Whether you celebrate Valentine’s Day, or simply want to spend some quality time with your loved one, our region is home to plenty of places for a romantic escape

From cosy wine bars and fine dining restaurants, to secluded stays and sweet treats, here is a hit list of where to go when you want to spoil that special someone.

Dinner for two

You are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing where to dine in Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges. Our region is home to an impressive number of chef hatted and award winning restaurants, all serving incredible cuisine, matched with exceptional service – the perfect date night combination. Hot tip: make sure you book ahead, these venues often book out well in advance.

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Sault. Photography Chris Turner

Cosy wine bars and cool cocktails

Get cosy with your special someone at one of the regions many wine bars and cocktail lounges. Sip on some local sparkling wine paired with a grazing platter, or go for an expertly crafted cocktail featuring locally distilled gin.

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Animus, Kyneton

Outdoor Adventure

If your main squeeze happens to be adventurous, we’ve got some cool outdoor activities in the fresh, open air too:

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Jubilee Lake. Photography by Global Safari

Secluded Stays

The rolling hills, lush forests and verdant countryside lends itself to plenty of locations for a secluded and romantic stay. Pack your bags and leave the hustle and bustle of your busy life behind as you and your loved one settle in at one of these romantic abodes:

Why camp when you can glamp

Whether you want romantic sunsets, remote natural beauty or somewhere to gaze at the starlit sky with your lover by your side, you’ll find plenty of luxury romantic glamping locations around here:

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Cosy Tents, Yandoit

Something sweet

Now we couldn’t have a Valentine’s Day list without including some sweet treats. And luckily, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to locally made chocolate and decadent treats in our region. Top picks include:

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Le Peche Gourmand, by Chris Turner Photography


Nothing says ‘I love you’ more than a beautiful floral creation. In Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, we are home to some of the best slow flower growers in the country. Some of our favourites include:

  • Fleurs de Lyonville, Lyonville
  • Spring Hill Peony Farm, Spring Hill
  • Loganberry Farm, Korweinguboora
  • Little Flower Stall, Woodend
  • Woodend Flower Farm

Check out a full list of flower growers, stockists and florists here.

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Fresh Peony

Come for the weekend…or longer

If whisking your loved one away for one day isn’t feasible, give the gift of travel on Valentine’s Day. There are plenty of ultra-romantic destinations right in our backyard—hunt for ideas right here on this website. If you are still unsure and would like to take your date to a special event or occasion, check out all of our upcoming events here.


Featured image: Macedon Ranges Hotel & Spa

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Daylesford Macedon Tourism Ltd is the Regional Tourism Board for the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region.