Four extraordinary regions, four totally different experiences which you’ll only fully discover when you spend a few days beyond the city.

Wineries, wildlife & a lot more.

Go Beyond Melbourne offers visitor s the chance to go beyond the city centre and explore some of Australia’s most famous vineyards and award winning restaurants, learn about native wildlife in its natural habitat, indulge in unique adventure and spa activities in the Aussie bush and meet local artisans at work.

Landscapes and scenery take centre stage

Glide effortlessly from a mountainous and valley landscape to raw coastal clifftops and tranquil bays. When you Go Beyond Melbourne, landscapes and scenery take centre stage. Marvel at how quickly they change as your road trip wends through misty forests, lush farmlands, neat rows of vines, mountain villages, fern gullies, national parks, clifftops overlooking the sea and even across Port Phillip Bay as you link Mornington Peninsula to Geelong and The Bellarine aboard Searoad ferries.

Go Beyond, and the choices are just about limitless.

  • an early morning hot air balloon flight, drifting over world-class vineyards and tall forests
  • a late afternoon horse ride, then staying overnight in a rustic, renovated original cattleman’s hut
  • a classic Australian ‘dine and dance’ evening aboard the 100-year old Puffing Billy steam train
  • being first on the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk of 1000 Steps in morning cool, crisp air
  • an intimate encounter with Little Penguins on a remote beach on Phillip Island at dusk
  • watching the sun or moon rise or set over the ocean from your chosen vantage point
  • a fascinating evening lantern lit tour to meet nocturnal wildlife at Moonlit Sanctuary.
  • some evening star gazing from a hilltop thermal mineral pool on the Mornington Peninsula
  • join at Slumber Safari at Werribee Open Range Zoo
  • ride legendary Queenscliff Blues Train, a musical evening journey on a moving steam train accompanied by talented blues musicians