Looking to get more out of your Melbourne vacation. There are some wonderful day trips that you can take from the city.
Lorne- Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is best explored over a couple of days; however, if you only have a day, you can still take in the highlights of the eastern end of the route. 90 minutes from the CBD is Torquay. An additional 45 minutes driving will get you to Lorne. Lorne is renowned for its art, 1km beach and timeless seaside charm. Continue for around 2 hours on Great Ocean Road’s to the most famous sight the Twelve Apostles. This scenic drive is a great day trip from Melbourne.
Phillip island is around a 2-hour drive from Melbourne CBD. There is plenty to do and see on the island. Take a walk around rugged Cape Woolamai and see the pink granite cliffs. Enjoy an eco-cruise to spot Australia’s largest fur seal colonies. Of course, Phillip Island is renowned for its Penguins so enjoy an afternoon at Summerland Beach when they come ashore after a day of swimming.
Only a short hour drive from the city is the Mornington Peninsula. Renowned for its beautiful coastal area, wineries and lovely seaside restaurants. It’s a beautiful way to relax and unwind. Some popular areas to visit include Portsea and Sorrento.
Located just over an hour out of the city is the Yara Valley. Renowned for its beautiful wineries. Enjoy some of the country’s best sparkling Wines Domaine Chandon. Other popular wineries include De Bortoli Wines, Oakridge and TarraWarra. The food in the Yara Valley is also first class!
Melbourne is certainly more than just a City destination, make it your base to explore some of the most stunning parts of Victoria.
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