5 May 2021
Whilst we wait (patiently) for season two of the much loved Netflix series 'Bridgerton' to grace our screens again, 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. Plan your visit here.
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. Plan your visit here.
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. Plan your visit here.
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.
Make a grand entrance through the big iron gates of Sir Paz Estate and step into a world of luxury and beauty that is nearly identical to Clyvedon Castle (where Daphne and Simon reside) with cobblestone details, hedges lining the paths and lush grass - but just a bit smaller.
Today, if the Duke and Duchess were to live here, they'd be dining on a wood-fired pizza and a lovely glass of sparkling chardonnay. Plan your visit here.
Be transported to the outskirts of London and the regency era at Marybrooke Manor located in Sherbrooke. The facade and interior of the building present true to the English guest house you'd expect only the upper class of society to accommodate.
These days it's open to the public for unique high tea and accommodation experiences. Plan your visit here.
The 23-hectare estate of Burnham Beeches offers a picturesque walk that merges into the iconic Alfred Nicholas Gardens. Whilst today we can enjoy a cup of coffee and a pastry from The Piggery Cafe on our walk, the outings for the outer-London society would be a social event.
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.
This video is not affiliated with Netflix or the TV series 'Bridgerton'.