Road trip to time Stayz Holiday Houses in Australia with the #roadtrippledge

As none of us will be heading away internationally for quite a while yet, the best thing to be doing is discovering or rediscovering delectable Australia.

I was very fortunate to be invited to be part of the #RoadTripPledge – and experiencing the absolute gorgeousness that is the south coast of New South Wales, on Gerroa beach.

The #RoadTripPledge is an Australian regeneration promise, created by the online holiday house rental website, Stayz, in support of regional towns and families impacted by the Summer bushfires and then Covid-19 travel bans.

Leading the pledge are Aussie faces Like Natalie Bassingthwaighte, Cameron Daddo and Alison Brahe, Jamie Durie, Adam Liaw, Benji and Zoe Marshall, Tom Williams and Dr Katrina Warren and their families.The house we stayed at – on Stafford Street – was on the northern end of Gerroa beach with a rolling grass lawn that went directly down to the rocks and just a minute walk to the sounds and sand of the beach. It was truly spectacular.

I also love the 7 Point Checklist Family Road Trip Guide by leading and always amiable psychologist, Dr. Michael Carr-Gregg.

The Kingsley
Byron Bay, NSW
A stunning, newly renovated house with a sumptuous luxury feel. This versatile home was created with beautiful shared spaces in mind, including the huge deck with built-in daybeds overlooking the pool.
The Shed
Kangaroo Valley, NSW
Set among permaculture gardens on a 160-acre working farm, this space is a converted machinery shed that has been creatively transformed. Now an unforgettable eco-haven, the three-bedroom house features gorgeous layers of reclaimed and recycled materials.

Noosa, QLD
This luxurious family home is nestled between the ocean and Noosa National Park. The house is set over two levels with the kitchen, lounge and dining all opening out to a swimming pool and tennis court.
The Artists’ Treehouse
Port Douglas, QLD
Situated in the heart of Port Douglas, this four-bedroom townhouse offers spacious and laid-back vibes. The place is decorated with eclectic and stylish furnishings complemented by collections from renowned artists.

Paris Villa
Daylesford, VIC
Breathtaking five-star luxury shipping container villa cantilevered over a ravine. Experience an oasis of luxury with sheer-glass floors, an infinity daybed, a Tasmanian wood bath and gorgeous fireplace.
Sea Ranch
Wye River, VIC
This sleek four-bedroom home offers breathtaking views of the ocean and coastline. Experience the ultimate in luxury with floor-to-ceiling, ocean-facing glass windows, a state-of-the-art kitchen and gas log fire.

Aerie Retreat 
Bruny Island, TAS 
A private wilderness retreat awaits you on the waterfront amongst the treetops. This bespoke designer apartment boasts an expansive deck, fire pit, sauna and timber hot tub.
Quarry Hill Lookout
Huon Valley, TAS
This large pet-friendly home overlooks the pristine waters of Port Esperance Bay and is located a short stroll from the beach, restaurants and town. The large glass windows take advantage of the picture-perfect views from wherever you may be.

Blakiston Creamery
Blakiston, SA
Built in 1896, this five-star getaway epitomises rustic charm with a modern edge. Situated within two acres of picturesque country garden, the historic creamery offers the perfect hills retreat for up to eight people.
Bed in a Shed
Clare Valley, SA
Offering the perfect escape to the country, this cosy space has been designed using interesting recycled materials in a modern context. Soak in the gorgeous vineyard views across the stunning property from your bed.

Toodyay Art Shack
Lower Chittering, WA
The Shack brings together years of experience in art and design to reveal an eccentric retreat. It’s a contemporary building with a tent-inspired roof and doors that slide away creating rooms that can become part of the landscape.
The Carriage
Mundaring, WA
The Carriage is a beautifully decorated train that has been lovingly restored with the highest attention to detail. Its new layout comprises of an open-plan lounge, dining and kitchen area featuring a restored 19th-century fireplace.