Warrnambool was a hive of activity on the weekend with people keen to escape Melbourne after the "ring of steel" was removed last week.
Flagstaff Hill and the Warrnambool Art Gallery reopened and proved popular, a council spokesman said.
"Council was pleased to be able to reopen Flagstaff Hill, the visitor information centre and the Warrnambool Art Gallery over the weekend," he said.
"Flagstaff Hill welcomed 130 people over the weekend, while the visitor information centre helped 350 visitors from Melbourne and elsewhere across Victoria who were keen to find out what they could to in Warrnambool and the region."
Big 4 Riverside Warrnambool manager Nicki Campbell said the holiday park had been inundated with phone calls.
"It's been really good," Mrs Campbell said.
"It's been good to see people allowed to get out and about again."
Mrs Campbell said the park was at about 60 per cent capacity and most of its cabins were booked out in the lead up to Christmas.
Port Fairy was also a popular spot on the weekend.
Moyne Shire chief executive officer Bill Millard said he was pleased to see the return of visitors from across the state to the district.
"Visitor numbers through Port Fairy's visitor information centre were comparable with this time last year, with around 60 per cent from Melbourne and 40 per cent from regional Victoria," Mr Millard said. He said occupancy rates across council-managed caravan parks were on average up by 25 per cent for the weekend.
"It is great to see tourists return, supporting our local businesses and assisting the economic recovery of our shire," Mr Millard said.
Koroit business operators also reported a busy weekend with many people saying they were visiting from Melbourne.
The Local Place owner Renee Lane said the town has been quite busy on weekends in recent weeks.
"About 70 per cent of the people who came in here were from Melbourne," she said. "The town was really busy, which is what is needed."
The good news came as it was revealed the state recorded its 17th day in a row with no new coronavirus cases.
Premier Daniel Andrews reminded residents with symptoms to get tested.
"Testing is critical, it's just the most important thing," he said.
In South Australia the number of people with coronavirus related to a cluster rose to 17. It was discovered on Saturday when a woman in her 80s tested positive.
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