With juggling university studies, part time jobs and everything in between it can be hard to find the time to catch up with friends. But it’s important to be able to take a break from our daily stresses and have some fun. Here are our 10 fun ideas for a quick trip with your best friend!
1. The Lunar Drive In
We all love a good movie night, but why don’t you mix it up a bit with a fun night at the Lunar Drive In Cinema? With all the latest movies on offer, plenty of parking and delicious popcorn, it’s a great way to do movies differently. Located in Dandenong it’s a quick trip you and your best friend will definitely enjoy.
2. Yarra Valley
It’s just a quick trip from Melbourne, but the Yarra Valley feels so far away with its luscious green hills and natural scenery. You and your friends can indulge in a cheese and wine tasting or have some fun at the iconic Yarra Valley Chocolaterie and Ice Creamery. It’s a beautiful area and makes for a wonderful weekend getaway.
3. Hot Springs
It doesn’t get more relaxing than a quick trip to one of Melbourne’s many hot springs. From Japanese-style bathing at the Japanese Mountain Retreat in Montrose to mineral pools at the Hepburn Springs in Daylesford, there’s something for everyone. And the tranquillity of it all makes it a perfect getaway to just sit and talk for hours on end with your best friend.
4. Mornington Peninsula
This gorgeous coastal town provides a quick getaway to the beach for you and your pals. Pass the colourful bathing boxes along the Mornington beachfront and take a drive up to Arthur’s Seat for beautiful scenery and ocean views. The serenity provides a much-needed break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
5. Dandenong Ranges
If you and your best friend are fitness enthusiasts and love spending time in the outdoors, a quick trip to the 1000 Steps near the Dandenong Ranges is just the thing for you. The native wildlife and cool shade from all the greenery almost make all the exercise enjoyable! So grab your activewear and sweat it out together!
6. Lavender fields
If you’re looking for something a bit different to do one sunny weekend, invite your friends for a day out at one of Victoria’s picturesque lavender fields. Walk around and take in the vibrant colours and floral fragrance. It’s also a great opportunity to get that perfect Instagram shot!
7. Museum day
If you and your friends love a day of culture and learning, take a quick trip to the Melbourne Museum. From exhibits about fashion to 1960s youth culture to gut health, there’ll definitely be something that piques your interest.
8. Melbourne markets
A Sunday market always makes for a fun day out, especially if you and your friends love vintage or handcrafted items. The Camberwell Sunday Market is a crowd favourite with everything from quirky trinkets to vintage clothes and more. Great for friends who love a nice early start to the day so you can spend hours scouring through the stalls together!
9. A Garden Picnic
For a super chill and laid back outing with friends, simply make a packed lunch and head out to one of Melbourne’s gorgeous gardens for a picnic. Whether it’s the Fitzroy Gardens in the city or Grants Picnic Ground up in the Dandenong Ranges, there are plenty of charming spots to relax with friends.
10. Shopping day at DFO
A day of shopping with friends doesn’t have to break the bank! Take a quick trip to DFO if you and your friends can’t resist a good sale.
What is your go-to place for a quick trip with your best friend? Let us know in the comments below!
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