The 3 best road trips to explore from Melbourne CBD

Landscape view of Great Ocean Road near Brady Hardware Lane

3/2/2022

1. The Great Ocean Road

If you're looking for the most beautiful scenic coastal drive then you can't go past the Great Ocean Road. Located an hour from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road starts in Torquay and expands across 243km with the most iconic stop, the Twelve Apostles. If an early alarm to squeeze everything into one day isn't your style, extend this day trip to a few days as there are many great places to stop along the way including Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell. This drive promises not to disappoint.

2. Mornington Peninsula

Located just over an hours drive from the city, the Mornington Peninsula offers so many different activities with something for everyone. From the Peninsula Hot Springs to National Parks to Arthurs Seat Eagle and lets not even start on the countless wineries there are, all incredible! You can't go to the Mornington Peninsula and not go to Sorrento or Portsea. Wander around the country town and explore the limestone shops offering homewares, artwork and jewellery just to name a few.

3. Daylesford

Drive an hour and a half north west of the city and you will find Daylesford, known for its ability to make you slow down, unwind and take in its stunning surrondings. The region is famous for its natural mineral waters with numerous day spas to visit in the area as well as the neighbouring Hepburn Springs. You will also find the award winning Lake House Restaurant, delivering beautiful, modern, seasonal food matched with the best wines from around Australia.