Days Out: Regional Victoria

Sea All Dolphin Swims
Lessons cover standing up, correct paddling and positioning, choosing and catching waves and safe surfing practices. Seal and Dolphin swims available. Shop 3, Building 6, Queenscliff Harbour, Larkin Parade, Queenscliff 3225
Grape Escape Winery Tours
Offers a selection Yarra Valley winery and brewery tours.
Mt Buller
Mountain located three hours drive from Melbourne with over 300 hectares of skiable terrain, accommodation, bars, restaurants and other winter activities.
The Enchanted Maze Garden
The Enchanted Maze Garden is an award winning natural attraction nestled in the beautiful hinterland of Arthurs Seat. 55 Purves Road, Arthurs Seat 3936
Fort Queenscliff Museum
Historic site located in Queenscliff. Guided tours available. King Street, Queenscliff 3225.
Great Ocean Road Surf Tours
Surf lessons for beginners and advanced all along the Great Ocean Road. 2 hour to 1 day lessons and 2 to 10 day surf tours/camps available. 106 Surf Coast Highway, Torquay 3228
Mt Hotham
Mountain resort located around 4 hours drive from Melbourne with over 320 hectares of ski fields and13 ski lifts. Also has accommodation, equipment hire, restaurants, bars and cafes. Ski season from 8th June to 29th September.
Wildlife Coast Cruises
Offers a variety of wildlife focused cruise options around Phillip Island and the surrounding areas including French Island and Wilsons Prom. Located at 12 The Esplanade, Cowes 3922
Inter Island Ferries
Offers cruises to Phillip Island, French Island and Seal Rocks. Ferry departs from Stony Point Jetty on the Mornington Peninsula, Tankerton Jetty French Island and Cowes Jetty on Phillip Island. Bookings not required for groups less than 30 people.
Koala Conservation Centre
See one of Australias most symbolic animals in their natural habitat at the conservation centre on Philip Island. One 7 days from 10:00 to 17:00. 1810 Philip Island Tourist Road, Cowes, 3922.
Wildflower Eco Walks
Offers walks from lush fern gullies to tall eucalypt forests in groups of up to 12. Eco walks available on Saturdays, Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, commencing at 11.00 an finishing at approximately 15:00. Meet in central Dayelsford.
Bunyip Tours
Organises tours to most of Victorias premier destinations including the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, the Grampians, Mornington Peninsula, and Wilsons Promontory National Park. 570 Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Yarra Valley Wine Experience
Explore the Yarra Valley wine region in a luxury, air-conditioned bus with an expert guide, tasting at three wineries and lunch included. Tours depart daily from Melbourne seven days a week all year (except December 25th and 26th and January 1st)
Werribee Open Range Zoo
Zoo located 30 minutes from Melbourne which offers Safari Bus Tours and houses a variety of animals including gorillas, giraffes, cheetahs and lions. One every day from 09:00 to 17:00. K Road, Werribee, 3052
Puffing Billy
Australias oldest steam railway offers daily tours from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges. 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave 3160.
Go Ride A Wave
Learn to surf or kayak. All ages welcome. Girl only lessons offered. Kayak and snorkling tours available. Locations and equipment rentals in Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Ocean Grove, Urquahrts Bluff, Lorne, Wye River. Shop 1 15 Bell Street, Torquay 3228
Daylesford Mini Golf
Australian themed, hand crafted 18 hole mini golf course located at 11 Hepburn Road, Daylesford. Suitable for both adults and children.
Healesville Sanctuary
Tourist attraction where you can see and interact with native Australian wildlife. Open 09:00 to 17:00 every day of the year. Badger Creek Road, Healesville.
South Bay Eco Adventures
Nature based tours which highlight the history, wildlife an coastal landscape of Southerrn Port Phillip Bay. Shop 1B, 4 Wharf Street East, Queenscliff 3225.
Moonraker Charters
Snorkelling and scuba-diving experiences in Mornington Peninsula, where you will have the chance to see dolphins, seals and other marine life. Tours depart from Sorrento Pier, Esplanade Road, Sorrento.