Melbourne Hotel Day Trip Recommendations

Experience the best that regional Melbourne has to offer with Melbourne day trips.

Melbourne is renowned for its great restaurants, shopping, culture and nightlife but Melbourne day trips also offer a lot of regional tours and tourist attractions. Use the ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel in the heart of the Melbourne CBD as a base to explore regional and greater Melbourne. Choose from one of many Melbourne day trips:

Great Ocean Road

You can’t leave Melbourne without taking a scenic coastal tour down the famous Great Ocean Road located only 2 hours away from the Melbourne CBD. Enjoy the rugged beauty of Melbourne’s west coast with its national parks, secluded beaches and pristine marine sanctuaries. Major attractions and highlights of Great Ocean Road include the:

  • 12 Apostles
  • Gable Lookout Walk
  • Port Campbell National Park
  • Otways rainforest
  • Loch Ard Gorge
  • London Bridge
  • Wreck Beach Walk and
  • Cape Otway to Aire River Hike.

Penguins at Phillip Island

Phillip Island is located only 90 minutes from Melbourne and home to wildlife such as penguins, koalas, seals, waterbirds and wallabies as well as host to the Australian Cycle Grand Prix. Other highlights of Melbourne day trips to Penguin Island include swimming, surfing and fishing at the rugged ocean beaches located around the island.

Dandenong Ranges

The Dandenong Ranges are located only 45 minutes away from the Melbourne CBD but is a world away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Escape to the Dandenong Ranges and embrace the natural beauty of the national parks and gardens, lush wilderness and mountain ranges. Major events and attractions held at the Dandenong Ranges include:

  • Puffing Billy’s Great Train Race – May
  • Dandenong Ranges Open Studios – May
  • Inspiring in Spring Garden Festival – September
  • Tesselaars Tulip Festival – September
  • >Rhododendron Garden Festival – October

Mornington Peninsula

Melbourne day trips to the Mornington Peninsula are only an hour away from the heart of Melbourne. With wild ocean beaches, green hinterland, over 50 cellar doors, a lush 18-hole golf course, waterfront restaurants and cafes and open air markets, you will be delighted by the old school charm of the peninsula.

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is a world renowned wine region located only an hour away from Melbourne. Visit one of the many wineries, taste the local produce at a restaurant or cafe, hike through one of the national parks, browse at the regional markets, be inspired by the artwork at a local galleries or indulge in a pampering treatment at a health spa.

Whatever Melbourne day trips you choose, you will be enthralled and captivated by the rural beauty of Victoria. ibis Styles Melbourne, The Victoria Hotel located in the heart of the Melbourne CBD will give you the best of both worlds; easy access to Melbourne’s restaurants, cafes and entertainment, excellent Melbourne hotel rooms and only a few hours away from regional Victoria.