Victoria

Victoria is our smallest mainland state, yet has the country’s second highest population. Victoria’s capital, Melbourne is recognised as the cultural capital of Australia with its wide array of restaurants, shopping, entertainment and sports. Melbourne is renowned for its fine food, fashion, sport and culture, as well as its historic buildings and delightful gardens. It is 5km inland from Port Phillip Bay, by the banks of the Yarra River and has a population of over three million people.



HIGHLIGHTS

  • Melbourne City

    Melbourne City

    Uncover a world of old and new, of art and culture and of food and wine. Melbourne offers all this and more in one cosmopolitan city. As Australia’s second largest city, Melbourne may not bask in as much of the limelight as the bigger and flashier Sydney. But look a little deeper and you’ll see why many Australians (well, Melburnians at least) believe this city is the best in Australia.

    Meander through the city’s hidden alleys and laneways and you’ll find charming cafés and bars, unique galleries and intimate boutiques. Admire the mix of heritage and contemporary architecture including the bustling Flinders Street Station and the cultural hub of the city, Federation Square.

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  • Yarra Valley

    Yarra Valley Winery

    Located north-east of Melbourne is the Yarra Valley, a picturesque rural landscape surrounding the Yarra River and bordered by the stunning Great Dividing Range and Dandenong Ranges.

    The Yarra Valley is Victoria’s oldest and most famous wine regions and is one of Australia’s leading cool climate wine producing regions.

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  • Phillip Island

    Phillip Island Pengiuns

    Phillip Island is the perfect place to see Australian wildlife up close and in its natural environment. And you don’t have to travel too far from Melbourne to see it. Just a two hour drive from Melbourne, this charming island is home to a colony of around 32,000 Little Penguins and an array of native wildlife.

    While most famous for the phenomenal Penguin Parade that happens each night, Phillip Island is also known for its great surfing beaches, the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix and other amazing wildlife including kangaroos and the largest colony of fur seals in Australia.

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  • Great Ocean Road

    Great Ocean Road

    The journey along Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives and is an experience that sits high on many travellers’ bucket lists. It begins just an hour and a half’s drive from Melbourne and then stretches for 243 kilometres between Torquay and Warrnambool with amazing views the whole way through.

    This spectacular road winds between lush green farm land and the rugged southern coastline of Australia. Designed to connect remote and previously isolated settlements along the coast, this engineering masterpiece was built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932 in memory of the fallen soldiers of WWI.

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  • Dandenong Ranges

    Escape the bustle of Melbourne and discover an array of hidden delights in the Dandenong Ranges. No matter what time of the year you visit this beautiful low mountain range, bursting with colour in spring or softened by mist and light snow in winter, the scenic rainforest landscape will not disappoint.

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