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.
Here’s our pick of weekend breaks and getaways within easy reach of Melbourne – no passport required.