Right now, it’s the perfect time to explore our own backyard. Nope, we don’t mean wandering around in the garden like a space cadet for hours on end. We mean hitting the open road in your machine and exploring regional Victoria! Whether you’re soaking up the coastal beauty of the Great Ocean Road, or climbing the alps of the High Country, Victoria has some of the most amazing road trips that Australia can offer. Here’s our bucket list of five of the best road trips to conquer in Victoria.
The Great Ocean Road: 3 days
It’s one of the most famous roads in Australia – the Great Ocean Road. On this road trip, you’ll admire the wild and unpredictable beauty of the Southern Ocean, exploring iconic seaside towns like Lorne and Port Campbell. The highlight for many of this time-honoured road trip is the 12 Apostles – a series of ancient limestone rock stacks. Another must-see attraction is The Grotto – a natural sinkhole near Port Campbell.
Daylesford and Macedon Ranges: 3 days
The bohemian and quirky town of Daylesford is also home to Australia’s most famous spa region. It’s only an hour from Melbourne, but it’s the perfect place to feel as though you’re a world away from home. Explore the beauty of the Macedon Ranges in the morning and then rejuvenate with some spa time in the afternoon.
The Murray River: 7 days
As Australia’s longest river, the Murray is the glue that holds together hundreds of quaint river towns. 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.
High Country: 3 days
For fresh air and stunning valleys and mountain scenery, 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.
Mornington Peninsula: 3 days
Last, and certainly not least, 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.
Have you decided which part of Victoria you’re going to explore yet? We’re spoilt for choice when it comes to road trips in our great state. If you’re heading off on a road trip, make sure you get your car serviced by the pros 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.