Weekend Trips To Melbourne That Will Make You Fall In Love

Elaine Gabales
November 10, 2022
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Every weekend should include travel, despite your location. Getting away and exploring cities and towns is an excuse for a break from life in Melbourne and also helps you prepare for the new week ahead.

The following 4 trips are just some of the best options for escape from the big city at weekends and will give you an excuse to take some time off from work.

  1. Wilson's Prom

When you're looking for a place to spend your time, Wilson's Prom is the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. It's an amazing place to visit, with incredible beaches and trails, campsites, and more.

The Prom is home to some of Victoria's most pristine beaches, as well as a number of granite tors that will challenge even the most experienced hikers. It's also the perfect spot for camping or hiking—you can find remote campsites on the coast or hike in for a more secluded experience.

If you want to experience nature up close and personal, look no further than Wilson's Prom!

  1. Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the world's most spectacular coastal drives.

It's not just a drive: it's an experience. This scenic stretch of highway takes you on a journey through rugged cliffs and stunning natural beauty, offering awe-inspiring vistas along the way. The road is lined with epic surf and spectacular sea views, as well as native wildlife and breathtaking hiking trails. You'll find plenty to do in every corner of this stunning part of Australia.

  1. The Grampians

The Grampians is a playground for adventurers and a haven for food and wine lovers, with a fascinating Aboriginal story to tell.

The Grampians National Park is home to an incredible mountain landscape dotted with small towns such as Dunkeld, Stawell, Halls Gap, Wartook Valley and Beaufort. With so much to do, it's no wonder this nature lover's paradise is a popular escape among Melburnians.

This majestic mountain range is home to a huge array of wildlife and adventure activities alongside a rich and continuing Aboriginal history.

  1. Bright & Mt. Buffalo

The park is a sub-alpine location, because of this it has vegetation and fauna adapted to extremes of weather. This is why you will see evidence of recent fires and vibrant colours as species begin to regenerate. You can expect plenty of wildlife to see including Lyrebirds and Eastern Rosellas, Wombats, Swamp Wallabies and many more.

The park is also popular for bushwalking due to its high altitude and extensive walking tracks, which are well signposted. There is plenty of wildlife to see including Lyrebirds, Eastern Rosellas, Wombats and Swamp Wallabies. Many animals can be seen along the main tourist road so please drive carefully at dawn and dusk!

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