One of our favourite city escapes, Beaufort, a town about two hours drive 158km northwest of Melbourne.
It is an easy drive along the Western Highway which runs between Adelaide and Melbourne and Beaufort is just 30 minutes from either Ballarat or Ararat.
It really is a “breath of fresh air” escape for a few days to explore the attractions of this authentic Victorian country area, as well as to have a relaxing break.
Pay attention to coastal and land wind warnings. And if you hit a big gale, patience works. If you can, sit it out. If you must drive take it easy. Even the strongest winds often drop in the evening and into early morning. But kangaroos, camels and wombats are 'night owls' so weigh up the risks. Take your time and you will be fine.
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