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10 places you won’t want to leave!

10 places you won’t want to leave!

10 places you won’t want to leave!

Combining adventure, romance and a little R&R in every epic getaway.

With a purpose to re-inspire and reconnect us with our younger, adventurous selves, Ripa Ride aims to bring back us back to the tender, nostalgic years of wonder and exploration through thoughtful listings of adventure packed getaways with the luxury of modern day comfort and accessibility.
From log cabins and kombi campers to snow shacks and bush retreats, Ripa Ride has it all. Combining the thrill of spontaneous escapades with romantic getaways there’s something for every couple, family or solo explorer.
These are 10 places you won’t want to leave!

Tucked away in North Waryndyte, Casa Waryndyte floods with natural light through the large glass windows. Exposed brick, timber cladding and lush green plants lace the interior making it the perfect little bush oasis.
Enjoy the native bird songs from the surrounded trees and feed the parrots from the comfort of the deck. Kayak down the Yarra River and enjoy the Jumping Creek reserve walk before winding down after a long day of exploring in the luxurious outdoor bath.


The ultimate family getaway! A pet friendly, 9 bedroom stay features plenty of adventure packed activity for all ages. Go kayaking, paddle boating or simply spend hours jumping off the jetty. Enjoy sunsets on the hill, explore the caves or spend the arvo catching some fresh fish for that night’s dinner.
Filled with antiques that hold plenty of stories, Fawlty Farm is fully equipped with everything you need, from the indoor & outdoor fireplace to an extensive kitchen and beautiful bathrooms. This place is a must-stay!


Wow… does a camp out in the snow get any better than this? The cosiest, most romantic ‘Glamp’ in the snow you’ll ever experience.
Sleep under the stars from the comfort of your tent with the transparent dome top, spend the day exploring the snowy mountains by foot with the snow show hike and finally, rest and recharge in the luxurious Onsen retreat & spa before returning to the campfire at night.


A little adventure getaway for you and the fam or the perfect couples retreat! This beautifully built home is quaint and cosy, featuring exposed timber trusses, timber furnishing and is surrounded by friendly, native wildlife.
When you’re not eating at Harvest or drinking at Pomonal Estate, take the infamous Pinnacle walk, experience the breathtaking ‘Balcony’ or set up camp inside by the fireplace and enjoy a cosy evening or two, or three…


For all the adventurous romantics out there, this cute little one bedroom cottage has everything you need (because we all need a little a spa bath and fireplace in our lives right?).
Explore, view and indulge in the Victorian High Country by foot, cool off and refresh in the Howqua River or catch the sunset at Mt Buller summit. This one’s for the lovers.


For all you cabin lovers out there, this one’s for you! Set amongst the snow set trees, this private little sanctuary is perfect for a group getaway. Expect a warm welcome from the local wildlife and a toasty, roaring fire upon your arrival.
Wether you’re up for some snow sports or a lengthy, challenging alpine hike, Mt Buller has so much to offer. Huddle up around the outdoor campfire and treat yourself to some damper (if you’re up for the challenge), rest easy in the quaint and cosy loft bedroom and wake up to a fresh cuppa joe at Mansfield Coffee Merchants before the journey home.


Perched on a hill in the heart of Rydel, this dreamy little home is surrounded by a gold mine of adventure activities to get you out exploring by day and cuddling up by the fire at night. Walk to the summit of Mt Stirling, visit Lincoln’s Rock for an all-encompassing view of Jamison Valley or explore the Zigzag railway.
Choose a vinyl to spin on the record player, light the fire and dig into a smorgasbord of cheese and wine or relax with a hot bath set amongst the outdoors, surrounded by lush greenery that laces Kookawood country house.


In the heart of the Victorian Alps, rest, recharge and explore everything that Cortes kiln has to offer in it’s luxurious setting.
Take a walk to Ladies Bath Falls, take a drive to the top of Mt Buffalo and enjoy the endless view of the Victorian Alps. End the day with a few glasses of wine, a grazing board and the perfect sunset at Gapstead Wines, just up the road.


Plonked right amongst a working olive grove, Shacky is an epic little cabin that feels spacious and exclusive all at once. Solar powered and self contained with a rad little outdoor bathroom hidden behind the olive trees.
Wake to the greetings of local wildlife and end the days with star-gazing around the fire place. Take a hike to the top of Balmattum Hill track to soak in the surrounding ranges or explore the gushing Gooram Falls. It’s hard to have a bad time here.


A truck meets tiny home meets barnyard, surrounded by the ongoing activities of a biodynamic farm. Basic, practical and equipped with everything you need, this charming tiny home is a reminder of how simple life can truly be.
Experience the full tour of the farm, meet the animals, understand the crops and connect with your food straight from the source. Crank the indoor fireplace, sit back with a good book and let the good times roll.


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