The fabulous, yet temperamental, spring season is starting to wind down – which means it’s time for summer to kick in. Beaches, sun and great times with friends, family and loved ones. Summer means something different to everyone but for most, it’s a time to take full advantage of the clear skies and great attractions. Well, as Melbourne bus hire specialists, we happen to know what some of the best day trip activities are around Victoria. So, without further ado, here are five unique day trips for you to consider this summer.
1. Yarra Valley Winery
Wine tours have become quite popular over the last few years and the Yarra Valley is no exception. Home to several wineries, you can attend with your partner or a group of friends to taste a variety of wines and learn about how they’re made in the process. The endless rows in vineyards can be quite mesmerising and they usually have excellent food and restaurants on-site for you to enjoy.
It’s the perfect adventure to hire a bus for as well – especially if you’re going with a large group of people – so you won’t have to worry about going over the drinking limit and are free to enjoy the delicacies of the wineries. If you’re after something a bit different, then you can check out the view of the valley from a hot air balloon. So, find your best linen shirt and summer dress and head to the Yarra Valley.
2. Mount Martha
Located down the Mornington Peninsula, Mount Martha is a small seaside town that is perfect for a relaxing day. Don’t let the size fool you, however. Mount Martha is home to a variety of galleries, retail stores, quaint eateries and a bay-view golf course. The safety beach is a hidden treasure and features colourfully aesthetic bathing boxes that are perfect for that Instagram upload.
Mount Martha Park is 50 hectares large and features several walking trails. The 160 m mountain peak is ideal for enjoying rich views of Port Phillip Bay to the west and Arthurs Seat down south. If you’re looking for a serene getaway with a loved one, then Mount Martha is the perfect match for you.
3. Mount Buller
Whilst you might commonly relate Mount Buller to winter and the endless snow that accompanies it – it’s actually a bit of a well-kept secret during the summertime. Offering breathtaking views, be sure to bring your walking shoes as the gorgeous walking, running or bike-riding trails offer something familiar in a new location. You can also check out the horse riding over at Mount Stirling – which is right next to Mount Buller – for a steady and encapsulating journey through the tall trees and high peaks.
4. Bellarine Peninsula
Often overlooked for its southern counterpart, the Bellarine Peninsula has just as much to offer as Mornington and with typically fewer crowds. Offering sandy beaches, impressive trails with equally as impressive views and a golf course – it’s mind-boggling why more people aren’t talking about it.
Bellarine Peninsula is also home to several wineries and brewhouses as well as a number of places to stay ranging from your standard beach-house type of set-up to a high-end luxury boutique hotel complete with an infinity pool.
Daylesford, believe it or not, is actually home to around 80% of Australia’s mineral springs – making it the ultimate spa country. Hepburn Bathhouse and Spa is the more well-known and frequented bathhouse in the region. It offers relaxing mineral bathing and offers an extensive list of services from steam therapies to beard conditionings and shaves.
There are options for private and social sessions in case you feel like meeting new people or going up with your friends. There’s no doubt that Daylesford is the perfect place to leave all your troubles behind and immerse yourself in deep relaxation.
Do you need a bus hire service in Melbourne?
Getting away for the day can be great, relaxing and fun – especially if you can’t afford to take long periods off. To ensure you’re relaxed completely, though, why not consider hiring a Melbourne bus service to get you and your friends/partner to and from your selected destination.
Melbourne On The Move are a veteran Melbourne bus hire business that complete getaway plans all over Melbourne. Our drivers know the roads like the back of their hands as they transport you in our comfortable coaches.
Get in touch with our Melbourne bus hire company by calling 1300 558 686 if you would like to find out how we can help you with your next day trip. You can also fill out the contact sheet found on our website.