If you’re looking for the perfect weekend getaway within a short drive from Melbourne, then look no further. We’ve selected a list of Victorian retreats suitable for various occasions that are only 90 mins drive or less from central Melbourne. From cute, country cottages to luxury beachfront holiday homes, there are plenty of choices for your weekend getaway.


Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Style:  Country Rest & Relaxation
Distance:  90 Minutes from Melbourne CBD
Attractions:  Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa, Lake Daylesford, Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens, Convent Gallery

For those seeking the ultimate in relaxation, look no further than Daylesford and Hepburn Springs – Victoria’s Spa Country. Choose from more than one hundred natural spa treatments guaranteed to leave you totally rejuvenated, or simply enjoy the benefits of immersing yourself in the healing waters of the naturally occurring mineral springs.


The Dandenongs & Yarra Valley

Style:  Fresh Mountain Air…  and Wine!
Distance:  60 Minutes from Melbourne CBD
Attractions:  Sky High Mt Dandenong, Puffing Billy, Healesville Sanctuary, Gardens, Wineries

Drive less than an hour east of Melbourne and you’ll find yourself surrounded by the lush ferns and tall ash trees of the Dandenong Ranges. Quaint villages such as Olinda and Sassafras are the perfect place to stop and enjoy a scrumptious lunch made with locally grown produce. A bit further north and you’ll find the rolling hills and vineyards of the Yarra Valley, Victoria’s most popular wine region.


Mornington Peninsula

Style:  Country Beach Chic
Distance:  60-90 Minutes from Melbourne CBD
Attractions:  Port Phillip Bay, Arthurs Seat Eagle, Fort Nepean, Hot Springs, Mazes, Gardens & Wineries

The Mornington Peninsula is just over an hour from Melbourne but feels like a world away. Scattered along the coast you’ll find quintessentially Victorian seaside towns, beautiful sheltered beaches, fantastic wineries and local markets to explore. Spend your days relaxing by the beach in the delightful Sorrento or Portsea, or tasting local wines and gourmet cheese in Red Hill. This picturesque region has it all.


Geelong & The Bellarine Peninsula

Style:  Seaside Sojourn
Distance:  90 Minutes from Melbourne CBD
Attractions:  Port Phillip BayPoint Lonsdale, Geelong Waterfront, Queenscliff Harbour, Wineries

Situated just over an hour from Melbourne, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula offer a host of beautiful places for you to relax and unwind. Enjoy a historical seaside experience that the whole family will enjoy, with beautiful sandy beaches, stunning waterfront precincts and all kinds of entertainment at your fingertips. If you’re feeling active, hit the surf, ride the many cycle trails to take in the picturesque coastal scenery or explore the areas craft breweries and wineries for a taste of the good life.


Melbourne & Surrounds

Style:  City Staycation
Distance:  0-30 Minutes from Melbourne CBD
Attractions:  Southbank, Federation Square, MCG, Crown Casino, Dining, Theatre & Entertainment

Sometimes you don’t have the time to spare to travel to and from another destination for your weekend getaway, so why not consider a stay-cation in your very own backyard? Hailed as one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne offers a host of thrilling sporting and cultural activities throughout the year that cater to just about everyone. What’s more, you can find exceptional boutique hotels and luxury accommodation that promise to deliver a true urban retreat experience.


Want More Options?

If you’re happy to drive a bit further than 90 minutes, we have some stunning hotels, holiday homes and luxury retreats available across Victoria. Each is perfect for a weekend getaway from Melbourne, or even a longer stay.