A romantic getaway in Victoria can be any kind of holiday or honeymoon you have in mind. Fancy a ski holiday at one of Australia’s best ski fields? Images of hitting the slopes during the day and snuggling in front of fireplaces at night are an absolute reality in Victoria with destinations such as Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Hotham. More of a beach holiday couple? Head to Victoria and surf the world famous beaches of Torquay or Bells Beach in the morning, before finishing the day with a romantic stroll along the sandy beaches at sundown. It may not be a large state, but it is Victoria’s convenient and compact size, where cities, towns and a kaleidoscope of attractions lie comfortably within easy reach of each other, that makes it a perfect short break destination.
Enjoy a romantic getaway in Melbourne
Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne, is known for culture, food, wine, and coffee — all the things that create the perfect romantic urban escape! See the city from the iconic Yarra River as you tour by boat, or book a food tour to indulge in some of the city’s best restaurants and little-known local foodie gems. But outstanding food and wine is not limited to just Melbourne — regional Victoria boasts an abundance of local produce, award-winning restaurants, and world class wineries.
Just under an hour from the city and you’ll be at Mornington Peninsula and able to indulge in the region’s local produce, Good Food Guide-hatted restaurants, wineries, gorgeous seaside towns and even a spot of golf. The wildlife reserves (and those famous little penguins!) of Phillip Island offer a unique experience, while the stunning area of Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, with a strong artistic community, markets and the iconic thermal waters at Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa, is indisputably a seductive option for a romantic short break or honeymoon.
Head to Victoria’s High Country where you’ll find a different landscape, depending on which time of the year you visit. Here, towns like Bright and Beechworth offer national parks, local produce, a rich Gold Rush history and even a touch of infamous Australian history with Beechworth, the location where Ned Kelly had his committal hearing! From the High Country you can also enjoy easy access to ski fields in winter and the beautiful Alpine Village of Mt Beauty at the foot of Mount Bogong, the highest mountain in Victoria.
And then there is the Great Ocean Road … surely on everybody’s bucket list! With the iconic 12 Apostles and an awe inspiring winding coastline that is one of the world’s most famous driving holidays, Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is a must-do for everybody, at least once in their lifetime.
Why you’ll love a Victorian holiday or honeymoon
Victoria’s stunning landscape provides the perfect backdrop for long and lazy days, where taking your pick of the very best in luxury B&Bs, boutique hotels, and resort accommodation — all just made for two! — is the hardest part of your holiday. It is a small and compact state, making it easy to get from one end to another and to experience many holidays in one — perfect for a self-drive romantic holiday.