Art, culture and a world-class dining scene are just some of the reasons couples love the romantic getaways Melbourne has to offer. From glamorous abodes in town to cosy cabins in the country, one thing’s for sure – romance here comes wrapped in the city’s cosmopolitan charm.
Romantic Getaways Melbourne
The Langham Melbourne
Sparkling in the heart of the city, close to Crown Casino, Bourke Street Mall and all the dining options one could ask for, The Langham is a luxurious treat for city-lovers. Upon arrival, you’re engulfed by romance, with a grand marble staircase, chandeliers and fountains. Elegant rooms overlook the Yarra River or the city skyline, there’s an indoor pool, a spa and the acclaimed ‘afternoon tea with Wedgwood’ to look forward to.
Where: Southgate Ave, Southbank
Phone: (03) 8696 8888
Website: The Langham Melbourne
Hepburn Mineral Springs Reserve is just the spot for a rejuvenating break in nature, with Kudos Villas to add the romance. Nine self-contained cottages, with names such as Kudos Bliss and Kudos Indulge, await amid wildlife-filled bushland. Choose Kudos Temple with a sunken spa as the centre piece, open fire place and elevated entertaining terrace. As a special touch, you’ll receive a gift pack, with chocolates and welcome drinks.
Where: 4 Second St, Hepburn Springs
Phone: (03) 5972 1600
Website: Kudos Villas
Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
Seclusion and serenity, in the heart of the rainforest, are the romantic weekend getaways Melbourne couples adore. Woodlands Rainforest Retreat is set on 16 acres of pristine land, overlooking the fern gullies of Heritage Creek. Wooden, fully-equipped cottages blend into the scenery, with sunken spas and total privacy. If you want to thrill your loved one, choose a ‘Romantic Surprise’, with tea light candles, long-stemmed roses, Yarra Valley sparkly, chocolates and a rose petal trail.
Where: 137 Manby Rd, Narbethong
Phone: (03) 5967 7150
Website: Woodlands Rainforest Retreat
Sink into the tranquillity of a lakeside setting, to enjoy the simple things in life, topped with a splash of undeniable elegance. Lake House rests in Daylesford, home of spas, gourmet food and wine. It’s all available at the retreat, along with country gardens, tennis courts, outdoor terraces and an award-winning restaurant. The suites set the all-important mood, with plush country décor, views and artworks.
Where: 4 King St, Daylesford
Phone: (03) 5348 3329
Website: Lake House
Escape to a slice of Provence, at Casa Valeri by the foothills of Mount Victoria. The Mediterranean villa sits within lush, green pastures, with walking trails in the forest nearby. No little luxury is overlooked, with antiques, a limestone fireplace, iron chandeliers, king size bed, balcony, veranda and all the mod-cons. Then, there’s the fragrant garden with lavender, olives, pines, rock features and a fountain, for lazy afternoons.
Where: Brett Rd, Warburton
Phone: (03) 5966 5821
Website: Casa Valeri
The romantic getaways Melbourne does best, include those on a backdrop of natural wonders. On the edge of the Grampians National Park, the eco-friendly Boroka Downs is an adult-only retreat from which you can hike, go wildlife spotting and cycle through the wilderness. On your return, look forward to a circular spa bath, floor-to-ceiling windows and cosy bathrobes.
Where: 51 Birdswing Rd, Halls Gap
Phone: (03) 5356 6243
Website: Boroka Downs
Japanese Mountain Retreat
The romantic ambience at the Japanese Mountain Retreat can’t fail to set hearts aflutter, with bathing under the stars, gourmet food, waterfalls and fairy-lit bamboo groves. Unique, Japanese-inspired rooms provide a private haven, while the spa incorporates heavenly indoor and outdoor bathing rituals, with an Arabian Steam Temple and Roman Bath House.
Where: 14 Mountain Crescent, Montrose
Phone: (03) 9737 0086
Website: Japanese Mountain Retreat
Lindenderry at Red Hill
Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is renowned for elegant estates and Lindenberry is no exception. The country house resides in the midst of coastal landscapes, vineyards and food trails. A cellar door and restaurant enhance your stay, in rooms with lake or garden views, spa baths and open fireplaces. This is a hotel to settle in, float on the breeze and simple enjoy each other’s company in idyllic surrounds.
Where: 142 Arthurs Seat Rd, Red Hill
Phone: (03) 5989 2933
Website: Lindenderry at Red Hill
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel
The Great Ocean Road has long been a favourite for romantic getaways Melbourne style. Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel holds a prime position on the Moyne River, at Port Fairy. The Courtyard Spa Room features a king spa for relaxation, after a day exploring the beach, shops and restaurants around the charming town. Look forward to breakfast in the morning, with a variety of dishes including caramelised banana hotcakes and tomato bruschetta with basil pesto and prosciutto.
Where: 41b Gipps Rd, Port Fairy
Phone: (03) 5568 3422
Website: Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel
Built on the shores of its own peaceful lake, Woodman Estate is for couples who love to indulge in gourmet food, wine and classic country surrounds. Choose from three different accommodation types, including Lakeside Chalets, Spa Suites and Garden Rooms. The options don’t stop there, with a variety of restaurants to tempt your pallets, a wellness centre, tennis courts and romantic rowboats for sunsets on the lake.
Where: 136 Graydens Rd, Moorooduc
Phone: (03) 5978 8455
Website: Woodman Estate
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