Whilst jet setting overseas straight after your nuptials is incredibly enticing, the realities sometimes get in the way; AKA your job or perhaps the incredible cost of a wedding. Saying that there are still some absolutely stunning spots to celebrate your union, from quaint country-chic tiny houses to sprawling coastal retreats.
Here’s where to find the best honeymoon getaways in Victoria:
The Deck House
The Great Ocean Road has a reputation for some of the best views in Victoria and it's safe to say The Deck House in Wye River lives up to the expectations. Realise your scenic honeymoon dreams and spend your days sunbathing on a sunken deck perched above tranquil waters. Bathe in the freestanding tub while looking over the South-West Victorian coastline and drying off from a swim by the glass balustrading. The open-planned house faces due north, offering sunlight all-day while winter months are kept warm by the romantic log fire.
The rugged coast of Cape Otway is Victoria’s best-kept honeymoon secret. The luxury off-grid Sky Pods makes for an idyllic getaway, situated on a 200-acre private wildlife refuge, with sweeping views of the Southern Ocean and surrounding coastal rainforest. Netflix and chill in style, in a remote-controlled queen-sized bed, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling ocean views and an immersive 100-inch movie screen projector.
Alkira Eco-Glamping Retreat
If you thought marriage was the ultimate relationship step, then why not try sharing an Alkira Eco-Glamping tiny house for the post-nuptial celebrations. Not only does this tranquil, forest getaway top honeymoon getaway list, but these retreats have raked in national awards from Qantas and Airbnb themselves. Located among the Yarra Valley ranges, couples are only metres away from beautiful creeks lined with mountain ash and ferns. The fully-operational Yurt is decked out with a wood-burning fire, a cosy kitchenette, a flowing rain shower and plenty of roaming barn animals to keep you entertained.
Salt Creek Cottage
Salt Creek Cottage is one of the best Victorian honeymoon spots for old souls and lovers of all things quaint. Nestled at the foot of the Grampians wilderness, the weatherboard abode conceals a moody, modern interior that serves refurbished colonial chic. The cottage is the perfect base camp for honeymooners ready for an adventurous hike or romantic wander through Grampians National Park.
Breakneck Gorge Oikos
You can’t go wrong when honeymooning at the Architecture master prize and Dezeen Award-winning Breakneck Gorge Oikos. Marvel at the stunningly sleek design, featuring a wooden panel-lined exterior that angularly projects in opposite directions. Step inside through floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors and enter an open-planned living space, with the best views over Hepburn and Daylesford. Top off the getaway by soaking in a black cast-concrete bathtub and celebrating your special day in first-class style.
Forest Luxury Spa & Sauna
It doesn’t get more secluded than Mimosa’s Forest Getaway, located on a three-acre private rain forest by Sassafras Creek. You and your beau can settle in for a honeymoon amid 100-year-old flora, visible through domed glass windows that extend from the floor and spiralling wrought-iron features. Take a tylo cedar dry sauna before pampering yourself with a glass of bubbles in your own private indoor spa.
Log Box Red Hill
RED HILL SOUTH
You never want the honeymoon phase to end, especially when it includes a stay in Victoria’s hinterland of the Mornington Peninsula at Log Box in Red Hill South. The milking shed turned rustic, romantic cabin serves a unique aesthetic, with cypress beams, distressed concrete floors and lux amenities. Watch the sunrise from a cosy king bed, gaze out at the Red Hill treescape from your private deck and live out your country getaway dreams.
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Image credit: Airbnb / Salt Creek Cottage- Georgie Mann