We’ve covered East Gippsland before, but have you considered South Gippsland? Most Melburnians haven’t yet explored the rolling hills of this region, which includes the beautiful town of Loch and its cute cafés and provedores. Head to Loch Brewery and Distillery where you can try traditional beers, gin, vodka and single malt whisky at the cellar door. Stop over at Olive at Loch for sustenance – this café serves up top-notch coffee and delicious baked goods like pies, cakes and scones. Head a little further south towards the seaside town of Inverloch to base yourself for an overnight stay. If you’re keen on embracing the great outdoors, there’s Inverloch Glamping, which probably has one of the most glamorous glamping setups in the state. Otherwise, the RACV Inverloch has a variety of great value accommodation options. Then, the next day, make a visit to urban cellar door Dirty Three Wines, and try the pinot noir – the region is known for it.