Whether you hug the coast or cut across country, forego the service station pitstop this year. Instead, pull into one of the great cafes that dot the road from Melbourne to Meredith for your morning coffee on the way there. Need to fight the post-festival blues on the way home? There's no better cure than lunch at a country pub. Our guide to the best stops on the road between Melbourne and Meredith is right here. Once you've checked it all out, we've made a map to help you find them.

It’s all just an exit away.

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