There's still a few retro experiences to be found down on the Mornington Peninsula.
Kay O'Sullivan gets a taste for the food and history behind the cellar door at a new estate.
Kristin Lee finds its horses for courses when it comes to four-legged adventures.
Jo Hegerty finds some breathing space at an all-female retreat.
If the overseas trip is out of reach, Sandy Guy offers some alternatives closer to home.
You don't have to rough it just because you've got a dog, writes Lindy Percival.
Patricia Maunder finds a mud-brick haven in the woods where wildlife abounds.
Susan Gough Henly checks in and gets comfortable at some of the best boutique hotels in country Victoria.