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Best Romantic Getaways: Melbourne's Amorous Retreats For Two

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

Kurrajong Retreat, Hepburn Springs
Kurrajong Retreat, Hepburn Springs

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.

Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
Windsor Hotel, Melbourne
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.

From $250 per night

111 Spring Street, Melbourne

Mansion Resort and Spa, Werribee
Mansion Resort and Spa, Werribee
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. 

From $299 per night

K Road, Werribee 

Cortes Cottage, Gapsted
Cortes Cottage, Gapsted
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.

From $202 per night

235 Schlapps Road, Gapsted


Kurrajong Retreat, Hepburn Springs
Kurrajong Retreat, Hepburn Springs
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.

From $432 per night

Hepburn Springs, Daylesford

Mt Ida (eco) Cabin, Heathcote
Mt Ida (eco) Cabin, Heathcote
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.

From $148 per night

401 Northern Highway, Heathcote

Kudos Villas, Hepburn Springs
Kudos Villas, Hepburn Springs
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.

From $345 per night (minimum night stays apply)

Hepburn Springs, Daylesford

Como Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
Como Cottages, Dandenong Ranges
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.

From $350 (minimum two-night stay, for two people)

1465 Mount Dandenong Tourist Road, Olinda 


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.