Grab a bunch of your closest gal pals and start with brunch, a massage or a picnic you’ll find more than enough to fill a day or two. Follow your own adventure;
Werribee Park + Mansion
The gardens surrounding the Mansion are equally impressive, featuring 10 hectares of manicured lawns and gardens and the ideal spot for a leisurely picnic with friends.
Explore the beautiful Victoria State Rose Garden, spread over six acres with 5,000 roses on display. The garden is open all year round, and roses are in full bloom between November and April.
A short stroll from Werribee Mansion, Shadowfax Winery offers a cellar door, restaurant and underground barrel hall. Enjoy a Mediterranean inspired lunch, or pick up a Picnic Box packed full of seasonal produce.
Picnic hampers are also available from The Refectory Parlour. This new garden-style cafe and wine bar is located in the west wing of Werribee Mansion, you can dine under the Mansion eves or alfresco throughout the surrounding grounds of Werribee Park.
Adults only popsicles, gin and tonic, and a range of specialty and seasonal cocktails are also on offer. Picnic blankets, cushions and umbrellas are available to hire giving groups of friends everything they need to enjoy a decadent picnic surrounded by heritage gardens.
The luxurious 5-star Lancemore Mansion Hotel is the icing on the cake for a stylish extended girls’ getaway. The onsite restaurant, Joseph’s Restaurant Bar, provides plenty of dining experiences. Popular options for groups include Bottomless Brunch or High Tea, both of which can be enjoyed either in the Garden Lounge or under the Mansion Arches.
Take the pampering to the next level with a treatment at L.M. Spa, choose from the extensive menu or ask about a tailored group experience. End with a glass of bubbles by the indoor pool.
Sleep overnight in one of the Heritage Rooms, which were once home to students of St Joseph’s Seminary (built in 1923). Awake the next morning and start the day with Yoga and Brunch in the Park, enjoyed under the Mansion Arches (available Saturday’s only).