Escape the ordinary and create sparks with your partner at some truly romantic getaways around Victoria. Around the state, you’ll find a whole tapestry of charming retreats to suit every taste. Create wonderful memories at some truly dreamy destinations, from historic mansions, to modern treehouses and beyond. We’ve found some enchanting getaways for you to try, so keep this list in mind for your next anniversary or weekend adventure.
1. Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
Tucked away in a rainforest, near the scenic Black Spur, is the dreamy Woodlands Rainforest Retreat. This tranquil location has self-contained cottages, offering plenty of seclusion from each other and the outside world. Look out for wildlife, including wombats, wallabies, echidnas and cockatoos, and upgrade your experience to include hampers for breakfast, supper and picnics. If you’re really in the mood for romance, the retreat also has a range of surprises to help you delight your loved one. Surprises include rose petals on the bed, shimmering candles throughout the cottage and a fragrant spa bath bubbling away on arrival. This romantic getaway starts at $530 a night, with stays ranging from two to fourteen nights. See more here.
📍137 Manby Rd, Narbethong VIC 3778
2. Chateau Yering
Feel like you’re living in a romance novel at Chateau Yering. The mansion at this historic site was built in 1854, and overlooks Victoria’s first vineyard. The romantic hotel at Chateau Yering has 32 suites, and each of them are decorated in a unique style, filled with antique furniture and fine art. Gaze out at the Yarra Valley from your private balcony, or go for a walk through the gardens. Dine in the elegant Elenore’s Restaurant, and enjoy breakfast in the casual Sweetwater Café. This location is also a wedding venue, so if you’re engaged (or about to be), a stay at Chateau Yering can double as important research. Prices start at $409 per night. See more here.
📍42 Melba Hwy, Yering VIC 3770
3. Peninsula Hot Springs
Located just 90 minutes away from Melbourne, Peninsula Hot Springs is a popular place for relaxing weekend getaways and day trips. And with over 70 bathing and wellness experiences to choose from, there’s lots to do! Stay a little longer, and go glamping at the hot springs.
Check in at 2pm and enjoy a day of total bliss with on-site bathing. Indulge in a spa treatment, and find something delicious to eat. Then, retreat into a premium glamping tent filled with a king bed, private deck, en suite bathroom and private amenities. You can enjoy moonlit bathing until 2am. After a deep sleep, wake up to the sound of birds and enjoy a delicious breakfast for two. There’s a range of different glamping packages available, starting at $670 a night. Find out more here.
If you’re looking for romantic getaways, and you’d prefer to go further out in Victoria, glamping is also available at Metung Hot Springs, their sister site in Gippsland.
📍140 Springs Ln, Fingal VIC 3939
4. The Pole House
When driving along the Great Ocean Road, it’s hard to miss the iconic Pole House. Suspended 40 metres above Fairhaven Beach, this architectural marvel is the most photographed house on the Great Ocean Road. For your next romantic getaway, tick something off the bucket list and stay in this luxurious, suspended home. Inside, you’ll enjoy sweeping views of the spectacular coastline. There’s also a comfy queen bed and a suspended fireplace to keep you cosy. The Pole House costs $950 a night. See more here.
📍60 Banool Rd, Fairhaven VIC 3231
5. Jackalope Hotel
For your next romantic getaway, escape to the indulgent surrounds of Jackalope Hotel. Nestled within Mornington Peninsula, this stunning venue has hatted restaurants, a cocktail bar, a spa and a variety of stunning art pieces scattered around the property. There’s a few different rooms for you to stay in overnight, such as a terrace room, a vineyard room and a lair suite. During your stay, enjoy comfy facilities like a plush king bed and double rain shower. Stays are from $625 a night. More info here.
📍166 Balnarring Rd, Merricks North VIC 3926
Sleep under the stars, cocooned in your own transparent bubble, at Bubble Retreats. Located on a hill over Wilsons Prom, you’ll enjoy spectacular views of the starry canopy above and the unfolding landscape below. This unique experience is perfect for romantic getaways in Victoria, and the bubble has a four poster bed, ensuite bathroom, telescope for stargazing and an outdoor barbeque. For a bit more nature, wander down the hill, relax in the picnic area and check out a nearby waterfall. There’s two bubbles available, and this experience starts from $695 a night, plus Airbnb’s service and cleaning fees. Learn more here.
📍Agnes, VIC 3962
7. Mira Mira Fantasy Accommodation
Looking for something a little different? At Mira Mira Fantasy Accommodation, you’ll feel transported to another world with their range of magical retreats. Venture within The Cave House, descend some winding stairs, and sleep in an underground world. Feel like you’re a character in a fairy tale and stay in The Magic Faraway Tree, and unwind in a colourful cottage. Or, find your bliss in their Japanese Zen Retreat, complete with a tranquil pond. These creative and romantic getaways are located in Gippsland, just 90 minutes away from Melbourne. Prices start from $250 per night, with a minimum stay of two nights. Learn more here.
📍1395 Bloomfield Rd, Crossover VIC 3821
8. Japanese Mountain Retreat
Spark romance with mineral bathing, spa treatments and luxury accommodation at Japanese Mountain Retreat. Relax with private mineral bathing outdoors, within a walled Japanese or tropical garden, or inside an opulent Roman bathhouse. Relax with a treatment at the day spa, then indulge in lunch or dinner. Keep the romance going and stay overnight in a luxury villa. You’ll find this five acre resort nestled within the Dandenong Ranges. Bathing start from $155 per person, and accommodation packages start from $1499.
📍14 Mountain Cres, Montrose VIC 3765
9. Chocolate Gannets
Treat yourself to a delightful stay at Chocolate Gannets on the Great Ocean Road. Located in Apollo Bay, you can choose between their Beachfront Villas or Luxury Villas. As you can guess from the name, the Beachfront Villas look straight out to the ocean. Sit out on the deck and keep an eye out for whales, dolphins and seals. Meanwhile, the Luxury Villas offer partial views of the ocean and are surrounded by native trees. Receive a bottle of wine and some chocolates on arrival, then soak in the magnificent spa bath. In the morning, graze on a complimentary breakfast hamper. Prices start from $1160 for two nights. More info here.
📍6180 Great Ocean Rd, Apollo Bay VIC 3233
10. Clifftop at Hepburn
There’s a whole range of enchanting villas for you to choose from at Clifftop at Hepburn. Located in Hepburn Springs and the surrounding areas, these villas are filled with dreamy views and comforting amenities like suspended day beds, stone baths, fireplaces and more. And with so many romantic options to choose from, you can come back for more getaways in the future. There’s a minimum two night stay, and prices vary with each location. See more here.
📍Hepburn Springs, VIC 3461
11. 187 Merrijig
Escape to the High Country, and stay on a 100 acre property at 187 Merrijig. Designed for adults only, it’s great for romantic getaways in Victoria. Take in views of the Delatite River Valley, go for a stroll and encounter kangaroos, feed alpacas and a miniature donkey, swim in the seasonally heated pool and more. Located at the foot of Mount Buller, you’ll find plenty of spectacular views. There’s two suites to choose from. They both include a king sized bed, private outdoor terrace, rain shower, free standing bath and more. Upgrade to their breakfast package for a Mediterranean-style grazing breakfast in the morning. This escape in the High Country starts from $495 a night. Learn more here.
📍187 McCormacks Rd, Merrijig VIC 3723
12. Aquila Eco Lodges
Going to the Grampians? Find a bit of piece and quiet inside your very own treehouse at Aquila Eco Lodges. Surrounded by 100 acres of private bushland, you’ll feel completely immersed in nature. There’s a few treehouses that are great for couples, with multiple levels, a fireplace, a fully equipped kitchen and an outdoor patio with a dining table and BBQ. Add a breakfast hamper filled with local produce, such as bread and honey, for an indulgent start to the day. Stays start at $350 a night. Learn more here.
📍586 Victoria Valley Rd, Dunkeld VIC 3294