As much as we love Melbourne, sometimes we just need to escape the big city. Luckily, Melbourne is perfectly positioned for excellent escapes and weekend breaks. Below, we've found a bunch of weekend trips all a convenient drive or flight from home. Are you after a wine weekend in the Yarra Valley or a hiking holiday in the Grampians? There's always a beach-adjacent sojourn down the coast or a tour of some of the state's best national parks. The best part? You can spend the weekend in these gorgeous locations and still be back in Melbourne for work on Monday.