Accommodation guide for short getaway stays in Victoria – 17 top picks!

Great ocean road apollo bay day trip from melbourne short stay getaway victoria

Victoria is a southern Australian state home to Melbourne (where we reside when not on holidays)! Victoria is also a great spot for beachside and nature getaways! The state is filled with national parks, mountains, hikes, beaches, sand dunes, cute towns, hot springs, wineries and so much more!

We have embarked on many day trips and short getaways in Victoria, and have put together a detailed guide based upon our favourite spots to check out (click here or see below)!

We have also spent a lot of time researching some great cabins, cottages, villas and guesthouses for you to spent a night or two at one your Victorian adventures. See our list below and get inspired for a long weekend getaway from Melbourne!

A few unique and top accommodation picks from around Victoria!

We have spent some time sourcing a few delightful accommodation options scattered around Victoria that would be perfect for short stays or weekends away. We have stayed at a few but have added most of these to our wish list and plan to stay at many of them in the future!

  • Hearns Beachside Villa 9 – Port Fairy: Boasting beautiful views and located in the charming beachside town of Port Fairy, this is the perfect spot to based yourself and explore the great ocean road.
  • Aquila Eco Lodges – Dunkeld: This charming lodge is located in the Southern Grampians National Park at the foot of Mount Abrupt. It’s a great to spot to get away, relax, and a good base to explore the Grampians National Park.
  • Wildlife Cabins – The Grampians: This cabin is well located near the Grampians, and boasts a hot tub under the stars to relax and unwind! A great pick!
  • Chocolate Gannet – Apollo Bay: Boasting spectacular beach views and located in one of our favourite beachside towns, Apollo Bay. A great base for exploring great ocean road and surrounding national parks.
  • French Cottage – Beechworth: What a beautiful cottage! Situated in Beechworth, this is a delightful spot for a getaway!
  • Skybarrel – Buninyong: A truly unique 1-of-1 accommodation located on the edge of Extinct Volcano. It’s definitely one to add to the Victorian getaway bucket list!
  • The Mountain View Cottage – The Patch: This charming cottage is within touching distance of the city. It’s picturesque and a cute little getaway.
  • 17pounds – Bullarto: A tranquil rural estate & wellness retreat situated in Bullarto, this accommodation has charming lake views! It’s one to relax and unwind.
  • Treehouse Spa Villa – Daylesford: A cozy cottage villa in the delightful Daylesford. This accommodation also has an outdoor spa to enjoy!
  • Lakeside Villas at Crittenden Estate – Dromana: Planning to treat yourself? Look no further! These villas are stunning and the views are amazing. Situated within touching distance of the Mornington Peninsula and Red Hill wineries.
  • Little A – Humevale: Situated on a 40-acre property, this unique accommodation offers incredible views and a truly special stay.
  • The Muddy – Alexandra: A beautiful house situated not far from Lake Eildon boasting an outdoor patio and entertaining area.
  • Metung Hot Springs – Metung: Stay in a luxury tent boasting an open-air bath and views of lake. Sign us up!
  • DULC Cabins – Halls Gap: Situated not far from the Grampians National Park, this architecturally designed accommodation offers private spa baths to relax!
  • The French House – Trentham: – A top tier pick in the charming country town of Trentham. We can’t wait to return to Trentham to stay here!
  • Frog Pond in Red Hill: This is a Boutique Guesthouse Winery Stay that is sue to impress with views and vineyards in the heart of Red Hill.
  • Deep Creek Sunset – Monegeetta: Who doesn’t love a tiny house stay! This is a cute little spot with great views! Add it to the list!

Are you inspired to travel now?

Take a look at some of our other guides for travel in Melbourne and surrounding areas of Victoria including top hidden gem picks!

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