The Pole House, Fairhaven | Source: Domain

Luxury Escapes: The Best Romantic Getaways in Melbourne

Whether your ideal escape is a night at a five-star luxury hotel, or a winter cabin enjoying a fine wine – there’s no shortage of romantic spots in and around Melbourne. From the fanciest hotels to wonderful wineries, here are the best romantic getaways in Melbourne.

Mitchelton Winery

Location: Nagambie

Escape to one of Australia’s favourite wineries, and experience the history, beauty and serenity of the Goulburn Valley. Just 90 minutes north of the Victorian capital, Mitchelton Winery is a romantic getaway in Melbourne for the wine loving couples. Stay at the stunning new hotel and live at your own pace – overlooking the vineyards, relaxing by the pool, or recharging in the day spa. Explore the surrounding vineyard and tour the cellars whilst tasting Mitcheltons signature wines. The seasonal menu at The Muse is a must-try and the Aboriginal art gallery features the Vietnam War Ambulance, painted by over 200 Aboriginal artists over several decades.

Drift House

Location: Port Fairy

If a love a good boutique hotel getaway, then look no further than the grand exterior, iron lacework, stone walls and heritage buildings of Drift House. Don’t be fooled by the lavish 19th-century exterior, this is a contemporary hotel blending historical aesthetics with modern amenities. Enjoy cosy sitting rooms, king-size beds and all the modern conveniences – a thoroughly elegant home away from home atmosphere. Situated only a short walk from the town centre, Drift House is in the lush seaside town of Port Fairy where charming scenery meets 4-star luxury.

Lake House

Location: Daylesford

The whole restaurant, hotel, spa and country gardens package is nestled on the edge of beautiful Lake Daylesford. Lake House is one of Victoria’s most iconic hotels providing a unique, relaxing experience in the beautiful scenery of Daylesford. Exploring the property is an adventure with a myriad of local flora and fauna to enjoy. A hit of tennis may be on the cards or a glass of wine by the fire. Instead, spend your time being pampered in the Lake House Spa before enjoying a four-course a la carte dinner in the acclaimed Lake House Restaurant.

Woodlands Rainforest Retreat

Location: Narbethong

The ultimate secluded getaway, the Woodlands Rainforest Retreat is hidden deep in the heart of the Black Spur rainforest. The luxurious, self-contained cottages offer the perfect romantic escape with stunning lake and mountain views, spa baths, cozy fireplaces and a balcony. A 20-minute drive from the Yarra Valley, you’re nestled beside some of the regions best wineries. All cottages are equipped with the latest amenities – kitchen and laundry facilities, dining and lounge area, TV, BBQ and an en suite bathroom.

Clifftop at Hepburn

Location: Hepburn

If your romantic getaway in Melbourne needs to feature a spectacular view, this is your place. The multiple award-winning getaway in the heart of historic Hepburn Springs features three architect-designed retreats. Perched on a sheer cliff, you’re treated to picturesque views of the lush mountainous bushland. The ground appears to fall away beneath you and the floor-to-ceiling windows accentuate the free and airy atmosphere. Inside you’ll find leather lounges, a day bed by the window and dramatic lighting adding to the beautiful scene the valley creates.

The Pole House

Location: Fairhaven

A simply unique romantic getaway in Melbourne, The Pole House provides a view you’ll never forget. The 40 year old landmark is suspended 40m above Fairhaven Beach, held up by a single column. Accessible by the 23m walkway, the moody modern steel design is decked out in a minimalist-luxe style – spacious, open plan with a clean interior. Surrounded by electric floor-to-ceiling windows, the neat space includes a central circular bathroom a suspended fireplace and folding bed. There is no better location for a on-of-a-kind romantic getaway in Melbourne.

If you’re from Western Australia and looking for the perfect romantic escape, have a read of the best beach, river and city getaways in WA.

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