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Melbourne is a wonderful and diverse city. There is a broad range of things to do and see, however when visiting somewhere new, it is important to get out of the city. Leaving the city allows you to gain a deeper understanding of the people, culture and place you’re visiting. We’ve gathered the top 5 best day trips from Melbourne to help you do just that. Let’s hit the road! The best Melbourne day trips The best Melbourne day trips allow you to see more of Australia. They will get you up close to flora and fauna. Great food is
Hanging Rock is a favourite day trip amongst Melburnians. It’s mostly visited by locals, so it is somewhat of a hidden gem. It’s only 1 hour from the city and even closer to Melbourne airport. The drive is easy and relaxing and once you’re there you’ll be taken aback by the natural beauty of the area. If you love geological wonders, or unique locations, then Hanging Rock reserve is for you.
Located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, around 1 hour’s drive from the Melbourne CBD, lies Puffing Billy, one of Australia’s best preserved and most loved steam railways. Featuring a range of locomotives, including the rare wood fuelled Climax steam engine, this scenic railway meanders its way from Belgrave to Gembrook, with a multitude of stops in between. With soaring trestle bridges and open carts (yes you can hang your legs out!), Puffing Billy has long been a favourite day trip for Melbourne families and tourists alike. It’s leisurely pace allows you to fully experience the beautiful sub tropical rainforest that
Whether you are visiting for a few days or just for the weekend, Melbourne is a diverse city that offers something for everyone. Whilst we love Melbourne in the Summer, it is hard for us to look past the other seasons, particularly Autumn, which for many, offers more comfortable weather for exploring than the heat that can be experienced over the summer months. No matter what time of year you come, or what you come to see, finding a well located hotel with great amenities, food and transport options is essential. For us, this was met and exceeded by the Holiday Inn
Located around 1 hour east of Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is Victoria’s premiere cool climate wine region. Best known for its sparkling wine, chardonnay, shiraz and pinot noir, the Yarra Valley has long been a popular day trip for Melburnians and visitors alike. With over 160 wineries and 300 vineyards, there is no shortage of choice and many wineries offer fantastic food to boot. Whilst there are many smaller vineyards in the valley, you’ll certainly recognise the name Moët, with Moët & Chandon’s ‘Domain Chandon‘ winery being one of the most popular places to stop. Like many of us who do not explore
Whilst the results of this survey are geared towards living in a city, surely being liveable also makes it visitable. With a big focus on free and cost effective events, Melbourne comes alive over the summer months and buzzes with positive vibes. Summer runs from December to February in Australia, with the warm weather continuing well into March. As a multicultural city, we love welcoming new people from around the world and you will find that locals are friendly and willing to help you or have a chat. Daylight savings means that there’s plenty of daylight to enjoy and the