Short Easter Getaways 2014

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Easter is just around the corner and with it will come some days of public holiday bliss. A time to relax, enjoy and lean back. Perfect for a short weekend away from the hustle and bustle of our favourite city.

So what to do and where to go. Luckily for you we already made plans for easter and drew up a few short getaway suggestions for you as well. All in Victoria and all only a short drive away. Here we go:

Cape Schanck Lighthouse

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On the southern tip (kind off) of Mornington Peninsula, you find Cape Schanck. Well, we’re really here to suggest you head not to the (very) small village, but down a winding road to the lighthouse. Park the car and wander down to the lighthouse. If you’re not in the mood for longer hiking, take the boardwalk near the lighthouse for some stunning coastal views with minimum effort. In for a longer walk? Take the trail to Bushrangers Bay (as pictured above) for an incredibly pretty walk with some stunning coastal views along the road.

More Information at capeschancklighthouse.com.au


Daylesford

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Daylesford is about 90 minutes from Melbourne and just recently crowned Australia’s most romantic town.
And it gets better, it is also home to all the makings of the ultimate weekend escape. Here you’ll find rustic B & Bs to while away the hours, farmers markets jam-packed with fresh produce and wine sourced from local merchants all wrapped up in a quaint village feel.  Before settling in it’s worth making a trip outside of town to the Hepburn Springs Bathhouse and Spa to take advantage of the largest concentration of natural springs in the country.

More information at visitdaylesford.com.au


The Ned Kelly Touring Route

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This trip takes you on a journey back in time along the Ned Kelly Touring Route to nineteenth century Victoria – a pioneering territory full of the hopes and dreams of an emerging nation.
Over 2 days and approximately 458km the tour takes you from Melbourne to Beechworth, stopping in Beveridge, Avenel, Euroa, Benalla and Glenrowan where you can visit the places where Australia’s greatest folk tale was lived and fought. Along the way discover northeast Victoria, a favourite destination for lovers of food wine and beautiful scenery.

More information: visitvictoria.com


The Grampians

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Autumn is the perfect season to visit the Grampians. If you are a nature-lover you will savour the walking tracks, lookouts and waterfalls in the breathtaking rugged landscape. Plus you are sure to see quite a few kangaroos and if you are lucky you will see some wombats and echidnas. Get into the car and head down to Wartook Valley to get an almost guaranteed peek of some emus. Let me tell you they are fast but I won’t tell why I know it!
It gets even more better, because the Grampians Wine Region is celebrating 150 years of grape growing this year and we all know that grapes are harvested during autumn and you can also try heaps of new wine, so there’s even more reason to visit regional cellar doors and chat with winemakers.

More information: visitmelbourne.com

Ok folks these are some suggestion from Klaus and Fritz on what to do over easter. If you feel a bit more adventures or you want to head to destinations far away, check out our recommendation filed in the “Travel” category.
Whatever you do though, have fun and enjoy your days off!


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