There are some good driving roads that you can do in a day trip from Melbourne, but to get out and see some of the REALLY good roads, it's just too far to drive in a day and still enjoy the trip. So, we do longer trips!
Here's what we've done so far and we'll be planning more soon!
Our first Mad Mountain Marathon was in late Nov, 2018. Planned to go for 3 days through the highlands and Victorian Alps. However, the weather was against us. Though clear for the first day, as we arrived in Mitta Mitta for our first overnight stop, it came to our attention that there had been 32cm of snow at Falls Creek in the last 36 hours, so we headed off the next morning towards Bogong High Plains Rd feeling a little apprehensive. Luckily, weather still clear, it had mostly melted by the time we got there. A a few slushy bits slowed us down, but nothing to worry about... until later that afternoon. Stopping to fill up at Bright, some of the group took a little detour up Mt Buffalo while the rest kept going up towards Hotham. From the moment we left Harrietville to the very top of the mountain it bucketed down so hard there were little rivulets on every corner and standing pools of water on every straight. Still, the next morning we awoke at Hotham to find glorious sunshine and great weather for a trip down the other side of the mountains. But after lunch in Bruthen, the heavens opened again and the cars got another wash as we headed back towards Melbourne for the end of this awesome (even if very wet) trip.