If you swooned over the much-loved Netflix series 'Bridgerton', we feel you. The charm, the elegance, the drama! That's why we sent actor and avid Bridgerton fan, Jenny Zhou to scout the most-Bridgerton-like places you can visit in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Located just an hour from Melbourne - this is what she found!
You may like to start your visit off with a stroll through the fields of fragrant lavender located at Warratina Lavender Farm. The purple mass of lavender makes for the most perfect photo - one the duchess would double tap if they had Instagram back in the regency era.
Whilst you're here, you must try the famous lavender scones or sit down for their high tea experience.
Warratina Lavender Farm is located in Wandin Yallock, just off the Warburton Highway.
Chateau Yering Hotel has all of the old-world charm that Bridgerton is known for. From the drapings, antique furniture, elegant fireplaces and manicured gardens it's the perfect location for recreating moments you've seen on the series.
You can stay here the night, dine in the restaurant or enjoy a high tea for the full 'Bridgerton' experience.
If you're after a garden beautiful enough to fit a duke or duchess, go no further than Alowyn Gardens based in Yarra Glen. The boxed hedges, wisteria archways and rose gardens will have you inspired to spend some time on your own garden.
An onsite cafe and tours are available for those who'd like to go on an educational experience through the gardens.
Behind the hedge on Melba Highway/Maroondah Highway is Coombe Yarra Valley. This venue was once home to Dame Nellie Melba who was fondly remembered as Australia's most famous operatic diva. Located on 7 acres of glamourous gardens, true-to-the-time facilities, restored motor house and clock tower that offers a Bridgerton moment in every corner.
You might like to stay for a wine tasting, high tea or lunch. You can even do a tour of the venue to learn about all of its rich history.
The 23-hectare estate of Burnham Beeches offers a picturesque walk that merges into the iconic Alfred Nicholas Gardens. The gardens here are known for their picturesque waterfalls, water features and the iconic ornamental lake and boathouse. The perfect setting for a romantic picnic.
Tea and scones fit for Queen Charlotte are found at Miss Marples Tearoom's. With people flocking from far and wide to taste their famous scones at the Tudor-style building set in Sassafras that pays homage to Agatha Christie's novel character, Miss Marple.
The aesthetic of Cloudehill Gardens will have you feeling the 'Bridgerton' vibes as you wander through the hedged paths and lush florals. You can also grab some lunch at Seasons Restaurant if you're feeling peckish.
This video is not affiliated with Netflix or the TV series 'Bridgerton'.