Great Ocean Road.
At the gateway to the Great Ocean Rd., only 30 mins from the CBD, skip to Mansion Hotel & Spa for a stylish country getaway / Werribee Park / K Rd / Werribee / 9731 4000 / lancemore.com.au / beside Shadowfax winery / shadowfax.com.au. Great Ocean Rd. runs from Torquay to Warrnambool (253km), but the highlights are Bells Beach, Lorne (here you can duck 40 mins inland to ace resto/farm Brae / braerestaurant.com), Apollo Bay + the Twelve Apostles. For a chic pit-stop stay at Drift House / 98 Gipps St. / Port Fairy / 5568 3309 / drifthouse.com.au / with brekky hampers included. Check out Melbourne Visitor Centre (see V. Useful/Info Nympho), or / visitvictoria.com