The 10 days Easter holiday is coming and it is time to cash in on a trip away while the weather’s still nice. Within an easy several hours drive of Melbourne, you can find a range of things to do including hiking, biking, fishing, world class wineries and restaurants. If you need a break from the city, here is our list of the best getaway for the long weekends in VIC, Australia.

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory National Park

Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks. Situated at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, you will find spectacular scenery of granite mountains, native forests, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines. From sun‐drenched summer beaches to secluded winter walks among rainforest, the Prom has something for everyone.

You can camp, caravan or stay in huts, cabins, wilderness retreats or lodges at Tidal River where there is a general store and take-away food shop. Enjoy short walks along Norman Beach, Picnic Bay or Squeaky Beach and see a variety of wildlife including kangaroos, wombats and emus. Remember to bring saxon 8x26 Expedition Binoculars which come in an inverted porro-prism design with premium BAK-4 prism glass, fully multi-coated optics as well as a soft textured grip. The compact design means it is easy to use during your travels and outdoor adventures in Wilsons Promontory National Park.

There is no light pollution here in the night sky of Wilsons Prom and the stars need to be seen to be believed. You absolutely must head outside on a clear night when you are here, even in winter brave the cold, trust me it's worth it. Wilsons Prom is also a renowned spot for viewing the aurora australis, or the southern lights, and bioluminescence. Compact and portable, the new saxon 70mm Traveller Scope is your new grab and go telescope for land and astronomical viewing. It will be a perfect addition to your holiday.

Mt Macedon

Mt Macedon

The natural wonderland of Mount Macedon is a place to escape and enjoy contemplation. Hike the wonderful walking trails over the mountain or have a peaceful lunch at Sanatorium Lake or one of the many picnic spots that can be found in the area.

There’s more to do in Mount Macedon than just appreciate its natural beauty. Sip coffee, snack on award-winning pies and stock up on local produce and wines at The Trading Post, a hub for local residents and visitors alike, or have one with the locals at the Mount Macedon Pub, another institution of the area. Wander through galleries and their displays of local art and craft, treat yourself to a concert or even a tour at Duneira, or visit Stephen Ryan’s nursery, Dicksonia Rare Plants, just one of many nurseries that thrive in the fresh mountain climate.

There are also more than 200 species of beautiful birds abound in the Macedon Ranges and they are including Galah, Long-billed corella, Crimson Rosella, Eastern Rosella, Suphur-crested cockatoo and so on. So bring your spotting scopes and find a quiet spot to set up camp.

Whether it's the endless red maple forest, or the private garden with winding paths, you can shoot the wonders of the fairy tale world. It is 64 km from Melbourne and only one hour by car. Then ask your family and friends to find a sunny day and take saxon 8-20x25 Traveller Binoculars to the Mt Macedon for a holiday.

Mt Grampians

Mt Grampians

The Grampians are a series of five spectacular sandstone ridges which are the result of earth movements lifting and tilting the hard sandstones to create an impressive landscape of peaks and valleys. There are lookouts with stunning panoramic views as well as a number of impressive waterfalls.

The Grampians National Park is a good place to discover grand and rugged mountain ranges, enjoy spectacular wildflower. You can go bushwalking or take advantage of the rocky crags for rock climbing and abseiling. It is also a good chance to enjoy canoeing and fishing in the Lake Wartook and Lake Bellfield. Don't miss the chance to see ancient Aboriginal rock art paintings in shelters throughout the park. Head to Billimina Shelter, Manja Shelter and Gulgurn Manja Shelter.

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Bright Town

Bright Town

The town Bright is nestled in the beautiful Ovens Valley and surrounded by the Australian Alps. It is overwhelmingly and naturally spectacular in autumn because of the extensive planting of European trees.

The pretty town is ablaze with red, orange, yellow and gold in autumn. People are happy to simply cycle or walk around the area soaking up the crisp air and enjoying the beauty of the chestnuts, oaks, and the tall eucalypts and pines in the mountains.

Bright is located 310 m above sea level on the edge of the Snowy Mountains which is 327 km north-east of Melbourne. It is also a good option those planning to ski at the nearby resorts of Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham. In the spring the mountains are carpeted with wildflowers, the alpine peaks are still snow-covered and the mountain streams flow with melting ice. After winter the wattles, willows, wattles, apple and plum orchards are bursting with buds and new growth. Visitors can play bowls, golf, tennis, croquet, squash or go gliding, flying, horse riding, hang-gliding, or pan for gold around Bright.

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Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

Whether you’ve got a day or a week, the Mornington Peninsula is total temptation. You’ll find artisan food producers, market gardens, farmers markets, casual cafes and winery restaurants. You can fill your picnic basket at a farmgate or share a regional platter at a winery restaurant. Enjoy high tea, book a cooking class or savour a fine dining experience in the restaurant – it’s all here.

For some well-deserved rest and relaxation, Peninsula Hot Springs is the dream destination on the list. An hour’s drive out of Melbourne, you too can easily experience the gorgeous natural views at the Peninsula Hot Springs as you hop from hot pool to hot pool. Each thermal pool varies in temperature. Break up your pool-hopping with a cold plunge or shower, or take a slow stroll on the reflexology walk.

Do you know, the Mornington Peninsula is also a great dark sky spot. Definitely would recommend camping overnight down there! You'll get a clear view of the major south sky constellations from any of the Peninsula back beaches. And you even can see the aurora from Flinders at the right time.

Breathtaking coastal views and wildlife spotting turn a cliff-top walk through Mornington Peninsula National Park into a unique experience. Climb the 300 metre granite hill of Arthurs Seat for spectacular views of the bay, the Mornington and Bellarine peninsulas and the distant Melbourne skyline. For a real challenge, the 26 kilometre Two Bays Walking Track is the peninsula's longest continuous walking trail linked by boardwalks, steps, bridges and grass paths. saxon 8x25 Traveller Binoculars are designed with the traveller in mind, these 8x magnification and 25mm objective lens binoculars will be a must-have for anyone who is seeking to see the world and enjoy every moment of their adventure.