January 3, 2019 Adventure, Melbourne, Outdoor

Freestyle Escape-Top 5 Holiday Location to Escape in Melbourne

Melbourne has plenty to offer in terms of holiday destinations and recreational facilities. Apparently, it is one of the best places to visit in the world and you can never fail to come across something that will excite you. That is why you need to find out more about the top 5 holiday locations to escape in Melbourne at any given time of the year.


Daylesford has Australia’s highest number of natural mineral springs making it a hot spot for an ideal holiday location. If you choose to pay a visit to the spa, Hepburn Bathroom & Spa should be your choice. Or, you can just take a stroll along the shores of the scenic Daylesford Lake. From there, you may proceed to the Lake House for the mouth-watering meal and luxury retreat. In the evening, you can take part in one of the events and festivals that are common with Daylesford.


Ballarat town traces its roots back to Victoria’s gold rush and it has one of the richest legacies in Australia. Many of the once wealthy city buildings have been preserved and you cannot miss out on numerous art galleries and restaurants in Ballarat. Away from that, you can take a walk to the picturesque Sovereign Hill to learn one or two things about this historic theme park. The theme park will take you back in time while imagining how the glorious past was at the height of the Ballast gold rush in the 1850s. Then you can wind up your daily activities with a tour of Ballarat Botanical Gardens where you may relax or take a leisurely walk.

Yarra Valley

You only need to take one hour by road and you will be at the heart of Yarra Valley, away from the hassles of Melbourne City. The valley is famous for its wineries, fine dining restaurants and affordable accommodation. While at the valley, you can marvel at the scenic rolling vineyards via a hot balloon or take a few pictures of wildlife such as platypuses, wombats, dingoes and kangaroos which are mainly found in Australia. And when you feel hungry or thirsty, you can take some exquisite meals and quench your thirst with the region’s finest white and red wines.

High Country

High Country is located 90 minutes away from Melbourne and you can take your holiday there to enjoy the fresh alpine air while marveling at the majestic snowy peaks, traversing the countryside and having a taste of the exquisite wineries. Also, there are many ways you can enjoy your outdoor activities while on holiday in Victoria’s High Country. Apart from that, you can sample a few creature cuisines in Milawa and Beechworth, before spending your afternoon sipping wine in Rutherglen beside taking a horse ride or biking. But in winter, skiing or snowboarding can keep you occupied throughout your holiday.

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula is just next to Melbourne and it has a lot to offer including delicious meals and wines, thanks to many restaurants and award-winning wineries in the area. In fact, the wineries in the Mornington Peninsula are famous for their pinot noirs which makes every traveler want to go back once more. If you are a fan of outdoor activities, a visit to Point Nepean National Park will add some value to your holiday.

Melbourne has plenty to offer when you choose to take your holiday there. With many attractions in place, your holiday will pass unnoticed and before you know it, it will be time to park and leave. But you can always come back.