Writer, bushwalker, dessert enthusiast. Author of crime-caper novels 'Murder with the Lot' and 'Dead Men Don't Order Flake'. More info here: https://www.textpublishing.com.au/books/dead-men-don-t-order-flake
Published December 8th 2011
Alfred Nicholas Gardens is a great spot for a peaceful day trip
Anyone who has ever spent more than five minutes in Melbourne knows this place is well-endowed with options for day trips. It's been voted the world's most liveable city for good reason. But what exactly is the best day trip in Melbourne? Where do you go when you find 'liveable' a little lacking?
Here at Weekend Notes, we have a wealth of information collated by our array of day trip connoisseurs. These committed folk spend endless hours hunting down first-rate days out. It's a relentless job, but, as they say, someone has to do it.
Some of our specialists focus on the day trip that features wide open space - there are suggestions of picnic spots here and here and beaches here.
There's information on Victoria's national parks here and here. For the day-tripper with energy, there's also a list of Melbourne walks provided here.
Gardens can be a great spot for a day trip too. See some suggestions here and here.
Bacchus Marsh. The Avenue of Honour has already gotten a mention. Darn I missed that boat. But I can add continue down into the township and try out the cafes there. Especially LOOT great for Gluten Free food and devonshire teas.
by Leanne Sampson-Bowden (score: 2|101) 2068 days ago
The Yarra Valley. We always start at Chandon for brunch and then move on to the smaller vineyards. St Huberts is charming with 2 very lovely ladies behind the bar ready for great conversation. If we are still feeling up for it, we usually end up at the Yering Estate for afternoon tea or dinner at the little cottage.