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July 11, 2016 2 min read

You may not be able to escape winter in Victoria, but you can escape the cold with these amazing retreats- perfecting each detail to give you the most enjoyable getaway possible! 

Drawing inspiration from the elements essential to life, Kudos presents nine luxury spa villas unashamedly designed as the ultimate private retreat for couples. Whether it's the funky shag pile in the bedrooms, the bathrooms with latest look stainless steel vanities, or the steel and stone work in the kitchen, the myriad of luxurious touches unites into a sublime whole.

The core essentials of life are all here, but it’s not hard to argue that the large indulgent spa in the lounge room, the open wood fireplace for winter ambiance, the latest in LCD TVs, and extravagant bathrooms with imported tiles and designer fittings are necessary too.

Kudos Villas and Retreats are set in breathtaking bushland where bird life and natural fauna are abundant, with regular visits from echidnas and kangaroos. Within walking distance of the best restaurants and day spas in Hepburn Springs, and only a short drive to neighbouring Daylesford.

If you’ve exhausted many of the obvious ideas for a getaway in Victoria and are looking for an escape with a cultural edge, Japanese Mountain Retreat Mineral Springs & Spa is the perfect place for your next indulgence. Situated on five secluded acres of natural forest and surrounded by the spectacular Dandenong Ranges, this is an exotic experience that’s true to culture and detail.

The landscaped estate contains bamboo groves, lakes and waterfalls, a five star spa complete with Roman Bathhouse, as well as three retreats that capture the beauty of the natural surrounds. Bathe in natural thermal mineral water in private outdoor or indoor mineral spring pools. Indulge in Roman bathing, steam rooms, ice fountain and traditional eastern spa treatments in Spa de Marrakech.

Your suite looks and feels just like a traditional Japanese home, while still being furnished with modern amenities. Designed with relaxation and romance in mind, natural light filters through shoji (screens), and inviting tatami mats encourage you relax and enjoy the simple beauty of your surroundings. You also have the luxury of a hot tub for two overlooking your own personal Japanese garden. This is bliss at it’s max.

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