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Ten weekend getaways from Melbourne

All the inspiration you need to plan your next weekend escape

Photograph: Roberto Seba

As much as we love all things Melbourne, even we occasionally need a break from the big city. Luckily, Melbourne is perfectly positioned for a beaut weekend away. Below, we've found ten destinations a convenient drive or flight from home. If you're on a budget, you might like to check out our list of top Victorian camping sites or book a stay at one of Melbourne's most romantic hotels instead.

Short getaways from Melbourne

Yarra Valley
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Yarra Valley

Falls Creek
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Falls Creek

Daylesford
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Daylesford

The High Country
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The High Country

The Grampians
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The Grampians

Mornington Peninsula
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Mornington Peninsula

Dandenong Ranges
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Dandenong Ranges

Lorne
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Lorne

Bendigo
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Bendigo

Phillip Island
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Phillip Island

Short flights from Melbourne

Adelaide Hills
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Adelaide Hills

Canberra
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Canberra

Hobart
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Hobart

More Melbourne travel ideas

Best Yarra Valley wineries
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Best Yarra Valley wineries

Dog-friendly weekends
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Dog-friendly weekends

Romantic Melbourne hotels
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Romantic Melbourne hotels

Romantic luxury escapes
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Romantic luxury escapes