Four very different regions, four totally different experiences which you’ll only fully discover when you spend a few days beyond the city. The four extraordinary regions that make up Go Beyond Melbourne – the Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges, Phillip Island, the Mornington Peninsula, Geelong and the Bellarine – are just 90 minutes’ drive away. But you’re a whole world away from the city, because this is where some quite magical things happen. And there’s accommodation which you simply can’t experience in the city.


Every traveller knows there are special sights you can only see at dawn and dusk. And when you Go Beyond Melbourne, those sights may well become the highlights of your travels. Stay overnight in these regions in a vineyard estate, an historic mansion or a luxury seaside apartment, and you’ll quickly realise that dawn and dusk are the best times to see kangaroos, wallabies and other animals going about life in their natural habitat.


Many holiday activities are best experienced in the early morning…you can glide across vineyards in a hot air balloon, tee off in the crisp dawn air at a world-class golf course where kangaroos and wallabies may watch from the edge of the fairway…catch a wave and call the ocean your own on a sunrise surf…cast a line from a village pier when the fish are most likely to be biting…watch the sunrise from a breathtaking beach.


The night skies and stars are also at their very best away from the city’s bright lights. So pull up a comfortable chair on your verandah, pour a glass of local wine, hand-crafted beer or cider, sit back and watch nature’s spectacular light show.