While we love Melbourne and its laneway cafes, ornate arcades and magnificent sports stadiums, there’s so much to discover once you go beyond city boundaries. For the wine lovers, head to the Mornington Peninsula for some of the region's specialty drops - pinot and chardonnay. Wind down with a trip to the Peninsula hot springs, set amongst the stunning natural bushland. Head for the hills to sample tasty local cheese in the Yarra Valley or  see the vineyards from above a hot air balloon.

Get your wildlife fix on Phillip Island, home to adorable Little Penguins and take a stroll along the boardwalk atop cliffs overlooking the Bass Strait at the Nobbies. To the west of Melbourne, visit Geelong, the gateway to the Bellarine Peninsula. Check out the quirky public artworks that line the waterfront.

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