Its cold (well not that cold) but it's getting colder. We're migrating from our active summer-selves into winter house dwellers, the colder version of ourselves that rarely venture outside for roughly three months of the year.
So, to get you out and about, we're dishing up the destinations that will get you out of the house this winter!
First stop this winter, Wollongong, nestled on the south coast just 1 hour from Sydney.
Located only a few streets back from the ocean you'll find Caveau, a fantastic hatted restaurant serving a modern Australian menu with a stunning wine list to match.
For the best dining experience, pick a weekend afternoon, wind your way down the coastal roads, taking in the wonderful landscapes on offer.
After you've finished your café lunch and antique browsing, dinner will be served from 6pm till late with mains averaging around $40.
The restaurant is fully licensed, so no need to bring anything, just yourself and an appetite for the wonderfully prepared menu.
Not often we feature restaurants from the nation's capital, but the Boat House is a fine dining restaurant that we simply can't miss out on this winter.
To say winter in the ACT is cold is to put it lightly, but the Boat House serves up an amazing dining experience matched to a warm and charming character.
Located on the absolute waterfront of Lake Burley Griffin, The Boat House menu is a wonderful blend of contemporary/modern Australian cuisine that is perfectly partnered with an enticing wine list.
Open from 6:30pm – 9pm for dinner Monday – Saturday, bookings are highly advised, so log on to www.goodfoodgifrcard.com.au and use the online booking system to reserve your next visit.
Located about an hour out of Melbourne is Zonzo Estate in Yarra Glen. Nestled amongst 45 acres of gorgeous vineyards and manicured lawns, Zonzo delivers an unmatched winter dining experience.
Serving a wonderfully prepared Italian menu that is complimented by their own estate wines and craft beers, Zonzo Estate is the perfect winter day trip for those looking to get away.
Kids will enjoy the abundance of space to run around in, while the adults can sit back and enjoy some amazing wine(s) to a world-class backdrop.
Jump onto the Zonzo website (http://www.zonzo.com.au/) for more details on dining hours through the week.
For the best way to enjoy your winter escape at some of Australia's most awarded restaurants, visit www.goodfoodgiftcard.com.au.