If you’re looking to get out of the city for some much-needed R&R, you’ll find it a short drive away in Marysville where there’s plenty to do with your partner.

Enjoy the view at Steavenson Falls

Kick-off your morning heading towards Marysville across the spectacular Black Spur. One of Victoria’s most iconic drives, you’ll cut through lush landscapes of tall timber and stunning tree ferns. Once you arrive in town, there are plenty of places to stop for a quick bite to eat before heading down Falls Road to reach one of Victoria’s highest waterfalls – the mighty Steavenson Falls. It’s only 700m from the carpark to the spectacular lookout, or you can park your car in town and walk the scenic 3.4k Tree Fern Gully trail along the Steavenson River to reach the base of the falls.

Enjoy the view at Steavenson Falls.

Sip shiraz at Little River Wines

Once you’ve taken in the views, make your way up past Buxton to Taggerty where you’ll find Little River Wines. The vineyard sits on the northern end of the Cathedral Ranges where the trout steam, known as Little River, meanders from the forested mountains to form a boundary for the vineyard. Not only can you enjoy a glass of shiraz at the cellar door, but you may also see the native wildlife that tends to visit on occasion. Make sure you make an appointment first before arriving on their doorstep.

Sip shiraz at Little River Wines

Have a pub dinner and stay the night

The Murrindini and Yarra Valley regions are known for some of the best gourmet produce and boutique wines. Stop off at El Kanah restaurant and dine outside on the balcony while taking in the valley views or head back to Marysville and make yourself at home at the Duck Inn for a quality pub meal by the fire. If you’re not ready to go home just yet, why not stay the night? There’s plenty of accommodation in and around Marysville from luxury bed and breakfasts to private cabins.

Have a pub dinner and stay the night.

Unwind together at White Lotus day spa

Be sure to return home your most relaxed self by planning your Sunday around the White Lotus day spa and retreat. White Lotus is a private boutique day spa surrounded by native forest and set amidst lush Budda gardens. Each spa treatment is designed to pamper and indulge guests, with spa rituals, deep relaxation massage and facials all available. For the ultimate couple’s weekend, try the Couples Spa Sojourn treatment where you can unwind together, followed by a delicious vegetarian lunch for two before the Sunday drive home.

Unwind together at White Lotus day spa.

Can’t wait to take it outside?

Get directions to every stop on this journey here.

Want to take it outside with your kids?

Visit our things to do page to see more ways you can take it outside together this weekend.