Melbourne is a wonderful city, but it doesn’t hurt to get out and explore the rest of Victoria from time to time. The state is home to some incredible natural attractions, and there are many great day trips that you can take from Melbourne in order to enjoy them. Here are six easy weekend-trip ideas for people who live in Melbourne:
This peninsula is a great place to go if you’re looking for a weekend trip that’s not too far from Melbourne. You can easily get there by train or bus, and once you arrive, it’s easy to see why people love visiting this area. The Mornington Peninsula has plenty of things to do: wine tasting, cycling along trails with ocean views (or just through vineyards), walking along beaches or through parks–and even fishing!
The best part about this trip? It doesn’t cost much money at all because most places are free or cheap to visit! So if you want an inexpensive weekend getaway from the city but don’t want the hassle of driving long distances or paying expensive hotel prices along the way…this one’s for you!
The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is a scenic coastal route through the south-west of Victoria. It’s one of Australia’s most famous tourist destinations, and for good reason: there are plenty of places to stop along this winding road and take in the scenery.
You can start at the 12 Apostles (which are actually now just 8), then head east towards Apollo Bay and see London Bridge before making your way back up towards Warrnambool if you want more time on your hands or have somewhere else to be later in your trip.
The Yarra Valley is one of the most beautiful wine regions in Australia. With over 100 wineries and vineyards, it’s also one of the most popular weekend getaways from Melbourne.
The Yarra Valley is a geologically diverse area with lush green hills and valleys, which are home to some of the best wines in Australia. It’s also home to some of the most picturesque scenery and breathtaking views you’ll ever see.
The Yarra River runs through the valley, providing an idyllic setting for vineyards, wineries, and restaurants. There are also plenty of hiking trails for those who like to get out into nature.
Phillip Island is a popular tourist destination on the southern coast of Victoria, Australia. The island is home to an abundance of wildlife, including penguins, koalas and kangaroos.
What to do:
Phillip Island offers a range of activities for all ages. Visitors can take a walk on the wild side with wildlife encounters at Penguin Parade or Koala Conservation Centre. For those who prefer to keep their feet on dry land, there are plenty of scenic drives along the coast and through Phillip Island Nature Park. You can also go for a swim at one of the island’s beaches or visit one of the many wineries in the area.
Where to stay:
There are many places to stay on Phillip Island from budget hostels to luxury resorts. If you’re looking for somewhere close to everything, try staying at The Grand Hotel on Long Beach Road in Cowes; it’s just a short walk from the beach and close to all the attractions and restaurants in town.
Clubs and cafes in Melbourne
Melbourne has a vibrant nightlife and is well-known as an international dining destination. The city’s large population of young people and students ensures that there are always plenty of places to go out at night. The city is ideal for young people who are looking for new experiences, for fun in Melbourne’s best brothels, but also for meeting new friends.
The city’s main entertainment district is located in the central business district (CBD). Other areas such as St Kilda and Fitzroy are also popular with locals and visitors alike.
The city is home to a number of nightclubs, bars, pubs and cafes.
· Arts Centre Melbourne – This arts centre hosts a variety of events throughout the year including festivals, exhibitions, musical performances and more. It is located in the Southbank precinct along the Yarra River in Southbank.
· Babylon – This nightclub has been operating since 1984 and features live music every Friday night from 9pm onwards. It also offers VIP tables for groups or individuals who want an upgrade from their standard entry ticket price.
·Basement Bar & Lounge – This bar offers a fantastic range of cocktails alongside an extensive menu of food including tapas-style dishes like chicken wings or nachos with salsa dip. The venue also offers live music on some nights for those who enjoy dancing while they drink!
Grampians National Park
Located about two hours from Melbourne by car, this national park has spectacular scenery including limestone cliffs and caves galore as well as lush rainforest and waterfalls. The Grampians has several lakes that are great for swimming and fishing. You’ll also find plenty of scenic drives here along with bushwalking trails that are ideal for beginners or families with young children.
This national park is home to some of Victoria’s most spectacular scenery, including volcanic rock formations and gorges carved out by ancient rivers. There are plenty of trails through the park, which can take anywhere from half an hour to eight hours (for longer hikes). If you’re short on time, just head up O’Brien Road to see Pinnacle Gully or Golden Valley Lookout for amazing views across the plains below.
There are so many beautiful places to visit in Victoria. I hope these six suggestions have sparked your interest and made you want to explore more of this amazing state!