Looking to escape the 9-5 rat race where the WI-FI signal is low and nature is at your doorstep? We’ve found the perfect places in Victoria for you to put your feet up and enjoy life in the slow lane.
5 off grid getaways in Victoria
Victoria has an abundance of locations allowing you to escape city life to recharge and get back to the basics. Whether you’re after a trip away with your best mates, a romantic weekend or a solo adventure, there’s plenty of unique experiences to be had. While some places offer Wi-Fi, we suggest you switch off and disconnect the modem to avoid the temptation of jumping online and instead, enjoy one of these true off grid getaways.
Here are 5 off-grid getaways you should book around Victoria!
1. Shacky at The Olive Grove
Snuggle up in your very own tiny house in the Olive Grove just two hours’ drive from Melbourne. Positioned amongst the trees, you’ll be in your own peace and quiet besides a few curious sheep. Everything you’ll need for a basic night’s stay you’ll find in Shacky, including a queen-sized bed, hot water and a basic kitchen. You won’t even need to do your own shopping; your hosts Vicki and Steve are happy to provide the groceries for your breakfast and dinner as an optional extra. Snags and a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon anyone?
Book your stay in Shacky here.
2. Bracken Lodge
On the edge of the Grampians National Park you’ll find Bracken Lodge, a three bedroom log cabin. Surrounded by bushland, this is the ideal getaway for you and up to seven mates. With your own private 9 hole bush golf course, BBQ area and games room, as well as ample bush walks, there’s plenty of things to do to pass the time. Wake up to the sight of kangaroos and in the evening, when the weather’s chilly, light the outdoor fire and toast some marshmallows while you settle back and listen to the surrounding wildlife.
Check out the Bracken Lodge here.
3. Cortes Cottage
You’ll find all the mod cons in a secluded location at the Cortes Cottage farmstay just outside of Myrtleford. The weather board, two bedroom cottage is set on the property of ‘Valley Nut Groves’, one of Australia’s oldest walnut farms. In the cooler months, bunker down by the fire listening to the old record player and enjoy the local produce. When the sun shines, fold back the doors to open the space up before wandering across the cow paddock and orchard for a dip in Ovens River. How idyllic!
See more of the Cortes Cottage farmstay here.
4. Riversdale Retreat
Don your R.M. Williams (did you see the latest metallic gold pair?) and head to Chewton, a country town just outside of Castlemain, to stay at the Riversdale Retreat. It’s hard to believe this innovative cottage with it’s attention to detail and uncompromised design is an eco-friendly building. Inspired by Japanese design, Riversdale Retreat features a beautiful deep tub bathroom, a raised tatami seating area in the lounge and large sliding doors that opens the interior up to the outdoors. Watch the sunrise from the comforts of your bed, enjoy a morning hot brew on the deck while watching the roos and snuggle up by the pot-belly fireplace in the evenings.
Click here to find out more about the Riversdale Retreat.
5. Under Sky
Follow Under Sky to experience nomadic outdoor glamping in a pop up canvas bell tent. Holding events in various locations around Australia, Under Sky offers you the opportunity to camp amongst the great outdoors in luxury. Fully furnished, the bell tents offer everything you need during your stay. There’s also communal facilities such as camp fire, dining settings, toilets and showers. Previous events have seen an onsite grocery store for basic provisions or breakfast delivery for those who like the idea of hotel service in the bush. It’s the ideal option for those who like the idea of an off grid getaway without the solitude.
Keep up to date with Under Sky happenings here.