8 romantic getaways in Victoria: where to stay

By Lachlan Probyn,

From the Great Ocean Road to the Dandenong Ranges, we’ve scouted the most romantic getaways in Victoria. Feel like a modern-day Romeo or Juliet, and turn the heat up with a stay in one of these seriously swoon-worthy retreats. Now all that’s left to do is pack some bubbly and a bag of Haigh’s, and your romantic sojourn is complete. Ooh la la!

Kudos Villas

Hepburn Springs

Is it time to rekindle some romance? While we may not be able solve everything, we can assure you that Kudos Villas in Hepburn Springs is a good place to start. Kudos takes luxury spa accommodation to a new level, offering state-of-the-art self-contained villas. Drawing inspiration from the elements, villa names include water, fire, earth, and wind.

 

Clarendon Cottages

Sassafras, Dandenong Ranges

With its century-old trees and rolling hills, the Dandenong Ranges simply beckons a romantic weekend away. In its heart, you’ll find the charming Clarendon Cottages. The three self-contained cottages are scattered throughout an English country garden, and offer period features reminiscent of a scene from a classic love story. Think Pride and Prejudice meets Gone with the Wind.

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

Marysville

Woodland’s Rainforest Retreat is so secluded the only thing to come between you and your respective other will be the sound of chirping birds. This secret hideaway for couples is nestled deep in the heart of a rainforest, and offers a series of architect-designed, self-contained cottages. Each cottage offers a split-level plan, and features an open fireplace, a fluffy bed, and a sunken spa overlooking the fern gully.

Como Cottages

Olinda

Como Cottages has been a family run and owned business for 25 years, and offers various weatherboard cottages that evoke the charm of early Australia. We’re talking wood panelled walls and ceilings, earthy tones and textures, and plenty of corrugated iron!

Drift House

Port Fairy

Affectionately referring to itself as an adults-only place of ‘sexy luxury’, how could you say no to a romantic stay at Drift House? The classic bluestone building houses four, individually-designed rooms. Bright colours and bold patterns are paired with industrial exposed stone and brick, and somehow  it all works together splendidly.

Marysville Garden Cottages

Marysville

The Yarra Valley is one of Victoria’s most swoon-worthy destinations, and in its heart you’ll find the equally swoon-worthy Marysville Garden Cottages. This four-star B&B is designed specifically for couples looking for a relaxing retreat out of the city. The eight cottages will woo you with their elegant mix of old-world charm and modern-day sophistication. Be treated to period features including a clawfoot bath, box window seats, and stained-glass windows.

La Perouse

Lorne

While Paris may be referred to as the city of love, La Perouse in Lorne brings a little slice of French romance to Victoria. Named after the French explorer, it comes as no surprise that La Perouse B&B lends itself to a French style. Think all the typical suspects: wicker furnishings, soft tones, and wooden doors that open out onto a private balcony. For those looking for that much needed dose of amour, we guarantee this place will deliver it.

Sunny Side Up B&B

Rye

Feeling kinky? It’s time to escape to the sexy end of the Mornington Peninsula and stay at Sunny Side Up B&B. The intimate B&B offers just three suites, which all reflect a Scandinavian aesthetic and feature beds dressed in Flemish linen. Go for the Sunny Side Suite and you can write love messages to your +1 on the unique blackboard bedhead.