Four Star Accommodation

In the Beautiful Dandenong Ranges

Panorama Retreat & Resort (previously CountryPlace) is an award-winning, 4 STAR hotel, located close to Melbourne at Kalorama in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges.

Accommodation includes 60 guest rooms in the main complex and a fully self-contained 2 bedroom cottage. The accommodation is suitable for groups of up to 124 guests.

Panorama Retreat & Resort is surrounded by magnificent gardens displaying rhododendrons, camellias, azaleas, maples, chestnuts and hundreds of flowering native plants. Feel free to wander in the gardens and enjoy the flowering native bushes that provide habitat for the local native birds and flower arrangements for the venue.

Two things become apparent when you wander in our extensive Panorama Retreat & Resort gardens and the nearby forest. Tranquility. And the birds.

These beautiful birds have been photographed on the property or nearby. Local birds feeding from and enjoying the carefully chosen flowering species added to the gardens over the last 20 years.

There are many gorgeous species to be found, each with their own distinctive call. The early morning carolling of the resident magpies. The dee-dee-dee-ah-WHIT of the colourful Golden Whistler. The pleasant and softly rasping of the rainbow lorikeets. And, of course, the ever-present chock, kok, kak-kak-KAK-KAK-kook-kook, kok of the friendly laughing kookaburra.

Whether you’re looking to get away with a social group or a school group choose Panorama Retreat & Resort for comfortable accommodation and professional hospitality.

A cozy Standard Room, perfect for up to 2 guests. Enjoy a comfortable queen size bed.

Stay connected with wireless internet and make calls using the provided telephone. The room is air-conditioned and has a television for entertainment. The ensuite bathroom features a shower. Wake up with the alarm clock and stay cozy with heating.

Enjoy a hot beverage with the tea/coffee maker.

Superior King Room

An elegant Superior King Room, relaxing on a plush king-size bed and can be split into 2 single beds.

Stay entertained with a TV room and connected with internet access. The room is air-conditioned for your comfort. Amenities include an iron/ironing board, TV, and high-quality linen and towels.

Experience our award-winning 4-star hotel in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, near Melbourne.

A spacious Standard King Room with a luxurious king-size bed can be split into 2 single beds, and a well-appointed en-suite bathroom.

Stay connected with internet access and relax with a smart TV. The room is air-conditioned for your comfort. Amenities include a hairdryer, TV, and high-quality linen and towels.

Experience our award-winning 4-star hotel in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, close to Melbourne.

Shiloah Cottage

A charming Cottage, a self-contained retreat for up to four people. Enjoy two comfortable bedrooms with king-size beds and two bathrooms for added convenience. The 2 king-size beds can be split into 4 single beds upon request.

Relax in the lounge area with a TV and DVD player. The fully equipped kitchen includes a fridge, stove top, microwave, and toaster. Laundry facilities are available, and linen and towels are provided. Stay comfortable with air conditioning and heating. Step outside to the terrace and enjoy the fresh air.

Experience a memorable stay in our Cottage for a romantic getaway or family retreat.


Panorama Retreat & Resort is located right in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges. The surrounding forest and clear mountain air will take your breath away. A contemplative walk or energising jog through the nearby trails will leave you refreshed and revitalised.

Enjoy the poolside in the company of friends, a game of tennis, volley-ball or if time permits a round of golf at one of the local courses.


  • Tennis & basketball Courts
  • Golf nearby
  • Jogging trails
  • Bird watching
  • Swimming pool
  • Stunning scenery
  • Volleyball


  • WiFi
  • Gymnasium
  • Lounge bars
  • Open fireplace
  • Fussball
  • Pool tables