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The best weekend getaways from Melbourne

Need a break? Here's where to spend the weekend in Victoria and still be back in Melbourne for work on Monday

Boynton's Feathertop Winery in Porepunkah in the Victorian High Country

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.

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 best boutique hotels instead.

Short getaways from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road
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Great Ocean Road

The High Country
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The High Country

Mornington Peninsula
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Mornington Peninsula

Bellarine Peninsula
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Bellarine Peninsula

East Gippsland
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East Gippsland

Victoria’s alpine region
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Victoria’s alpine region

Dandenong Ranges
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Dandenong Ranges

The Grampians
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The Grampians

Falls Creek
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Falls Creek

Daylesford
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Daylesford

Yarra Valley
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Yarra Valley

Bendigo
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Bendigo

Phillip Island
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Phillip Island

Lorne
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Lorne

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Canberra
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Canberra

Hobart
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Hobart

Launceston
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Launceston

Adelaide
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Adelaide

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The best day trips from Melbourne
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The best day trips from Melbourne

The best Yarra Valley wineries
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The best Yarra Valley wineries

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

Where to find Victoria’s pink lakes
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Where to find Victoria’s pink lakes

National parks within driving distance of Melbourne
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National parks within driving distance of Melbourne

Where to go glamping in Victoria
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Where to go glamping in Victoria

Hot springs you can soak in near Melbourne
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Hot springs you can soak in near Melbourne

Cosy cabins you can stay in near Melbourne
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Cosy cabins you can stay in near Melbourne

The best romantic hotels
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The best romantic hotels

The best hotels for a romantic getaway from Melbourne
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The best hotels for a romantic getaway from Melbourne

Places in Victoria that look nothing like Victoria
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Places in Victoria that look nothing like Victoria

The best spa hotels in Melbourne
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The best spa hotels in Melbourne

The best dog-friendly weekends
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The best dog-friendly weekends

The best cheap hotels in Melbourne
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The best cheap hotels in Melbourne