The 12 Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of Port Campbell National Park.

Victoria

Victoria has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback to snowy mountains and lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

Victoria is a beautiful & diverse place to explore, and successfully combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. From the bustling cities of Melbourne and Geelong to the picturesque coastline of the Great Ocean Road and Phillip Island, there is something for everyone! We'll take a look at some of the many things that make Victoria such an amazing place to visit.

Melbourne City

Melbourne is the capital city of Victoria and one of the most livable cities in the world. From its buzzing streets to its vibrant nightlife, Melbourne has something for everyone. Whether you’re exploring its laneways and cafes or visiting one of its many attractions such as the Eureka Skydeck 88 or St Kilda Beach, there is no shortage of things to do in Melbourne. A trip to Victoria would not be complete without experiencing all that Melbourne has to offer.

Explore the Coastline

Victoria's spectacular coastline is filled with stunning beaches and hidden coves perfect for swimming or fishing. The iconic Great Ocean Road stretches from Torquay to Warrnambool along the south coast of Victoria, providing visitors with breathtaking views as they drive through seaside townships on their way. Further down south lies Phillip Island – home to thousands of wild penguins which can be seen waddling up onto shore each evening! There are plenty of activities available here too – from surfing lessons in summer months to coastal walks throughout the year.

Experience Local Culture

Victoria is also home to a rich cultural heritage that can be experienced in many different ways. Take a winery tour in Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula where you can sample local wines while taking in beautiful views or stroll through historic townships such as Castlemaine or Maldon for a taste of old-world charm. The State Library of Victoria houses one of Australia’s largest collections of books and manuscripts – perfect for history buffs looking for some quiet time away from it all!

The Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of Australia’s best-known tourist destinations and stretches 243 kilometers along Victoria's south-west coast. It passes through rugged cliffs, lush rainforests, golden beaches and quaint townships which provide visitors with plenty of opportunities to explore nature or try their hand at activities such as surfing or whale-watching. Visitors can also stop off at iconic sites like London Bridge or Loch Ard Gorge for picture-perfect views that will stay with them forever.

The Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is just a short drive from Melbourne and offers visitors a chance to experience some of Victoria's best wineries and breweries, as well as stunning scenery including rolling hills blanketed in vineyards, picturesque lakes and national parks full of native wildlife. Tourists can take part in wine tastings or visit local markets for some fresh produce before winding down with a gourmet meal prepared by one of the area's top chefs.

Victoria is an incredible destination with something for everyone - whether you're looking for an adventure-filled holiday exploring nature reserves or just want some peace and quiet while sampling local wines, there's something here waiting for you! From its bustling cities to its breathtaking coastline - don't miss out on this corner of Australia when planning your next trip!

VICTORIA AT A GLANCE

  • Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state with almost 75% of Victorians living in Melbourne, the capital city and largest city
  • Melbourne has something for everyone - bustling streets, vibrant nightlife, laneways and cafes and top attractions such as Eureka Skydeck 88 and St Kilda Beach.
  • Victoria's coastline is full of beautiful beaches and hidden coves perfect for swimming or fishing, as well as its iconic Great Ocean Road from Torquay to Warrnambool.
  • Make sure to experience local culture by taking a winery tour in Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula and strolling through historic townships like Castlemaine or Maldon.
  • Yarra Valley offers visitors wineries and breweries, rolling hills blanketed in vineyards and picturesque lakes, perfect for a gourmet meal prepared by one of the area's top chefs.

Victoria is Australia's most densely populated state, with almost 75% of Victorians living in Melbourne, the state capital and largest city. Victoria has some of the most colourful and eventful history in Australia.

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TAKE ME THERE ...

  • Haunting of Old Melbourne Gaol
    Haunting of Old Melbourne Gaol
    The Old Melbourne Gaol is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, marking the darker side of Melbourne's history.
  • Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Barmah National Park - Echuca
    Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.
  • Phillip Island Surf
    Phillip Island Surf
    From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.
  • Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
    Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?
  • Craigs' Hut
    Craigs' Hut
    Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.
  • Melbourne's Southbank
    Melbourne's Southbank
    Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.
  • River Trading
    River Trading
    Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.
  • Ballarat
    Ballarat
    Ballarat is the most significant gold rush boomtown in Australia, which saw the Victorian gold rush of the 1850's transform Ballarat from a small sheep station to a major settlement.
  • Tracks, trails and reserves
    Tracks, trails and reserves
    When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.
  • Brighton Beach
    Brighton Beach
    Brighton houses some of the wealthiest citizens in Melbourne with grand homes, and the development of large residential blocks of land.
  • The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles
    The Twelve Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off the shore of the Port Campbell National Park, by the Great Ocean Road.
  • Australian Centre for Moving Images
    Australian Centre for Moving Images
    Australia's national museum for film, television, video games, digital culture and art, with 2 main cinemas equipped to play every film, video and digital video format.
  • Royal Exhibition Building
    Royal Exhibition Building
    Royal Exhibition Building is a UNESCO world heritage site and the oldest surviving from the Great Exhibition era still operating as an exhibition hall.
  • Federation Square
    Federation Square
    A mixed-use development in the city of Melbourne, covering an area of 3.2 ha & centred on 3 major public spaces – St. Paul's Court, The Square, and The Atrium.
  • Street Art
    Street Art
    Melbourne embraced stencil art at an early stage, leading to the naming of Melbourne as "stencil capital of the world'.
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
    Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre
    On the list of Melbourne's most iconic buildings, the Exhibition Centre, opened in 1996, has a main entrance of tilted metal blades supported by a pair of yellow rods.
Victoria - Overview
About Victoria

Victoria combines heritage, nature, arts, architecture and class. It has a variety of landscapes from the dry outback, to snowy mountains & lush forests to an inspiring coastline.

Tracks, trails and reserves
Tracks, trails and reserves

When trekking through the Victorian High Country make sure to hit the tracks and trails of national parks and reserves across the High Country.

Woolamai Beach, Phillip Island
Phillip Island Surf

From ultra-blue waves to bright turquoise tides, Woolamai Beach on Phillip Island is the dream destination for beachgoers and surfers alike.

Haunting of Old Melbourne Gaol
Haunting of Old Melbourne Gaol

The Old Melbourne Gaol is one of the city's most recognizable landmarks, marking the darker side of Melbourne's history.

The Twelve Apostles
The Twelve Apostles

The 12 Apostles is one of the most visited natural sites in Australia and this coastline is responsible for the sinking of up to eighty vessels.

River Trading
River Trading

Paddlesteamers are a part of Australia's romantic culture. While an integral part of the Murray transport system, they combined the magic of outback Australia and the River itself.

Melbourne's Southbank
Melbourne's Southbank

Southbank is located along 2km of the Yarra River and lined by wide pedestrian promenades offering scenic views of the river and city skyline.

Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne
Ghostly Legends of Luna Park Melbourne

Luna Park, Melbourne's iconic amusement park, is a place of laughter and fun. But did you know that it also has a darker side?

Craigs' Hut
Craigs' Hut

Mount Stirling is located a 3 hour drive from Melbourne and it is here you will find Craig's Hut, the famous cattlemen's hut featured in The Man From Snowy River.

Barmah National Park - Echuca
Barmah National Park - Echuca

Discover the serene beauty of Barmah National Park, nestled by the winding Murray River near Echuca.



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