Exploring Melbourne Post-Lockdown (Autumn Edition)

Melbourne is well into autumn now and things are starting to feel like the way they were before the COVID-19 lockdowns. The only question left is, what are you going to do to rediscover our gorgeous city and how are you going to do it? The answers are, of course, by checking out some staple Melbourne attractions with some mates via our Melbourne bus hire service. Not sure where to start? Melbourne on the Move have you covered — let’s check out our first pick.

1.     Four Pillars gin distillery

Would this really be a modern Melbourne attractions list without our city’s beloved gin brand on the list? Four Pillars has skyrocketed in popularity over the last few years and for good reason. Their premium, staple concoctions are smooth and their experimental releases showcase the true versatility of gin.

The Four Pillars distillery is located in Healesville in Melbourne’s Yarra Valley and offers a variety of events from simple tastings to immersive distillation experiences. They also have a roster of food trucks appearing periodically so be sure to check out what’s on offer in advance to make the most of your visit.

2.     Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa

We’ve been having some real chilly days this autumn, making this next suggestion all the more attractive. The Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa in Daylesford is a treat that will delight all the senses and relax your mind. Their most popular attraction is the town’s only historic bathhouse which draws natural mineral water directly from the source — allowing you to indulge and rejuvenate in 34° C temperatures.

Complemented by luxe, on-site villas for those who want to stay a night or two, the Hepburn Bathhouse & Spa is the perfect relaxing getaway for you and your friends or loved ones. It also presents a great opportunity to inject some economic stimulus back into the local community with plenty of hidden gems riddled around Daylesford.

3.     Macedon Regional Park & Autumn Festival

Get your best down jacket, favourite hiking crew and let our Melbourne bus hire service transport you to the Macedon Ranges for the weekend so you can take in the serene, natural environment across 30km of connecting trails. What more could you want? The chance of encountering some natural wildlife? Well, you’re in luck because echidnas, wombats and a variety of birds are just a few of the local inhabitants you could come across whilst traversing the Macedon Regional Park.

Looking for something a bit more unique? Well, if you make it up there before the 26th of April, you can enjoy the inaugural Macedon Ranges Autumn Festival that offers a variety of events, workshops and scenic country drives that will have you wishing you lived up there. The local eateries and cellars will be hosting special promotions all festival long as well so you can indulge in the finest food and beverages the town has to offer. 

4.     Heathcote and the Valley of Liquidambers

If you’re after some natural autumn colours and want to enjoy the turning foliage in Melbourne, then the Valley of Liquidambers in Heathcote is the place to be as the sprawling valley will produce some gorgeous autumn colours this time of the year. Whether you’re choosing to observe the change from afar or wish to take a stroll through the environment for a walk or picnic — your visual senses will be treated to quite the delight. Heathcote is also home to some exquisite wineries such as Tar & Roses — who open their cellar door on the first weekend of every month, so if you can plan your visit accordingly you’ll have quite the day.

5.     Cycling and mountain bike trails in Mornington

Dedicated bike paths are a cyclist’s best friend and the Mornington Peninsula is full of them with over 30 dedicated cycle trails available including mountain bike trails. Don’t have a bike yourself or not sure how to bring your own up to the Peninsula? Not to worry, there are hiring options available. All you have to do is show up and enjoy the experience. With the season bringing in some beautiful autumn colours and cooler weather — now is the ideal time for a scenic peddle through Mornington’s natural setting.

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