There are a lot of trips that you can take from Melbourne. You can explore the Mornington and Bellarine Peninsulas and their wineries, which are
south of Melbourne. You can also visit wineries in the Yarra Valley, discover the wonderful "bollards" in the town of Geelong, relive the history of the gold rush era at Ballarat and Sovereign Hill, take
one of the world's great coastal drives on the Great Ocean Road, visit a wildlife sanctuary, cruise the Murray River (which is on the border of Victoria and New South Wales), hike and enjoy one of the 35
national parks within the state - Grampians, Snowy Mountains and the Dandenongs, just to name a few, or watch the daily nocturnal Little Penguin Parade at Phillip Island.