Come up and stay

Guesthouses, cottages and hotels with old world charm will appeal to those seeking a place to unwind. Around the region, you can choose from properties in town within walking distance to the shops and sights, or, retreats out in the countryside with tranquil views. Friendly motels and stylish self-catering apartments also make ideal getaways. You’ll find the bed and breakfast establishments are as good as it gets — with most serving up hearty meals to kick start a day out exploring the region’s magnificent attractions.

For an authentically rural experience, try a farm stay. Several families welcome guests into the heart of their homesteads or offer well-appointed detached quarters. This is where you get to sample farm fresh food, hang out with the horses, help with chores such as collecting eggs, shearing and mustering, or simply relax. In short, you can live the country dream for a while.

If braving the great outdoors and sleeping under canvas appeals, then venture into the wilds of the national parks where you’ll find campsites in picture-perfect spots.

Travelling with your own accommodation in tow? Then, there are caravan parks with pretty landscaped grounds, cabins and modern amenities near all the towns where you can while away a day or more.

One thing is for sure, you can be sure you’ll find warm country hospitality wherever you choose to stay in the region.