Victoria is not less than heaven for nature lovers. But it’s not just famous for its beautiful countryside. The visitors equally appreciate the culture of its cities like Melbourne and Geelong. A majestic sculpture sanctuary, a marvelous pier, and photo genomic landscapes are some of the delightful sights you will discover here. However, to make your experience truly unique, we have shortlisted the three most-stunning places perfect for a weekend getaway:
#1 Mornington Peninsula
Sounds obvious right? You might have been there many times, but still, its charm never fades. The hot springs, aerial view of Sorrento, Johnny ripe pastries, beach walks, Dromana’s Laneway Espresso and so much more to explore. The best thing is – it’s the closest gateway on our list.
Stay: There are various options ranging from luxurious to economical. For a peaceful stay close to nature, try Jackalope‘s vineyard room with a bath.
Must-Try: Swimming with dolphins and seals, surfing lessons, and truffle hunting for a pure local experience.
#2 Yarra Valley
32 Km away from Melbourne, Yarra Valley is the oldest wine region of Australia. Basically, the valley is the area surrounded by the Yarra River. There is no mode of public transportation from Melbourne to the Valley. The best way to reach is to hire a ride for private winery tours in Yarra valley.
This place is renowned for its vineyards, cellar doors, and local produce especially chardonnay. Glance at the mesmerising valley from the sky on a dreamy hot air balloon ride. The hot air balloon ride is a one-hour flight departing at sunrise and local breakfast is served after you land (on demand).
Best Option to Stay: Try Yarra valley luxury accommodation for a memorable stay.
Must-Try: Private winery tours Yarra valley, Hot air balloon ride, local cuisine.
#3 Hepburn & Daylesford
The last on our list is a lovely nearby destination which has something to offer for everyone. Backpackers can explore the Lerderderg State Forest passing via Organ Pipes National Park. Must check out the Trentham Falls – a treat to eyes, indeed.
For indoor persons, an excellent option is Hepburn Bathhouse. You will love the eye-catching golf courses here, and the local food is above awesome. Try the real, local cuisine and wine at the hotel – Radio Springs.
Options to Stay: Plenty of budget and luxury accommodations. We prefer the Clifftop for its warming hospitality and finger-licking food.
Must-Try: Visit Dreaming Goat Diary to try farm-fresh goat-cheese. For art-enthusiasts, explore unique local spaces like Bromley, and The Empress and the Wolf.
Now that you are aware of the above sites, it’s time to pack and go exploring!