Forget the cold outside! now it’s time to pack your winter clothes and head out to find Victoria’s best winter sights and activities. There are many things to do in Melbourne in the winter that will keep you busy the entire holiday. Discover these top 5 best day trips from Melbourne in winter.

1. A hot bath at Peninsula Hot Springs

It is one of the most unique things you can do in Melbourne in the winter to stay warm and energized. Get away from the noise and chaos of the city and take a bath in the Peninsula’s hot spring, which is a peaceful oasis. The whole thing is very relaxing, and the bath has the best and most well-known furniture, lounges, wellness centers, boardrooms, and more. There are many kinds of inspired bathing ranges, so pick one that fits your mood and the environment.

2. Ice skating at O’Brien Icehouse

Skating is one of the best winter activities you can do in Melbourne. O’Brien Icehouse has created a beautiful place where people of all ages can go ice skating in safety. On Melbourne’s best ice-skating rink, both novices and pros can enjoy themselves to the fullest. It is 3.6 km from Melbourne City Center and takes about 13 minutes to get there by car or taxi.

3. Hiking and Camping on French Island

French Island is 61 kilometers southeast of Melbourne. It is the largest island off the coast of Victoria and the most populous. Even though it is small, the island has good wineries, hiking trails, and places to camp. Before Europeans moved there, the Bunurong tribe of Aborigines used French Island as a place to hunt. It is now a popular day trip from Melbourne for both locals and tourists.

4. Relax at Portarlington

It is a historic coastal township and is one of the most popular day trips in Melbourne winter. It is on a hilltop with a view of Port Phillip Bay, 104 km south of Melbourne and 31 km east of Geelong, at the end of a peninsula that sticks out into Port Phillip Bay. Portarlington is known for its delicious mussels, beautiful scenery, and coast. It is surrounded by award-winning wineries.

5. Watch the light show and exhibitions at the Heide Museum.

The Heide Museum is a beautiful site with a variety of modern and contemporary art and artifacts on display. The museum is a great place to explore in the winter. Here you can find paintings by well-known artists like Sidney Nolan, John Perceval, Albert Tucker, and Joy Hester. The museum frequently has shows like “Things That Won’t Sit Still,” “Tai Chi at Heidi,” and more. The museum is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


Melbourne is famous for its year-round sunshine and atmosphere. However, Melbourne winters have a hidden charm. If you go to Melbourne in the winter, you will find a lot of things to do. From ice skating to snowboarding to hot chocolate festivals, the atmosphere is perfect for a fun family trip.