The Great Ocean Road Drive is one of the most beautiful and iconic road trips in Australia. Located in south west Victoria this coastal route can be enjoyed all year round. The Great Ocean Road self drive will allow you to choose your own timings, stops and is a much better way than an organised tour to enjoy all of those beautiful stops along the way to the beautiful 12 Apostles.
There are many Great Ocean Road Attractions and our 10 must see stops on the Great Ocean Road will have you wanting to take it slow, spending plenty of time at each stop and perhaps even doing the drive over a few nights.
Our Great Ocean Road Itinerary will help you to plan your self drive trip and the best places you just must see on this iconic journey. To see everything on this Great Ocean Road Trip Itinerary, ideally you'll need around 3-4 days, but the beauty is, if you leave nice and early, pick your stops selectively and don't mind a few hours on the road in one day, it can be done as a day trip.
An African safari in Australia? Yes, you read correctly. Located around 40 minutes from the Melbourne CDB lies the Werribee Open Range Zoo. Just one of many things to do in Werribee, the zoo is set on 225 hectares and impeccably themed. You could be mistaken for thinking you'd stepped into the African Savannah. We set off keen to see some of the wildlife, in particular the rhinos that I'd wanted to revisit after a run in with one in Nepal a few years back.
Whilst it's lovely to explore a city, there is nothing quite like a a little break from the hustle and bustle. A day trip will allow you see an authentic Melbourne and the great thing is, there are so many places to visit in Victoria. It's so easy to self drive Melbourne. The roads are well maintained, the signs are clear and if you time it right, the traffic not all that bad. A Melbourne road trip is an essential part of your visit to this city and will allow you to have a unique Aussie experience.
So, if you're looking for the best road trips from Melbourne, or an easy weekend trip from Melbourne, read on to discover 5 inspiring attractions you need to visit from Melbourne.
Located in the foothills of the Dandenong Ranges, around 1 hour's drive from the Melbourne CBD, lies Puffing Billy, one of Australia's best preserved and most loved steam railways. Featuring a range of locomotives, including the rare wood fuelled Climax steam engine, this scenic railway meanders its way from Belgrave to Gembrook, with a multitude of stops in between.
With soaring trestle bridges and open carts (yes you can hang your legs out!), Puffing Billy has long been a favourite day trip for Melbourne families and tourists alike. It's leisurely pace allows you to fully experience the beautiful sub tropical rainforest that this area is known for and if you are lucky you may even spot a kookaburra or a wombat on the way.
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