Five long weekend getaways that don’t need a car
For a car-free weekend away, board a getaway train or bus for regional Victoria.
So, you don’t drive and all your friends with wheels are taking off for a weekend getaway? You can still take time out and explore regional Victoria using public transport with a bit of expert guidance from RACV’s journey planner app arevo. Many Victorian getaway destinations have good public transport, cycling and walking options when you have a few days to unwind by taking a leisurely trip.
Weekends are the perfect time to get out and explore regional Victoria and enjoy the scenery from a train or bus, says arevo marketing manager Katie Chuang. She says arevo is a personalised pocket journey planner ideal for people who don’t drive, that covers all modes of transport – from trains and buses to ferries and cycling.
It provides personalised routes and calculates the time and distance of the journey, the carbon footprint according to the mode of transport, and even the kilojoules spent walking or cycling.
Every weekend, many regional centres host special events while others have timeless appeal. So leave the car at home and explore Victoria by foot, bus or train this weekend. Here are five places to have a car-free getaway.