In2theWild has a tiny house escape suited just to you! They’ve picked their ten favourite summer nature escapes in NSW, VIC, and QLD where you can get out of the city and enjoy the epic natural swim spots Aus has to offer.

A scorching summer doesn’t have to be spent melting away in the concrete jungle, struggling your way to the coastline each weekend with every other sweaty city-dweller. Who made the beach the king of summer?

Ditch the city for one of these In2theWild cabin escapes, each perfectly paired with a wild swimming spot just down the road.

NSW

1. Robertson – Tiny House Edmond

Time from Sydney: 2 hours
Swim Spot: Nellie’s Glen

Situated on an expansive 100 acre property in the Southern Highlands, Edmond looks across the luscious paddock, maybe past a cow or two, to the towering escarpment on the horizon. 

 

 

The secluded swimming hole, Nellie’s Glen is just a 15 minute drive away in Budderoo National Park. With a few bushwalks to wander along and Carrington Falls to gawk at, a weekend away in Robertson is a great antidote for the overwhelming hustle of the city. 

 

Photo thanks to Bushwalk the Gong

2. Meadow Flat – Tiny House Lucy

Time from Sydney: 2.5 hours
Swim Spot: Flat Rock, Fish River

The mobile reception at Lucy is limited, so if you’re really craving the chance to disconnect, this is the place to do it. 

 

 

Drive through the Blue Mountains and past Lithgow until you reach the hamlet of Meadow Flat. Fish River is only a 25-minute drive from the property and is a charming place to while away the hours. Laze on the boulders and soak up the sun, or head to the deeper sections of the river for a few slow-paced laps.

 

3. Porters Retreat – Tiny House Daisy

Time from Sydney: 2.5 hours
Swim Spot: Jenolan River waterhole

The serene tiny house Daisy lies amongst the rolling hills of Porter’s Retreat, on the western side of Kanangra-Boyd National Park

Take the 40 minute drive to Jenolan Caves and ogle at the turquoise waters of the Blue Lake, before wandering further down Jenolan River to take a dip at the swimming hole and waterfall. 

 

Photo thanks to Visit NSW

4. Back Forest – Tiny House India

Time from Sydney: 1.5 hours
Swim Spot: Seven Mile Beach 

Gah, ok I know I said this was NOT about beaches, but I promise, you’ll find a stretch of sand all for yourself here. Maybe even a whole mile

 

Photo thanks to Shoalhaven Tourism

 

India sits pretty out the back of an award-winning winery, and although you’re bound to feel miles away, the nearest town is really only a five-minute drive down the road. It’s the best of both worlds here.

 

5. Wyee – Tiny House Robinson

Time from Sydney: 2 hours
Swim Spot: Budgewoi Beach

Tucked into the forest with trees soaring overhead, a weekend at Robinson will engulf you in nature and rejuvenate the soul. 

Stay away from civilisation with a visit to the rugged Budgewoi Beach, one of the few undeveloped beaches on the Central Coast. Just 15 minutes’ drive from the tiny house, Budgewoi is great for a swim, surf, or stroll.

VIC

6. Merton – Tiny House Max

Time from Melbourne: 2 hours 
Swim Spot: Gooram Falls

Set in a secluded sanctuary in the Mansfield Shire, Max offers views all the way to Mt Buller and beyond to the Snowy Mountains

 

 

If you can will yourself to up and leave for the day, Goorman Falls should be your first stop. Just a 10 minute drive away, the rock pools and cascades of Goorman Falls are a magical spot to cool off and enjoy a picnic lunch. 

 

Photo thanks to Visit Victoria

7. Pomonal – Tiny House Elliot

Time from Melbourne: 2.5 hours
Swim Spot: Venus Baths

If you’re after an escape with opportunity for adventure, Elliot is the tiny house for you. Nestled on the edge of Grampians National Park, you can spend your day tackling hikes, before cooling off in the Venus Baths by Stony Creek, just a short walk from Halls Gap. 

 

Photo thanks to Visit Grampians

 

Pack a picnic to enjoy in the shade before trotting back to your home away from home for sunset drinks.

 

 8. Hepburn – Tiny House Sancho

Time from Melbourne: 1.5 hours
Swim Spot: The Cascades

Sancho is the closest tiny house to Melbourne, but you wouldn’t know it. Tucked into a quaint clearing and bordered by trees, this little wilderness oasis is your own. 

If you do feel the urge to venture out, a trip to the relatively unknown Cascades near Metcalfe is well-worth the 35-minute drive. Take a dip in the freshwater rock pools and soak up the warmth of the surrounding boulders.

QLD

9. Toowoomba – Tiny House Charlie

Time from Brisbane: 2 hours
Swim Spot: Kauyoo and Bottlebrush pools

Situated in its own pocket of a 160 acre property, Charlie looks over a valley all the way to the Blackall Ranges on the skyline. Feel free to wander around the property, or if you’re looking to cool off, drive the 20 minutes down the road to Kauyoo and Bottlebrush pools

You’ll find the pools along a short bushwalk within Crows Nest National Park, where brush-tailed rock wallabies abound. 

 

10. Toowoomba – Tiny House Norah

Time from Brisbane: 2.5 hr
Swim Spot: Coomba Falls

Situated on a grassy knoll and surrounded by trees, Norah feels like a true countryside escape. Pair it with a visit to Coomba Falls, just 35 minutes up the road, and you’re in for a delightful nature escape. 

The enormous swimming hole at the base of the falls is surrounded by granite cliffs and has the perfect grassy patch next to it to unpack a picnic lunch.

Photos supplied by In2theWild