Day Trips To Take While In Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne is South of all of Australia.  However, it doesn’t mean it’s too far for day trips to other places in Australia.

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Melbourne isn’t too far from a lot of Australia’s other major cities and landmarks.  I took a lot of day trips while I was in the city; unfortunately, a lot of those day trips didn’t include extracurricular mind-altering chemicals.  If it did, I think I would have stayed in Australia instead going back to the States.  Okay.  I lied.  The States has one thing over the rest of the world, which is the best drugs.  It’s brought in by the Feds and they know all about where to get the best shit.

Anyway, Melbourne is definitely in a key position in Southern Australia.  It’s not too far from North Australia and it’s located next to some of the best landscapes in the world.  Why bother being stuck in Melbourne for a week?  There are plenty of day/road trips options:

  • Great Ocean Road – Great Ocean Road is equivalent to California’s Pacific Coast Highway, but with less half-naked people walking the beaches.  The road takes to Torquay Beach, Apollo Bay, Splitpoint Lighthouse, Loch Ard Gorge, the 12 Apostles then Port Campbell.  You’ve got to be a real shitty person not to enjoy this road trip.
    Great Ocean Road
    Great Ocean Road
  • Port Campbell – Port Campbell is probably what Australia is famous for.  Well, that or Croc Dundee.  However, I’m going to cut them some slack and go with Foster’s Beer cause it’s Australian for Beer.  Port Campbell is where all of Australia’s beautiful landscape dwells — Loch Ard Gorge and 12 Apostles.  It’s like Middle Earth without the orcs.
    Panoramic shot of the "Twelve" Apostles
    Panoramic shot of the “Twelve” Apostles
  • Marysville – Marysville is Victoria’s forest.  It has more different shades of green leaves than a Cypress Hill, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalyfa party.  Unfortunately, you can’t smoke these trees and I don’t suggest you light one of them up since it’s one of Australia’s prize possession like Russell Crowe.  Wait… He’s a New Zealand.
    Marysville
    Marysville
  • Sydney – Sydney is located in Mid-Australia.  The good news is it’s only an hour and a half flight from Melbourne.  It’s an easy day trip to take to catch the Sydney Opera House, get drunk then gorge yourself in some of Sydney’s best restaurants.  My recommendation would be catch a flight in the morning then catch the latest flight back to Melbourne.  Easy like a drunk man at a bar.
    Sydney Opera House
    Sydney Opera House
  • Yarra Valley – Yarra Valley is approximately one hour from Melbourne’s city center.  It’s Melbourne’s wine country among mountain ranges and views of the whole city.  It’s a perfect destination to go wine tasting, consume carbs, eat some cheeses and shit.  Plus, the drive is really pretty.
    Yarra Valley
    Yarra Valley

Let us know what you decide in the comment section when you’re in Melbourne!  Or not…

Check out our other Melbourne lists:

Tips About Melbourne, Australia

Day Trips To Take While In Melbourne, Australia

Must Try Restaurants in Melbourne, Australia

Things To Do In Melbourne, Australia

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