Travel Best places in Victoria to visit?

nobbyiscool

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Aug 11, 2006
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It's that time of year I think... the weather is crap, we don't have any long weekends for a while, and it's time to escape the grind, and to escape Melbourne for 4 or 5 days. I'm not a great flyer - certainly not good enough that I'm getting on a plane to SE Asia for 5 days - but I do love driving. So I'm just looking for somewhere to go for a week, see some scenery, maybe visit a beach, probably drink some regional beer and/or wine.

I'm curious to hear about people's favourite destinations in Victoria. I've only lived in Melbourne for about 4 years, and in that time I've spent some time around Ballarat, Bendigo and Inverloch/Phillip Island - where else is worth checking out?

I don't really care about the weather that much - it doesn't keep me from spending time at the beach or anything. I just like to be able to escape the grind and do something different for a week in a location that I can drive to.

Suggestions?
 

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The Dice Man

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Apr 6, 2005
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+1 for Great Ocean Road to the 12 Apostles. I went 18 months ago and loved it. Shell out for the helicopter flight too. Well worth it.

Also Frankston Pier is great too, be sure to take a bath in the Kannanook Springs.
 

Dirty Bird

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Run n Spread

Norm Smith Medallist
Apr 2, 2013
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Lorne, Daylesford Halls Gap. Wineries head North to Yarra Glen. Murray is good but drought has meant flow is low at this point. Really depends what you enjoy.
 

wadistance

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Sep 17, 2011
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Wilsons Prom or if you really like driving Mildura and then Broken Hill (not in Vicotria) but will give you desert and interesting architecture
Renmark is also worth a visit. Went through there on my sydney -> Perth drive early last year. Really nice town. Nice harbour in Mildura


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FRUMPY

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Aug 18, 2006
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Halls Gap/Grampians is a great place. Not too big of a drive from suburbs.

Wilson Prom I want to get back to, haven't been since grade 6 camp (20+ years)

Even just day trips, Murrindindi region is good for walks/nature/views etc
 

Mootsy

Norm Smith Medallist
Mar 13, 2015
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A specific question, is there anywhere that’s like a mini Switzerland?
Anyway, Inverloch, Torquee, Phillip Island, Geelong.
 

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