Melbourne and Victoria Suggested Itineraries

Within one and a half hours of Melbourne you can tour three distinct and easily accessible regions; Yarra Valley and Dandenongs, Bays & Peninsula and Macedon Ranges and Spa Country. Melbourne's self drive getaways are designed to help you experience some of the delights and attractions of Melbourne and surrounding regions. Travel Online can suggest touring routes, drive times and distances plus the essential things to see and do along the way all making your Melbourne getaway unforgettable.

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Touring Routes

Victoria Region - Geelong Beach

Melbourne to Queenscliff

(1 Day) This lovely seaside village is bursting with reminders of its past. Walk through the streets to view imposing Victorian-era hotels dripping with intricate iron lacework, the huge military fortress, charming old churches - some enjoying new life as galleries - and quaint fishermen's cottages.

Victoria Region - Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula

(1 Day) Discover unspoilt beaches, beautiful bays, fascinating wildlife and lush, rolling countryside. Explore spectacular national and state parks, historic properties, wetlands and galleries. The peninsula is famous for fine wines, with wineries by the dozen where you can taste and buy at cellar doors.

Yarra Valley

Melbourne to Yarra Valley

(1 Day) Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and The Ranges are richly endowed with some of the most beautiful countryside in Victoria. Towering trees, verdant valleys, vineyards and parks and gardens are just a slice of the spectacular scenery on offer.

Lake House Daylesford from lake

Melbourne to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs

(1 Day) For over 150 years, people have been drawn to the health-giving qualities of natural mineral springs that bubble up around the towns of Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. More than 70 springs can be found here, each with their own distinctive flavour. To ensure you're refreshed in body and soul, indulge in a luxurious spa bath or flotation tank, followed by a full body massage.

Victoria Region - Phillip Island, Fairy Penguins

Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula via Phillip Island

(2 Days) The Phillip Island Nature Park is recognised as the most diverse and stimulating nature based destination in Australia, providing the best opportunities for viewing penguins, seals, koalas and sea birds in their natural environments. Every night of the year, just after sunset, the world-famous Little Penguins come ashore at the same beach to make their way to their burrows in the dunes. The island is also full of rewards for those willing to take the time to look a little closer.

Macedon Ranges

Pure Indulgence Tour via Spa Country

(3 Days) Macedon Ranges and Spa Country is Victoria's indulgence capital. Spectacular scenery, antiques and craft shops, wineries and mineral springs - where refreshing spa waters bubble free from the ground. This three day getaway is the perfect escape from the stresses of everyday living.

Puffing Billy Dandenong Ranges

Tall Tree Country Tour via Yarra Valley, Dandenongs & The Ranges

(3 Days) Yarra Valley, Dandenongs and The Ranges offer some of victoria's most spectacular scenery, just an hours drive from Melbourne. Enjoy cool, green fern gullies, tall timber forests and villages where time has stood still. The region is also famous for food and wine, art and antiques, as well as the warm, friendly hospitality of its locals.

Victoria Region - Bendigo Church

Melbourne to Sydney via Echuca and Canberra

(4 Days) Between Australia's largest cities, Melbourne and Sydney, is a wonderful overland travel experience that features our national capital Canberra, the magnificent Murray River town of Albury/Wodonga - the gateways to Victoria's high country - Echuca, once the most important inland port in Australia, and the Goldfield towns of Bendigo and Castlemaine. The variety of scenery and attractions make it an ideal self drive touring experience.

12 Apostles

Great Southern Touring Route via Great Ocean Road, Grampians and Ballarat

(5 Days) Victoria's historic townships, breathtaking natural scenery and unique heritage, are all features that you will want to discover and explore during your stay. This itinerary will make sure you experience the best of the state, with its excellent road systems, a variety of accommodation options and friendly local communities, is ideally suited to independent touring. The tour will begin and end in Melbourne.

Victoria Region - Great Ocean Road

Melbourne to Adelaide via The Great Ocean Road & Grampians

(5 Days) Victoria's breathtaking natural scenery, quaint townships and excellent road systems make it ideal for touring, as you will discover during this 5 day itinerary. From spectacular coastal views along the Great Ocean Road to the rock formations and fascinating Aboriginal heritage of the Grampians National Park, this tour will then lead you to the South Australian capital of Adelaide.