As the weather begins to cool, gather friends and loved ones, and relax with a glass of wine by a roaring fire.
Dine hearthside in pubs, restaurants and wineries, and enjoy a toasty toast beside the fire at breweries and distilleries.
Retire to country retreats and warm your toes.
Just out of Melbourne, on the edge of the Yarra Valley, you'll find The Woodlands Rainforest Retreat. Hidden in the spectacular rainforest, each of the architect designed secluded cottages features a large brick open fireplace and a sunken therapeutic spa.
Over in spa country, Clifftop at Hepburn is one of Australia's best romantic getaways. The five-star villas have a fireplace, framed by floor-to-ceiling panoramic views of native bushland.
Down along the Great Ocean Road there's Points South by the Sea in Wongarra. Stay in a self-contained cottage set on a 160-acre farm opposite the beach. Snuggle up in front of the stone wood fireplace or enjoy a spa as the sun sets. Escape to the regions this autumn-winter and let sparks fly.