Best Day and Weekend Trips from Melbourne

6 of the Best Day and Weekend Trips from Melbourne

Best Day and Weekend Trips from MelbourneMelbourne is a fantastic city. I’d go as far to say that it is one of the best. But sometimes it’s great to get away. Thankfully, Melbourne has plenty of trips on its doorstep. Here’s some of the best.

Yarra Valley

Gaplife month 3 2The Yarra Valley is just over an hour away from Melbourne. Spend a day sampling the local wines, spotting kangaroos and having coffee in the picture-perfect towns.

Mornington Peninsula

11407207_10155657305880696_3723438815547190818_n (1)There’s enough to do in the Mornington Peninsula to keep you entertained for days. Take the hour-long drive from Melbourne and spend the day, or the weekend, cruising around wineries, hiking and exploring the beautiful coastline.

Great Ocean Road

Potentially one of the most iconic drives in Australia. Follow the road from Melbourne down to Adelaide passing stunning beaches, lush rainforest and those views we’ve all seen plastered on postcards. Pitch-up your tent and make a weekend of it!

Phillip Island

Wilsons Prom 21Most visitors to Melbourne would have heard of Phillip Island. Advertisement for day trips are splattered all over tourist sites. Bus loads of tourists are shuttled there to watch hundreds of penguins shuffle back onto the beach every evening.

If you can stand the crowds then Philip Island makes a great day trip with its ragged coastline home to lots of Australia’s best flora and fauna.

Coastal Art Trail

Gaplife month 4 6If you only have a short time in Melbourne but want to experience some of its coastline then the Coastal Art Trail is for you. Take the train from the CBD to Mentone and brave the walk along the coast down to Brighton to catch the sun set with stunning views of the city.

Wilsons Promotory

Wilsons Prom 9One of my personal favorites, Wilsons Prom is best experienced over a weekend. Spot native wildlife in the bush, hike stunning coastal paths and get lost in nature. If you need to rejuvenate after a hard week in the city, then Wilsons Prom is for you.

Have you been to any of the places I’ve mentioned? Can you think of anywhere else that should be on the list? Let me know in the comments below or via my social media links!

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