Our top holiday spots
Victoria is full of great places to stay for a holiday. Escape and the RACV want you to choose the best 101 places. In the first in a series, we look at some Victorian Tourism Award winners.
This stylish Melbourne hotel is the perfect place to enjoy relaxed living, with 465 spacious guest rooms, including 18 studios and three luxury suites. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer impressive city or bay views.
Rooms come with a 68cm flatscreen TV, in-house movies, Sony PlayStation, work desk with highspeed internet data points and IDD phone, mini bar, coffee and teamaking facilities.
The Deck leisure centre has a 25m heated indoor infinity swimming pool, heated spa pool, fully equipped gym, cafe´ lounge area, activities studio and two outdoor deck areas.
Melbourne Big4 Holiday Park
Only 9km north of the CBD, the park’s location makes it the ideal jump-off point to Melbourne’s many attractions, events, venues, theatres, restaurants and shopping.
Accommodation ranges from spa cottages, two and three-bedroom self-contained villas to budget cabins, ensuite sites, powered and unpowered camping sites with shade trees and gardens.
Cabins are equipped with cooking facilities, airconditioning, heating, televisions, electric blankets on the double or queen beds, cooking utensils, cutlery, crockery, toilets and showers, while standard cabins share toilet and shower facilities.
The park has two conference rooms, a solar heated pool and heated spa complex, centrally heated amenities, barbecues, games and TV rooms, camp kitchen, children’s playground, internet kiosk and free in-house movies.
This luxury self-contained B&B is in Sassafras, about an hour’s drive from Melbourne in the Dandenongs.
The estate comprises a 100-yearold country house, four cottages and two retreats, rainforest gardens, waterfalls, ponds of rainbow trout, a babbling brook and tree fern groves.
The cottages and retreats are selfcatering and spacious with large floor-to-ceiling windows.
Relax in a spa bath filled with warm water from Monreale’s natural spring and deluxe spas in the openplan living area. Immerse yourself in luxury with wood fires, fully equipped kitchens and country-style de´ cor.
Guests can enjoy the environment while maintaining privacy. At night external lighting highlights the forest.
Sundowner Ovens Valley Motor Inn
Only 1.5km from Bright town centre, this is a great place to stay when visiting Mt Hotham, Falls Creek and Mt Buffalo. There is a regular bus from Bright to the snowfields.
The area offers great food and wine, lots of attractions and activities, and many hiking trails.
Green fields and towering hills surround the motor inn and the Rail Trail, while river walking tracks start outside the front gate.
The property has 24 units, an outdoor heated pool, spa and sauna, tennis court, internet access, free Austar, laundry facilities, skiers drying room, free parking and an undercover poolside barbecue area.
It can cater for conferences and events for up to 70 guests and the restaurant and bar is open for breakfast and dinner.
All Seasons Houseboats
Discover the Murray aboard an All Seasons Houseboat, with a fleet of seven four to five-star boats. The boats offer roof-top spas, undercover sundecks and apartment-style living, roof-top driving helm, gourmet barbecue and entertaining areas, large bedrooms and bathrooms and airconditioning.
Timeseemins to slow down on the majestic Murray.
All boats have towels and bed linen, including doonas, blankets and pillows, and kitchens with microwave, stove/ ovens, cutlery, crockery and glasses.
There are barbecues and all boats have outdoor dining tables. There are full canopies and roof top spas on selected boats.
Award winner: Children enjoy the pool at Melbourne Big4 caravan park.