Hugging the tip of the Australian east coast, Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state, covering 227,600 square kilometers – roughly the size of the British Isles.
Packed into such a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions, from sweeping coastline and pristine beaches to national parks and forests teeming with wildlife to wineries, lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking. Best of all, many of Victoria's unique and varied landscapes are easily accessible as day trips from Melbourne.
To learn more about Victoria, Click Here.
The world’s third longest navigable river, the Murray River, forms the border between New South Wales and Victoria before heading south through South Australia to the ocean. Unwind and enjoy the region’s renowned food, wine, golf courses, and river delights. Explore 40,000 years of inhabitation with an Aboriginal Discovery Tour.
To learn more about the Murray Region, Click Here.
Less than one hour’s drive from Melbourne, the picturesque Yarra Valley is famous for its vineyards and rolling green hills and the pleasures of locally produced food and wine. The Dandenong Ranges is a popular escape for its mountain scenery, forests and fern gullies. Drive, walk, wander or float through in a hot air balloon.
To learn more about Yarra Valley, Click Here.
Great Ocean Road
One of the world’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road follows Victoria’s stunning south-western coastline past the famous Twelve Apostles. From Torquay, south of Geelong, to Peterborough, east of Warrnambool, the 243-kilometre road winds along cliff tops and down to the shoreline, crosses river estuaries and moves under the canopies of lush rainforests.
To learn more about the Great Ocean Road, Click Here.
The Grampians region, with its ancient and expansive landscapes, has stunning national and state parks, indigenous history and breathtaking scenery. The Grampians National Park features spectacular rocky outcrops, 200 bird species, Aboriginal heritage trails and Victoria’s largest collection of rock art.
To learn more about Grampians, Click Here.
Victoria’s High Country
Head for the spectacular scenery and high altitude of Victoria’s high country. The region is renowned for its welcoming villages, long traditions of wine making, fine local produce and adventure and outdoor activities in the breathtaking alpine scenery. Expect a warm welcome in the region’s villages from the families who run the local gourmet restaurants, boutique wineries and lodgings.
To learn more about Victoria’s High Country, Click Here.
Phillip Island is a popular destination for its nature and wildlife, as well as its international motor racing events. Just 90 minutes from Melbourne, Phillip Island offers visitors a range of easily accessible activities and facilities. Experience the famous Penguin Parade, Australia’s most popular wildlife event, where every day at dusk a parade of little penguins emerge from the sea and make their way to their burrows in the sand dunes.
To learn more about Phillip Island, Click Here.
Daylesford and Macedon Ranges
Daylesford and Macedon Ranges is the state’s capital of indulgence, offering spa retreats and natural springs, great cafés and fine dining. For more than 100 years, people have flocked to Daylesford and the surrounding spa country for rest and reinvigoration. More than 80 per cent of Australia’s naturally occurring mineral springs are found in the region, with over 70 mineral springs found there.
To learn more about Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Click Here.