Celebrating life’s special moments and milestones doesn’t always have to be a large affair with hundreds of guests. Sometimes, all it takes is the special people in your life and the right setting. Our Top 10 Celebration Getaways can make your dream of hosting an intimate wedding, birthday bash, or family reunion in luxury and style a reality.
These amazing boutique properties will have you celebrating in some of Australia’s most stunning locations: rolling countrysides, tranquil rivers, lush gardens and forests, and idyllic mountains. With accommodation ranging from exclusive holiday homes to small boutique hotels, there’s something to suit every occasion. You’ll enjoy incredible dining options, personalised service, and thoughtful amenities that will make your celebration one to remember.
LOCATION: Leopold, VIC | GETTING THERE: 1 hour 15 min drive from Melbourne | RATES FROM: AUD$4,000* p/n
Positioned on the banks of Lake Connewarra, Campbell Point House is the ultimate special event venue, set within its own 37 acres of private estate and only a stone’s throw away from Melbourne and at the beginning of Victoria’s beautiful Surf Coast. Campbell Point House is a French-chateau styled mansion offering luxury, privacy and seclusion. No detail has been overlooked; no comfort has been spared. It is the ideal place for an indulgent special occasion with family and friends, or as an ultra-luxurious wedding venue.
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LOCATION: Cassowary Valley, QLD | GETTING THERE: 15 min drive from Port Douglas | RATES FROM: AUD$750* p/n
Located 15 minutes from the internationally renowned resort town of Port Douglas, The Cassowary is a luxurious fully- self-contained luxury retreat nestled in a serene natural setting. From its elevated position Cassowary offers a spectacular vista dominated by features such as Mt.Demi and the majestic Thornton’s Peak in the heart of the Daintree. Comfortably sleeping up to 14 guests, this beautiful home is ideal for intimate weddings or special events.
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LOCATION: Maryvale | GETTING THERE: 2 hours 10 min drive from the Gold Coast | RATES FROM: AUD$1,299* p/n
Boasting a spectacular location atop a mountain in Queensland’s Scenic Rim, Spicers Peak Lodge is the height of luxury with dramatic peak-top panoramic views combined with all-inclusive gourmet delights and exceptional levels of service. With ten luxurious suites and two private lodges, Spicers Peak Lodge is perfect for guests seeking privacy, intimacy and romance.
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LOCATION: Bangalow, NSW | GETTING THERE: 20 min drive from Byron Bay | RATES FROM: AUD$1,650* p/n
Set on 35 acres with creek frontage, R&R Ranch is a beautifully constructed holiday home that will give you the feeling of being in the Colorado Mountains whilst being only a short drive away from Byron Bay. Boasting 7 bedrooms, this exquisite home offers its guests expansive spaces in a rural setting comprising of 4 connected pavilions that deliver complete peace, tranquillity and privacy for a family holidays or special occcasion.
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LOCATION: Olinda Village, VIC | GETTING THERE: 1 hour drive from Melbourne | RATES FROM: AUD$610* p/n
Set on ten acres of exquisite manicured gardens, Beechmont Garden Retreat offers the gift of beauty, space and time to be at peace with each other in an exceptional natural setting. Located just 3 kms from Olinda Village in the Dandenong Ranges, this elegant house is the perfect location for those celebrating a wedding or special occasion.
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LOCATION: Eagle Bay, WA | GETTING THERE: 2 hours 50 min drive from Perth | RATES FROM: AUD$1,650* p/n
Offering the very best in entertainment & luxury living in the magnificent South West of Western Australia, Inspiration on Wedgetail is the perfect venue for a wedding or special occasion. Nestled in the exclusive enclave of Eagle Bay with stunning ocean views, this sensational property has everything you need to relax and play. Boasting 7 superbly appointed bedrooms, a 12 seat cinema, a gym, a pool, a spa, a squash court, a pool table, a table tennis table and a bowling alley, Inspiration on Wedgetail really is the ideal adults escape.
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LOCATION: New Norfolk, TAS | GETTING THERE: 35 min drive from Hobart | RATES FROM: AUD$450* p/n
Boasting a picturesque location on the banks of the Derwent River, Woodbridge on the Derwent is an accredited Five Star luxury property just twenty-five minutes from central Hobart. This unique mansion offers exclusive accommodation, exceptional facilities and fine dining, making it the perfect destination for a special celebration surrounded by the beauty of the Derwent Valley.
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LOCATION: Lyrup, SA | GETTING THERE: 3 hours drive from Melbourne | RATES FROM: AUD$245* p/n
Beautifully located on 15 acres of riverfront, perched high above the river, the Pike River Luxury Villas have been carefully designed to offer the highest quality of luxury while paying special attention to deliver environmentally friendly and sustainable accommodation full of romance and serenity. With a dedicated function centre for up to 100 people on site, Pike River is an ideal wedding or event venue.
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LOCATION: Daylesford, VIC | GETTING THERE: 1 hour 20 min drive from Melbourne | RATES FROM: AUD$896* p/n
Located in the grounds of Peppers Mineral Springs Retreat, Villa Parma is a historic heritage-listed building that has stood as an iconic landmark in Hepburn Springs for almost 150 years. Nestled amongst delightful European gardens, this Italian style villa is ideal for intimate events, offering all the facilities and services of a hotel.
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LOCATION: Pokolbin, NSW | GETTING THERE: 2 hours drive from Sydney | RATES FROM: AUD$358* p/n
Set amongst rolling green vineyards and native Australian bushland, Spicers Vineyards Estate is a luxuriously appointed, five star retreat just a two hours drive from Sydney. Located in the heart of the Hunter Valley, this elegant and traditional style lodge features twelve private and luxurious guest rooms, perfect for romantic getaways or special events.
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This list is part of our annual Top 50. Check out the full Top 50 Boutique & Luxury Getaways in Australia for 2016.
* Prices quoted are the lowest per night rate offered throughout the year for accommodation only. Event pricing is based upon dates, guest numbers, catering etc and is available upon request. Please contact a Getaway Specialist for more information.