gaze at the stars and take in incredible views, while comfy, cosy and protected from the elements. There are three tents in the collection so far, each named after a star sign. If you’re in Cancer, you’ll sleep in a dreamy floating bed, while Leo offers a cosy hammock, and Virgo, a love swing. Whichever you choose, you’ll enjoy climate control, an outdoor wood-fired bathtub, an outdoor shower, a fire pit and a telescope.

Relax, recharge and breathe slowly at Life Unhurried

Is it time you slowed down? As in, right down. If relaxing and recharging is your plan this Easter, then you might want to BNPL at Life Unhurried: The Home of Slow Stays. Every stay in this gorgeous collection is designed to act on you like a massage—slowing your mind, resting your body and taking some deep breaths. Among the standouts are the Tassie Writers Shack; the Wellness Cabin in Tambourine Mountain, Queensland; the Retreat House on Mount Marsden, New South Wales; and the Log House in Johanna, Victoria.

Escape into the wilderness with Unyoked

When you book with Unyoked, you won’t know exactly where you’re going … until you get there. What you do know is that you’ll be unwinding in an off-grid tiny house, surrounded by stunning wilderness, without another human in coo-ee of you, somewhere a couple of hours’ drive from your capital city. Unyoked’s cabins range from Gustavo, which clings to a hilltop overlooking idyllic Kangaroo Valley; to Neada, nestled into the foothills of the Pyrenees Mountains in Victoria; to Zerya, in the steamy, tropical mountains of the Noosa Hinterland, Queensland.

Dive into a story with Riparide

Every out-of-the-box getaway results in a good story. Riparide has used stories by real travellers as inspiration for their series of unique stays. There’s this boat in Woy Woy, New South Wales, where you can while away your Easter eating, drinking, reading and dreaming on deck; this shack on absolute waterfront at Seal Rocks, New South Wales, where you can gaze at the waves, swim in pristine water and stroll through national park; and this former boot shop in the Goldfields, Victoria, where you can wander among wineries and farmlands.

Stay in a treehouse

Take a trip back to your childhood by spending Easter in a treehouse. If you’re up for some luxury, the Secret Treehouse in the Blue Mountains might be your pick; it comes with a spa bath, floor-to-ceiling windows, and jaw-dropping views across Bowen’s Creek gorge. Or adventure to Far North Queensland, to surround yourself with rainforest, birdlife and waterfalls at this treehouse 90 minutes’ drive from Cairns. Meanwhile, in Victoria, you can cosy up in front of a fire while meeting kookaburras, wallabies and wombats at this tiny tree house in the Yarra Valley.

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