Victoria is a treasure of different areas and attractions – from extensive coastline and pristine beaches to national parks and forests to wineries, lakes and mountains – offering skiing, surfing, hiking…..
Best of all, most of Victoria’s landscapes are easily accessible as day trips from Melbourne.
When is the best time to visit Victoria?
Victoria is a year-round destination. For activities in the snow fields, winter is the best time starting June. The heaviest snow is later in the season.
Very high temperatures are usual in summer, but seldom suffers from humidity.
Attractions in Victoria region:
Bays & peninsulas:
The bays and Mornington Peninsula region has a variety of wonderful attractions such as the old Fort at Queenscliff, Geelong peninsula for vineyards and wineries.
Great Ocean Road:
The famous Great Ocean Road is one of the greatest scenic drives. Notable attractions include Angahook-Lorne State Park, The Twelve Apostles rock formation, numerous whale watching locations and Cape Bridgewater fur seal colony.
Spa country and goldfields:
Re-live the history surrounding the 1850s gold rush period. Attractions include the Eureka Stockade Centre and the Sovereign Hill living museum.
Yarra Valley wine region and dandenongs:
The Yarra Valley wine region and nearby Dandenongs include spectacular vineyards and wineries, wildlife sanctuaries, Steavenson’s Falls, Mt Donna Buang, and the Puffy Billy Steam Train.
Phillip Island is home to an amazing collection of wildlife: Fairy Penguins; Australia’s largest seal colony; and the Koala Conservation Centre.
Victoria’s alpine region is a major winter sports area and a very scenic destination. Ski fields include Mt Buller, Mt Hotham, Falls Creek, Mt Buffalo and Mount Baw Baw.
The capital is Australia’s most cosmopolitan city. It is also the sports haven of Australia hosting everything from football, Formula One racing, tennis…
Dining in Victoria region:
Enjoy fabulous regional food served with premium wines in peaceful surrounds. Eating out in this region is a satisfying experience with a mouth watering variety available suiting every palate.
Some of the well-known eateries in this region are:
- De Bortoli Winery and Restaurant, Dixons Creek
- Evelvn County Estate, Kanfaroo Ground, Yarra
- Ainsworth Estate, Seville
- Rochford’s Eyton, Coldstream
- Eleonore’s Restaurant – Chateau Yering, Yering
- Lillydale Estate Winery & Restaurant, Seville
- Paperbark Cafe at Kuranga Native Nursery, Mt. Evelyn
- Fergusson Winery & Restaurant, Yarra Glen
How to get around in Victoria?
Victoria is not big by Australian standards so travelling time is not much disturbing.There are many transport options available.
There is a widespread train network called VLine which links all the major towns. Melbourne has a commuter train network to serve the outer areas and an inner city tram system.
The Princes Highway is a coastal route linking Melbourne and Sydney and many of the intermediate coastal towns. The Hume Highway is an inland route between the same two cities.
Road travel to Adelaide is via the Princes Highway for the coastal route with options for the Hamilton Highway and the Western Highway for inland routes.
Several bus services operate throughout the state.
Victoria – A very diverse and easy-to-enjoy part of the world.