The best spring getaways from Melbourne

Venture beyond the city and you'll find beautiful places to relax, mountains to climb, animals to meet and world-class food to eat

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Leave the Melbourne bubble and head out to explore regional Victoria – you won't regret it. Our list of spring getaways has everything from Instagrammable spring foliage to must-try wine destinations.

You could also try a staycation at one of these fab Melbourne hotels. Or if you're looking for something more romantic we've got you sorted on that, too

Spring getaways from Melbourne

Drink your way around the the Bellarine Peninsula
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Drink your way around the the Bellarine Peninsula

We think it's about time the city tasted the great drops being created on the Bellarine. Whether you're new to wine, pushed for time or really know your pinots from your cab savs, there's something on the Peninsula for you.

Eat and drink through the High Country
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Eat and drink through the High Country

Delicious things are happening in the alpine regions of Victoria – here are our highlights.

Sightsee in East Gippsland
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Sightsee in East Gippsland

A long weekend in this coastal region is just enough time to take in some of the best food, wine and gorgeous sights that Victoria’s coast has to offer.

Hike through the Grampians
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Hike through the Grampians

The national park to the southwest of Melbourne and its surrounding towns are a magnet for people looking to reconnect with the bush.

Eat all the cheese in the King Valley
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Eat all the cheese in the King Valley

If you're on your way to the snow, the King Valley is a very appealing option for a foodie stopover on the way to or from the mountain. It's also a destination in its own right, offering award-winning wineries, food and oh my God, that cheese. 

Encounter wildlife on the Great Ocean Road
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Encounter wildlife on the Great Ocean Road

Some of life’s simplest pleasures involve getting close to animals. Where better to do this than along one of Australia's most beautiful coastlines?

Relax in Daylesford
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Relax in Daylesford

Daylesford is known as a haven of relaxation. Eighty per cent of the country's mineral springs are in this region, which makes it perfect for spa treatments.

Have it all close to home at the Dandenong Ranges
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Have it all close to home at the Dandenong Ranges

Head less than an hour east from Melbourne and you’ll find lush mountain ranges, cute little villages and a growing food scene.

Spring flowers are in bloom, too

The best places to see spring flowers near Melbourne
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The best places to see spring flowers near Melbourne

Lavender fields in and around Melbourne
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Lavender fields in and around Melbourne

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