Make Your Visit to Melbourne Even Better with These 3 Day Trips

Melbourne destinations
Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia. Photo by Wee Ping Khoo on Unsplash

Melbourne is one of those cities you can explore for weeks and still keep discovering new things, but the real magic starts once you start exploring its surroundings. If you’re in the mood to embark on a fun day trip, the options are pretty much endless, and here are some of the very best.

Phillip Island

Nature lovers visiting Melbourne shouldn’t head back home before checking out Phillip Island. Located approximately 140 km southeast of Melbourne, this island is best known for being home to a colony of little penguins, and it’s truly a delight to see their sunset parade.

Yarra Valley

Popular with locals and tourists alike, Yarra Valley is a must-see destination for all the wine lovers visiting Melbourne. If you’re not in the mood to explore its thriving wine scene, you can still enjoy hot air balloon rides and the beautiful nature of this region.

Great Ocean Road

A ride down the Great Ocean Road is a quintessential Australian experience, especially if you’re a nature lover. You’ll see some of the biggest natural wonders of this country along the way, including the rock formation known as the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park.