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Planetrees Estate is a rare find for those seeking a truly special break away.
Beautifully appointed luxury accommodation is set within a magnificent, two-hectare European-style garden in the green foothills of Victoria’s High Country. Planetrees is just eight kilometres from historic Beechworth and central to Victoria’s coveted North East wine and gourmet food region.
Choose between self-catering accommodation in a unique log-and-earth Eco-Lodge – which sleeps up to eight or 10 guests – or the estate’s romantic Arts Suite: perfect for two or four. Located within a Tuscan-styled villa the Suite features cathedral ceilings, exposed beams and stylish furnishings. Combined, Planetrees offers accommodation for up to 14.
The garden features a 16-metre natural swimming pool set within a lily-covered lake, giant chess, bocci court, 350 trees, an array of gloriously planted garden ‘rooms’ with many rare and exotic species and plenty of open space to kick a ball.
Just 10 minutes’ walk from your accommodation you will find the fabulous Stanley Pub. Beechworth, a 10-minute drive away, offers sophisticated boutiques, an artisan brewery, two-hat dining, fine bistros, specialist cafes and a wealth of cultural activity.
A short drive beyond Beechworth invites exploration of a chain of charming, cultural towns, mountains, rivers, native forests and kilometres of “Murray to Mountains” cycle tracks.
Within 30-50 mins you can experience a huge variety of adventures and high quality wine and dining opportunities ranging from Australia’s finest temperate and cool climate vineyards to artisan breweries and gin distilleries.
Cycle to Bright and Mount Buffalo. Visit some of the country’s most celebrated wine and gourmet food establishments in Beechworth, Milawa, Rutherglen, and King Valley.
Albury, Wangaratta and Wodonga 40 minutes offer cinemas, concert halls, excellent art galleries and museums.
The snowfields of Falls, Dinner Plain and Bulla are just a two-hour drive - perfect for a day trip