Victoria is known for beautiful sites such as the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island but if you’re looking to explore off the beaten track, these three hidden gems are a must. All located less than a two and a half hour drive away from the Melbourne city center, these three spots are perfect for a road trip or a quick day trip. Pack your most comfortable shoes, some snacks and a camera and you’ll be good to go!
- Tarra-Bulga National Park
Located in Balook, just over two hours from the Melbourne CBD, the Tarra-Bulga National Park has so much to offer. Located inside the park are several walking tracks, including one over the Corrigan Suspension Bridge, which showcases beautiful views of the forest’s lush plants and wildlife. For the more experienced hikers, the Diaper Track spans over 8km and features views of a small waterfall.
2. Trentham Falls
Trentham Falls is an ideal destination for a short day trip. Trentham Fall is one of the longest single drop waterfalls in all of Victoria and is less than an hour and a half drive from the Melbourne CBD. Not only does the viewing area provide the perfect view of the waterfall, but it’s also a great spot for a picnic.
3. Redwood Forest
Home to thousands of stunning Californian Redwood trees, Redwood Forest is a photographer’s dream. The trees were planted back in 1930 by the Board of Works. Located just minutes from Warburton, this almost 100-year-old forest happens to be one of the only places in Australia where you can be surrounded by the world’s tallest trees.
Whether you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of the city or just want to enjoy all the natural beauty Victoria has to offer, make sure to check out these hidden gems on your next getaway.