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Best Affordable Group Accommodation in Victoria

Victoria is well served with accommodation venues suitable for groups. Mountain venues, seaside venues, winery venues and more. Some not too far away and others some travelling distance in out-of-the ways destinations. Others in busy tourist destinations. Some with special food and wine offerings.

Several venues in Lorne, gateway to the Great Ocean Road, are popular with tourists. The RACV has venues in Healesville, Cape Schanck, Inverlock and Torquay.

Then there’s one venue not far from Melbourne, that has been a “people’s choice” with groups for over 60 years. CountryPlace in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. Some groups that have been guests for decades say it is their number one venue choice for group accommodation in Victoria.

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Modern accommodation at CountryPlace in the Dandenongs

CountryPlace has been a popular guest-house since the 1960’s. And today it is still as popular as every with groups returning year after year. There are yoga groups, sewing groups, poetry and writing groups, church groups, walking and wellness groups, scrapbooking groups, women’s social groups. All kinds.

Group Holiday accommodation venue

CountryPlace is a fabulous accommodation venue for groups. The award-winning property offers 62 ensuite bedrooms inclusive of a 2 bedroom cottage, ideal for families.

The venue is set in extensive, established gardens and lawns.

So, what are the main reasons for the attraction?


At CountryPlace guests are asked what it is they like. What keeps them coming back. There seems to be many reasons. Here are a few:

  • Some say it is the travel distance. Just 50 minutes from Melbourne.
  • Others say it is the great array of attractions in the Dandenongs – Puffing Billy, William Ricketts Sculpture Sanctuary, the quaint villages of Olinda and Sassafras, the world-famous National Rhododendron gardens,
  • Many are attracted to the peace and quiet of the Olinda State Forest and beautiful gardens that surround the CountryPlace venue
  • Some say they are attracted to the fact that CountryPlace is a family owned and run venue offering relaxed, warm hospitality
  • Almost all say it is the award-winning food that CountryPlace provides for the enjoyment of their guests

What Our Guests Say About CountryPlace

"An excellent place! I loved every minute of my 5 days and nights at The Country Place. Tranquility of nature and warm, friendly staff. The food was absolutely gorgeous! I have a rather difficult diet to accommodate, and largely for health reasons; the chef team were absolutely wonderful, with every meal and dessert prepared with care and accommodated what I needed. Impressive and beyond expectations. My heartfelt gratitude to the team!"
- Preet Kalsi

"Beautifully manicured grounds in the midst of the mountains. Restaurant quality food with excellent service. Very nice rooms."
- Christian Keefe

Group Accommodation Package

2 course dinner & twin share/double accommodation


Cooked breakfast, chef’s selection buffet lunch, continuous tea & coffee, use of facilities & function room hire


Cooked breakfast, chef’s selection buffet lunch, continuous tea & coffee, use of facilities & function room hire

From $380pp. (Normally $540)

Minimum 36 people. Upgrades and additions available on request.



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