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Fun winter road trip destinations for you and your family

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Fun winter road trip destinations for you and your family

At Mantello Suzuki, we love nothing more than a good road trip – but going on a fun adventure doesn’t have to be reserved for the warmer months. Whether there are three of you, six of you, or you and your dog in your family unit, there are some great places in Victoria to explore. From the hustle and bustle of Daylesford to the serenity of the Yarra Valley, there really is something for everyone.

So, here’s our list of fun road trip destinations for you and your family this winter. Happy exploring!

High Country

If idyllic, snow-capped mountains and white, glistening slopes are your cup of tea (or steaming mug of cocoa) then Victoria’s Alpine Region will be right up your alley. With impressive mountains like Hotham and Buffalo, Victoria’s High Country is great for a spot of skiing, snowboarding or tobogganing and, when the day is over, a glass of wine in a cosy cabin.

Why not take your brand new Vitara to the snow for the adventure it deserves? Featuring ALLGRIP SELECT, you can feel in control in your Vitara with a simple push-and-turn dial that lets you select from four driving modes - AUTO, SPORT, SNOW and LOCK - to suit your driving conditions.


What could be more appealing on a wintery day than a soak in a hot mineral spring? Hit the road and head to Daylesford this winter and experience the region’s natural springs, interesting galleries and heritage train rides. 

When that hunger hits, why not head to Lake House for a bite to eat in the Cape Cod-style dining room? For something a little more active, rug up for a walk in Mineral Springs Reserve, and don’t forget to bring a water bottle – you can fill it with naturally fizzy mineral water for free!

Yarra Valley
No list of fun winter road trip destinations would be complete without mention of the gorgeous Yarra Valley. This world-class wine region has so much to offer for the whole family – and not just great food and wine. 

Book yourself into a cosy Airbnb, sit in front of the fire, play board games and relax. Winter is also a great time to head to Healesville Sanctuary when it’s not so crowded with hordes of tourists. 

To make your trip extra fun, the Suzuki Jimny is what you need. The Jimny cares about one thing: doing cool stuff. Wherever you go in this little fun box is guaranteed to provide you with good times. Whether that’s in the wilderness, on suburban roads or on a winter adventure in a wine region.


Why not take your family to this famous gold mining region this winter? In July, Ballarat hosts something called Winter Wonderlights. This family-friendly event includes hands-on activities, colourful decorations and a sound and light show that illuminates the streets.

If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, head to The Art Gallery of Ballarat to see some stunning Australian art. Follow it up with a long lunch at one of Ballarat’s impressive restaurants or breweries then head home for a cosy up in your accommodation. 

What takes your fancy?

Victoria has so much to see and do all year round and we can’t wait to explore these winter road trip destinations while the weather is chilly, and the trees are bare. 

Wherever you and your family go this winter, make sure you have the right vehicle to take you there. If you’re looking for a new set of wheels for those weekend adventures, head to our dealership for a chat about what we have to offer.