Spending the day in regional Victoria is a perfect way to unwind and get out of your weekend rut. When planning your day trips in Victoria, they should be easy to get to and have attractions all members of your family would love.

So how do you choose which day trips Victoria to enjoy? As an easy 2-hour drive from Melbourne, Bendigo is the perfect day trip choice. With world-class wineries, a craft beer and cider scene and a thriving art and cultural hub, Bendigo can appeal to all types of day-trippers.

Bendigo Day Trip Highlights

As a day road trip from Melbourne, Bendigo offers a wide range of attractions that all members of your family will enjoy. For those who don’t want to drive, Bendigo is only a 90-minute express train journey from Melbourne. Popular family fun and attractions in Bendigo include:

And when it’s time to eat, Bendigo offers plenty of eating options to suit all tastes and budgets including cafés, bakeries and restaurants. If you’ve packed your lunch, enjoy a picnic at Lake Weeroona, Bendigo Botanic Gardens or Kennington Reservoir.

Victorian Goldfields Railway

The Best Day Trips In Victoria

For memorable day trips in Victoria, Bendigo offers it all. From quirky shops, antiques and collectables to day-spas, it can be hard to decide what to do first. Our 1-day itinerary will help you. Explore more VIC day trips near Bendigo including the nearby towns of Heathcote, Axedale, Harcourt, Maldon, Castlemaine, Eaglehawk and Elmore.