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#1 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:09 PM

WWYD? Three day long weekend without the kids.

Live in Melb. Willing to travel interstate, or stay in town.

What romantic get away would you Do?


#2 vanessa71

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:11 PM

Watching with interest, my 10yr wedding anniversary is coming up soon, not sure I will get the babysitters though.



#3 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:15 PM

We are willing to express post kids interstate if necessary (to grandparents). LOL.

#4 Brutta Borgia

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:16 PM

Qualia


#5 NunSoFeral

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:21 PM

For me it would be Sydney

I would do a gourmet-luxury type of jobbie

I would sleep somewhere in the midst of things
That has 24 hour room service.
Probably the Observatory

I would eat like a glutton, savouring each morsel.

I would Norton St, Dixon St, Cabramatta or Canley Vale.
I would do high tea
I would hit the grass at Centennial.
I'd take a ferry to Manly and back again.

I would browse Abbeys Books till my eyes glazed over
I would hit Govinda's for some arthouse.
I would do Powerhouse/Museum
I would hit the Erskineville pub and bemoan change
I would do all the things I can't with kids
I would pee in peace.


#6 PixieVee

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:23 PM

QUOTE (Lucretia Borgia @ 08/01/2013, 07:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Qualia


I was going to suggest Hayman.

#7 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:24 PM

Currently in Manly. Would be shipping the kids to Sydney (if I can't get the folks to one down to babysit).



#8 Brutta Borgia

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:29 PM

QUOTE (PixieVee @ 08/01/2013, 07:23 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I was going to suggest Hayman.

Yep...I'd happily take either!

#9 gvdb

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:39 PM

We just stayed here Hepburn at Hepburn really nice romantic place. They will also book you a spa package.  Lots of really good food and wine as well as galleries and walks near town.

#10 sparassidae

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:50 PM

We flew up to the Gold Coast and stayed at the same hotel as our honeymoon. It was a great relaxing couple of days original.gif

#11 elmo_mum

Posted 08 January 2013 - 06:59 PM

there is a nice place in millewa - think
cheese places
vineyards
nothing else!

#12 Poussey

Posted 08 January 2013 - 07:08 PM

We just did one night at the Westin in Melbourne for a similar anniversary- it was lovely! We were tourists in our own town- so different wandering Collins St without a child!

#13 beccaj

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:48 PM

3 nights I would head to Hepburn Springs - our 10yr anniversary is this year and we are having 2 weeks without kids in Cambodia and Thailand.

#14 LambChop

Posted 08 January 2013 - 08:58 PM

QUOTE
3 nights I would head to Hepburn Springs
same, or Daylesford - the most gorgeous cottage accommodation in that area, plus spa centre, massage, nice food, best second hand bookshop, art galleries... heaven!

#15 fliss9

Posted 09 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

We are in Sydney & celebrated our 10 year wedding anniversary with a long weekend in Barossa Valley, with the kids staying at the in-laws.

#16 Iwantitall

Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:13 PM

We went to Cairns for our 10th.  Flights were really well priced and we went in May so it wasn't too hot.  We loved it so much we took the kids on a 3 week road trip up the qld Coast just so we could go back and spend a week in Cairns.  There is so much to do and see.  we went for 3 nightss, did a green Island trip, hired a car for the day and went to the Kuranda Markets and up to Port Douglas.

#17 9ferals

Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:18 PM

You could go to SA - a nice long weekend in the Barossa would be fun. Or fly from Adelaide to Kangaroo Island for an amazing weekend.

Edited by Rubybelle, 09 January 2013 - 04:19 PM.


#18 Canberra Chick

Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

No family here, so we had a lovely degustation at Ginger Room, with nobody having to drive (usually we just drive as taxis are crazy in Canberra).

If we had family, we'd have done what we did when the ILs last came to stay and had a weekend in Kangaroo Valley.

#19 Leggy

Posted 09 January 2013 - 04:33 PM

Depends on what you like!

Daylesford or Great Ocean Rd would be nice for a not-too-distant country retreat...Gold Coast or even Port Douglas if you prefer the beach...Stanthorpe in Qld has nice wineries and bushwalking.

#20 HRH Countrymel

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:00 PM

Good grief 19 posts and no-one has said the obvious choice yet....

Tasmania

Fly down and snuggle up in a B&B or luxury cabin spending your days eating all our gorgeous produce and your nights.. however you wish.

#21 mitty82

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:05 PM

for our wedding ten year anniversary we are heading to montville for 4 nights while my sister has the kiddies.


#22 A.K.A

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:12 PM

QUOTE (countrymel @ 09/01/2013, 06:00 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Good grief 19 posts and no-one has said the obvious choice yet....

Tasmania

Fly down and snuggle up in a B&B or luxury cabin spending your days eating all our gorgeous produce and your nights.. however you wish.



I second this. Tasmania is a beautiful place.

#23 Kalota

Posted 09 January 2013 - 05:13 PM

QUOTE (lsolaBella @ 08/01/2013, 07:09 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
WWYD? Three day long weekend without the kids.

Live in Melb. Willing to travel interstate, or stay in town.

What romantic get away would you Do?


Sounds lovely! My fiance and I live in Melbourne also, and love to have little getaways in Victoria! We've done the whole Australia thing, but Victoria has some lovely spots and that way you don't even have to leave the state! It's nice going somewhere where you don't have to travel far.

What kind of getaway were you after? City/town? Wilderness? What activities do you and DH enjoy? original.gif

Here's some suggestions straight off the bat:

- Halls Gap/ The Grampians
- Mornington Peninsula
- Mount Beauty
- Somewhere along the Great Ocean Road (DF and I are going to Lorne next week and are going to visit the Otway ranges and do the Otway treetop walk and zipline!)
- Dandenong Ranges (incredibly beautiful, but I live here, so I see it every day! Tounge1.gif)
- Yarra Valley
- Wilson's Prom
- Macedon Ranges

???

#24 Veritas Vinum Arte

Posted 10 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

Thanks for the suggestions gals.

We have decided to stay close to home and go Hepburn Springs. Thanks to the PP for the link. That place looks wonderful. Booking tomorrow wink.gif

We did Hepburn springs tears ago in our dating days... But we did not pre book and ended up in dodgy accommodation LOL.

Love Yarra valley and morning ton, but often take the kids there on day trips. Hiltonia at Rye was one if our favourites back in the day.

Thought about Crown, Hilton, Westin or Sofitel (have stayed at all in the past) but we have decided to get out of town.



#25 vanessa71

Posted 11 January 2013 - 08:37 AM

Sounds lovely, enjoy. original.gif

We did Hepburn Springs some time ago, as we received a voucher as an engagement present.




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