Melbourne is a vibrant city and a hub of culture and excitement. Melbourne is also a fantastic starting point from a number of day trips. If you’re looking for some inspiration on how to spend your weekend, hopping in the car and going for an explore is always a fantastic option. Self Storage Newport can help take care of any valuable items you may need kept safe while you’re out on your adventure. 

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road begins a 90 minute trip from Melbourne’s city centre and spans 400km from Torquay to Nelson on the South Australian Border. A day trip from Melbourne will begin with a drive to Port Campbell and will take around 2.5-3 hrs, from there you can easily access The London Bridge, The Grotto, and Bay of Islands Coastal Park from the west and from the east The Blowhole, Lord Ard Gorge, Tom and Eva Lookout, the Razorback, and the Twelve Apostles. 

aerial view of the Great Ocean Road

Phillip Island

Only a 90 minute drive from Melbourne city, Phillip Island is Victoria’s own wildlife island. Visit the penguin parade, The Nobbies, Ecoboat Aventures, Koala Conservation, and Churchill Island. By far the most famous Phillip Island experience is the Penguin Parade – enjoy the beautiful sunset while wild penguins make their way up the beach to rest.

Phillip Island Cliffs with long grass

The Mornington Peninsula

The Morning Peninsula is a 90 minute drive from Melbourne and offers visitors a beautiful seaside escape from the city. Take a stroll through the Mornington Farmers Market and find fresh, seasonal produce, juices, fruit, and vegetables. Take a trip to the beach and spend a lazy day by the seaside – popular beaches include Seaford, Frankston, and Sorrento. If you’re not up for a dip, take in the rugged coastline and safely stroll along the water and enjoy the view. 

aerial view of Mornington Peninsula, ragged cliff faces

The Grampians National Park

The Grampians National Park is a nature reserve in Victoria, known for its mountains, wildlife, and wildflowers – it will dazzle you. If you’re an adventure seeker, head out on walking tracks to explore sparkling waterfalls, wildlife, and awe-inspiring lookouts. If culture is what you’re into you’ll be able to explore ancient rock art sites and learn about Indigenous history. 

Peak of a mountain in The Grampians


Lorne is a town situated on the Great Ocean Road and is a popular holiday destination for Melburnians. Lorne has lots to offer with beach, bush and cultural attractions to suit all tastes. Get back to nature and enjoy the beautiful great outdoors – with 10 waterfalls within 10km and over 60km of marked tracks you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Lorne beachside


Regardless of where and what you decide to do on your road trip from Melbourne, you’ll get to experience a beautiful part of the Australian landscape. Keep your belongings safe and secure with Self Storage Newport while you’re on your adventure.