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Victoria, it's time for a State-cation

5th June 2020

We're excited that Victoria can once again experience the joy of travel in our own backyard.

Why not switch off at a luxury lodge, surrounded by the bush and calls of wildlife, or tour some of the state's most-acclaimed food and wine hotspots. The holiday you’ve been dreaming of is right here in Victoria.

We take great pride in curating the best of the best, so we've hand-picked a selection of incredible weekend escapes that you can book and enjoy right now. For a little taste of what's on offer, explore some of our favourites below.

Wellness & Wine Luxury Road Trip departing Melbourne

Start your journey with 2 nights at Saltus Luxury Accommodation in Hepburn Springs, famous for its mineral-rich springs. Many spas in the region offer mineral bathing and hydrotherapy treatments where the enriching natural water is used to rejuvenate and heal the mind, body and soul. Saltus offers an ideal location surrounded by beautiful landscapes and within close proximity to many of the local spas. Each villa offers luxury comforts with an undisturbed natural setting - making it the leading relaxation spot in the state.

Continue your trip with a drive just over 2 hours south east to your next stop at Chateau Yering Hotel in the Yarra Valley. Overlooking Victoria’s first vineyard in the Yarra Valley, Chateau Yering offers a refined escape with close proximity to the region's most spectacular experiences. Each room is elegantly furnished with antique furniture, highlighting the property's vintage establishment. Sample the region's world-famous wines and fresh produce either at the property's fine-dining venue Elenaor's, or venture out and uncover the wider Yarra Valley.

Finish your journey with 1 hour and 20min drive down south to Jackalope at Mornington Peninsula. Jackalope is a modern and luxurious property situated on a private vineyard in the heart of Mornington Peninsula. Although famed for its artistic and modern design; it's the rejuvenating experiences on offer that are the highlight of this venue. Enjoy a glass of wine at the Rare Hare and watch the sunset over the countryside. Or enjoy a relaxing spiced chai soak in the comfort of your own bath. With restaurants on site and a renowned spa  - this little haven has everything you need for a relaxing break |Explore the Itinerary here »

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Peppers The Sands Torquay

Peppers The Sands Torquay
Peppers The Sands Torquay

Great Ocean Road Weekend Escape

Explore the Great Ocean Road with a getaway at Peppers The Sands Torquay - the official start of the iconic drive. Enjoy local activities like golfing, surfing, coastal walks and dining at cafes and restaurants. Take advantage of this stunning location with a 2 hour photoshoot session, included as part of your stay | 2 nights from $575pp*

Lon Retreat & Spa, Bellarine Peninsula

Lon Retreat & Spa, Bellarine Peninsula
Lon Retreat & Spa, Bellarine Peninsula

Luxury on the Bellarine Peninsula

Enjoy a relaxing weekend at Bellarine Peninsula with a stay at Lon Retreat & Spa. The adults only retreat offers seven luxury suites sprawled across the sandstone landscape. Treat yourself to a spa treatment at the Lon Spa offering water therapy treatments. Enjoy a day-trip to Mornington Peninsula with ferry transfers included with your stay  | 2 nights from $625pp*

Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat, Dandenong Ranges

Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat, Dandenong Ranges
Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat, Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong Ranges Rainforest Retreat

Enjoy a quiet escape to the Dandenong Ranges with a stay at the award-winning Linden Gardens Rainforest Retreat. Wake up with a sunrise hot air ballon flight over the Yarra Valley. Then take the time to explore the surroundingt eclectic villages and Yarra Valley wine region, located only minutes from your retreat. Then in the evening, warm yourself in front of your gas log fire place and look out of huge windows to the forest that surrounds you  | 2 nights from $899pp*

King Valley and Victoria's Highlights

Crooked Compass have curated an impeccable 3-night journey that shows travellers the best of King Valley and High Country, all while travelling in style. Enjoy luxury accommodation, meals and memorable experiences, unique to this tour. Gain behind the scene access to the region's best wineries. Take a scenic bike ride from Bright to Porepunkah to take in the mountain views. And historic  insights into the bushranger and gold-rush era in Beechworth | 3-night tour from $3465pp*


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