Stay close, go further

There's plenty to do and see, only a short drive from Melbourne. Take advantage of Victoria's good nature to plan the perfect day trip to the state's inner regions. Explore beautiful gardens and national parks in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. Soak up the sights of Geelong and the Bellarine, breathe in the fresh sea air of Mornington Peninsula and discover Phillip Island's gorgeous beaches and unique wildlife.

Lace up your boots and step out onto short walking trails. Bring your bike or hire one from regional visitor's centres and local businesses. Tackle off road trails, looping through the greenest scenery and alongside coastal views. Paddle out onto the pristine waters, or try your hand at SUPing. Pre-book a picnic hamper for click and collect, or refuel at a local cafe, restaurant, winery or pub. Uncover a wealth of experiences, at Melbourne's doorstep.

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