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.

Family Getaway

Lavender Blue Cottage | Mornington Peninsula

Located about an hour’s drive south of Melbourne, Lavender Blue Cottage is a luxurious English country-style home in the idyllic hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula. Nestled amongst 2.5 acres of secluded, manicured gardens and styled to perfection by owner and interior designer, Gemma-Ashley Kaplan, this quaint cottage is perfect for couples on a romantic getaway.

Rates starting from $355 per night.

Read more about Lavender Blue Cottage.

Friends Retreat

Treetop Stay, Victoria, Australia

Treetop Stay | Yarra Valley & Dandenongs Ranges

Treetop Stay is a peaceful escape, where you can leave the frenetic pace of the city and reconnect with nature. This beautiful three bedroom holiday home has been architect-designed to maximise the breathtaking treetop views from every angle. And, with an idyllic location just a short stroll from the quaint village of Sassafras, this is the perfect place for couples or a small group looking to explore the beauty of the Dandenong Ranges region.

Rates starting from $285 per night.

Read more about Treetop Stay.

Friends Getaway

Harts Lane Haus

Harts Lane Haus | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Modern, yet classic in style, Harts Lane Haus is a beautiful, modern, Welsh cottage located in the picturesque township of Daylesford. Boasting two bedrooms and panoramic views of Daylesford and its surrounds, this idyllic country cottage is the ideal retreat for a couples getaway or an escape with close friends.

Rates starting from $237 per night.

Read more about Harts Lane Haus.

Family Weekend Getaway


Harmony | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Boasting timeless craftsmanship, elegant décor and high quality finishes, Harmony is a luxurious holiday home near the vibrant town of Hepburn Springs. Set amongst a backdrop of stunning bushland this exquisite three bedroom property is an ideal retreat for families or a group of friends looking to escape the city.

Rates starting from $270 per night.

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Friends Weekend Away

Botanica Editions

Botanica EditionsYarra Valley & Dandenongs

Set within Botanica Edition’s carefully considered landscaped garden, these two self-catering retreats offer guests a peaceful sanctuary from the busyness of life. Based at the foothills of Mt Riddell and Mt Toolebewong, The Willow House & The Habitat House are the ideal choice for a romantic weekend away or a luxury escape with good friends where you can restore and reclaim the balance of life.

Rates starting from $255 per night.

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Luxurious Romantic Escape

Red Earth Clay

Red Earth Clay | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Set in a tranquil country setting, Red Earth Clay is a luxurious and spacious cottage located in the popular township of Daylesford. Boasting two bedrooms and a charming interior, this architecturally designed timber and stone cottage is the ideal retreat for romantic getaways or an escape with close friends. Its location makes it an ideal base to explore the local boutique shops and restaurants of picturesque Daylesford as well as the neighbouring spa town of Hepburn Springs.

Rates starting from $217 per night.

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Kurrajong RetreatsDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Countryside escapes don’t get much more private or more intimate than a stay at the gorgeous Kurrajong Retreat in Hepburn Springs. This contemporary one-bedroom villa, set on 2 hectares of private grounds, promises a delightfully peaceful getaway with only nature and the resident kangaroos and ducks as your company.

Rates starting from $270 per night.

Read more about Kurrajong Retreats.

Family Holiday


Amanti | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Well located in the popular spa town of Daylesford, Amanti offers a stylish and contemporary holiday home with scenic views of the countryside. With spacious living areas and four large bedrooms, Amanti is perfect for a family looking for a peaceful vacation or a group seeking a relaxing weekend escape.

Rates starting from $464 per night.

Read more about Amanti.

Romantic Spa Getaway

Blue Cliffs Retreat

Blue Cliffs Retreat | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Located in the heart of Australia’s Spa Country near the vibrant towns of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford, Blue Cliffs Retreat is a relaxing and romantic bed and breakfast accommodation designed specifically for couples. Set on 25 acres of native bush and totally surrounded by Wombat State Forest, this secluded retreat is the ideal place to relax and unwind.

Rates starting from $295 per night.

Read more about Blue Cliffs Retreat.

Intimate Romantic Getaway


Charlies | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Historic yet modern, Charlies is a 150-year-old cottage that sits proudly in the heart of the picturesque town of Daylesford. Recently renovated, this one bedroom cottage is a perfect retreat for those seeking an intimate romantic weekend away with their loved one. Its prime location in the heart of the town makes it the ideal base from which to explore the picturesque surroundings and its myriad of cafes, shops and restaurants. Sited close to some of Daylesford’s top eateries, Charlies is a true find.

Rates starting from $171 per night.

Read more about Charlies.

Girls Getaway

Misty Woods Retreat

Misty Woods Retreat | Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Nestled amongst luscious green foliage on the edge of a forest, Misty Woods Retreat is a luxurious and secluded holiday home located in the spectacular Dandenong Ranges. Boasting three bedrooms, absolute privacy and outstanding forest views, this architecturally restored property is ideal for families or couples who wish to explore the majestic Mt Dandenong National Forest and relax and unwind amongst the peaceful natural surroundings.

Rates starting from $285 per night.

Read more about Misty Woods Retreat.

Romantic Couples Retreat

Topham House

Topham HouseDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Delight in elegant surrounds and a convenient location with a stay at Topham House, a sophisticated one bedroom self-contained villa situated just a short walking distance from the picturesque Lake Daylesford. The exquisite furnishings and luxurious appointments make this property an ideal hideaway retreat for romantic escapes, perhaps to celebrate a special birthday, anniversary or event.

Rates starting from $302 per night.

Read more about  Topham House.

Couples Retreat Hepburn Springs

Hepburn Spa Pavilion Saffron 2

Hepburn Spa Pavilion Saffron 2 | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Sat right on the edge of the Wombat State Forest in the heart of the spa country, Saffron Spa Pavilion is a luxury eco-friendly hideaway just a gentle walk from the beautiful town of Hepburn Springs. Featuring two bedrooms and bespoke artworks from renowned artists, this secluded self-contained villa is an ideal escape for two couples or as a romantic spa escape for two.

Rates starting from $267 per night.

Read more about Hepburn Spa Pavilion Saffron 2.

Luxury Romantic Cottage

White Gates Cottage

White Gates Cottage | Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Escape city life and experience pure stylish luxury at White Gates Cottage, a private romantic retreat situated in the Dandenong Ranges just a short stroll from the National Park and Olinda Falls. With just one bedroom, this small and intimate cottage is perfect for romantic weekend escapes or special occasions.

Rates starting from $266 per night.

Read more about White Gates Cottage.

Friends Getaway

Azure Daylesford

Azure Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Situated at the heart of the Spa Country in Daylesford, Azure is an understated luxury holiday escape that features a modern and stylish décor and spacious living area. With three warm and inviting bedrooms, this charming home is ideal for couples, a small family or a group of friends who are keen to enjoy contemporary luxury in a countryside location.

Rates starting from $289 per night.

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The Old Biscuit Factory | Melbourne & Surrounds

In a city as dynamic and cosmopolitan as Melbourne, the best thing an accommodation can offer is the perfect complement to its history and artsy vibe. Here, The Old Biscuit Factory thrives. Designed and renovated with meticulous attention to detail by the owner and interior designer, Gemma-Ashley Kaplan, this converted townhouse makes the ideal urban retreat for a couple or small group of friends.

Rates starting from $355 per night.

Read more about The Old Biscuit Factory.

Luxury Family Holiday

Copper Beach Lodge

Copper Beach Lodge | Mornington Peninsula

Come and enjoy a memorable family vacation at Copper Beach Lodge, a sophisticated and luxurious five bedroom villa situated just a stone’s throw away from the popular beach of St Andrews. Perfectly positioned on the hill, Copper Beach Lodge boasts wonderful views from it’s modern and spacious living area that is ideal for large family holidays or groups of friends looking to enjoy a perfect weekend escape.

Rates starting from $700 per night.

Read more about Copper Beach Lodge.

Romantic Getaway


Campari Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Situated in the heart of Daylesford, just a stone’s throw away from Lake Daylesford, lies Campari, a beautiful country holiday home with French provincial influences. With two bedrooms and an intimate feel, this quaint home is the perfect honeymoon retreat, romantic escape or  weekend break for couples.

Rates starting from $289 per night.

Read more about Campari.

Weekend Escape 

Moorabinda Lodge, Victoria, Australia

Moorabinda Lodge | Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Discover the ultimate countryside retreat at Moorabinda Lodge, a three-bedroom glass house on a hillside in Olinda. Perched atop a gently sloping 9-acre field, enveloped by sprawling lawns and mature trees, this lovely holiday home is an idyllic place for couples or families wanting to take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Rates starting from $360 per night.

Read more about Moorabinda Lodge

Family Weekend Getaway

Boyd Baker House

Boyd Baker House | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Unwind and retreat from city life to Boyd Baker House, a luxury heritage holiday home located only 45 minutes west of Melbourne. Designed by renowned architect Robin Boyd, this modernist three bedroom retreat sets the scene for a perfect family vacation or weekend escape with friends.

Rates starting from $1,500 per night.

Read more about Boyd Baker House.

Family Friendly Getaway


Kaivalya, Victoria, Australia

Kaivalya | Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Amid the idyllic and relaxing surrounds of the Dandenong Ranges in Victoria, Kaivalya’s chic and modern architecture stands out. Spacious bedrooms, expansive decks overlooking panoramic views, and convenient amenities make this luxury accommodation the ideal getaway for groups of friends or families.

Rates starting from $360 per night.

Read more about Kaivalya.

Luxury Family Retreat

Quartz Retreat

Quartz Retreat | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

If you desire a central location and plenty of living space then look no further than the delightful Quartz Retreat, a spacious five bedroom holiday home designed with large groups and families in mind. Its ideal location allows for easy exploration of the main street of Daylesford, the Lake House and The Convent Gallery, as well as a whole host of mineral days spas and high quality restaurants nearby.

Read more about Quartz Retreat.

Romantic Retreat

Springs Spa Villa

Springs Spa VillaDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Escape to the indulgent retreat that is Springs Spa Villa, a luxurious two bedroom holiday home nestled in a quiet cul-de-sac in Hepburn Springs. Its superb position means it is just a short hop skip and a jump from the town’s myriad of restaurants, cafes and bars, along with Hepburn Springs Bathhouse & Spa, making Springs Spa Villa ideal for a spa weekend with friends and a romantic getaway for two.

Rates starting from $319 per night.

Read more about Springs Spa Villa.

Family Friendly Getaway

North Shore

North ShoreMornington Peninsula

Perfectly located in Sorrento, just a short 15 minute walk to one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best beaches, North Shore is a holiday home that has positioned itself as the epitome of boutique and luxury coastal living. With a total of four bedrooms and expanses of space, this contemporary retreat is the perfect escape for a modern discerning family or group of friends seeking a private coastal weekend away.

Rates starting from $750 per night.

Read more about North Shore.

Weekend Beach Escape

Blessings By The Sea,Victoria, Australia

Blessings By The Sea | Mornington Peninsula

A beautiful property in a great location, with lots of space for entertaining and for some privacy when you need it. This is Blessings by the Sea, a two-level beachside holiday home in Mount Martha. Offering resort-style living only 60 km from Melbourne’s central business district, it makes for the ideal place for a family retreat or girls’ getaway.

Rates starting from $465 per night.

Read more about Blessings By The Sea.

Indulgent Couples Retreat

Elevated Plains Retreat 3

Elevated Plains Retreat 3Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Retreat to your very own romantic heaven at Elevated Plains Retreat 3, an intimate one bedroom villa located in the beautiful Spa Country region of Victoria. Boasting scenic panoramic views over picturesque countryside towards Hepburn Springs & Daylesford, this stylish villa is perfect for a romantic weekend escapes, an anniversary, a birthday or just to spend some quality time together.

Rates starting from $262 per night.

Read more about Elevated Plains Retreat 3.

Friends Getaway


Damais Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Enjoy contemporary luxury and spacious split level living with a relaxing weekend getaway at Damais, a superior 3 bedroom country retreat located close to the iconic Daylesford Mill Market. Its tranquil location and scenic bush views make this the perfect holiday home for a spa weekend escape with friends or a relaxing retreat with your family.

Rates starting from $374 per night.

Read more about Damais.

Luxury Beach Vacation

Tyrone Beachfront

Tyrone BeachfrontMornington Peninsula

Perfectly situated just a mere 100 metres from the pristine sands of the Bay Beaches, Tyrone Beachfront is an idyllic and sophisticated seaside escape in Rye. Featuring 4 spacious bedrooms and stunning outdoor living areas, this luxury holiday home is the perfect beach retreat for families.

Rates starting from $986 per night.

Read more about Tyrone Beachfront.

Luxury Romantic Home

Little Wombat

Little WombatDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Nestled in the peaceful area of Wombat Hill in Daylesford, Little Wombat is a charming Parisian styled cottage that offers a tranquil haven away from the hustle and bustle of city life. With two bedrooms, this hidden treasure is ideal for a couple seeking privacy for a romantic escape or a weekend spa retreat for two couples.

Rates starting from $187 per night.

Read more about Little Wombat.

Spa Country Escape

Seven Hills

Seven HillsDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Named after the scenic views of the hills that can be enjoyed from the property, Seven Hills is a beautiful and well-appointed country home nestled in the quiet and historical rural countryside town of Kingston. With four bedrooms and a close proximity to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, this delightful and charming country holiday home is ideal for a group of couples or families seeking a peaceful and private retreat.

Rates starting from $412 per night.

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Daylesford Family Getaway

Bluegums Retreat

Bluegums RetreatDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Indulge in a unique countryside escape at Bluegums Retreat. Located in the spa town of Hepburn Springs and surrounded by native bush, this spacious, three bedroom holiday home guarantees absolute rest and relaxation amid nature’s wonders.

Rates starting from $263 per night.

Read more about Bluegums Retreat.

Luxury Country Retreat

Alchemy House, Victoria, Australia

Alchemy House | Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

Alchemy House is a designer three bedroom retreat that places boutique comforts and the best of Spa Country right at your doorstep. From the sights to see outside to the delights found inside the property, everything about this delightful holiday home denotes tranquillity and bliss.

Rates starting from $280 per night.

Read more about Alchemy House.

Luxury Couples Retreat

Clifftop at Hepburn

Clifftop at Hepburn | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Located in Hepburn Springs, just an hour away from Melbourne, Clifftop at Hepburn offers guests a truly unique holiday experience. These three luxury villas are perched atop a cliff and offer breathtaking views of a lush mountainside and the native bushland below from the floor-to-ceiling windows.

Rates starting from $415 per night.

Read more about Clifftop at Hepburn.

Dandenong Family Getaway

Boyanda at Ferny Creek

Boyanda at Ferny CreekYarra Valley & Dandenongs

If you’re searching for a retreat where you can spend your days immersed in nature, surrounded by peace and serenity, then look no further than the mountain escape of Boyanda at Ferny Creek. This superior three bedroom holiday home is situated in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, close to the mountain villages of Mt Dandenong, Sassafras & Olinda.

Rates starting from $486 per night.

Read more about Boyanda at Ferny Creek.

Daylesford Pet Friendly Retreat


Monigatti Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

If you’re searching for a holiday home that offers plenty of space, a wonderful location and family friendly features, then look no further than Monigatti – an elegant three bedroom country escape situated in Hepburn Springs.

Rates starting from $279 per night.

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Friends Getaway

Piccadilly House Daylesford

Piccadilly House DaylesfordDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Surrounded by lush gardens, Piccadilly House has been lovingly restored and appointed to create a rejuvenating country escape within easy reach of the delights of Daylesford. Expect absolute comfort, tranquillity, and exceptional amenities from this five bedroom delight – the ideal holiday home for large groups of families or friends.

Rates starting from $680 per night.

Read more about Piccadilly House Daylesford.

Luxury Romantic Getaway

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate

Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate | Mornington Peninsula

Positioned on the edge of a lake and next to a beautiful vineyard, the Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate offer a luxurious retreat in the renowned wine and holiday region of the Mornington Peninsula. These three self-contained villas are the perfect location for a romantic getaway or relaxing weekend away from the city.

Rates starting from $320 per night.

Read more about Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate.

Daylesford Luxury Retreat


Q29 | Daylesford & Hepburn Springs

Stylish, spacious and sophisticated are three words that perfectly describe Q29, a 3 bedroom renovated holiday home, located in the spa country of Daylesford just a short distance from Hepburn Springs. Its open plan living spaces, fabulous central location and its extensive outdoor areas, make this inviting home ideal for small families or groups of friends seeking a laid back luxury getaway.

Rates starting from $349 per night.

Read more about Q29.

Daylesford Family Escape

The Garden House

The Garden HouseDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

If relaxation, fun and flawless luxury are what you’re looking for, then The Garden House in the spa country town of Daylesford may be the ideal holiday home for you. With three bedrooms, ample space and a wonderful garden that surrounds the property, this beautiful home is ideal for a small family or a group of friends who simply wish to relax and enjoy each other’s company in a stylish and homely environment.

Rates starting from $500 per night.

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Indulgent Holiday Home

Sades Daylesford

Sade’s DaylesfordDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

Boasting expansive views, spacious living areas and a fabulous location, Sade’s Daylesford is the ideal holiday home for families and groups. Situated in the heart of the famous spa town of Daylesford, this superb 4 bedroom retreat has everything you need for a perfect and memorable vacation or getaway.

Rates starting from $539 per night.

Read more about Sade’s Daylesford.

Family Retreat Daylesford

The Manor House

The Manor HouseDaylesford & Hepburn Springs

There are not many holiday homes in Daylesford that can match the grandeur of The Manor House, an incredible eight bedroom holiday home that has been specifically designed for large family vacations or for luxury group getaways.

Rates starting from $539 per night.

Read more about The Manor House.

Intimate Couples Retreat

Villa d'Amour at Maison Belle Retreat

Villa d’Amour at Maison Belle Retreat | Yarra Valley & Dandenongs

Nestled with the lush rainforests of the Dandenong Ranges, Villa d’Amour offers a one bedroom peaceful haven ideal for romantic getaways and honeymoon escapes. Boasting an elegant decor with a French inspired interior, this delightful mountain hideaway offers everything you need for the most peaceful, relaxing and intimate of getaways.

Rates starting from $265 per night.

Read more about Villa d’Amour at Maison Belle Retreat.

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