At first glance, weekend trips to Lorne accommodation are mostly the province of the summer season. Sun, surf and sand draw crowds out to Victoria’s vacation centers and people are in relaxation mode.
But winter leisure activities needn’t be limited to shivering in front of the heating system while lamenting the loss of your thongs and singlets.
Victoria’s regional get aways are just as attractive in the chillier months, many hosting events that showcase the best things about the chill.
We searched the 3 corners of Victoria for the leading winter season weekend getaways.
- Yarra Valley
To celebrate the winter solstice– the shortest day of the year, 15 of the region’s smaller sized wineries will be hosting The Shortest Lunch, where punters can take advantage of entree-sized meals and wonderful wines they might otherwise have actually avoided in favour of the larger wineries.
A few of the wineries getting involved consist of Billanook Estate, Paynes Rise, Steels Creek Estate and Yering Farm.
- Mt Buller
Get out those poles (or rent them from a number of ski stores) and pack your thermals– the ski season is about to hit.
Mt Buller is among Victoria’s most popular ski destinations, but if gliding (or, depending on your coordination, falling) down a mountain is not your concept of a great time, there’s still plenty to do.
Indulge yourself in at the bars, dining establishments, and day spas, and the movie theater– where you can catch the Banff Mountain Film Festival World Tour– showcasing adventure movies from around the world.
- The Great Ocean Road
A journey to the beach does not require warm weather. Rug up and watch the incredible coastline as it changes into a dark and stormy canvas, all from the convenience of the many beachside lodging options along The Great Ocean Road.
Rather than a hotel, why not find some Apollo bay accommodation with a few couples and cosy up by the fire with a good bottle of red and a parlor game or 2?
Ocean House Lorne is a high-end home that sleeps 10 individuals and boasts spectacular ocean views, high-end furniture and components and champagne on arrival– what could be much better?