Bed with floor to ceiling windows overlooking the ocean

5 boutique stays on The Bellarine

Some might say they “just need a bed for the night” but I say why not make it all about the bed! And the spa. And the view. And, in fact, everything else that makes a place so good you never want to leave it.

On the tip of the Bellarine Peninsula, near the heads of Port Phillip, Queenscliff and surrounds has no shortage of tempting options to throw down your bag in and stay for the night (or longer!).

The Nest Luxury Stay

These luxury self-contained ‘nests’ are set on a 40-acre property called ‘Dadirri’ – an Indigenous word that means, ‘a place to drink from your inner spring’. It’s an apt name. The Nest is all about disconnecting from the world, and there’s plenty of space and blissful ocean views to help you achieve it. It’s adults-only and most of the five modern pods have a private spa on the deck.

Lon Retreat & Spa

Those in need of serious pampering head for Lon Retreat & Spa, tucked away on 200 acres in Point Lonsdale. Seven suites ooze wow factor and the coastal views are divine, not to mention their rejuvenating mineral springwaters and spa treatments.

Portarlington Grand Hotel

Portarlington Grand Hotel offers modern with lux, while still enclosed in stunning historical architecture, there’s sure to be few experiences like it.

Sagres Queenscliff

Nestled in the coastline of Queenscliff’s Nuns Beach lies Sagres Queenscliff. The incredible three-story abode overlooks the water and heads of Port Phillip Bay, providing breathtaking views from the master bedroom and lounge balcony. Every inch has been designed for you to immerse yourself in this dream house.

The Pines Barwon Heads

Nestled on more than 90 acres of operational farmland, The Pines Barwon Heads offers accommodation for up to 12 guests. The main house comfortably sleeps eight, while a separate suite accommodates an additional four guests. Surrounded by a picturesque and tranquil landscape, this retreat boasts a private pool and features recreational amenities such as a pool and table tennis table.

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