Ultimate Girls Weekend

Grab a bunch of your closest gal pals and enjoy a fun and indulgent day out in Werribee Park Precinct.
Get lost amongst the colour as you wander through the stunning Victoria State Rose Garden, descend the steps to the Barrel Room and sip on fine wines at Shadowfax Wines, dine in or out at The Refectory Parlour or Joseph’s Dining and pamper yourself at The Spa at Lancemore Mansion Hotel. 

Whether you start with brunch, a massage or a picnic you’ll find more than enough to fill a day or two. Follow your own adventure, choosing from the following options: 

Werribee Park Mansion

History and heritage combine with nature and luxury at Werribee Park, with the impressive and stately Werribee Park Mansion the crowning jewel. Completed by wealthy pastoralists, the Chirnside family in 1877 and built in the Italianate architecture style, it is a living, breathing postcard of the 19th century.

The gardens surrounding the Mansion are equally impressive, featuring 10 hectares of manicured lawns and gardens. The ideal spot for a leisurely picnic with friends, the gardens have been designed in a distinctive French ‘parterre’ style and feature an ornamental lake and grotto.

Victoria State Rose Garden

Explore a kaleidoscope of colour at the beautiful Victoria State Rose Garden. Spread over six acres and with 5,000 roses on display, this internationally acclaimed garden is the first garden outside of Europe to win the World Federation of Rose Societies Award for Garden Excellence.

The garden features a two theme display with a rose design; a Federation Leaf dedicated to Australian roses and the David Austin Bud showcasing roses of 46 cultivars and the garden pathways act as a rose "stem," leading from the Tudor Rose petals, to a "leaf" and a "rosebud." The garden is open year round, with the best times for viewing in full bloom between November and April.

Shadowfax Winery

A short stroll from Werribee Mansion, Shadowfax Winery offers a cellar door, restaurant and underground barrel hall. A new visitor experience, Barrel Room Tastings, invites participants to descend the red spiral staircase to the barrel hall for a guided wine tasting of seven Shadowfax wines, complemented by wine-friendly snacks.

After your wine tasting, head upstairs for a Mediterranean inspired lunch, or relax on the lawn with their picnic rug menu.

The Refectory Parlour

This garden-style cafe and wine bar is located in the west wing of Werribee Park Mansion. Here you can dine under the Mansion eaves or alfresco throughout the surrounding grounds of Werribee Park with stunning picnic hamper and high tea options.

Lancemore Mansion Hotel Werribee Park

The luxurious 5-star Lancemore Mansion Hotel is the icing on the cake for a stylish extended girls getaway. The onsite restaurant, Joseph’s Dining, provides plenty of dining experiences. The new summer lounge menu includes an incredible seafood tower, charcuterie board and Devonshire Tea – which can also be enjoyed in the gardens.

Take the pampering to the next level with a treatment at L.M. Spa, choose from the extensive menu or ask about a tailored group experience. End with a glass of bubbles by the indoor pool.

Sleep overnight in one of the Heritage Rooms, which were once home to students of St Joseph’s Seminary (built in 1923). Awake the next morning and start the day with brunch or High Tea (available Sundays only).   


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