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The 5 Best Day Trips from Melbourne, Australia

Heading to Australia soon and looking to take a few day trips from Melbourne? With beautiful national parks, abundant wildlife, and natural hot springs spas – Victoria is a place like no other. While Melbourne is gorgeous, you just have to get out of the city to truly experience the raw beauty.

Here are the best 5 day trips from Melbourne!

5 Best Day Trips from Melbourne

#1 Great Ocean Road

2 Hour & 30 Minutes by Car or Bus

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Twelve Apostles at Great Ocean Road (KKday)

Australia is famous for its lush natural landscapes and when you’re traveling through the Great Ocean Road, you’ll see why this place is renowned. Stretching over 243 kilometers from Torquay to Warrnambool, the breathtaking coastal scenery is worth every minute in the car. Unforgettable Great Ocean Road stops include Apollo Bay which has a fantastic lookout point, Kennet River where visitors can see cockatoos, parrots and koalas up close, Great Otway National Park which is home to a historic lighthouse, Loch Ard Gorge and the Twelve Apostles which have spectacular views of majestic limestone pillars rising out the roaring ocean.

Read More: The 10 Spots You Can’t Miss on Your Next Trip to Great Ocean Road

If you rather avoid driving this kind of routes but still want to enjoy the sceneries, click here to book a guided tour by local service called Go West.

#2 Phillip Island

1 Hour & 30 Minutes by Car or Bus

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Phillip Island Penguin Parade (KKday)

An easy drive route from Melbourne, Phillip Island is a popular day trip for seeing pristine and plenty of Australian wildlife. Visit the Penguin Parade, take a virtual tour at the Antartic Journey, experience seal watching with Ecoboat Adventures, see the koalas at Koala Conservation Centre or discover heritage farm at Churchill Island.

Read More: The Ultimate Penguin Parade’s Guide in Phillip Island.

#3 Dandenong Ranges National Park Puffing Billy Steam Train

1 Hour by Car or Bus

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Dandenong Ranges Puffing Billy Steam Train (Klook)

Attention train fans, Dandenong Ranges is your motherland! In Dandenong Ranges, you’ll find a series of low mountain ranges which rise to 633 meters at the peak of Mount Dandenong. This area consists of mountain ranges, waterfalls, fern gullies and many Mountain Ash trees. Enjoy a fun trip of Puffing Billy Steam Train with open-sided carriages and fell in love with the gorgeous scenery of the Dandenong Ranges along the way!

Avoid getting stuck in long lines for tickets and ensure easy seats on this historic train. Book NOW via Klook.

#4 Mornington Peninsula

1 Hour by Car or Bus

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs (KKday)

Welcome to the Victoria’s south peninsula, Mornington Peninsula is a popular day trip for seeing spectacular natural scenery. Pamper yourself in natural thermal hot springs at Peninsula Hot Springs. Marvel the maze gardens at the award winning outdoor park, Enchanted Adventure Garden. And complete your tour with a stroll along Mornington Beach. Go for a guided day tour to Mornington Peninsula! Book NOW via KKday.

#5 Grampians National Park

2 Hour & 30 Minutes by Car or Bus

Best Day Trips from Melbourne

Grampians National Park (KKday)

Famous for its canyons, bush land and waterfalls, Grampians National Park is attracting huge numbers of bushwalkers throughout the year. Make your way to Ballarat, a famous historic mining village during gold rush. Stroll in the Grampians Range where you’ll reach MacKenzie and Silverband Falls. Hike towards the iconic Grand Canyon and gaze upon the sandstone mountains. For a guided day tour on this, you can book via KKday.

If you’re spending winter in Melbourne, you may want to enjoy snow activities and sports in Mt. Buller – another best day trip and only 3 hours away from Melbourne!

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  • Reply Mat Drat

    bagus blog ni, boleh jadikan panduan nanti …. senang nak refer nanti, saya masukkan dalam blog list saya…

    July 11, 2019 at 6:18 pm
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