A Weekend Away from Melbourne

By Hayley Donigan

There’s no denying that Melbourne is an incredible destination in Australia. Packed with attractions, theaters, markets,and restaurants, there are few reasons to ever want to leave.


Planning a weekend away from Melbourne, however, has an impressive amount of things to offer. Whether you are looking for a relaxing retreat in nature or want to go on an exciting outdoor adventure, these luxury accommodations near Melbourne allow you to unwind in Victoria’s beautiful natural landscape.

Have a look at our top picks near Melbourne to help you plan your unforgettable weekend away. We love the bustle of the city, but there’s nothing quite like the stunning silence of secluded wilderness.

Stone Studios Nestled Harmoniously Among Astonishingly Stunning Landscape, Australia


Built from stone, corrugated iron, and metal, these unique studios blend beautifully with their natural surroundings. If you love the idea of having a private deck to watch the sun set behind the mountains, then this is the place for you. These stone studios are secluded and hidden away in the serene landscape, so you will get that delightfully remote feeling without actually being too far from neighboring towns.

Romantic Luxury Getaway Nestled in the Hepburn Shire, Australia


Here’s the chance to sweep that special someone of their feet. Spend a night in these luxury camping tents in the Hepburn Shire to discover how enchanting it is to sleep under canvas with the outdoors all around you. Bordering Hepburn Regional Park and Mount Franklin Reserve, there is no better place to enjoy Victoria’s natural beauty.

Unique Hexagon-Shaped Couples Cabin in Warburton, Australia


Every detail of this hexagon-shaped cabin in Warburton has been thoughtfully planned, which makes it a truly unique site to spend a couple’s retreat. From the apex window that allows you to stargaze at night to the toasty, wood-burning stove, you’ll have no trouble unwinding and forgetting all about your daily stresses in this glamping cabin. Snuggle up with one of the books provided or explore the mountains and forest around you for an incomparably rejuvenating retreat.

Mongolian-Style Yurt with Spectacular Views in Victoria, Australia


If you are looking for a classic glamping getaway, then a yurt is just for you. This Mongolian yurt features incredible views of King Valley, and lucky guests will spot wombats and kangaroos during their stay. Distracting technologies are not provided so that you will be able to truly disconnect, but rest assured that all the necessities for a comfortable luxury camping getaway are accounted for.

A weekend away from Melbourne can be whatever you desire—a coastal getaway, a rainforest getaway, or a tree house getaway, for example. Our Australia holiday rentals page has collections all over Australia to provide all the inspiration you need.

We also love World Wandering Kiwi’s guide to wandering in the Dandenongs. If you live in Melbourne and are thinking of exporing this stunning area, then her guide is not to be missed!