The Best Day Trips Around Melbourne

The Best Day Trips Around Melbourne

Make the most of the last few weeks of summer by heading out for a day trip. We think day trips are a great way to explore your local area and escape the daily grind. 

On a day out, you can expand your horizons and relax. You can just get in the car and head off, without the hassle of booking accommodation. 

If you’re looking for some ideas for your next big day out, then you’ve come to the right place. In this blog, we’ll share our top day trip spots around Melbourne to inspire you. 

Great Ocean Road

About 200kms from Melbourne, the Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most spectacular stretches of coastline. 

The drive takes you past steep sea-cliffs, beaches, and of course, views of the ocean. Plus, you can see the iconic rock pinnacles, the Twelve Apostles. 

Enjoy a SUP or surfing session at one of the world-renowned beaches. Or, you can have a picnic and go for walks in the nearby national park. 


If you love animals, then Phillip Island’s Penguin Parade is for you! Located 140kms from Melbourne, Phillip Island is a haven for wildlife.

At sunset, you can watch penguins parade up the beaches. Take a walk around the headland and expect to see koalas, wallabies, kangaroos, seabirds and views of the ocean. 

Dandenong Ranges

A drive 40kms east from Melbourne will take you to the scenic Dandenong Ranges and Yarra Valley. Enjoy hikes through mountains and rainforests or visit nearby gardens, teeming with birds and wildlife. 

Plus, there are some epic 4WDing tracks for the ultimate 4X4 day trip. 

Grampians National Park

Three hours drive from Melbourne, Grampians National Park has plenty to offer, whether you’re keen on 4wding, rock-climbing, hiking, mountain-biking, or walking. 

The park features dramatic mountain views, waterfalls, rock art, lakes, and best of all, 4wd tracks. We reckon 4wding is a great way to explore. The tracks take you past all the natural attractions and lookouts. 

If you don’t get a chance to see it all in one day, you can also camp overnight

Are You Ready For Your Day Trip This Summer?

Whether you are going to the beach or the bush, you’ll want to be prepared. At CAOS, we stock everything you need to make your next day trip a great one. 

Come in store or shop online to pick up your gear! 

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