Relaxing Weekend Getaways in Victoria

Relaxing Weekend Getaways in Victoria

Looking for the ultimate spa retreat destination? With stunning coastal locations, bushwalks, the fresh sea air and divine food the Great Ocean Road is the perfect place to head for a spa retreat in Victoria. Below are ideas of things you can do along the Great Ocean Road if you’re planning a relaxing getaway in Victoria, along with a list of some of the health and wellness retreats in the area.

The Great Ocean Road is well known in Australia and around the world as a magnificent destination. With world-class natural attractions, an abundance of local wildlife (even whales during the winter months!), accommodation to suit any budget and superb food & drink options it’s easy to see why it is one of the most popular places to visit in Australia. To help you plan a relaxing weekend away in Victoria, here are some ideas to make your time here blissful, memorable and will have you returning home rejuvenated & relaxed.

Relaxing Getaways Victoria

With its close proximity to Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road is ideal for a relaxing weekend away in Victoria. It only takes just over an hour by car from Melbourne CBD to get to the start of the Great Ocean Road. You can also catch a train, ferry or bus to the region. Both Melbourne and Avalon airports are close to the Great Ocean Road too.

To help you plan your relaxing weekend getaway in Victoria we’ve put together some of the things you can see & do here:

  • Natural attractions (Port Campbell National Park with all your favourite lookouts including the 12 Apostles  is a highlight of the region and what better way to relax than looking out across the ocean, breathing in the fresh air and taking in one of nature’s masterpieces)
  • Visit one of the many National Parks (immerse yourself in nature and take in the breathtaking scenery as you meander through lush rainforests)
  • Spend a day at the beach (with literally hundreds of beaches to choose from you’ll be able to find a peaceful spot to while away the day, frolicking in the waves)
  • Sleep under the stars (or even Koalas!) – with some fantastic camping options, the Great Ocean Road has plenty of spots for you to put your feet up, unplug and just sit back & simply enjoy your beautiful surroundings.
  • Discover the tranquility of the Volcanic Lakes & Plains – an endless carpet of rolling farmland punctuated by deep crater lakes and peaks
  • Enjoy local food and drinks (a relaxing trip away is not complete without good food, good drinks and good company. There is no shortage of places in the region that showcase local and international cuisine)
  • Day spa retreats (synonymous with a relaxing getaway, a visit to a day spa retreat is a must… and you have some wonderful day spa retreats in the region to choose from)

Health And Wellness Retreats

The Great Ocean Road offers a wide variety of accommodation options and is home to some of the best health spa retreats in Victoria. If you’re looking for a spa retreat in Melbourne, there are wellness spas and health retreats that are within a comfortable driving distance from Melbourne.

Here are some great places to start if you’re looking for wellness retreats and health spas on the Great Ocean Road:

Start Planning Your Relaxing Weekend Getaway In Victoria

Contact one of our Visitor Information Centres to speak with local experts who can give you handy information on travel times, things to see & do, what health spa retreats are in the area and places to go if you’re looking for a day spa retreat to visit during your time here.

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