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The best weekend getaways from Melbourne

Need a break? Here's where to spend the weekend in Victoria and still be back in Melbourne for work on Monday

Rebecca Russo
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Rebecca Russo

As much as we love Melbourne, sometimes we just need to escape the big city. Luckily, Melbourne is perfectly positioned for excellent escapes and weekend breaks. Below, we've found a bunch of weekend trips all a convenient drive or flight from home. Are you after a wine weekend or a hiking holiday? There's always a beach-adjacent sojourn down the coast or a tour of some of the state's best national parks

Here’s our pick of weekend breaks and getaways within easy reach of Melbourne – no passport required.

Can't get away for the whole weekend? Try one of these Melbourne day trips instead. Love a road trip? These are the best scenic drives in Victoria.