The charm of Melbourne isn’t lost on anyone who visits. After all, it’s meant to be one of the world’s most liveable cities. It is cosmopolitan and artsy and boasts world-class dining, galleries, fun festivals, and a ton of cafes. While you might be tempted to stay, a weekend away in a beautiful country cottage sampling delicious food and wine might just be what you need to feel rejuvenated. This is our list of the best weekend getaway locations & accommodation from Melbourne.

Melbourne Weekend Getaway Regions

Daylesford & Surrounds | Dandenong Ranges | Yarra Valley | Mornington Peninsula | Bellarine Peninsula 
High Country | Melbourne & Surrounds


Daylesford & Surrounds

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.

Lake House

Daylesford & Surrounds, Victoria


Perched on the shores of Lake Daylesford, Lake House is a luxury spa hotel in the heart of Victoria’s Spa Country just 90 minutes from Melbourne.

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Breakneck Gorge Oikos

Daylesford & Surrounds, Victoria


An ideal destination for nature lovers and romantic couples, Breakneck Gorge Oikos is a gorgeous holiday retreat with 1 bedroom in Hepburn Springs.

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Briars Cottage

Daylesford & Surrounds, Victoria


Ideally located and offering magnificent bush views, Briars Cottage is a lovely 2-bedroom holiday home ideal for couples or groups of up to 4.

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Sky High

Daylesford & Surrounds, Victoria


Sky High is a luxury holiday home with four bedrooms in Mount Franklin. This iconic piece of architecture is an ideal space for families or groups seeking wellness and rejuvenation.

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Kurrajong Retreat

Daylesford & Surrounds, Victoria


Located in the spa region of Daylesford & Hepburn Springs, Kurrajong Retreat is a gorgeous one-bedroom romantic escape for couples.

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Dandenong Ranges

Style: Restful Mountain Retreat
Distance: 60 Minutes from Melbourne
Attractions:  Sassafras, Olinda, Sky High Mount Dandenong, Puffing Billy, National Rhododendron Gardens

It’s only an hour from Melbourne, yet The Dandenongs feel like a world away. Lush foliage, forests of tall ash trees, verdant gardens, and quaint towns are the complete antithesis of Melbourne’s concrete jungle. And there’s more to do than just marvelling at the greenness of it all. You can enjoy a ride through ferns and gullies on the historic Puffing Billy, sample delicious fare in a country farm or village cafe, or hike up the 1000 steps of the Kokoda Walk. Don’t forget to stop by the region’s most famous establishment, Miss Marple’s Tea Room, for delicious scones and tea.

Morton Brae

Dandenong Ranges, Victoria


Morton Brae is a three-bedroom luxury cottage in the Dandenong Ranges with modern interiors, serene gardens, and gorgeous outdoor spaces.

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Leddicott Cottage

Dandenong Ranges, Victoria


A charming and dog-friendly retreat in the village of Olinda, Leddicott Cottage is the perfect hideaway for couples and their furry friends.

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Matisse Cottage

Dandenong Ranges, Victoria


A perfect little hideaway set in the heart of Montrose, Matisse Cottage is a charming 1 bedroom holiday home ideal for romantic couples.

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Yarra Valley

Style: Epicurean Escape
Distance: 60 Minutes from Melbourne
Attractions:  Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra River, Day Spas, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Wineries, Restaurants

If there ever was a real foodie heaven in Victoria, the Yarra Valley is it. Renowned for its world-class wineries and cellar doors, fine dining restaurants, and beautiful accommodation, Yarra Valley is a favourite weekend destination for Melbourne’s residents and visitors. Marvel at the rolling vineyards of the valley via hot air balloon, and get up close and personal with Australian wildlife such as dingoes, platypuses, wombats, and kangaroos at Healesville Sanctuary. In between activities, savour some exquisite meals matched with the region’s best red and white wines for the ultimate gourmet experience.

Eagles Nest Luxury Mountain Retreat

Yarra Valley, Victoria


Eagles Nest Luxury Mountain Retreat is a three-bedroom log chalet in Yarra Valley that takes you and the family to the apex of privacy and comfort.

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Botanica Editions

Yarra Valley, Victoria


Escape to the rolling hills and secluded natural landscapes of the Yarra Valley when you stay at the lovingly restored retreats of Botanica Editions.

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Glenlowren

Yarra Valley, Victoria


Situated on a 100-acre farm in the Yarra Valley, Glenlowren Nissen Hut offers a relaxing, 2-bedroom retreat ideal for couples or a small family.

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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, which makes it a very convenient weekend getaway. 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 really has it all.

South Hampton Luxury Retreat

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


Located on the Mornington Peninsula, South Hampton is a luxury country retreat featuring 3 stunning accommodations for couples, families and groups.

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Jackalope Hotel

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


A boutique hotel set within Willow Creek Vineyard, Jackalope blends art, design, and story telling concepts to create a unique guest experience.

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Caldermeade

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


Escape to the lush landscapes and idyllic seaside delights of Blairgowrie at Caldermeade, a 5 bedroom holiday home ideal for a family or group of 14.

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Nørd House

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


Surrounded by award-winning cellar doors and beautiful attractions, Nørd House is a luxe holiday home ideal for families or groups of up to 6.

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Portsea Ponderosa

Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


Designed for families and large groups, Portsea Ponderosa is a luxurious and spacious 6 bedroom holiday retreat on the Mornington Peninsula.

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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, the Bellarine Peninsula offers 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.

Lon Retreat & Spa

Geelong & Bellarine, Victoria


A seaside getaway for adults only, Lon Retreat is a luxury, all-suite accommodation on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

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Campbell Point House

Geelong & Bellarine, Victoria


Campbell Point House is a luxury private estate set on 37 acres on the banks of Lake Connewarra with sweeping views across the Bellarine Peninsula.

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Starhaven Retreat

Geelong & Bellarine, Victoria


Internationally acclaimed, Starhaven Retreat is a luxury Bed & Breakfast located on the beautiful Bellarine Peninsula.

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High Country

Style:  All-season Outdoor Adventure
Distance:  90 Minutes from Melbourne
Attractions: Bright, Milawa, Rutherglen, Great Alpine Road, Lake Eildon, Mansfield, Mount Buller, Falls Creek

Breathe in the fresh alpine air and take in the majestic snowy peaks, rolling countryside, charming heritage towns, and exquisite wineries. In Victoria’s High Country, there’s plenty of ways to enjoy the outdoors. Savour creative cuisines in Beechworth and Milawa, then spend an afternoon sampling wines in Rutherglen. Take in the amazing scenery by horse riding or biking the mountain trails. Come winter, ski or snowboard down the powdery slopes of Mount Buller, Mount Hotham, or Falls Creek.

The Buckland Luxury Retreat

High Country, Victoria


The Buckland Luxury Retreat features five luxury studios for couples, tucked away in the picturesque Buckland Valley close to Bright.

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Lindenwarrah at Milawa

High Country, Victoria


Experience the serenity of the High Country at Lindenwarrah at Milawa, a charming country hotel set in the heart of the Milawa gourmet wine region.

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187 Merrijig

High Country, Victoria


Located in Victoria’s gorgeous High Country, 187 Merrijig offers a luxury boutique retreat for couples and discerning travellers.

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Couples On The Park

High Country, Victoria


Nestled in the heart of Bright in Victoria, Couples on the Park is a relaxing & luxurious getaway perfectly designed for couples or groups of up to 4.

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Bright Bliss

High Country, Victoria


An idyllic country hideaway for couples or families, Bright Bliss is a luxury holiday home with 2 bedrooms in the town of Bright in Victoria.

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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.

381 Cremorne

Melbourne & Surrounds, Victoria


Conveniently situated within a few minutes of Melbourne CBD, 381 Cremorne is a boutique accommodation ideal for couples, families, and groups.

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Mansion Hotel & Spa

Melbourne & Surrounds, Victoria


Boasting stylish rooms and stunning surrounds, Mansion Hotel & Spa at Werribee Park is a luxury boutique hotel perfect for special occasions.

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The Como Melbourne

Melbourne & Surrounds, Victoria


Explore Melbourne’s top destination for high fashion and shopping at The Como, an iconic boutique hotel with 111 spacious guestrooms and suites.

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Adelphi Hotel

Melbourne & Surrounds, Victoria


Engage your senses at the Adelphi Hotel, a luxury boutique accommodation with 34 stylishly-appointed rooms & suites set in the heart of Melbourne.

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Coppersmith Hotel

Melbourne & Surrounds, Victoria


Live like a local and discover the best of South Melbourne at Coppersmith, a full-service boutique hotel perfect for couples and seasoned travelers.

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Looking for the perfect accommodation for a weekend away? Browse our full collection of luxury retreats in Victoria. If you require any assistance in helping you book your perfect getaway, contact one of our friendly Getaway Specialists.