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Victoria has so many tiny regional towns you can plan road trips with thousands of different variations. If your looking for a road trip in Victoria or a road trip from Melbourne here some of the major regional towns and resorts to get you started planning your road trip stops!

Road Trip Ideas

The Great Ocean Road

The most famous Victorian Road Trip is of course the Great Ocean Road, if you havn’t been for a long time it might be time to put it back on your list! It’s not just the coast that is beautiful but the inland areas of the Otways as well. Which can be there own road trip to!

The Greater Otway National Park

A huge park formed by the joining of the Otway National Park and several smaller parks the Otway National Park is a beautiful destination all year round. It’s ferny rainforest walks can offer respite for exploring in summer and in winter the waterfalls pound and the landscapes are often misty and surreal.

Popular towns include Forrest for its brewery and chocolate factory plus nice easy (and dog friendly) bushwalks like Lake Elizabeth and nearby Stevensons Falls and its many MTB tracks. The local store sells produce from all around the region.

If you love food with a view The Perch in lavers hill offers warm and inviting restaurant with gorgeous views and plenty of outdoor tables for those with a dog (i checked and they said they are very welcome).

There are loads of this to visit but Melba Gully and Triplet Falls are two very popular highlights of the National Park.

The High Country

Last summer I did a 2wd bitumen road trip in the High Country in Victoria (there are also heaps of 4wd only tracks that are popular)to Falls Creek, Dinner Plain and Bright. It was absolutely gorgeous up the top of Falls Creek crossing through the Bogong High Plains, really unique alpine vegetation and as it was blue skys and sunny the views across the mountains were gorgeous.

I camped but there are also accommodation options in all these places. As an added bonus you can stay in your van for free in dinner plains (a little high country town with an old school village feel) in Summer and wander up to the pub for dinner and a beer, something you definately can’t do in winter.

The Murray River

The Murrary River runs the full length of the Victoria border and has plenty of small and larger regional towns to explore. A lot of these towns have state park nearby so there are plenty opportunities s to ride your bike along paths and gravel roads and camp by the river. The Murrary River is a great destination if you want to travel with your dog as it has lots of dog friendly camping opportunities.

There are great options for accommodation from bush cabins to luxury resorts (hello Sebel Yarrawonga) and many places to enjoy meals with a view looking over the river and other areas like lakes.

Regional Resorts

Sebel Yarrawonga

The new kid on the block of luxury accommodation in Victoria the Sebel is a great spot to kick back on a big wrap around deck and enjoy the views drink in Hand.