Enjoy the Great Ocean Walk at Sunset. This is one of Australia's great walks.
Photo courtesy of Tourism Australia
Where is Victoria?

Welcome to Victoria

Just outside of Melbourne is a countryside filled with an eclectic mix of wineries, mountains and snowfields, rugged coast lines, gold fields, and rare wildlife. Some of the incredible activities Victoria offers include:

  • ​Driving along on the Great Ocean Road
  • Drinking your way around the wineries of the Yarra Valley
  • Bushwalking through the rugged Grampians
  • Taking a paddle-steamer down the Murray River
  • Swimming with dolphins on the Mornington Peninsula
  • Getting up close and personal with the little penguins on Phillip Island
  • Exploring the Gold Mines

Click here to discover the many activities on offer in Victoria.

Victorian must-do activities

The Great Ocean Road

Get acquainted with one of the world’s most beautiful roads. The Great Ocean Road is a very scenic drive along the Victorian Coastline. You will discover many twists and turns along this 400 kilometre long and narrow road.

You can do a daytrip but it's better to take a couple of days so you don't miss a thing. There are plenty of towns to visit and places to stay.

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is 90 minutes from Melbourne and has a colony of little penguins (also known as fairy penguins), pelicans and sleepy koalas. It is also home to Australia’s largest fur seal colony. Phillip Island also hosts the annual Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix each October. Hard to believe two very different worlds can co-exist together.

The Mornington Peninsula

This is the perfect location to go swimming with the dolphins or to go walking on the beach. Be sure to visit the beautiful seaside village of Sorrento that has featured in many Australian movies. On the tip of the Peninsula is Portsea where you can catch a glimpse of the million dollar mansions of the rich and famous. Local nearby wineries are Red Hill and Main Ridge.

The Yarra Valley

This is one of Australia’s acclaimed wine regions and is worth taking the time to explore. Either take the Puffing Billy steam railway to the Yarra, take a hot air balloon over the Yarra, or go wandering through the Dandenong Ranges National Park. You're in wine country so enjoy the food. Try the contemporary food at Mandala Wines and De Bortoli. Click here for more options.

The Grampians

Go hiking, rock climbing, fishing or canoeing in The Grampians and see exquisite wildlife, wild flowers and Aboriginal art sites. This area is also a famous wine growing region in Australia so be sure to visit some cellar doors and sample their goods.

Daylesford and Mecedon Ranges

Daylesford with its mineral waters that improve your overall health, and further up is the Mecedon Ranges which was made famous by the book and movie mystery “Picnic at Hanging Rock’.

Ballarat

Visit Ballarat and re-live Australia’s gold rush boom of the mid 1800’s. This town is steeped in grand architecture and history, and has antique stores, wineries and Aboriginal rock water wells.

Murray River

Take a paddle steamer up to Murray and indulge in locally grown and produced fine foods and wines.