Holmesglen at Eildon – Eildon

Picture it: sitting on your private balcony, watching the sun slip below the rolling hilltops, enjoying a glass of local wine in the fading sunshine. If this sounds like bliss, then a stay at the Holmesglen at Eildon is exactly the holiday for you.

Holmesglen sits in the spectacular Yarra Valley, nestled between the fern-laden Yarra Ranges and the soaring peaks of Victoria’s high country. Located just two hours from Melbourne’s CBD, the estate is immersed in an atmosphere of serenity and tranquillity. The 660-acre property offers stunning views over Eildon and the surrounding valley, making it the perfect place to reconnect with friends, get acquainted with colleagues, or celebrate a milestone with your loved ones.

Conference rooms can accommodate anywhere between 20 and 200 people in theatres and board rooms. Whether your dream wedding is an intimate cocktail party or large-scale event for the extended family, Holmesglen can accommodate it. The property can sleep up to 150 guests. Whether you’re travelling with a party or a partner, each room promises a night of peace and quiet in a modern setting with a beautiful backdrop.

This original, refurbished farmhouse of The Homestead can sleep up to 16 across eight luxurious bedrooms, with a separate games room and living area. The huge veranda is the perfect place to unwind and take in the sights, with two barbecues, al fresco settings, and a priceless view of the sunset. Spend your day swimming laps in the sparkling pool, sitting under the gazebo with a roaring open fire, or playing a game of tennis, basketball, netball or volleyball. You can even try your hand at archery.

For a tranquil holiday with plenty on offer, head to the Holmesglen at Eildon. Perfect for groups of any size, it’s a luxurious escape surrounded by natural bliss.

www.holmesglenateildon.com.au

Mansfield Apartments – Mansfield

History, beauty, and serenity combine in the gold mining town of Mansfield, Victoria. Soak up the town’s momentous past with a stay in the modern Mansfield apartments, warm with country kindness and hospitality. Just a two and a half hour’s drive from Melbourne’s bustling CBD, Mansfield is easy to get to with a beautiful drive, surrounded by sun kissed grazing land and mountain forests.

Mansfield Apartments are located in the heart of the town, close to plenty of boutique shops, atmospheric restaurants, and charming cafes. Apartments have been recently built, offering modern and secure amenities such as undercover parking, climate control, and free Wi-Fi. Rooms are designed to incorporate style and convenience, with a range of studios, and two and three bedrooms available to suit singles, couples, corporate travellers, as well and families and groups.

Each apartment boasts its own private balcony overlooking tall trees and the quiet street front, and are fitted with a HD TV, FOXTEL, tea and coffee making facilities, ironing facilities and the luxury of bathroom tile and towel heating. Rooms with kitchenettes are also available, as are disabled access room. Each apartment is serviced weekly to keep it looking sparkling and bright. Rooms are adorned with cosy touches such as plants, throws, and colourful pillows, with each boasting unique and original artwork created by a talented local artist. Each eclectic painting is available for purchase, meaning you can take a memory of Mansfield home with you.

Wander down to the central strip and learn about the wild adventures of Ned Kelly and his bushranging gang, or simply take a seat by the lake and enjoy the views. Mount Bulla, with its skiing and hiking trails is not far from the property.

For a historic holiday taken at a languid pace through a beautiful town, look no further than the Mansfield apartments in regional Victoria.

www.mansfieldapartmentsvictoria.com.au

Alzburg Resort – Mansfield

Whizz down a mountain on powdery snow or hike along a mountain top with the sun on your back and wind in your hair. Nestled in the Victorian High country, The Alzburg Resort is the perfect destination for groups, families, or romantic couples.

The Alzburg Resort is in the centre of Mansfeld, less than 45 minutes’ drive from Mount Buller and just 15 minutes’ drive from Lake Eildon, the Mansfield Gold Course, Racecourse and Zoo.

It’s impossible to be idle at the property, with world-class facilities for all weather and activity types. Take a dip or swim a lap in the large outdoor solar heated pool or work up a sweat on one of the two tennis courts. The well-equipped games room is ideal for when the weather’s a little soggy, with a children’s playground, as well as games to keep the tykes entertained. Ski and snowboarding equipment, along with lift passes and coach transfers to Mount Buller can be purchased from the property, meaning getting to the slopes has never been easier.

After an action-packed day, there’s no better feeling than arriving at a luxurious apartment with all the creature comforts of home. The property caters to every group size and traveller type, with studios, self-contained apartments, and deluxe spa rooms available. You don’t have to wander far to find a decent meal to eat either, with a restaurant on site serving up delectable classics, which can be enjoyed inside or out on the lawn. The Alzburg Resort also houses conference facilities, with multiple meeting rooms catering options to choose from.

Whether it’s wake boarding and water sports, skiing and snowboarding, hiking or simply wandering around town you want, The Alzburg Resort is the perfect place to base yourself to explore the best Mansfeld has to offer.

www.alzburg.com.au

The Odd Frog – Bright

Nestled among the alpine sights of Bright are these five specular eco studios. Set among ten and a half acres of native bushland, The Odd Frog is ideal for those searching for sustainability, without sacrificing luxury.

Accommodation is architecturally-designed with seclusion and privacy in mind. Each studio boasts amazing views into the native bushland, and feature a private deck frequented by friendly local birdlife.  Studios boast a crackling wood fire, reverse cycle heating and air conditioning, TV, TVD, and studio. Prepare a hearty meal in the well-equipped kitchen or outdoors on the barbecue or wander into town for a bite to eat.  Studios at the Odd Frog are located in the heart of Bright, just a short stroll away from the local restaurants, shops, and boutique brewery. Just a quick drive away are plenty of award-winning wineries, cellar doors and, for the more adventurous, hiking and cycling trails.

The studios have a focus on sustainability and are environmentally-friendly, featuring natural building materials, with construction materials selected for their environmental benefits; sheep-wool insulation; a northern orientation to make use of summer and winter sun; and use green electricity.  Rooms are tastefully designed, creatively using steel and wood to create an intimate setting. Neutral tones create a relaxed atmosphere, and the jaw-dropping treetop views make you feel at one with nature.

Surrounded by the bright hues of autumn leaves, awesome mountaintop views, and crisp, country air, studios at The Odd Frog in Bright are the perfect escape to the Australian landscape.

www.theoddfrog.com.au

Abalina Cottages – Bright

Abalina Cottages are located in scenic Bright, three hundred kilometres from Melbourne. surrounded by nature reserves, it’s the perfect place to base yourself for exploring the peaks of Mount Buffalo and Alpine National Park.

The six recently built, beautifully designed cherry cottages are beautiful both inside and out. Featuring superbly landscaped front yards, free wifi, and plenty of space to spread out in, the cottages are ideal for small groups and families. Cottages feature up to three bedrooms and two bathrooms, sleeping between four and six people. Families, singles and couples will all feel right at home in these cottages, with everything thought of.

The homes are fully self-contained with a well-stocked kitchen equipped with oil, spices, and milk, making sure guests don’t have to go out of their way for anything. Snuggle up by the woof fire or enjoy a cinematic experience on the smart TV. Each cottage boasts a spa bath and sound bar, along with luxury linens, ensuite, and underfloor heating in the bathroom, adding to the cottage’s list of luxuries.

Whether you enjoy hiking, skiing, or simply wandering around town visiting cellar doors and wineries, Abalina Cottages in Bright offer something for you to explore in a stunning setting. Cottages have bike racks and pumps, so cyclists can easily venture out to the region’s many bike tracks and rail trails.

www.abalinacottages.com.au

Briars Cottage – Daylesford

If you’re looking for a romantic weekend away immersed in nature, then we’ve found the perfect place for you. Briar’s Cottage in Daylesford exudes style, charm, and serenity with spectacular views of the surrounding bushland, gullies and forest. Daylesford is a regional town located in the foothills of the Great Dividing Range of Victoria. The area is known for its stunning natural reserves, with plenty of parks, botanical gardens, natural hot springs, and native wildlife to see and visit. Located just an hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne, and close to many historical towns and sights, Briar Hill’s Cottage is easy to get to and a perfect base for exploring the area.

Briar’s Cottage is a gorgeous stand-alone cottage located walking distance to the centre of town. The cottage can be booked with one-bedroom accessibility or two, and is fully self-contained, offering all the freedom and comfort of home. The cottage is adorned with modern décor, featuring soothing tones with splashes of warm colours. Both bedrooms are located upstairs, each with their own bathroom. Downstairs, guests will find the modern kitchen and adjacent laundry. The living area features a flat screen TV and wide selection of DVDs, and leads out to the expansive covered deck.

From the deck, guests can enjoy private bush views, use of an electric barbecue, al fresco dining settings and an enclosed two-person spa. Gaze from the depth of the tub, surrounded by sudsy bubbles and bird calls, out into the gully. Enjoy the spa with the sounds of the birds, your partner, and a chilled glass of complimentary champagne.

Briar’s Cottage is the perfect excuse for a mid-week getaway. Charming, idyllic, and dreamy, it’s the ideal place to connect and relax with your loved one in a romantic and intimate setting.

www.briarscottage.com.au

Lake Orchard Villas – Daylesford

Just a stone’s throw away from the glistening waters of Lake Daylesford lies this beautiful boutique property. Lake Orchard Villas offers gorgeous accommodation surrounded by immaculate gardens and picturesque views, a charming choice for your next holiday away.

The property is located in the quiet town of Daylesford, just one and a half hours’ drive from Melbourne’s CBD. The historic town of Ballarat is just 40 minutes away by car, and the villas are surrounded by hot springs, gardens, and wildlife reserves.

Accommodation at the property consists of just four villas, promising a peaceful and private holiday. Each villa is self-contained with a kitchenette, fridge, stove top and microwave, and feature Nespresso coffee machines. Villas are available with one and two bedrooms, and feature soaring ceilings, gas fired pot belly heaters, and loft-style living. Villas are spectacularly designed, with tasteful and modern décor in subtle and soothing colours. Private decks are located at the rear of each villa, and are fitted with a barbecue and al fresco dining setting, the perfect place to relax and unwind with friends and family.

Wander through the back gate of the property to find the renowned, multi-award-winning Lakehouse Restaurant. Here, guests can enjoy cutting-edge seasonal food paired matched with an internationally acclaimed wine list. A short stroll will bring you to the town centre, where you can enjoy meandering through boutique stores, art galleries, fine dining restaurants, and cafes. The Hepburn Springs are located just a short drive away, where you can experience naturally heated pools and mineral springs surrounded by bush and farmland.

For a blissful getaway surrounded by gardens, nature, and lakefront, book a stay at Lake Orchard Villas, idyllic accommodation for some rest and rejuvenation.

www.lakeorchardvillas.com.au

Saltus Luxury Accommodation – Daylesford

Tucked away in the heart of the peaceful scenic village of Hepburn Springs lies this idyllic holiday destination. Saltus Luxury Accommodation offers private, contemporary villas immersed in natural beauty of the mineral springs region.

Saltus Luxury Accommodation is perfectly situated for exploring and enjoying the area. Hepburn Springs Golf Course is just a two-minute drive away, while the historic town of Daylesford is a five-minute drive away, ideal for discovering the region’s rich past.

Saltus Luxury Accommodation is exclusive, with just three self-contained villas available. Villas are available with one or two bedrooms, complete with a fully-equipped kitchen, separate living area and flat-screen TV. Each villa boasts a crackling fireplace, perfect for snuggling up next to in the chilly weather. Admire views of the beautiful landscape and natural surrounds from the private balcony, or take a long soak in the delectable two-person spa. Each spa tub is free-standing, and overlooks the verdant flora and flora surrounding the villa.

www.saltus.com.au

Sovereign Park Motor Inn – Ballarat

Sovereign Motel, Ballarat provides ultimate access to the very best that Ballarat has to offer. Located just 800 meters from the town centre, and a 10-minute stroll from popular tourist destination Sovereign Hill, this motel sits right in the middle of Ballarat’s beating historic heart.

With a variety of rooms, apartments and town houses to choose from, the Sovereign Motel has accommodation to suit everyone’s needs. Standard, deluxe, and family units sleep up to four and can be interconnected, and are a comfortable and convenient option for a satisfying holiday.

Couples or corporate guests may consider the Deluxe Queen Room, a spacious option with living area and handy kitchenette. Couples or families looking for a little more space may opt for the Executive Spa Rooms, which feature a luxurious jetted tub, dining table and living area, and ample space to spread out.  Large groups or families looking for homely comforts have the option of renting a full house or apartment, complete with separate bedrooms, living and dining areas, full kitchens equipped with all the modern necessities, and of course, access to the fantastic recreation centre located within the motel.

Designed to ensure there’s something to do no matter the weather, the leisure and recreation centre offers a variety of activities to keep guests and families entertained. Featuring a full gymnasium, indoor half tennis courts and an indoor heated swimming pool, complete with a shallow children’s pool and lap lane, there’s plenty to do to get your heart rate up. Relax in the warmth of the sauna or one of the two spas, or indulge in a friendly game of pool or table tennis, while the children enjoy the undercover, multi-story playground.

The award winning Red Lion Hotel functions as a restaurant, bar and café. Located on-site, with room delivery available, this dining option serves delicious dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

If you’re looking for a holiday with plenty of activities available both on site and close by, head to the Sovereign Motel Ballarat. With plenty to see and do, you’re sure to never have a dull moment at your beautiful home away from home.

www.sovpark.com

 

Mercure Ballarat Hotel – Ballarat

Whether you’re visiting the gold fields, hiking along the Yarrowee river, or simply absorbing the history and stories of the past, when in Ballarat, you simply must make a stop at the Mercure Ballarat Hotel. Mercure Ballarat is located just a 75-minute drive from Melbourne’s CBD, an hour from Tullamarine airport, and is conveniently situated directly opposite the award-winning tourist attraction Sovereign Hill.

With 71 rooms spread out over three hectares of landscaped countryside, there’s plenty of room for everybody to stretch out and wander about. Rooms are available either with views of the pristinely manicured courtyard, or overlooking a sparking, serene lake. Rooms have recently been refurbished in classic décor with touches of tradition, fitted with leather and oak furnishings, and boast bushland and garden views.

www.mercureballarat.com.au

Boathaven Holiday Park – Ebden

A waterside wonderland that the whole family will fall in love with, the Boathaven Holiday Park offers great-value accommodation and unlimited entertainment. Located in Ebden amid the scenic beauty of country Victoria; the holiday park comprises a diverse range of 4½ star lodging options — from opulent villas, to open-air camp sites by the shores of Lake Hume.

www.aspenparks.com.au/accommodation/victoria/albury-wodonga/boathaven-holiday-park

Jubilee Lake Holiday Park – Daylesford

Situated right on the banks of Jubilee Lake and lying just over 2 kilometres away from the town centre of Daylesford, this holiday park offers a range of value-for-money lodging options in one of Australia’s most picturesque locales. A great alternative accommodation choice for travellers visiting Victoria’s spa country; the Jubilee Lake Holiday Park boasts cosy cabins, comfy studios and caravans for hire at an affordable rate.

www.jubileelake.com.au

Yarrraby Holiday Park – Echuca

Welcome to a holiday park that the whole family will fall in love with! Located in Echuca, the Yarraby Holiday Park has something for any type of traveler, from swish riverside cabins to picturesque powered camping grounds. Laze the day away by one of the two resort-style swimming pools, tear up some dirt on the BMX track or try your hand at a round of mini golf, the fun never stops at Yarraby.

www.aspenparks.com.au

Frangos & Frangos – Daylesford

Frangos & Frangos has built a hard-earned reputation as a Daylesford institution for fine fashion, luxury accommodation and top-notch nosh. Enjoy flavorsome European-inspired cuisine at the Frangos & Frangos flagship restaurant, spend an afternoon shopping at the on-site retail outlet and then unwind for the night in the comfort of a beautifully-decorated guestroom. This place really does have it all!

www.frangosandfrangos.com

Amazing Grace – Hepburn Springs

Welcome to a slice of country Victoria paradise! The rural day spa district of Hepburn Springs is home to a stunning accommodation venue known as Amazing Grace – a place that’s sure to leave you breathless. Kick back and relax in the rustic wonder of this 100-year-old cottage that’s fully equipped with the finest modern conveniences to ensure your ultimate satisfaction.

www.amazinggracehepburnsprings.com.au

Novotel Forest Resort – Creswick

Surrounded by approximately 150 acres of pristine natural bushlands in Creswick, this luxury resort is environmentally friendly without compromising on comfort. When you’re not lounging around in the 4½ star accommodations, feel free to patron the in-house restaurant for a filling meal, pamper yourself at the boutique spa or even swing away at the on-site 18-hole golf course.

www.novotelforestresort.com.au