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The Most Spectacular Accommodation Outside of Melbourne

In need of an escape? Sometimes the chaos of modern life gets a little too much; even when you’re lucky enough to call the world’s most liveable city home. Good thing then that you don’t need to travel far from Melbourne to discover some truly spectacular accommodation options. Indeed, within a few short hours you can find your very own slice of Victorian paradise.

Clifftop at Hepburn

If you thought you’d seen some spectacular views before, just wait until you look out from the awe-inspiring floor to ceiling windows at Clifftop at Hepburn. Set overlooking mountainous bushland dotted with wild flowers, this luxury retreat nestled atop a sheer cliff face is as beautiful as it is unique. Needless to say, this isn’t one for those who are afraid of heights.

209/219 Main Road, Hepburn


If you like your accommodation signed in neon and infused with some serious California cool, then Daylesford’s achingly hip Dollywood has you covered. A chic touch of Americana nestled within the spoils of regional Victoria, this stylish four-bedroom home is custom created for lovers of music and the arts. So get in line for a place so glamorous, you won’t want to leave the house.

1/82 Central Springs Road, Daylesford

Drift House

Set in breath-taking seaside Port Fairy, Drift House isn’t about 5-star extravagance. Rather, this Victorian beauty is about the bespoke touches that stay with you long after you check out. A boutique hotel that brings its very own brand of “sexy luxury” to the table, the four stylish private suites offer up a unique stay that’s rich in both comfort and character.

98 Gipps Street, Port Fairy

Lake House

To say that Daylesford is having a moment would be an understatement. Then, there’s the Lake House. A tranquil retreat nestled on the waterfront by the splendour of the Wombat State Forest, this beautiful property offers up luxury accommodation complete with an award-winning cellar and renowned restaurant. And if all that wasn’t enough, it even has its very own treetop mineral water spas. Because, why not.

4 King Street, Daylesford 

Kiln Houses

Nestled amongst the unique beauty of the alpine region, the Kiln Houses are a sleek, contemporary take on the tobacco kiln houses that once dominated the area. Not only do these lovely retreats offer incredible views of nearby vineyards and mountain ranges, but they’re kitted out with a spa, wood fire and sauna. There are even designer bikes on offer if you’re in the mood for an adventure.

Cavedons Lane, Porepunkah

The Estate Trentham

A beautifully restored three-bedroom federation house set amongst lush gardens just an hour from Melbourne, The Estate Trentham promises the ultimate weekend escape. A lesson in stylish simplicity, the interior boasts the clean lines of Scandinavian design complemented by plush mid-century furniture while just outside lie herb gardens and a mini orchard. You can almost hear the fire crackling.

17 Falls Road, Trentham

The Pole House

Set on a towering stilt overlooking the ocean, the architecturally designed Pole House is arguably one of the country’s most iconic stays. Towering above the Great Ocean Road in seaside Fairhaven, this minimalist luxury home comes complete with a floating walkway and floor to ceiling retractable glass walls. Needless to say, it offers up the kind of views you can only dream about.

Fairhaven, Victoria


Housed amid the beautiful Mornington Peninsula wine region, Jackalope is a luxury design hotel that comes complete with a touch of the unique. Coupled with the equally unusually named Doot Doot Doot and Flaggerdoot (the restaurant and bar respectively), here you’ll find a heritage homestead alongside an infinity pool and host of daring artworks. Perfect for those who like their home away from home a little different.

162 Balnarring Road, Merricks

Camp Kulning

Searching for a dose of quirky beauty with your weekend getaway? Camp Kulning is a lovingly converted 90-year-old Melbourne tram (named Jean Claude Van Tram nonetheless) housed outside of charming Kyneton. This kitsch treasure sleeps two in stylish comfort, set on a gorgeous one-acre property complete with a veggie patch, campfire, and Tiki bar. All of which makes for one stay that’ll stay with you forever.

3 Darcy Lane, Lauriston


The accommodation arm of one of Australia’s top restaurants, Brae’s six luxury suites are a lesson in effortless modern chic. Recycled red bricks, corrugated iron, blackbutt timber panelling and above bed windows made for stargazing combine to create a setting that is arrestingly beautiful in its simplicity. Nestled in charming Birregurra, the only thing left to do is snag a table in the dining room.

4285 Cape Otway Road, Birregurra


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