Food & wine touring route
Take a food and wine odyssey
301 km / 187 miles, about 3.5 hr
Victoria produces some of Australia's most magnificent food and wine, and much of it is found in the state's south-east. Treat the senses to a range of cuisines from more than 70 cultures in Melbourne's vibrant restaurant, cafe and bar scene. From tapas, curries and Japanese fine dining to modern Australian, French and traditional Italian, Melbourne has it all.
Hit the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula regions to sample renowned varietals matched with gourmet food made from the freshest local produce at wineries. And for lovers of seafood and ocean views, there’s no better place to be than in one of Phillip Island's idyllic beachfront restaurants and cafes.
Take the time to discover Melbourne's renowned culinary scene, from tapas, curries and hotpots to European and modern Australian cuisine.
56 km / 35 miles, about 1 hr
Savour some of Australia's finest cool climate wines at cellar doors and restaurants all across the region.
140 km / 87 miles, about 1.5 hr
Savour regional wines, enjoy lunch on the foreshore, or treat the kids to a trip to the chocolate factory.
105 km / 65 miles, about 1 hr
Spend the morning unwinding on a white sandy beach then explore some of the region's 50 cellar doors.
Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways and discover gourmet feasts and fine wines, dynamic events, secret bars, boutiques and more.
Combine the best of Europe's coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne.
Join families and fans of water sports travelling just 90 minutes from Melbourne to see penguins, international motor sports and waterfront living.
Escape to the Yarra Valley for indulgent food and wine, and disappear into fern glades and forests in the Dandenong Ranges.