Top 5 Melbourne Day Trips
Run out of things to see in Melbourne? Get out of town for the day and discover everything Victoria has to offer, from the boutique wineries of the Mornington Peninsula to the sun, surf and sand of the Great Ocean Road.
Best for: A Food and Wine Tour
An ideal day trip for path finding foodies, this picturesque southern off-shoot brims with boutique wineries, artisan producers, hatted restaurants and more – all within easy reach of the CBD. Want to take a wine tour while you’re in the area? Plan to travel to the peninsula by train, which departs from the city every fifteen minutes.
Best for: A Spa Escape
Practically made for a romantic retreat, the pastoral setting and rolling hills of Daylesford feel a world away from Melbourne’s hustle and bustle. Only an hour and a half away from the CBD when travelling by car, this charming township offers visitors tranquil nature walks, quaint country cafés and award-winning spas in equal measure.
Best for: An Outdoor Adventure
The perfect place to take in some clean mountain air, the Dandenong Ranges bring the best of Victoria’s diverse wilderness to the fringes of the city. Enjoy an afternoon of bushwalks and hiking before taking in panoramic views from the summit of Mount Dandenong, situated an astonishing 633 metres above sea level.
Best for: An Animal Encounter
Planning a day trip with toddlers in tow? Go wild with the local residents on Phillip Island. Home to a colony of Little Penguins, this family-friendly destination sees a daily parade of seabirds take to its shores. Also home to an abundance of beach and nature-based activities, Phillip Island has something for everyone.
Best for: A Day of Sun, Surf and Sand
Nestled in a curve of the world-famous Great Ocean Road, this unassuming seaside town boasts one of the best beaches in Victoria – but Lorne isn’t just for surfers and sunbathers. Take a few steps off the beach and you’ll discover a vibrant promenade of oceanfront restaurants, bars, cafes and shops, leaving travellers plenty to discover once the sun goes down.
Ready to go beyond the bounds of the CBD? Plan your stay at Radisson on Flagstaff Gardens Melbourne and enjoy the perfect base to explore everything Victoria has to offer.