Wildlife & adventure touring route
Get into the driver's seat
301 km/187 miles, about 3.5 hours
Victoria's south east is an adventure waiting to happen. Walk through lush forests and plunging valleys, swim and scuba dive in local bays and beaches, explore coastal islands and race down ski slopes all through winter. See iconic native wildlife up close in animal sanctuaries and sail out in the blue waters of Port Phillip Bay to see dolphins and seals. So pack your walking shoes, your bathers and a spirit of adventure - and start exploring.
Take a stroll along the Yarra River at sundown, see dolphins and seals in Port Phillip Bay, or head to Melbourne Zoo for a day with the animals.
56 km/35 miles, about 1 hour
See 200 species of wildlife in Healsville and ride Australia's oldest steam railway through lush forests.
140 km/87 miles, about 1.5 hours
See koalas and little penguins, visit the Grand Prix Circuit, and take in scenery on a helicopter ride.
105 km/65 miles, about 1 hour
Swim with dolphins, ride through bushland on the Gunnamatta Trail, or grab your clubs and hit the fairways.
Venture into Melbourne's hidden spaces and iconic laneways and find an eclectic nightlife, tantalising food and wine, a dynamic arts scene 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.