Within a couple of hours drive of the CBD of Melbourne, an extraordinary range of activities await. Walking trails in the Macedon Ranges, beautiful vineyards and rolling hills of the Yarra Valley. Kids will love the Healesville Sanctuary and walking trails in the Dangdelong Ranges.
Of course that is not all. Even if you choose not to leave the city, there are plenty of things to do with kids. Take a bike ride along the Yarra River, wander through the mind-blowing lobby of the Melbourne Casino, interact with a new culture in China Town or play in the endless parks of St Kilda.
Melbourne is home to great sporting events, a wealth of cuisines and boasts a great public transport system, so it is easy to explore. The weather here is certainly unpredictable, so take warm clothes wherever you go, even in summer! AND carry a water bottle because heat waves are just as common.