There is so much to see outside of the city, so make a Melbourne day trip with your family and friends to explore the beauty Victoria has to offer.
Our 4 favourite Melbourne Day Trips
Visit the Penguins at St Kilda
Just 6 km from Melbourne’s CBD, you can find cute little penguins at St. Kilda Breakwater located at the end of St. Kilda pier. Enjoy watching penguins standing on rocks and crossing from one side to the other. Pictures are permitted, with no flash. The best time to catch the little penguins is 30 minutes after sunset. The best viewing spot to see the penguins is form the boardwalk so make sure to get there early to secure the best spot. Make this a family day trip, your children won’t forget!
See the beauty of the Great Ocean Road
One of the best Melbourne Day trip ideas is to take a scenic drive to The Great Ocean Road. Visitors will see the renowned limestone cliffs known as the 12 Apostles. Enjoy the view of the Southern Ocean and empty beaches where you can relax on the sand and surf. See wildlife and take a walk through nature with unforgettable hike paths near the Great Ocean Road. The Great Ocean Road is only a 90 minute drive away from Melbourne’s CBD, so make it a family day trip; exploring the south-west coast of Victoria where there is adventure at every corner.
Experience the Mornington Peninsula
The Mornington Peninsula has everything that you can possible ask for; with access to beautiful beaches, breweries, markets, golf courses, spas, arts and attractions.
- Spend the day at the beach, relaxing in the sand while your children play and surf in the ocean. Also go on a scenic drive to Arthurs Seat with many lookouts to choose from to see the beautiful coast of Victoria.
- Once you’re done at the beach, spend some time at Hinderland gardens, exploring the many attractions available such as hedge mazes you will most likely get lost in with your children. Enjoy exploring scenic gardens that have a variety of flowers and participate in activities such as tree surfing and tube sliding.
- Spend time at the Mornington Peninsula Brewery, providing not only beer, but a variety of local wines and ciders for non-beer drinkers. Enjoy tasty food such as pizza with your brews. Also participate in their free brewery tour on Fridays including tasting samples from Mornington Peninsula Breweries range.
Make the Mornington Peninsula your Melbourne day trip destination with your family for a special and unforgettable day out.
Visit the Snow during Winter
Take a fun family day trip to Mt. Donna Buang, the nearest snow destination from Melbourne’s CBD; just 88km away located in the Yarra Valley. During Winter it is a great family Melbourne Day Trip. Enjoy toboggan runs with your children, with 3 different toboggan paths available. Enjoy experiencing the snow with access to barbeques, toilets, and parking area, perfect for a quick day trip. Also includes a 21 metre high lookout tower, allowing you to see views of the Dandenong Ranges, Alps and Melbourne city. Enjoy the snow for free; as there is no cost to access Mt. Donna Buang!
Stay with us during your Melbourne Day Trip
We are perfectly located in the Melbourne City for your Melbourne Day Trip. We are close to the Southern Cross Train Station – where many of the tour buses depart. Kids Stay and Eat Free at Holiday Inn Melbourne on Flinders too!
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