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5 Great Day Trips Near Melbourne

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Of course there are many desirable places to set up as a home base for an Australian motorhome hire journey. One of the top destinations for travelers has long been Melbourne. With its bustling urban environment and multitude of things to do, places to shop and eat, and beautiful scenery, Melbourne has been near the top of the list for Australian destinations for as long as people have been travelling the continent. Another attraction is the high amount of great things to do and see in the immediate area, meaning that travellers can enjoy the spoils of the city while venturing out on day trips in the region. If this sounds like a plan to you, then check out these top day trips in the immediate Melbourne region.

 

Port Campbell National Park

 

Just a short drive up the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne’s center you will reach the legendary Port Campbell National Park. This park features the Twelve Apostles Rock which is one of the most popular landmarks in all of the nation. The park is packed with stunning scenery and plenty of wildlife, including koalas and kangaroos. Hikers will be in heaven here and can take advantage of one of the many unique and stunning trails to be found throughout the park. Port Campbell is easily one of the top spots in the country for getting a view of the Australian wilds, so make sure to check it out when you’re in the Melbourne area.

 

Yarra Valley

 

It is hard to believe when you’re in downtown Melbourne that lush vineyard country is just a short drive away, but this is indeed the case with Yarra Valley. This lush and scenic region features dozens of wineries, which means you have the opportunity to tour the wineries and learn about how they operate, plus sample the product. This has long been known as one of the most stunningly beautiful regions in the country and a great way to see it is to drive in, take a tour of several wineries, have a nice lunch, and of course some of the beverages produced. If you’re in the mood for a relaxing trip to unwind during a long trip, then Yarra Valley is perfect in the region.

 

Melbourne Gardens

 

You don’t even need to take your motorhome hire out of Melbourne for this one. Located right in the city limits, Melbourne Gardens is home to over 50,000 different species of plant and tree, all set nicely on a lush and stunning grounds that remains one of the world’s greatest urban parks and gardens. There are a great many things to do in the park as well, including a number of festivals and gatherings and farmers markets, hiking and running trails throughout the park, or just settle down and have a nice picnic in one of the many stunning meadows on a sunny day. You will forget you are even in the city within minutes of setting foot in this stunning park.

 

Echinda Walkabouts

 

If you really want to check out Australian wildlife but haven’t had the opportunity, then during your Melbourne stay you can go on the Echinda Walkabouts tour. A guide will lead you out into the bush outside of the city and give you the opportunity to see the animals in their natural habitat. Check out koalas, kangaroos, and a wide range of birds, reptiles, and other native wildlife. This is the perfect trip for travelers who have been sticking to the cities and towns and haven’t yet had the chance to experience the diverse wildlife Australia has to offer.

 

St. Kilda Beach

 

If it’s a beach day you’re after, then St. Kilda’s beach is right within reach from Melbourne and is well worth checking out. This is one of the most famous surfer spots in the country, which is really saying a lot since the country is full of them. The great weather, white sand beaches, and clear waters are the perfect spot to spend that beach day you were looking for, and this beach is so close to the center of town it can be considered part of Melbourne proper.

The terrific thing about Melbourne when it comes to motorhome hire travel is its close proximity to a number of great spots that are perfect for day trips. This way you can use this vibrant and fun city as your base and take off during the day to experience all the splendors the region has to offer, including extensive wildlife, unbelievable coastline, lush forests, and even wine country. Consider making Melbourne your base for your next trip and treat yourself to the best Australia has to offer packed into one region. So make sure you score a great Melbourne campervan hire, like many thousands of travelers before you, you definitely won’t regret it.

 

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