Published on February 12 2018.
We have planned your perfect weekend away roaming around regional Victoria, where work emails and meetings can’t follow you. With so much to eat, drink and explore, make the weekend a long and easy one to plan with everything listed and ready for you to just click, book and relax.
There is no shortage of places to eat and drink or things to do – you may find that one weekend just isn’t enough!
Geelong and the Bellarine
This stunning region offers a scenic waterfront precinct with many seaside villages and historic streetscapes to explore. There are many must-see locations in Geelong and the Bellarine to appeal to everyone’s interests, as well as events to attend both weekends of the festival, which makes the Bellarine Peninsula one of the regions-to-be this season.
Catch the gold fever in Bendigo, where towns are as rich in diversity as they are in history, with food ranging from French provincial and specialised steak to all day shared feasting and a thriving café culture to dig into.
Yarra Valley and the Dandenong Ranges
There is so much to enjoy in the picturesque Yarra Valley region, with wine to taste and a sensational variety of regional produce to celebrate. Explore the luscious greenery of the Dandenong Ranges and experience the beautiful creativity of the region, with markets and museum to fill your weekend with.
The Gippsland region is home to so much to do, from the cliffs taking you to Walkerville North to the South Gippsland Rail Trail with amazing views the Wilsons Prom. You can explore the local passion for farming, food and wine with Renascence Gippsland and Graze & Raise Gippsland, or work your way down the list of places to hit.
For the lovers of nature’s beauty, this region is full of diverse Australian landscapes as well as hidden charm within historic towns and various walking tracks. The river will take you on a journey through the contrasting landscapes spanning over 2,500km, which is easy to cover with festival events happening on both weekends of the festival.