In Victoria, we’re spoilt for choice when it comes to road trips. Melbourne is at the heart of the state, meaning that basically everywhere in Victoria is just a few hours away from home. The problem is deciding where you want to go! With so many options, it can be hard to choose a route. Thankfully, we’re here to help. In this post, we’ll outline five scenic, amazing and convenient road trips from Melbourne.
Mornington Peninsula: 3 days
At the top of our list is a 3-day road trip on the Mornington Peninsula. For most people, the Peninsula is synonymous with ‘fine wine’ and ‘great food’ and this is certainly true; the region is home to many famous wineries. But it’s also a wonderland for hiking, diving and relaxing in geothermal spas.
The Great Ocean Road: 3 days
Arguably the most famous road in Australia – the Great Ocean Road. On this road trip, you’ll hug the coast of the Southern Ocean, exploring iconic seaside towns like Lorne and Port Campbell. Many complete this ritualistic trip to view the 12 Apostles – a series of ancient limestone rock stacks. Another must-see attraction is The Grotto – a natural sinkhole near Port Campbell.
High Country: 3 days
For fresh air, gorgeous scenery and snow action, Victoria’s High Country is the place to be. You’ll also find delicious fresh produce, sophisticated cafes and bars and world-class hospitality. In the summer, it’s the perfect place for off-road biking and in the winter, snow sports are enjoyed in some of Australia’s best alpine resorts.
The Murray River: 7 days
As Australia’s longest river, the Murray is home to hundreds of quaint river towns, each with its own uniqueness. Start in the city of Albury/Wodonga and take your time finishing up in Mildura. Along the way, you’ll see stunning Lake Mulwala, charming and vibrant Echuca Moama, and bustling Swan Hill.
Adelaide: 7-10 days
Up for something a little longer? If you’ve never checked out the South Aussie capital, now is a perfect time to do so. Discover the rolling green Adelaide Hills, dotted with famous wineries, breweries and eateries. Explore miles and miles of sandy white coastline or the vibrant bar and café scenes of Peel Street, Leigh Street and Rundle Street.
Whether you’d like to visit somewhere that’s an hour-long drive, or an eight-hour drive, road-tripping from Melbourne can offer anything you desire. But before you venture out to wherever you’re going, check-in with the team at German Service Shop. They’re Melbourne’s leading German vehicle specialist workshop for Mercedes, Audi, BMW, Mini and Volkswagen. Get your car road trip-ready at affordable rates through German Service Shop. Give the team a call today.