We're Back! Cheap Getaways Near Melbourne + Bonus Discounts!

Posted On 01/Jul/20 - This deal has Expired

Feeling stuck? Sick of iso life? Same. Don't worry though, we have your back! We may be locked in our own little state right now, but we reckon that's ok, and now is a great time to explore all those hidden Victorian gems and take those day trips that you've been talking about for years.

We took the time (to be honest, we don't have much else on right now) to get in touch with our local tourism friends and put together some deals and discounts for you, to get you out and about in our great state. Go have an adventure, make some fun memories and support our local businesses!


A quintessential Melbourne day-trip destination, the Yarra Valley packs a punch (get it...wine? Ha), and you can easily spend a few days exploring all this beautiful area has to offer. Whether you're a wine connoisseur, nature lover, foodie or looking for family fun, this is a great day out (or few days!) for everyone.

Known for it's wineries, the Yarra Valley is home to plenty of amazing, well-known wineries, but the real gem here is discovering all the smaller, boutique ones yourself! There are hundreds of wineries in the area, with a variety of offerings from Sauvignon Blanc to Reisling and even Moscato (for you sweet toothers!).

Just for our readers, if you visit Stones in Coldstream and tell them 'I Know the Pilot', you'll get a free tasting platter with any main meal purchased, or you can get 15% off your wine! You're welcome.

If you've had a little bit much to drink, or just don't want to leave (we understand), a stay at the stunning Chateau Yering will sort you out. An original homestead, this 100-year-old building also has it's own winery, as well as stunning views, award-winning dining and the comfiest beds ever.

We managed to wrangle you an amazing, exclusive rate - over $50 off per person! Check out the details here.


No visit to the Yarra Valley is complete without stopping by the famous Healesville Sanctuary! Full to the brim of our cute Aussie animals, visitors can wander through a variety of landscapes, and even cuddle or feed their critter of choice.

Perfect for families, our readers get a special 15% off tickets until the end of September! Simply enter the code 'PILOT' when booking online.