How many weekend getaways can you fit in 2021? With borders re-opening and the Victorian Government dedicating $28 million to cover 120,000 $200 travel vouchers, we’re ready to discover new experiences and destinations within close range of Melbourne!
Head directly to the Regional Travel Voucher Scheme website for the final round of vouchers available at 10am tomorrow (30 March 2021). You need to spend at least $400 on accommodation, attractions or tours in regional Victoria, to be able to claim the $200 voucher. So run, don’t walk!
From the Mornington Peninsula, to Yarra Valley, Daylesford to the Great Ocean Road and Grampians - we’re in no shortage of unique accommodation across regional Victoria. But with so many choices and so little time, we’ve rounded up our top 9 list of where to stay in regional Victoria to kick start your search! Between hotels, holiday homes and apartments - we think we got you covered.
Trent Jones Drive, 3939 Cape Schanck. From $268.
A 75 minute drive from Melbourne, and just 15 minutes away from the popular Peninsula Hot Springs and Cape Schanck Lighthouse, RACV Cape Schanck offers a sleek, secluded and serene stay - with views over the expansive golf course.
142 Ocean Beach Road, Sorrento, 3943 Sorrento. $450-$1499.
If you’ve dreamt of living it up in your swish holiday home down the coast, Carmel at Sorrento could perhaps transport you there for a weekend (or longer)! From a cosy one-bedder perfect for two, or a 3-bedroom penthouse for you an 5 best mates - hop, run and check it out before someone else nabs it!
1309 Melba Highway, 3777 Yarra Glen. From $192.
Stay on an award-winning vineyard. Hop over to the day spa. Not to mention the onsite restaurant. A perfect way to wind down for a long weekend, especially if you’ve spent the day checking out the best of Yarra Valley (wine, wine, more wine - and perhaps a hot air balloon ride?)
46 Hermitage Road, 3551 Bendigo. From $137.
An onsite restaurant, and historic wine cellar complete with complimentary wine tasting, completes what promises to be a luxurious stay. If glamping’s always been on your mind but you haven’t yet given it a go, Balgownie Estate is sure to spoil you silly.
6 Kanga Road, Yandoit, AU-VIC, 3461 Yandoit. From $235.
Cosy Tents is located just 15 minutes out of Daylesford. This is glamping made comfy - pick from the spacious 5m or 6m bell tents - or their newest hybrid tents. Treat yourself with a brekkie box for the next morning, or even a Moet champagne moment! If you got those tourism voucher dollars, spend them well ;) Check out 14 things you can do in Daylesford or a guide to a Weekend in Daylesford by Melbourne local and food writer Elizabeth Maidment.
76 Mount Joy Parade, 3232 Lorne. From $245.
Perhaps you’re looking for a quickie down to Lorne - or you’re stopping over as part of your roadtrip down the Great Ocean Road. Lorne Hotel would suit couples and families looking for a simple, comfy stay. Take a morning hike to nearby Erskine Falls, or treat your tastebuds at Movida Lorne.
150 Mountjoy Parade, 3232 Lorne. From $226.
If your idea of a getaway involves cooking up a feast (or a simpler meal), then Cumberland Lorne’s holiday apartments come with a mini kitchen that will suit your needs. Conveniently located a stone’s throw away from must-sees like Split Point Lighthouse and Erskine Falls. See more things to do along the Great Ocean Road or this roadtrip guide for outdoor lovers on Travis by photographer Harry Pope.
1 Great Ocean Road, 3228 Torquay. From $316.
You’ll be a mere 1km away from the beachfront at RACV Torquay, a perfect retreat for you to escape the city. Spend your days exploring nearby coastal towns of Barwon Heads and Ocean Grove, or head west towards the beautiful Great Ocean Road.
221 Grampians Road, 3381 Halls Gap. From $195.
If you find yourself out west with some of the most beautiful views in Victoria, perhaps the Grampians Chalets could be a fuss free, comfy stay for you. With panoramic views of Mount William and Wonderland Ranges, the Grampians Chalets offers twin lodges with timber ceilings and wooden floors for a cosy all round stay.
All photos by the stays or Booking.com
We can’t wait to see and hear about where you’re discovering in Victoria and how you’re holidaying here this year! Travis is also now a Booking.com partner - with a 15% off deal for all stays booked between 1 April - 30 Sept 2021, while availabilities last. Click on to one of the links above, or drop us a line if you’d like to try out Travis to start planning your next trip.