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Quirky, Unusual, Accommodation Options in Victoria, Stay Somewhere Unique…

All over Victoria are special places to hide out from the world and indulge a little. We have ferreted out some of the most unusual accommodation options in the state… And if you are craving somewhere unique to stay in Melbourne, we have that covered too. Europe? Our favourite, funky place to stay during a 10-month journey was a warehouse full of vintage and retro caravans.

Places to Explore in Victoria

  • Find plenty of inspiration and detailed self-drive itineraries for touring Victoria here.
  • The Great Ocean Road and Twelve Apostles – Self-drive touring itineraries and tour options. Discover what to see and how to find koalas in the wild.
  • Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – Escape Melbourne for a day or two…
  • Discover fun things to do in Melbourne

Moama On Murray – ‘River Cruisers’

A holiday on a river is one of the more unusual accommodation options in Victoria. ‘River Cruisers’ is the perfect couples retreat. Experience some adventure whilst relaxing on the famous Murray River. With all the comforts you might expect, these well-designed boats have a wall bed that converts to a day bed!

The cruisers are easy to drive and small enough to go where the big houseboats cannot venture.

Find all the details and book a special getaway

Moama on Murray River Cruisers Victoria

Moama on Murray River Cruisers Victoria

Talo Retreat, Echuca on the Murray River

Ooooh, you’ll love this fabulous place to rest your weary heads! Up near the Victoria/New South Wales border, Talo Retreat is a special kind of place. Yurt style accommodation set in the forest close to the Murray River with so much to see and do…or a place to unwind and stay put a while…  Find the Best Price on Hotels Combined

Talo Retreat

The Dufflebird Website offers a host of unique accommodation options along the Great Ocean Road and Otways as well as a few other Victorian locations. Each property is totally different to the next…

We recently stayed in ‘Steam’ A beautifully restored steam train carriage with loads of funky features and oozing with charm. ‘Steam’ is located in the Otways township of Forrest.

Liptrap Loft

Another fabulous accommodation in the ‘Dufflebird Portfolio’. Set on 5 acres within 30 minutes of the Wilsons Prom National Park entry, this unusual property has a handbuilt home, Japanese inspired bathhouse and complete privacy.

Liptrap Loft-Walkerville-Wilsons-Prom

Forget Me Not Cottages, Warburton, Upper Yarra Valley

The beautiful Upper Yarra Valley is home to these unique and fun cottages. Forget Me Not Cottages have a charm all of their own and are close to the village of Warburton, Mountain hikes and the Yarra River… Find the Best Price on

Forget me Not Cottages Unique Accommodation Victoria

Sanctuary Park Cottages, Healesville

Guests have use of an undercover pool, spa and can enjoy superb mountain views as well as the ornamental lake. The cottages are located in Healesville with beautiful local drives, wineries and the world famous Healesville Sanctuary. Find the Best Price on

Sanctuary Parkcottages Healesville.

Kryal Castle, Western Victoria

On the main highway near Ballarat is a rather quirky and unusual place to stay. Who’d have thought we had a ‘Medieval Castle’ in Australia! A great laugh and a fabulous place to stay with a family!  Find the Best Price on


Arnica Views, Mt Dandenong

Stunning views over Melbourne and the Bay by Day and by Night. Arnica Views is an exceptionally beautiful property, close to Melbourne… yet a world away….  Find the Best Price on


Bessie, the 1959 Vintage Caravan, Olinda, Dandenong Ranges

Go glamping in the Dandenongs in this sweet little vintage caravan. Set amidst 5 acres of superb gardens and rainforest with miles of walking trails right on the doorstep. Enjoy a secluded walk in the rainforest area of the garden by a pretty creek with tree ferns and birds galore. With a purpose built ensuite next to Bessie, guests can relax and enjoy the peace and beauty of the hills. (Air BnB)

Vintage Caravan Glamping Dandenong Ranges Victoria


Vintage Van, Wild Valley, Gippsland

“Escape the city, suburbia and crowds… Vintage caravans, camping, bush walking, campfires, BBQs and more at Wild Valley, in Budgeree, Gippsland, Victoria”. Air BnB Vintage Caravan


Cottage, Tram, Vintage Caravan 5 mins from Kyneton

Cosy cottage, 1950s caravan and refurbished W-Class tram accommodation. The sleeping quarters, along with a campfire area and tiki bar, are set on an acre which backs onto the Lauriston nature reserve. Just 1 hour from Melbourne, 5 minutes from Kyneton and Malmsbury, 15 minutes from Daylesford and Trentham. Air BnB – Cottage Tram


Woolrich Historic Gardens Accommodation

A personal favourite! Decadent, historic, divine. Set in the Dandenong Ranges very close to world famous Cloudehill Gardens.  Find the best price on

Woolrich Retreat Olinda

 The Yurt Alpine Retreat, King Valley

Experience some of the best views in, Australia. The Yurt Alpine Retreat is situated in the Victorian High Country on a working farm surrounded by natural bushland perched on top of a mountain in the middle of a vineyard in one of Victorias’ wine producing regions. Absolute privacy assured.

No neighbours to be seen. Run around in the nude if you are so inclined. The silence is golden. Within 20mins. fine restaurants and wineries. Beautiful and Unique cosy Yurt accommodation. Air BnB – Yurt, King Valley


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