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Escape To The Ranges At These Luxurious Romantic Hideaways

And discover all the Dandenong Ranges has to offer.

If you and your partner love to indulge in a trip to the great outdoors, this is your sign to book a romantic getaway to Melbourne‘s green and leafy Dandenong Ranges. 

With plenty of picturesque hiking trails to explore, culinary delights to enjoy and scenic attractions and views to tick off your bucket list, you’ll want to find the perfect hideaway to retreat to when the day is done. 

Whether you’re taking a quick road trip weekend away or planning a longer stay to make the most of your time in the ranges, we’ve found some of the most romantic getaways to book so you can enjoy the great outdoors and each other’s company in style and comfort. 

The best romantic getaways in the Dandenong Ranges for 2024 

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Forest Retreat

Upwey, Victoria, Australia

Perfect for a quiet, isolated stay surrounded by rugged bushland, this Forest Retreat will ensure you leave feeling renewed and refreshed. 

When you’re not adventuring in the surrounding land, unwind with some time in the wood-fired sauna before settling in for a night on the couch with your favourite book and the sounds of wildlife around you. 

Key features:

  • Can stay up to eight guests 
  • Woodfire sauna
  • Outdoor shower
  • Self-check-in

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Dingleigh of Sassafras 

The Crescent, Sassafras, Australia

Perfect for a weekend away, this elegant gem is tucked away amidst stunning views and is within range of countless delicious restaurants and cafes. The cottages have all of the facilities you could need for the perfect stay including a flat screen, picnic area, terrace and bathroom essentials. 

With a central location you can visit the local national parks with ease or take yourself down to the town centre for an explore. 

Key features:

  • Onsite parking
  • Free wifi 
  • Balcony view 
  • BBQ facilities 

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Arnica Views Luxury Retreat

Mount Dandenong, Victoria, Australia

Just a 60-minute drive from Melbourne, this retreat offers scenic views of Mount Dandenong, with plenty of activities and sightseeing spots nearby. Surrounded by two acres of stunning land, the property provides a serene and relaxing environment, while the suites are equipped with all your essentials.

Upon arrival, enjoy a welcome hamper and a bottle of wine, setting the tone for a stay filled with good food, great wine, and breathtaking views.

Key features:

  • Welcome hamper and bottle of wine on arrival 
  • Free parking 
  • Free wifi 
  • Gas fireplace 

BOOK NOW

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Duck N’ Hill Cottage

Smiths Gully, Victoria, Australia

Escape the hustle and bustle and reconnect with nature at this charming tiny cottage in Smiths Gully. Surrounded by wineries and culinary delights, this quaint mud-brick home offers stunning grounds to explore and serves as a cosy woodland retreat.

You’ll have furry friends to keep you company and a communal firepit to warm up in front of during wintertime. Inside, the cottage features modern renovated interiors for your comfort and enjoyment.

Key features:

  • Coffee machine, kettle, air fryer, toaster and other kitchen appliances
  • Outdoor fireplace 
  • Renovated bathroom 

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Modernist Bush Escape

Olinda Creek Road, Kalorama, Australia 

If it’s some extra space you’re after, this modern and renovated property has all of the room you could possibly need whilst still feeling cosy and intimate. With three bedrooms, this is a great option if it’s a romantic group weekend away you’re planning. 

With brilliant views of the rolling hills, you’ll wake up to the sound of birdsong and rustling trees for a truly serene and relaxing experience. 

Key features:

  • Free wifi 
  • Spacious balcony 
  • Fireplace 
  • BBQ facilities 

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What is there to do in Dandenong Ranges? 

With dense bushland as far as the eye can see, take a stroll on one of the (designated) hiking trails such as the 1000 Steps Track and witness the beauty of the native flora and fauna of rural Victoria. Otherwise, make your way to one of the area’s wineries or delectable restaurants for a gastronome tour of the area.


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