There are a number of locations you can visit for a day trip away from the bustling city of Melbourne, or on a multi-day adventure.

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is undoubtedly the most famous attraction in Victoria, and you can spend the day exploring all its magnificence while keeping an eye out for some famous Aussie wildlife that is known to frequent the area. The Great Ocean Road stretches over a long distance and there are several famous attractions you must see along the way. They include the unbelievable 12 Apostles, Torquay and Bells Beach, London Bridge, The Bay of Islands, Kennett River, Apollo Bay, the Otway Rainforest, and many more.

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is located 2.5 hours from Melbourne and is famous for its of breathtaking scenery, rugged ocean, unique wildlife, and in particular its resident Little Penguin. Things to see and do in Phillip Island on your adventure include the exciting and fascinating Penguin Parade, the Nobbies Centre, Seal Rocks, Koala Conservation Centre, Churchill Island Heritage Farm and plenty more.

The Grampians National Park

The Grampians is a stunning mountain range that is located around 2.5 hours away from Melbourne and is full of historical and culturally significant natural landmarks that are of great importance to the Indigenous Australians who lived on the lands for 30,000 years prior to European settlement. The Grampians is full of adorable Australian wildlife, unbelievable lookouts and views, and beautiful scenery in every direction.

Dandenong Ranges and the Puffing Billy

The Puffing Billy is another one of the famous attractions that are located in Victoria. This incredibly historical train will take you on an adventure through the lush and ancient Dandenong Ranges where you are able to admire nature out your window. There are some quaint towns in the area which are certainly worth a visit as well.

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is one of Australia’s most famous winery regions, and it is the perfect place to head for a day trip. It is full of gorgeous scenery and interesting things to see and do. Treat yourself to some delicious local produce and let your taste buds explode while tasting some delicious wines. The Yarra Valley is a little slice of heaven in Victoria and is definitely worth seeing!

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