Woodend Romantic Getaway

Woodend Romantic Getaway

For a romantic weekend for two, whisk your sweetheart away to the regional town of Woodend, where an abundance of gourmet food and wine awaits you, set amongst spectacular scenery and fresh country air.

Woodend is a quaint town in the Macedon Ranges, perfect for a country escape. Just over an hour from Melbourne, the town is steeped in gold rush history and is sure to impress with a great range of boutique shopping, galleries, food, wine and outdoor activities.

A short walk from the station is the Holgate Brewhouse at Keatings Hotel. Located on High Street, this award-winning brewery is run by a small, friendly team who are passionate about hand crafting fresh, full flavoured beers, served with wholesome, delicious meals.

If you’re interested in a romantic weekend away, the brewery also offers stylish accommodation with 10 contemporary rooms and great views of Woodend.

As you stroll through the town, make sure you stop at Acres Wild Nursery and Black Anther Gallery (formerly Colenso Gallery) to view its latest exhibition. Just off the main street, the gallery has an emphasis on the natural environment of the Macedon Ranges.

After you have finished perusing the art you can stop for a meal in Café Colenso, with French and Mediterranean cuisine.For a romantic meal for two, visit the renowned Bourkies Bakehouse and acclaimed café, The Village Larder. Located on High Street, The Village Larder offers a cozy atmosphere and ‘retro comfort food’ including ricotta and raspberry hotcakes, corned beef hash with poached eggs and honey roasted seed and oat granola.

Before your stay in Woodend comes to an end, take in the beautiful natural surrounds of the area with the Five Mile Creek Walk. Pick up a map where the trail starts at the Woodend Visitor Information Centre and explore the area. The western section of the walk takes you to the black gum reserve, which is the only place in Victoria where these eucalypts can be found.

Woodend, Victoria, 3443
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Getting there

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Woodend is just over an hour from Melbourne’s Southern Cross Station. Catch a Bendigo line train to Woodend station.

Tip: Travelling on V/Line during off-peak times is more convenient and cheaper!