Home to both a bustling city-life and a relaxing country-side life, Victoria offers a wide range of things for travellers to do during their stay.
Victoria’s capital, Melbourne, is a blend of bustling laneways, world-class restaurants and captivating museums. The locals love their coffee and serve it up in abundance at cosy cafes. There’s always a sense of excitement here – whether it’s in the city’s fascinating flavours or fierce sporting rivalries. Attend a sports event, drink a cocktail on a rooftop and uncover the stories hidden within Melbourne’s art-filled alleyways.
Roam through Melbourne’s colourful laneways, enjoy cuisine from around the world and explore an arts scene to rival that of any Australian city. There is surely an Alice in Wonderland feel to Melbourne’s lively laneways: you never know what lies around the next corner. Travellers might come across a cobbler creating made-to-measure shoes, or a talented chef reinventing Indian favourites. There’s really only one thing that’s certain – they’ll find something new every time they come back.
Few cities are as perfectly positioned for day tripping as Melbourne. Just an hour or two out of town, travellers will be able to find themselves walking through ancient rainforests, watching wild penguins and koalas, or admiring world-class art.
Locals also often hit the road and head south for the beaches and boutique wineries regularly. Throw in pretty seaside towns, a 100-year-old steam train and some of the best restaurants in the country, and there are plenty of reasons to get out of town.
Despite its small size, the state of Victoria delivers its visitors a spectacular diversity of landscapes from the Southern Ocean to the sandstone escarpments of the Grampians National Park. Along the way learn about Aboriginal culture, pan for gold, see wildlife and wilderness, enjoy local food and wine, and soak in some of Australia’s finest thermal mineral springs.