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!
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.
At Kudos, you can get naughty with the range of romantic features on offer. We’re talking love-heart chocolates on the bed for your arrival, mood lighting, and a bubbling spa for two. If that’s not quite enough, you’ll be pleased to know Kudos is just one-kilometre away from the coveted Hepburn Bath House and Spa. Indulge in a couple’s treatment and enjoy THE ultimate in relaxation. For more accommodation in Daylesford and Hepburn Springs, take a look at our Spa Country guide.View on trivago AU
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.
Wood-panelled walls give way to antique furnishings, while crackling slow-combustion fires add the final dose of romance. Get intimate by making use of the double spa bath, and pop open some bubbly. Come morning, head to nearby quaint villages, Sassafras, Olinda, and Mount Dandenong, where you can appreciate contemporary galleries alongside art and craft studios.View on trivago AU
Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
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.
Keeping sustainability in full sight, the cottages are constructed using local materials including polished mountain ash floorboards and myrtle beech benches. Nothing creates more romance than a day quaffing some pinot and shiraz together, and fortunately the Yarra Valley’s revered wineries are just a 15-minute drive away.View on trivago AU
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!
Each cottage has its own charm, but we have to admit that our favourite is the Como Cottage. Arguably the cosiest of all, Como Cottage offers an open-plan design, a two-person corner spa, and an outdoor deck with a table and chairs. If you fancy a romantic weekend here though we advise you to get in early. Word has it that this cottage is the most popular and books out quickly.View on trivago AU
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.
Alongside their unique style, rooms feature a deep stone bath, an open fireplace, and a library filled with a selected collection of books. If things are getting a little steamy, head to the outdoor swimming pool and cool off for the afternoon. Looking for more inspiration on the Great Ocean Road. Here’s our guide on the must-sees.View on trivago AU
Marysville Garden Cottages
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.
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.
Situated on a hill overlooking Loutitt Bay, La Perouse offers five individually-designed suites that perfectly balance natural textures and bright, decorative accents. Bathrooms are the standout with European vanities, English tapware, artisan floor tiles, and a walk-in shower – divine! Come morning, you can enjoy a breakfast of freshly squeezed OJ, yoghurt pots, and baked baguettes.View on trivago AU
Sunny Side Up B&B
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.
Communal areas include a large living area and kitchen, as well as an outdoor deck and Jacuzzi. What could be better than unwinding in a bubbling spa, with a beverage of choice in hand? Not much we say! Keen to check out more hotels on the Mornington Peninsula? Take a look at our piece on the Peninsula’s best hotels.View on trivago AU