Feel loved in the Pyrenees with romantic cellar doors, snuggly cafes and seasonal menus.
Wander through rainforests and find secluded picnic locations where you can soak in the beauty of nature. Master the art of slowing down time, and share all the good things in life with the one you love with a mini break in the Pyrenees.
Check into one of the regions tranquil and rural cottages set in the heart of nature. With wide open spaces, wood fires and stunning mountain views, it’s the perfect romantic getaway. Some properties that we recommend include:
Graylings Gift provide guests with the ultimate dose of relaxation and restoration. This 19th-century church has been lovingly transformed into a short-term accommodation space featuring elements of pure luxury including a vintage clawfoot bathtub, Chesterfield lounge, wood fire and stained glass windows.
Tandamuki is a beautifully located self contained cottage located in Moonambel with picturesque views from every window (even the shower has amazing views!!). Enjoy a sundrenched deck in Summer or a shady verandah in winter. You are guaranteed to leave uplifted with a feeling of calmness and rejuvenation.
Mount Avoca Eco Luxe are nestled amongst the picturesque vineyard and olive grove at Mount Avoca Vineyard. The large picture windows overlooking the magnificent backdrop of Mount Avoca and the Pyrenees Range set the tone for a romantic weekend away.
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Settle in, dress up and treat your taste buds at one of the region’s most award winning restaurants. Book a date with romance and head to The Avoca Hotel for an excellent menu highlighting the local produce of the region with award winning service. Be sure to leave room for their popular desserts.
Breakfast in bed, then strap on some walking shoes and head into Avoca where you can wander the main streets shops. Take in colourful art at Gallery 127 which is located in Avoca’s restored historic railway station and displaying art works by visual artists, sculptors and photographers from within the Pyrenees region and beyond.
Take a drive out to the Pyrenees State Forest. It’s easy to find romance in the scattered light through towering trees and fern filled gullies. After parking at the waterfalls campground, take a short 500m walk along the creek to the impressive seasonal waterfall where you will find water being dumped over a majestic rock face (please note the waterfall is seasonally dry). You can walk to the top of the waterfalls but we suggest you do it with caution as the grass and rocks can be very slippery after damp weather. Governors Rock Lookout offers spectacular views of the hills, bushland and farmland. On clear days you can view a 40km radius of the surrounding region.
Cellar doors with scenic outlooks set the mood for a romantic weekend away. With vineyard views and Mountain landscapes as far as the eye can see, it is easy to spend a lazy afternoon indulging your tastebuds. Take your pick of twenty wonderful wineries and cellar doors each offering their own unique experience. Book in for an intimate lunch and gin tasting at Mrs Bakers Still House or enjoy the garden games at Bigibila Winery or maybe you would prefer to relax on the verandah at Sallys Paddock and soak in the views.
Take the hassle out of your day and get one of our wine tour companies to take you around the region. It is the best way to experience multiple wineries. You can sit back, sip on some wine as you explore the Pyrenees wineries with an expert.
Treat your taste buds and book a date with romance at Summerfield Winery. Known for their mouth watering wood fired pizzas and 5 star wines, it is the perfect combination for a romantic evening. Mark Summerfield’s dream of bringing guests a quality menu of locally grown produce has been realised. The extensively renovated and extended café and cellar door now includes an indoor/outdoor dining space for up to 50 guests, which overlooks the beautiful winery gardens. With an emphasis on locally sourced and homegrown products, Summerfield Winery offers guests the best of the Pyrenees region.
Early riser? Chase down a sunrise from the summit at Ben Nevis while everyone else sleeps. Accessed via the Western Highway Ben Nevis Summit offers amazing views of Mount Buangor and Mt Langi Ghiran. This site is also popular with both hang gliders and rock climbers, and you will see why! Afterwards, warm up over coffee at a top café.
Slept in? Linger over Sunday brunch at Avoca’s O&L Coffe House. The cafe boasts homecooked style meals in a comfy country setting, from traditional toasties to a Ploughman’s Lunch.
Keep an eye out for local markets held monthly which offer live music, fabulous breads and pastries, fresh flowers, artworks, sweets/fudge, artisan jewellery and more.
Pick sweets for your sweet at Sweet Pyrenees, purveyor of handmade confectionary including marshmallows, truffles, peanut brittle and other hand crafted treats to make every day special.
A romantic weekend isn’t complete without enjoying lunch at Wayward Winery that is bursting with beautiful cuisine and equally magnificent views. The renovated chaff mill/stables which were built approximately 100yrs ago bestows the most sensational atmosphere for enjoying a delicious meal or glass of wine or two.
For a relaxed Dinner, pop into one of our local hotels for some traditional pub fare in a casual atmosphere that makes conversation flow easily.