Mirador Springs – Trafalgar South

We all need a break from the stresses of city life, and escape on our own for a little peace of quiet. And there’s no better place for escape than the beautiful Gippsland ranges in the quiet surroundings of Mirador Springs Retreat located just two hours from Melbourne, it’s a short drive to the heart of serenity.

The property is located on 15 acres of botanical gardens, with bright flowers and lush greenery. Meandering paths spiral across the acreage, making it the perfect place to get lost and let your mind wander.

Elegance and luxury is the emphasis of the retreat, with three spectacular suites to choose from. The Cottage accommodation combines the comfort and charm of a rustic farmhouse with indulgent luxuries, making it the perfect home away from home. Snuggle up by the French fireplace, relax in the private garden, or unwind with an on-demand movie in the expansive living room.

Romanticists will love the glamping experience, full of sweet charm. The secluded bell tent is fitted with dangling plants, atmospheric fairy lights, and lounge chairs. The tent features a private bath house, complete with a deep oval tub and natural bath salts, overlooking the surrounding tropical gardens.

For those looking for a truly indulgent experience, The Residence is the place to feel like royalty. This historic manor home has been superbly renovated, ensuring the finest amenities and touches of luxuries in every corner. Ideal for a large family holiday or wedding party, the picture-perfect property boasts six bedrooms with three ensuites, a sauna, open plan living and dining area along with an outdoor entertaining area with valley views.

Spend your days reading by the babbling natural spring, wandering through the gardens, or visiting the character-filled miniature donkeys.

www.miradorsprings.com.au

Waverley House Cottages – Lakes Entrance

With nothing but the calls of native birdlife to wake you from your sleep, here at Waverley House you can truly unwind surrounded by nature. A stay here in Lakes Entrance promises a holiday filled with peace and serenity. Lakes Entrance is a coastal town known for pristine stretches of shoreline, glimmering waterfront, and abundance of kangaroos, pelicans, and dolphins. Located four hours from Melbourne, the area is nestled between nature and marine reserves.

Waverley House Cottages are just a five-minute drive away from Lake’s Entrance, surrounded by eight acres of landscaped native gardens. Cottages boast spectacular views of Bass Strait and the glistening lake front. The property features six secluded cottages nestled in bushland, each with their own style and charm. One-bedroom cottages are ideal for couples and honeymooners, while the two-bedroom cottages are ideal for two couples looking to spend some time together, or families on a holiday.

Cottages are fully-self-contained with fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities. Snuggle up by the crackling woodfire in the adult-only cottages or indulge in a luxurious spa bath. The sleek leather couches are the perfect place to cuddle up to a movie in the spacious living area. Continental breakfast is provided on the first morning, along with coffee and chocolates. Guests can also order breakfast hampers along with seafood and supper platters.  Immerse yourself in the warm waters of the enclosed hot spa, overlooking the verdant gardens in the communal gazebo. The gazebo also features a barbecue, fantastic for cooking up a storm. During the warmer months, take a dip in the shimmering solar pool.

For an escape to the landscape, seascape, and tranquillity, Waverley House Cottages promises a serene break surrounded by Gippsland’s natural beauty.

www.waverleyhousecottages.com.au

Mariners Cove Motel & Apartments – Paynesville

Located in Paynesville, Mariners Cove Waterfront Apartments are just a three-and-a-half-hour drive from Melbourne. Paynesville is known as Victoria’s boating capital and is surrounded by glistening lakes and waterfronts. Accommodation at the cove is located close to everything you need. Shops, restaurants, supermarkets, and the local pub are just a short stroll away.

Of course, nothing is closer to the accommodation than the waterfront itself. Each room boasts a spectacular view of the lake, with the sheltered shores just steps from your door. Rooms are available with private jetties too, making it easy to unmoor your boat and head out exploring. Accommodation is available varying sizes and styles to suit every traveller. Each of the fifteen unit features a kitchenette or full kitchen, ensuite and expansive living areas. Choices range from sun-filled motel units, to luxurious spa units to enjoy with a loved one.

Take a ferry ride to Raymond Island to get acquainted with some friendly local wildlife. With some of the best koala-spotting around, a wander along the island’s Koala Trail is sure to provide you with a view of these furry marsupials. Enjoy a coffee or glass of wine on your private balcony, overlooking the reservoir. Look closely, and you may even spot a pod of passing dolphins. For a tranquil, lakeside holiday with everything catered for, book a stay at Mariners Cove Apartments in Paynesville. Enjoy the abundance of local marine, bird, and wildlife just steps from your door.

www.marinerscoveresort.com

Wellington Shire Special – Gippsland

Tucked away in the heart of Gippsland, Wellington Shire is a sensational place to base your next holiday; with an abundance of sprawling national parks, breathtaking coastal beaches and fun-filled adventures around every corner. Take the family away for an action-packed country vacation at the Stratford on the River Tourist Park. If romance is on the agenda, couples can look forward to snuggling up in cosy surrounds at the Frog Gully Bed & Breakfast. We also go behind-the-scenes at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Museum, visit the Avon Ridge Vineyard and see some of the region’s most famous attractions.

www.wellington.vic.gov.au

 

Avon Ridge Vineyard – Maffra

Tucked away in the heart of Gippsland, Wellington Shire is a sensational place to base your next holiday; with an abundance of sprawling national parks, breathtaking coastal beaches and fun-filled adventures around every corner. Take the family away for an action-packed country vacation at the Stratford on the River Tourist Park. If romance is on the agenda, couples can look forward to snuggling up in cosy surrounds at the Frog Gully Bed & Breakfast. We also go behind-the-scenes at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Museum, visit the Avon Ridge Vineyard and see some of the region’s most famous attractions.

www.avonridgevineyard.com.au

Stanbyrne Cottages & Gardens – Yarragon

Tired of the hustle and bustle of city-living? Well this charming country getaway is the perfect place to stay during your next rural retreat. Located in Yarragon, Stanbyrne is a great place for a romantic escape or family holiday where the honking of peak-hour traffic is replaced with the soothing calls of the native birds. And this is one holiday where you don’t have to deal with your dog or cat giving you a sorrowful look as you walk out the door because furry friends are more than welcome at Stanbyrne.

www.stanbyrne.com.au

Stratford on the River Tourist Park – Stratford

Tucked away in the heart of Gippsland, Wellington Shire is a sensational place to base your next holiday; with an abundance of sprawling national parks, breathtaking coastal beaches and fun-filled adventures around every corner. Take the family away for an action-packed country vacation at the Stratford on the River Tourist Park. If romance is on the agenda, couples can look forward to snuggling up in cosy surrounds at the Frog Gully Bed & Breakfast. We also go behind-the-scenes at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Museum, visit the Avon Ridge Vineyard and see some of the region’s most famous attractions.

www.stratfordontheriver.com.au

Frog Gully Cottages – Longford

Tucked away in the heart of Gippsland, Wellington Shire is a sensational place to base your next holiday; with an abundance of sprawling national parks, breathtaking coastal beaches and fun-filled adventures around every corner. Take the family away for an action-packed country vacation at the Stratford on the River Tourist Park. If romance is on the agenda, couples can look forward to snuggling up in cosy surrounds at the Frog Gully Bed & Breakfast. We also go behind-the-scenes at the Gippsland Vehicle Collection Museum, visit the Avon Ridge Vineyard and see some of the region’s most famous attractions.

www.froggully.com.au