Victoria packs a lot within its boundaries. The Murray River along the northern border, the Grampians National Park is a must for nature lovers and the spectacular coastline takes in the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, Wilsons Promontory and Gippsland Lakes. read more
The Murray River, stretching 2,700 kilometres from the mountains of the Great Dividing Range in north-eastern Victoria to journey’s end near Adelaide in South Australia, the Murray River is one of the world’s longest navigable rivers. click for more
Occupying Victoria's far eastern corner, Lakes and Wilderness covers a diverse landscape, from unspoilt beaches to towering gums and mountain ranges. Fringed by Ninety-Mile Beach, the Gippsland Lakes and the Croajingolong National Park are the most popular attractions. click for more
Situated in Central Victoria, just over 100km NW of Melbourne, the Goldfields region is filled with opportunities for those wanting to experience the heady days of the gold-rush era. The rich history of the Goldfields and Victorian architecture is evident everywhere. click for more
The Great Ocean Road, Victoria. This legendary coastal route, starting at Torquay and extending 285km west to Warrnambool, is a journey along a stretch of spectacular coastline via seaside holiday towns, surf beaches, dramatic cliffs, expansive ocean, rainforest and woodlands. click for more
Victoria’s inland playground, Goulburn Murray Waters borders New South Wales in Victoria’s northeast. Flanked by the Goulburn, Murray and Broken rivers and home to the lakes of Nagambie, Kerang and Mulwala, the region offers many water-based activities. click for more
Melbourne's changeable climate is renowned, with the more marked seasonal changes giving the city its European feel. Large-scale immigration contributes to the diverse mix of cultures, foods and people, which make Melbourne the cosmopolitan city that it is today. click for more
Boasting over 65 mineral springs concentrated within a relatively small area, this region is recognised as a premier boutique holiday destination due to the resurgence of belief in the healing properties of mineral water. Located a short distance from Melbourne. click for more
The Victorian Alps cover a vast and rugged terrain that is mostly protected by national parks. The ski-resort towns dotting the mountains are within an hours radius of each other. Many other recreational activities attract visitors in warmer months. click for more
Melbourne’s Bays and Peninsulas are synonymous with fun and relaxation, and feature beguiling beaches, fine food and wine, chic beachfront towns. Melbourne stands at the crown of this region, with the Bellarine and Mornington Peninsulas enclosing Port Phillip Bay. click for more
Striking contrasts dominate the landscape of Mildura and Murray Outback. Bordered by New South Wales and South Australia in the far northwest corner of Victoria, the region is characterised by lush, irrigated orchards and vineyards set against the surrounding desert. click for more
Almost one-third of Victoria's indigenous flora, 35 species of native mammals, 200 bird species and 27 reptile species reside in the unique habitat of the Grampians. Activities include rockclimbing and abseiling, bushwalking and camping out in the rugged bushland. click for more
Phillip Island and Wilsons Promontory are Victoria's premier destination for international visitors and boasts superior surfing and un-spoilt beaches, an array of wildlife, including colonies of koalas, seals and the famed little penguins' the island's major draw-card. click for more
The beautiful Dandenong Ranges form a natural backdrop to Victoria's capital city, attracting hordes of city visitors annually to this green haven of hills and forests. The Yarra Valley is becoming renowned as one of Victoria’s premium wine regions. click for more
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Covering 227 416km of the south-eastern corner of Australia, Victoria is a relatively compact state, the second smallest after Tasmania. The state's mostly temperate climate has four distinct seasons, each with its own attractions. As a result of its manage able size and efficient road system, travelling the state is easy and comfortable.
Transport options are excellent coaches, trains and planes carry visitors into and around the state, and for those who want to explore independently, touring by car is convenient. Most places can be reached within a day's drive of the capital city, Melbourne, and there is a huge array of natural, cultural and historic areas just waiting to be discovered.
Victoria packs a lot within its boundaries. The Murray River stretches along the border with New South Wales and is a delightful destination in itself. The southern coastline is spectacular and varied, taking in the Great Ocean Road to the west, Wilsons Promontory and the beautiful Gippsland Lakes area to the east.
Victoria's magnificent Alpine region has much to explore and the goldfields' districts reveal an exciting episode in the state's history. Tranquil lakes, an exciting selection of national parks, cool forests and fertile countryside await the visitor, with accessible cities, towns and villages offering their hospitality.
Victoria caters well for the discerning traveller. Fresh produce is a specialty all over the state, with specific gourmet focal points like the Milawa Gourmet Region near Wangaratta and the Gourmet Deli Trail in West Gippsland. Wine-lovers can select from 14 winery regions and over 350 wineries, ranging from the Grampians in the south-west to Rutherglen in the north-east. Victorian vineyards are renowned for producing excellent vintages for the Australian and international market.
The Victorian Regions include: The Murray, Lakes and Wilderness, Goldfields, the Great Ocean Road, Goulburn Murray Waters, The City of Melbourne, Macedon Ranges and Spa Country, Legends Wine and High Country, Melbourne Bays and Peninsulas, Mildura and Murray Outback, The Grampians, Phillip Island and Gippsland and the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.
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Situated on the northern side of Phillip Island, Cowes is the main town on the island. The popular resort town is 15km from the bridge linking the island to the mainland. ... more
2 Wandin North
Wandin North also referred to as Wandin and Wandin Yallock is an attractive, historic town based in Victoria's popular Yarra Valley. ... more
Yandoit, small rural town established during the gold rush period and settled mainly by Swiss-Italians in the late 1850's. Yandoit now has about 60 people and is in the Hepburn Shire and some 160km's North-West of Melbourne. The landscape is hilly ... more
4 Melbourne CBD and Suburbs
Melbourne, with so much to see and do in the centre of this vibrant city, it is best explored in specific sections. For those wanting to shop there is the Central Retail District which is the heartbeat of Melbourne's shopping trade. Bourke St Mall is ... more
5 Lakes Entrance
Situated on a permanent artificial opening to the Gippsland Lakes waterways, Lakes Entrance is a popular summer resort and active fishing port with 100 vessels, many of them engaged in deep-sea fishing. Lakes Entrance is located at the eastern end of ... more
The Murray River city of Mildura is surrounded by irrigated land that produces grapes, citrus, olives, avocados and asparagus. Its river setting, sunny winters and plentiful accommodation make this town a popular holiday destination. ... more
Founded in 1863, Echuca is one of the state's oldest river towns. Echuca was originally a Murray River crossing point to and from its twin town, Moama, in New South Wales. An historic iron bridge still joins the 2 towns. Echuca is a major Australia ... more
8 Gipsy Point
Gipsy Point is situated at the junction of the Genoa and Wallagaraugh Rivers at the head of Mallacoota Inlet and 20k from Mallacoota. Surrounded by the Croajingolong National Park and the waterways, Gipsy Point has a feeling of remoteness that beli ... more
The sheltered port of Rhyll on the north-east tip of Phillip Island offered safe moorings to early explorers. Rhyll is named after a holiday resort in North Wales. The town has an excellent all-tide boat ramp, slipway, two jetties, yacht club, angli ... more