At Mantello PEUGEOT, we believe that road trips aren’t just about the destination, they’re about the journey; the views, the scenery and the fun you can have along the way. There are very few things in life better than taking your car out for a spin and going for a drive; and if the scenery is incredible, it’s even better.
Here’s our list of the Victorian roads with the best views to help you decide where your next picturesque adventure will be.
The Great Ocean Road
Built by thousands of WW1 veterans over 14 years, The Great Ocean Road is an absolute must-drive. With jaw-dropping views and plenty of gorgeous coastal towns to stop off at, this journey won’t disappoint. Whether you’re heading to or from Melbourne, check out one of the stunning beaches for a quick dip or a sandy picnic.
No Great Ocean Road drive would be complete without a stop off at The Twelve Apostles (now just eight, actually). Take some pics, take in the views and get those cobwebs well and truly cleared by the ocean breeze.
The Macedon Ranges
Only 45 minutes from Melbourne, the Macedon Ranges have winding forest roads and plenty of attractions to stop off at along your journey. Take a stroll around Sanatorium Lake or walk around Centennial Park to get your nature fix.
In the autumn months, the ranges are the perfect place for a cosy weekend getaway. Find a bed and breakfast to relax in and don’t forget to pack your appetite; there are plenty of wineries and eateries in the area that you won’t want to miss.
Black Spur Drive
Spanning 56km, Black Spur Drive boasts pole-straight gum trees, an abundance of ferns and, if you’re lucky, you might spot some wildlife. Best started at Lilydale and followed through to Marysville, this Victorian road has some of the best views you’ll see in the state. Think lush forests, spectacular valley views and sun-speckled picnic areas.
Great Alpine Road
Stretching from Wangaratta to Bairnsdale, the Great Alpine Road is truly magnificent. Tootle through cute towns like Bright and Omeo on the B500 and, in winter, head to Mount Hotham for some winter sports action.
This 339km journey is Australia’s highest year-round accessible road that will take you past rolling vineyards, shimmering waterways on the coast and down plunging mountain valleys.
Whether you’re in a 2008 SUV or a hatchback, a drive through the Grampians will never disappoint. Drive from Halls Gap to Dunkeld and on one side you’ll see mountains, and on the other, you’ll see the stunning Lake Bellfield.
Looking for the ultimate driving playlist for your Grampians adventure? We’ve curated the best of the best when it comes to sing along tunes for the whole family to enjoy.
Where will your PEUGEOT take you?
Whatever journey you choose, make sure you do it in comfort. SUVs like the 3008 have top of the range ergonomic driving possibilities with enhanced comfort and safety features, as well as amazing multimedia options for the whole family to enjoy. And, for extra comfort, don’t forget to check out our top tips for maintaining your posture while you’re out enjoying your scenic drive in Victoria.