Where’s your favourite lockdown getaway spot?
26 October 2021
Who doesn’t have the desire to pack their bags and see something new at the moment?
Luckily, Victoria is home to some spectacular places which are perfect for your post lockdown weekend getaway.
There is something for everyone to enjoy at the five idyllic spots listed below, so check them out and start planning your next adventure.
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It’s rare to find a Melburnian who hasn’t visited Phillip Island, and it’s not hard to see why. There is plenty to keep the whole family entertained with local attractions such as A Maze’N Things theme park, Phillip Island Chocolate Factory, water activities, local shops and markets, wildlife, nature parks, and of course, the famous Penguin Parade. We suggest you take advantage of this unique chance to see the largest Little Penguin colony in the world – cute!
Less than two hours outside of Melbourne’s CBD, Daylesford is our pick for a relaxing (or even romantic) weekend away. We’re talking lush views and good food, a place to sit back, relax and take in the beautiful surrounds of nature and wildlife while sipping on a wine. A visit to the Wombat Hill Botanic Gardens is a ‘must visit’ on your trip and the perfect spot for a picnic on a warm sunny day.
The Mornington Peninsula
Whether you’re after adventure, downtime, or something in between, the Mornington Peninsula has it all, making it a perfect escape for groups. Start the weekend off on a high with Tree Surfing at Enchanted Adventure Garden or take the pace down a notch with horseback riding between wineries, taking you along bush trails or the beachfront. Then it’s time to relax by visiting the Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs. Enjoy the natural outdoor hot springs, massages and private baths all while taking in Victoria’s natural greenery.
Offering a remarkable chance to get up close with local wombats, kangaroos and emus, Wilsons Promontory is a favourite destination for campers. Not only does it offer a chance to mingle with Australian land mammals, but visitors can also snorkel amongst sea creatures at Victoria’s largest marine national park.
This one is a little further away from Melbourne, but if you are up for a road trip, Falls Creek is well worth the drive. While Falls Creek is largely known as a top skiing destination in Victoria, it’s also worth visiting in the summertime. The mountains become the perfect spot for adrenaline junkies who love to mountain bike down the steep slopes. Prefer activities at a slower pace? No problem, Falls Creek offers great hiking trails and plenty of water sports to keep you entertained, such as kayaking, fishing and sailing.