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Best Romantic Getaways: Melbourne's Swoon-worthy Retreats For Two

Just a stone's throw away from the CBD, these romantic getaways across Melbourne are guaranteed heat things up.

Clifftop at Hepburn
Clifftop at Hepburn

In the mood for a little romance? Well, you’ve come to the right place. From windswept beaches to forest hideaways and charming country towns with a taste for the gourmet – the near reaches of the city offer a host of some of the best romantic getaways near Melbourne to escape with someone special.

Tulum

To recharge by the ocean, book a stay at this architect-designed studio retreat just two minutes from beautiful Balnarring Beach. A haven of tranquillity inspired by the serene shores of Tulum; this breezy beach house offers the perfect base for couples looking to bask in the romance of the Mornington Peninsula. Spend your days exploring nearby attractions - think wineries, restaurants, and beaches - cuddling up on the sofa and making good use of the private indoor spa bath paired with your wine of choice.

Balnarring Beach

The Tower at Mount Ophir Estate

This elegant French Provincial property was originally built in 1903 and has since undergone a luxurious transformation. Set within Mount Ophir Estate, a unique and exclusive venue in the rural district of Rutherglen, this truly unique listing features three levels with a spiral staircase that leads to a private sitting room on the second floor and a bedroom suite at the top. Stay here to fully immerse yourself in an extraordinary architectural landmark in Australian winemaking history. 

168 Stillards Lane, Rutherglen

Clifftop at Hepburn

Less than a two-hour drive from Melbourne, Clifftop at Hepburn is an architecturally designed romantic getaway retreat renowned for its picturesque view, framed by floor-to-ceiling windows, a private spa for two, and a daybed overlooking the surrounding bushland, appearing as though you’re suspended in thin air. You can up the romance with their ‘Lovebirds Package’, which will have you and your partner arriving to your favourite music, sprinkled rose petals, fireplace set, romantic candles flickering, a spa filled with bubbles, and Champagne on ice accompanied by strawberries and a decadent chocolate dipping sauce. 

209/219 Main Road, Hepburn

Hotel Windsor

Sometimes, you don’t need to go far to escape. Indeed, one of the best romantic getaways in Melbourne is right in the thick of it all. The epitome of elegance, The Windsor specialises in the kind of old-world charm that’s increasingly hard to find in this busy modern world. Dabble in some afternoon tea or simply hole up in your deluxe room and sip on something sparkling – the choice is yours.

111 Spring Street, Melbourne

Como Cottages

There’s magic in the air at the Dandenong Ranges, and nowhere is sweeter than Olinda. A charming mountain town that’s beloved by artists and writers alike, this auspicious setting is home to Como Cottages. A beautiful heritage bed and breakfast complete with a roaring fire and lush gardens, this intimate setting is just the place to hole up for the weekend and revel in the romance.

1465 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda 

Cortes Cottage

A secluded farm stay, custom made for cozy nights in – best paired with a glass of wine and a roaring fire – Cortes Cottage is a lovingly renovated weatherboard in the lush King Valley. A rainfall showerhead and a claw-foot tub along with a record player in the lounge room set the mood for a slow yet romantic getaway full of downtime – all complemented by the occasional winery trip.

235 Schlapps Road, Gapsted

Werribee Mansion Hotel and Spa

One of the most impressive hotels in the country is located an easy half-hour drive from the city; to step into Werribee Mansion is to soak up the romance and history of times gone by. Sexy, opulent and grander than grand, when it comes to the best romantic getaways in Melbourne, Werribee Mansion is sure to get you in the mood. Heritage-listed and effortlessly glamorous, here you can wrap up in robes and indulge in a daylong spa session. Or, simply lounge around your boutique accommodation with champagne on ice. Naturally. 

K Road, Werribee 

Kurrajong Retreat

Nothing spells romance quite like a forest hideaway. And the delightfully intimate Kurrajong Retreat is nothing short of magical. A luxurious one-bedroom villa set on 2 hectares of lush private grounds, at this peaceful getaway you’ll find only nature and the resident kangaroos as company. With nearby Hepburn Springs providing all you need in the way of entertainment – all that’s left to do is soak it all in.

Hepburn Springs, Daylesford

Mt Ida (eco) Cabin

Rustic and remote, Mt Ida Cabin is a luxurious reimagining of the classic Australian shed complete with breathtaking mountain views and a secluded bush setting. Perfect for the more adventurous of lovers, this off the grid beauty offers floor to ceiling windows from which to view those spectacular country sunsets beside the roaring log fire – best paired with a bottle of local red.

401 Northern Highway, Heathcote

Kudos Villas

A luxury spa stay steeped in romance; the deluxe Kudos Villas have been designed as the ultimate private retreat for couples looking for a little one on one time.  Seclusion and serenity are the major drawcards for romantic getaways in Melbourne and Kudos Villas has it in abundance. Set in charming Hepburn Springs, each of the architecturally designed villas is fitted with dreamy touches such as a roaring fireplace and sunken candlelit spa bath. Not to mention boutique chocolates and drinks on arrival.

Hepburn Springs, Daylesford

Loving our pick of romantic getaways near Melbourne and ready to explore a little further? You'll also love our best country escapes in Victoria to get you off the grid and away from the chaos even if it's just for a weekend.