A pleasure to explore
Victoria's capital Melbourne is a creative playground with curiosities hidden around every corner. Bustling trams, laneways adorned in street art and trendy bars are the backbone of the city, ensuring your weekend away will be filled with amazing coffee and cultural forays. For river views, book a hotel along the Yarra or at the Docklands' waterfront. If the sea is more your scene, visit St Kilda for sunset strolls along the boardwalk and nostalgic adventures at Luna Park. You don't have to venture far to experience rural Victoria with the sheltered beaches of nearby Phillip Island home to tiny penguins and fur seals, making it a favourite family holiday spot.
The vibrant pace of Melbourne's CBD slows down as you enter the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges. The rolling hills, grand estates and fruitful vineyards make the Yarra Valley region an ideal destination for romantic weekend getaways. Disappear for a few days and breathe in your surrounds with treks through secluded mountain valleys by day and cosy dinners for two by night. Quaint villages with hilltop cottages are neighboured by boutique wineries and lush forests, creating a magical stay all within easy reach of Victoria's metropolitan capital.
Knock on cellar doors in the Mornington Peninsula for wine tours south of the city or meander along the shore to see the iconic colourful Bathing Boxes at Port Phillip Bay harbour. Take off for a weekend road trip along the Great Ocean Road, stopping along the way to admire the rugged magnificence of the12 Apostles. Explore the state's south-west with al fresco adventures in Geelong, cafe conversations in Lorne and heritage highlights in charming Port Fairy. Discover the riches of Bendigo in the Goldfields or cast a line in Gippsland's waterways this weekend with one of Flight Centre's short breaks in Victoria.