5 Amazing Roadtrips from Melbourne

We love our road trips and these are our top five Victorian picks. 

 

Cactus Country

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Here you'll find of hundreds of cacti up to 50 years old and amazing artwork from a resident artist that paints every surface they can get their hands on. Paths wind through the plants and your written guide gives you all the details if you want to recreate the vibe at home. We spent over an hour just wandering around the gorgeous gardens, there is so much to see!

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The yurt sits on top of a remote hill on a farm in Myrrhee (45minutes from Benalla in northern Victoria). It is richly decorated and has a comfortable double bed inside.  There are two hammocks under a covered area just outside the yurt door along with a BBQ and gas cooktop. In total camping luxury there is a shower with hot water and a toilet as well. 

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Benalla has just hosted the third annual Wall to Wall Street Art Festival and the town looks incredible! Melbourne street art fans will recognise the work of Adnate, Rone, Kaffine and many more. There are also many interstate artists joining in on the fun.

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Starting in Sheep Hills and winding all the way up to Patchewollock is a street art project that is a world first! The big old grain silos that are dotted all over this farming area are being transformed into incredible works of art. It started two years ago with Guido van Helton painting four locals onto a silo at Brim. The response was incredible with people travelling far and wide to see the one of a kind artwork. Since then five more silos have been added to the project. Adnate has painted the colourful Sheep Hills silo at the start of the trail and Fintan Magee has added one of his signature huge characters to Patchewollock at the trail's end.   

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Located just outside Kyneton, one hour north of Melbourne, is this little gem of a property. The star of the show is Jean Claude Van Tram, a Vintage Tram that has been converted into comfortable accommodation. Inside is a bedroom, bathroom, toilet, kitchen and lounge area with wood heater. This conversion has been done with love and loyalty to the original purpose so you get all the character of the old tram. 

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So, go on then! Hit the road!