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Melbourne roadtrip ideas for Father’s Day

What Dad doesn’t love a bit of a roadtrip out of the city to discover the wonders of regional Victoria. Give Dad a real treat this Father’s Day with our list of top things to do outside of Melbourne.


Pt. Leo Estate Vintage Launch

Fri | Merricks | #onehourout

A new vintage launch is always an excuse to celebrate, and that’s exactly what they’re doing at Pt. Leo Estate this weekend: showcasing the new wines in a guided tasting that’s paired with a five-course meal. The perfect way to meet the new arrivals!

Details & booking here


Seriously Shiraz Wine Festival

Fri-Sun | The Grampians | #threehoursout

Whether you’re wild about wine or enjoy the occasional tipple, you’re guaranteed to find a tastebud-tempting drop here. That’s because the Grampians is a region known for it’s super-fine Shiraz, and this weekend they’re opening the vaults and pouring vintages old and new. There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment and local gourmet food on hand too, making this the perfect day out. Read our article about this festival here.

Full details here


The Burnham Beeches Truffle Hunt

Sat | Sherbrooke | #onehourout

Treasure hunting truffles in a 200-tree trufferie near Sherbrooke Forest … sounds like something out of a story, but it’s not, it’s a real-life event happening this weekend – one that comes complete with with a four-course menu from Vue de monde Executive Chef, Hugh Allen paired with a bespoke wine match from Vue Group Head Sommelier, Carlos Simeos Santos.

Further details & booking here


Plus some fantastic places for lunch!!

Father’s Day Feasts

Father’s Day Pie Tea at Mary Eats Cake | Montrose #onehourout

Father’s Day Feast at Terindah Estate | Bellarine Peninsula #oneandahalfhoursout

Father’s Day at Fondata | Kangaroo Ground #onehourout

Father’s Day Lunch at All Saints Estate | | Wahgunyah #threehoursout

Father’s Day Family Roast | Healesville Hotel #onehourout

Father’s Day Dining at Skyhigh | Mt Dandenong #onehourout

Make Dad’s Day with Lunch at Max’s | Red Hill #onehourout

Father’s Day Concert with Jo Jo Rainwater at Daylesford Cider #oneandahalfhoursout

Because Dad Knows Best Lunch at Marty’s at Oakdene | Wallington#oneandahalfhoursout

Father’s Day Helicopter Joy Flights out of Seppelt Wines | Great Western #twoandahalfhoursout

Epic Father’s Day BBQ at Red Gum BBQ | Red Hill #onehourout

Festa Del Papa at Zonzo Estate | Yarra Glen #onehourout


Looking for some last-minute gift ideas?

One Hour Out has a huge range of unique regional experiences that will fill your Dad’s heart with joy.

There’s this one which will lift your Dad’s French cuisine skills, or maybe an Organic gourmet sausage-making class. Or perhaps something more substantial, like this year-long wine-making course .

Or buy Dad a gift voucher so he can choose his own regional experience. Purchase a gift card here.

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