Day Trips in Melbourne

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Portsea, Mornington Peninsula

Portsea, Mornington Peninsula


The Mornington Peninsula is just to the south of Melbourne.  It is easily reached as a daytrip or you can stay a day or two.

Among the attractions are the beaches and holiday townships, it gets a bit crowded in January.  There are calmer beaches on the Port Phillip Bay side and ocean beaches on the south side.

The Peninsula has many small wineries.  You can have lunch at many and try their wines.  This region specialises in Pinot Gris/Grigio, but there are many other varieites as well.

January 31, 2006 new by darby2

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Sovereign Hill - Ballarat

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Part of Victoria’s Goldfields Ballarat is Victoria’s largest inland city with leafy boulevards lined with heritage buildings, and world-class attractions.  It is approx. 1.5 hours drive (105 km) from Melbourne and there are both buses and trains which can take you there.

Its contemporary heart is alive with restaurants, cafes, bars and boutique hotels. Founded on innovation, determination and hard work, Ballarat is a captivating place where vivid history and mythology coalesce into the very essence of Australianism.

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address:Bradshaw Street, Ballarat, Victoria

Phillip Island

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Phillip Island, situated in Western Port, (a couple of hours drive from Melbourne)is a place of natural beauty, sandy beaches, tranquil wetlands and unique wildlife experiences.

The Penguin Parade experience is sure to be the highlight of your visit! As the sun fades in the sky, the little penguins waddle up the beach to the safety of their homes in the sand dunes. Witness this magical procession – it is a treat never forgotten!

Stroll the Nobbies boardwalk to view the majestic rugged south coast and blowhole. Seal tours are also available Wildlife Coast more..

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address:Approx 2 hours south east of Melbourne

Healesville Sanctuary

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If you’re a fan of “Croc Hunter” Steve Irwin, you’ll know just how many amazing animals call Australia home.

Healesville Sanctuary is considered one of Australia's best wildlife parks, where you can see a whole range of Australia’s native creatures. Nestled in the foothills of the Yarra Valley, just one hour from Melbourne, the famous Sanctuary is your chance to get eye to eye with koalas, dingoes, kangaroos and the unique platypus, just a few of the 200 native species you’ll find flourishing in this beautiful bushland environment.

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tel:03-5957 2800
address:Badger Creek Road, Healesville, Victoria
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