Best Excursions & Day Trips From Melbourne

Melbourne is often cited as one of the best places to visit in Australia and for good reason! With its plentiful parks and gardens, easy access to the Great Ocean Road, plus close proximity to many of the country’s best wineries, it’s no surprise that many people visit Melbourne every year.

If you’ve got a trip planned to Melbourne but you’re still looking for some inspiration on how you can spice up your itinerary, we’ve got just the guide for you!

Below, you’ll find a list of the top 20 best day trips from Melbourne based on their price, distance from the city, customer rating and their itinerary! Good luck with planning your trip!

1.Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road plus Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy

Melbourne Combo: Great Ocean Road plus Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy


This excellent Melbourne Combo tour allows you to cruise along one of Australia’s most iconic road trip stretches; the Great Ocean Road. You will also get the chance to explore Healesville Sanctuary, ride on the world-famous Puffing Billy and the Dandenong Ranges as part of your tour from Melbourne.


  • Optional additional entry to the Melbourne Star Observation, the Aquarium or the Eureka Skydeck 88
  • Travel across the Great Ocean Road and enjoy the wonderful stretches of ocean views
  • Visit Healesville Sanctuary and Puffing Billy train ride


  • Tour guide
  • Historic steam train ride
  • Transportation in an air-conditioned minivan

Duration: 10 hours

Rating: 4/5