Activities around Victoria

Information on Melbourne and Victoria tours can be found online via Visit Melbourne.

Great Ocean Road

Regarded as one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives; The Great Ocean Road is a 243-kilometre cliff-hugging stretch of road that is a mere 90-minute drive from Melbourne.

See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls along the coast. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Feast on spectacular views and local produce along the way.

Phillip Island

Pristine white beaches and hi-octane motor sports, endless family fun and iconic wildlife, you’ll find it all on a seaside holiday at Phillip Island, just 90 minutes south east from Melbourne. See little penguins and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat, teach the kids to swim on a quiet bay beach, and soak up all the action at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Escape away to the Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley where you will find breathtaking scenery, romantic hideaways and indulgent adventures.

Less than an hour’s drive from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is renowned for its cellar doors and delicious produce. Sample Australia’s best pinot noir and sparkling wines in a world-renowned wine growing region. Take a hot air balloon ride or get up close and personal with native Australian Wildlife at the Healesville Sanctuary.

The Dandenong Ranges is a haven of hidden delights with scenic winding roads to quaint hilltop villages. There is an abundance of artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens to explore as well as walking and cycling trails through mountain ash forests and clean, refreshing air.

Mornington Peninsula

Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Daylesford, Hepburn Springs and the other villages of the Macedon Ranges are about 80 minutes’ drive north-west of Melbourne

Take time out to invigorate the body and mind and rejuvenate at the various mineral spas and wellness retreats, be inspired by the landscapes of the region and explore and galleries and indulge in exquisite food and wine across the region.


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