Victoria State is well known for being an outdoor activities hotspot in Australia. Here are some tips for your favourite hiking spots outside Melbourne, far enough to enjoy the great outdoors and close enough to visit from your room for rent in Melbourne on the same day.
Victoria is well known for its parks and hiking spots. If you come to Melbourne, you’ll both enjoy the proximity of numerous scenic walks in nature and comfortable accommodation in the vibrant city of Melbourne. These spots are easy to reach within a day, so you’ll not need to move anything nor waste too much time if you stay in the capital to study. Accommodations in Melbourne can be expensive, especially if you plan to stay for a study course length. Here at Homestay Harmony, we have the best solution for you, we recommend a hosted room for rent in Melbourne, because it will help you meet your budget needs and your adventurer spirit. So pack your hiking shoes and a refillable bottle and get ready to enjoy your break in the great outdoors.
Don’t forget to bring an umbrella, sunscreen and some snacks that will help you enjoy your nature-loving adventure. Furthermore, bring a bag so you can take your rubbish (trash) home with you leaving only footprints behind you.
Oh! And put a power bank in your backpack, because the beauty of these spots will grant you Instagram material for weeks, a bit like the stunning street art that you can find behind every nook in Marvelous Melbourne.
Best Hikes outside Melbourne
Are you ready to discover the beauty of Victoria’s outdoors near Melbourne?
Keep reading then, because here are our top nature lovers escapes at Homestay Harmony.
Hikes 1-2 hours away from Melbourne.
These hikes are close and ideal if you have a room for rent in Melbourne. They are easy to reach, with a stunning view and will make the perfect day trip for you and your friends.
- Mornington Peninsula National Park: less than 2 hours away from Melbourne, ideal if you love whales, wild animals and cold waves.
- You Yangs National Park: 1 hour away and not ideal for beginners. The park is dog friendly, so bring your pooch and take your time for the long walks this park has to offer.
- Dandenong Ranges National Park: 1 hour away, not for beginners as well. The park allows you to enjoy a walk in the forest, although a bit of experience is required.
- Lerderderg State Park: less than 1 hour away. This is a true bushwalk circuit that will bring you close to the river with gold mining era remains on site.
Hikes further afield
Do you have more time or need a longer escape exploring Victoria State? Say no more.
- Wilson’s Promontory: less than 3 hours away. After a bit of bushwalking, this hiking spot will meet you with dunes, a place named the Big Drift. Worth seeing.
- Grampians National Park: 3 hours away. Bushwalk, rocks, climbing but also waterfalls and nature all around, make this national park a favourite on our list.
- Wilsons Promontory National Park: 3 hours away. This national park will ease your itch for nature with a stunning coastal view.
Here at Homestay Harmony, we tried to stay focused and choose just a handful of hikes access from Melbourne. They are easy to reach in just a few hours, will fulfill your desire for stunning views, wild animals, and amazing landscapes. Just check the park’s websites to be sure they are open during the Covid-19 emergency.
Anyway, we encourage you: rent a room in Melbourne with one of our fantastic hosts, then let the heart, or your host guide you.