Our top 5 Winter Travel Hot Spots + Their Planet Shoe Pairings!
June 26, 2018 | Blog
The chill is here, but that doesn’t mean we have to hide away in our houses and hibernate!
That’s just not the Planet Shoes way!
We’ve compiled the top 5 places (and their shoe pairings, because who said that only wine pairings were just a thing?!) that are on our travel calendars this winter.
1. Blue Mountains, NSW + Potsy boot
Of course the Blue Mountains makes the top of the list, how could it not! If you haven’t experienced the beauty and the power of the rugged New South Wales region – you need to add it to the top of yours! Boasting a breathtaking selection of waterfalls, cliffs, galleries, walking trails and eucalyptus bush this is the dream destination for the nature lover! Our top tips are to check out the three sisters lookout, to take the Katoomba scenic world railway tour across the gorge above the Katoomba falls, the Blue Mountains national park or one of the many food and wine tours such as visiting Bilpin Cider or Josophan’s Fine Chocolates.
Shoe Pairing: POTSY
When trekking about in the cold and on bushland you need a shoe that is warm, waterproof and supportive. Potsy’s padded foot bed and arch support is the perfect comfy shoe for trekking to lookouts but also stylish enough to wear to a gallery on the same day!
2. Barossa Valley, SA + Trigg boot
South Australia’s Barossa Valley is essentially the mecca for Wine lovers in Australia. If you consider yourself a fan of wine, then its near essential you join the pilgrimage, as Barossa is home to 550 grape growing families supplying to over 170 wine companies. As well as a huge selection of wineries, be sure to also check out the Barossa Valley’s Saturday Farmers Market and the Farmgate Orchard for fresh fruit, bread and baked goods to pick up some nibble pairings for your wine!
Shoe Pairing: TRIGG
Given the Barossa Valley wineries are hardly the same as trekking around the Blue Mountains, a stylish ankle boot such as TRIGG is perfect for visiting wineries and restaurants when you want to be comfortable but still look put together!
3.Mount Buller, VIC + Zodiac
Instead of escaping the snow to hibernate, some people thrive in it! When life gives you winter, learn to ski it and hop like a snow bunny to Mount Buller! Hit the slopes in whatever way you choose, whether that is skiing, snowboarding, dog sled tours or tobogganing – the options are endless with something for everyone’s skill set! If appreciating the snow from the warmth of the indoors is more your style, Mount Buller offers a luxury day spa to relax in, a National Alpine Museum to discover the history of ski, a cinema with all the latest flicks and an indoor rock climbing wall for you to still keep active!
Shoe Pairing: ZODIAC
There is no better pairing for chill of the snow than our ZODIAC boot – it’s written in the stars! The perfect boot to slip into after a long day on the slopes, this water resistant, soft lined boot with comfort footbed cushions will have you walking on the clouds!
4.Mt Dandenong, VIC + Plum
For those seeking a relaxing opportunity to recharge and to get back to nature, look no further than Mount Dandenong. With its beautiful views, waterfalls and gardens as well as a cosy café culture to nourish and comfort, the perfect weekend is all in one spot. Visit the William Ricketts Sanctuary showcasing beautiful sculptures of aboriginal dreamtime to the Sherbrooke Forest and Olinda Falls for picnics and relaxed walks amongst the gorgeous gardens and greenery. Visit the Piggery Café inside the historic Burnham Beeches mansion for high tea, or for a more casual eatery, visit Pie in the Sky for an award winning meat pie. Whatever you decide to do, the outcome will never change, ultimate relaxation!
Shoe Pairing: PLUM
A laidback weekend requires a boot that keeps your feet just as cosy and comfortable! This where the PLUM boot is perfect, with its warm yet breathable lining, to ensure your feet don’t overheat and sweat. Also, the padded leather insole and thick yet lightweight sole helps to keep you supported so you can spend all day on your feet without pain!
Dunsborough, W.A. + Paddle
Who says the coast is only a summer destination! Though Dunsborough, W.A. may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of winter, but a trip to the coast in the off season is a lot more affordable and offers just as many enjoyable benefits to Summer, making this a perfect spot for ocean lovers all year around! Notable things to do in Dunsborough include the galleries, Cape Naturaliste Lighthouse, Clancy’s fish pub for live music lovers, Eagle Bay Brewing Company for delicious wines and beers and the Ngilgi Cave for underground stalactites to wonder at nature’s own art.
Shoe Pairing: PADDLE
For a nautical twist to your outfit to keep in theme with the costal vibes, pick Paddle! Its comfortable sole will ensure your feet are as pampered as you are as well as keeping you stylish while you walk around the galleries and wineries all day long.
Don’t forget to tag us on your travels and where you wear your Planet Shoes!
The Planet Shoes Team