A bit of a change of pace this week – as we approach the half-way point of 2019, many of our clients are looking to have a little getaway to recharge their batteries. So here are our top 5 picks for a getaway in Victoria.. Don’t forget to send us a postcard!
Three hours north-west of Melbourne is the Grampians National Park, surrounded by charming rural towns that make a perfect getaway. Fitness enthusiasts won’t want to miss the stunning mountain trails through the Grampians National Park – traverse the Pinnacle Walk early in the morning and you will emerge at a lookout just in time for sunrise.
If you are wanting to reconnect with nature, Mount Arapiles is home to kangaroos, lizards, and peregrine falcons – bring your camera! There are a range of accommodation options from camping to self-contained villas.
Looking for a getaway in the bush, but only have time for a day trip? Head to the Dandenong Ranges, less than an hour from Melbourne. One of Melbourne’s most popular walking trails can be found at the 1,000 Steps and Kokoda Memorial walk.
For the less adventurous, the village of Olinda and the Emerald Market offer quality local produce ranging from locally grown plants to homemade alpaca fleece knits! If you’re not quite ready to head home at the end of the day, book one of the romantic cottages nearby.
Lorne combines mountains and the sea to create an idyllic escape from the city. Boutiques are scattered along Mountjoy Parade and when you are not indulging in retail therapy, there are an abundance of nautical activities on offer including: whale watching, paddle boating, pier fishing, and surfing. Visit on New Year’s Eve to appreciate the annual Falls Festival, home to a line-up of internationally acclaimed music acts.
The Yarra Valley is so close to Melbourne, you can blink and miss the transition from suburban sprawl to the rolling vine-covered hills. Food and drink is a winning recipe for a great weekend getaway; local wines and organic produce dominate the region. Resorts, guesthouses, and B & Bs mean there is are plenty of accommodation options to suit any budget.
A haven for families, couples, or singles seeking a weekend of indulgence, the Mornington Peninsula has something to offer for everyone. Relax and unwind at the Peninsula Hot Springs, or for a more active getaway you can explore the Arthur’s Seat State Park which provides panoramic views all the way to Melbourne. Reward yourself after a long day of hiking with a wine tasting or incredible meal at local restaurants.
Relaxing and enjoying your recreation time is an important part of living your best life! We encourage all of our clients to step away from their usual working weeks and to build in regular breaks to re-energise them.
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