Last weekend Sim and I packed up a car load of snacks, blankets, books and hot cross buns and headed about 2.5 hours out of Melbourne to Leongatha South. We planned a little cityscape for Sim’s birthday over the Easter break and it turned into the best weekend of my life (Sim proposed!). Because it was such a fantastic getaway, I wanted to share some info about where we stayed and where we ventured in case any of you Melbourne-dwellers are in need of a cosy, relaxing weekend away.
We booked three nights at the Three Springs Cottage through Airbnb and it was even better than it looks online. The cottage is located on a family cattle farm with barely a neighbour in sight. It’s quiet, the surrounds are beautiful and lush, and the cottage was made extra cosy with a wood fire, cushy couches and an outdoor barbecue.
While we stayed in Leongatha we spent one whole day driving down to Wilsons Promontory National Park where you can stop off on various different places (beaches, mountains, hills etc.) and go on walks, take snaps at lookouts or just enjoy the scenery at your own pace. The landscape in this area of Australia is absolutely breathtaking. We stopped at Tongue Point, Picnic Bay, Squeaky Beach and Tidal River and experienced them all in sunshine, spots of rain and mist encapsulating the mountains – it was out of this world and stunning.
On our second day we stopped off at Venus Bay and then headed to Phillip Island and San Remo, which we found to be a lot more touristy. We walked along Smiths Beach until the tide reached our toes and it was just gorgeous. On our way home we stopped into the Inverloch night market; a gorgeous community market with lots of stalls filled with handmade and local produce. By this time I was pretty much ready to pack in city life and become a full-blown country gal. Alas, we might get there one day but for now, I bring back with me the most amazing memories and a revitalised spirit that you only get from getting away with your favourite person and being in nature for a few days.
Take a peak at our holiday snaps below and if you have any questions about holidaying near Leongatha, leave them in the comments below. I hope you all had a fabulous Easter long weekend. x