A visit to Victoria is incomplete without going to Melbourne. It’s a vibrant city, full of colour and excitement. Whether you want to go to a sports event, enjoy one of the best coffees in the world or drink a cocktail on a rooftop bar that offers amazing views over the city, Melbourne has it all. Get impressed by the city’s stunning architecture, historical buildings and hidden laneways. You’ll definitely won’t get bored here.
2. Wilsons Promontory National Park
This is the southernmost place of mainland Australia. It’s the perfect place for all nature and wildlife lovers. You can go camping, go for a hike, relax on one of the many pristine white-sand beaches or spot some kangaroos, wombats or emus in the wild. You can even go on an overnight hike in The Prom and discover Big Drift, a stunning inland sand dune system.
3. The Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is one of the most popular road trips to take in Australia and even one of the most scenic drives in the world. During your trip, you can visit many beaches that are great for surfing, explore rain forests, spot wildlife and of course, you can’t miss out to see the magnificent 12 Apostles, a collection of limestone stacks.
4. Grampians National Park
The Grampians National Park is the perfect place for outdoor recreational activities and adventures. The Grampians are a series of five sandstone ridges. The stunning landscape is very diverse, you can get amazed by the beautiful waterfalls and go on hikes to explore incredible lookouts with panoramic views. It is also a great place to discover Aboriginal rock art or to enjoy great food and wine.
5. Phillip Island
Did you know that there are penguins in Australia? Yes, for real. Visit Phillip Island to see little penguins during sunset or watch seals playing at sea. Phillip Island is also known for its idyllic beaches and beautiful coastline. Apparently, it’s also one of the best surfing places in Australia.
6. Mornington Peninsula
Mornington Peninsula is one of the best places in Victoria. You can go on beautiful hikes in the morning to enjoy the stunning coastline and in the afternoon, you can relax and restore in the award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs or go for a surf at Gunnamatta, Rye, Portsea or Flinders Beach. There are also lots of activities to do in the in the town.
Are you curious about Victoria’s past? Then you should make a stop at Bendigo, a former goldrush booming town. Explore historical and heritage buildings, discover art, history and science, visit beautiful national parks and enjoy some fine wine. It’s the perfect place for a little cultural trip.
8. Yarra Valley
If you are a wine lover, you need to visit Yarra Valley. The region is well known for its amazing vineyards. Go on a wine hopping tour and spend the whole day with drinking and eating. Is there any better way to spend the day? And don’t worry, there are so many beautiful walking trails where you can walk off all the food. You can also start of your day taking a hot air balloon trip for the best views over the stunning wineries.