Day Trips Away from the Peninsula

Bellarine Railway – Queenscliffe

The Bellarine Railway has been operated and maintained by dedicated volunteers since 1979 and features a unique collection of heritage locomotives and carriages from around Australia. Heritage Steam and Diesel Trains offer scenic trips between Queenscliff and Drysdale. Special Occasion Charters are also available along with Train Driver Experiences, Family Specials and Events which include ...

Icehouse Ice Rinks

  • 1300 756 699
  • 105 Pearl River Rd, Docklands
  • Website

The venue contains two Olympic sized ice rinks, sound and light systems, stadium seating and a café, bar and function rooms. It offers something fun for everyone, young or old – whether you’re an ice skating enthusiast or a beginner. There are skates for children as young as 3 years old. Plus ...

Melbourne Aquarium

  • 9923 5999
  • cnr Flinders & King St, Melbourne
  • Website

Home to thousands of aquatic animals, the Melbourne Aquarium is an entertaining and educational experience with four exciting worlds to discover. Marvel at the penguins, be mesmerised by the Seahorse Pier, explore the stunning, floor-to-ceiling Coral Atoll, and dive deep into the depths of the southern Ocean in Sharks Alive.    

Puffing Billy

  • 9757 0700
  • 1 Old Monbulk Road, Belgrave
  • Website

This century-old steam train is still running on its original mountain track from Belgrave to Gembrook in the scenic Dandenong Ranges and is a genuine relic of more leisurely days. Puffing Billy Railway travels from Belgrave to Lakeside and Gembrook in the picturesque Dandenong Ranges.

Melbourne Museum

  • 1300 130 152
  • 11 Nicholson St, Carlton
  • Website

Melbourne Museum explores life from environment to culture and history. It includes a gallery just for children. Highlights include a complete skeleton of a blue whale, a living rainforest, Phar Lap and an IMAX theatre on site. The discovery centre is home to dinosaur skeletons, animals, plants, history and technology.


  • 9392 4800
  • 2 Booker St, Spotswood
  • Website

The museum presents science and technology in unexpected and involving ways. Hands-on participation is positively encouraged and visitors can take part in live demonstrations, shows, guided tours and special activities. Scienceworks is also home to the Melbourne Planetarium.  

Werribee Zoo

  • 9731 9600
  • K Rd, Werribee South
  • Website

A unique opportunity to experience an African adventure closer to home. Encounter the magnificent animals of the African savannah in an open range environment where the animals are given the space to behave as they would in their natural habitats.

Melbourne Zoo

  • 9285 9300
  • Elliott Ave, Parkville
  • Website

Journey through a world of wildlife in the heart of Melbourne. The Melbourne Zoo, contains more than 320 animal species from Australia and around the world. They also have exciting new interactive exhibits designed especially for kids.

Trees Adventure, Belgrave

{Mum's Word}  The tree climbing thing in Belgrave was awesome (from the ground for me!) The kids had a blast and so too did the adults. Scary stuff for the adults who went up too high! My nephew is a small 6 year old, and is just the right height. Any ...

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