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Victoria is home to some of the most interesting and wonderful attractions in the country. We’ve compiled a list of day-trip hot spots that are sure to spark some holiday inspiration and get you dreaming about travel again.

1. The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one not to miss and one of the most famous attractions in Victoria! The Great Ocean Road is perfect for any ocean lover, nature lover or those of us who love a road trip! Home to the 12 Apostles, it holds an abundance of beauty that has to be seen to be believed. Given the road is nearly 250 kms, we recommend breaking this trip up over a couple of days to really take in the beauty of the Great Ocean Road.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road. Image Credit: Visit Victoria

2. Melbourne’s Laneways

Melbourne is famous for its laneways and there is a reason for that. If you are interested in checking out the street art, then Hosier Lane is the one for you, but if you are wanting to check out some amazing cafes, Degraves Street is your top pick. There are too many laneways to mention here, so check out this Qantas blog post for your ultimate guide to Melbourne's Laneways.

Hosier Lane, Melbourne. Image credit: Visit Victoria

3. The Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is located south-east of Metropolitan Melbourne and has a subtle charm and European coastal feel, and is about an hour's drive from Melbourne city.

Famous for its bathing boxes, Mornington Peninsula is the perfect spot for a summer ‘mini’ beach getaway within your Melbourne getaway! While you are there, you have to check out the Peninsula Hot Springs. Pools filled with thermal mineral waters; you are bound to reach peak relaxation. If you a brave, you can even try out the ice cave.

Bathing Boxes - Mt Martha, Image credit: Visit Victoria

4. The food!

Melbourne is definitely not lacking good food! There is an endless choice of restaurants, cafes and bars. When it comes to must-eat restaurants, there are far more than we care to name. You can find plenty of different options, including Italian, Vietnamese, Lebanese and Greek. Find a list of where to wine and dine, take a look at this post on the Visit Victoria website here.

Chin Chin, Melbourne. Image credit: Visit Victoria

We can’t wait to take you to Melbourne!

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