Driving from Melbourne to Adelaide

When you fly somewhere, it’s all about getting to your destination as quickly as possible. You step on a plane at one end and leave the plane at the other end. Whereas when you drive to your destination, you get to see and experience what is along the way, and maybe even take a detour… Continue reading Driving from Melbourne to Adelaide

Plan your Aussie getaway after the coronavirus pandemic

Australians are living through a period unknown to most – a period where things we take for granted are restricted or no longer permitted. Travel across some state borders is regulated, cafes and restaurants can no longer serve dine-in customers, many attractions are closed, events are postponed and entertainment severely limited. Our leisure activities have… Continue reading Plan your Aussie getaway after the coronavirus pandemic

How to get to Wilsons Promontory from Melbourne

Wilsons Promontory is a peninsula at the southernmost tip of of Victoria that is surrounded by water on three sides and extends into Bass Strait. The Wilsons Promontory National Park covers around 50,000 hectares of this peninsula, consisting of stunning granite mountain peaks, beautiful beaches, lakes, forests and gullies.  It is home to a large… Continue reading How to get to Wilsons Promontory from Melbourne

How to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s most iconic coastal drives. It covers around 240 kilometres between Torquay in the east and the outskirts of Warrnambool in the west. The journey along the Great Ocean Road passes through several coastal holiday towns and showcases the natural beauty of this part of Victoria including rugged… Continue reading How to get to the Great Ocean Road from Melbourne

How to get to The Grampians from Melbourne

The Grampians is one of Victoria’s most popular natural attractions. Located north-west of Melbourne, it encompasses a huge national park which surrounds a series of mountain ranges. Visitors can explore many walking tracks including the Grampians Peak Trail, enjoy panoramic views from lookouts, and visit several lakes and waterfalls. It is a great place to… Continue reading How to get to The Grampians from Melbourne

Car hire in Melbourne and Victoria

Victoria is a diverse state with a multitude of attractions in both Melbourne and the state’s regional areas. When it comes to getting around, public transport isn’t always able to take you everywhere, and it may not always be convenient.  So if you come to Victoria without your own vehicle, hiring a car is a… Continue reading Car hire in Melbourne and Victoria

How to get to Melbourne’s city centre from Melbourne Airport

Melbourne Airport, also known as Tullamarine Airport, is located 19 kilometres north-west of Melbourne‘s central business district.  Once your flight lands at the airport, there are a number of transport options for getting to the city centre. By bus: SkyBus operates a fleet of clean and comfortable airport buses which travel express from Melbourne Airport… Continue reading How to get to Melbourne’s city centre from Melbourne Airport

How to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s most popular tourist destinations. It is well-known for its famous penguin parade, large fur seal colony,  native wildlife, exciting racing at the island’s Grand Prix circuit, its scenic coastline, quaint fishing villages, beautiful beaches, outdoor dining, and so much more. The island’s reasonably close proximity to Melbourne makes it… Continue reading How to get to Phillip Island from Melbourne

Tips when using Melbourne’s toll roads

For those using Melbourne’s toll roads, there are a couple of tips or tricks motorists should be aware of. 1. Some small parts of the toll roads are free to use The operators of CityLink (parts of the Monash Freeway and Tullamarine Freeway) and EastLink don’t publicise this, but there are short stretches of their… Continue reading Tips when using Melbourne’s toll roads

End of freeway destinations from Melbourne

If you’re in Melbourne, you may decide that for a hassle-free and non-stop drive into regional Victoria for a day out or extended stay, you’d like to travel to the end of one of the city’s several freeways.  Let’s see where you can go. M1 – MONASH FREEWAY / PRINCES FREEWAY – to YARRAGON Follow… Continue reading End of freeway destinations from Melbourne