Yarra Valley is not just the source of some of Australia's most prized wines, it’s also renowned for its incredible landscape. As you escape into the natural beauty of your surroundings, you'll have the opportunity to tour and stay at world-class wineries, like Yering Station and Dominique Portet.
For outdoorsy types, a trip to the Werribee Gorge is a must. Based in the desert-like western part of the state, bushwalkers and rock climbers are in their element. You'll find a national park with a variety of trails to suit your level of daring, and activities include the fun of river crossings, rock hopping and cable climbs.
Take a family-friendly day trip to Phillip Island, a short trip from Melbourne, this island offers a beautiful getaway for those who love to spend time outdoors. From surfers to bushwalkers, all ages can get involved with the range of activities. You'll even get to see the lovable penguin colony that calls this island home!
Hit the open road and experience one of the best coastal drives in the world! With over 150 miles of southern coastline to explore, you can begin at Torquay and end in Adelaide, and stop at the beaches and coastal communities along the way. Just make sure you stop and admire the route’s most famous attraction – the Twelve Apostles.
Another family-friendly option, a visit to the Mornington Peninsula is actually one of the most popular hangouts for families. With some of the most stunning beaches in all of Australia, it's easy to understand why. Take on the surf of Sorrento's beach, or relax while the little ones play in the shallow waters of Rye.