Weekends away from Melbourne

Are you itching to get away, but find you just don’t have the time? Something affordable but still of quality? If you find yourself nodding, keep reading as we have the solution for you.

Weekends away are a great option for those wanting a holiday without all the stresses of planning that come with it.

We’ve listed our favourite locations a short drive from Melbourne to help get you started.

Check them out here:


A historical goldmine (Literally), Ballarat is a great location to get in touch with Australian history.

Old, architectural buildings cover the city- which you can view in a horse-pulled carriage.

If you find yourself here during the Christmas season, even better.

Bass coast

Hilly, grassy terrain meets the ocean at the Bass Coast. Another natural beauty regional Victoria offers, the community here creates great seaside holiday.

Bonnie Doon

The unique landscape that encapsulates Bonnie Doon is not one to be overlooked.

Regional Victoria always has a lot to offer, but the peace and serenity offered in this sleepy town is a perfect way to wind down.


Cobblestone paths and some of the best coffee anywhere- all found in the heart of Castlemaine.

Take a look through this historical regional town for a great weekend out of Melbourne.

For more inspiration, check out our affordable weekend getaway destination list here.

To see the benefits of camping on your mental health, see our report here.

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