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Discover Victoria

Explore from the city to country & everything in between

Victoria hugs the southern tip of the east coast of Australia and Melbourne is the capital city. Victoria is a small state, which is a bonus for travellers as it is easy to explore regional Victoria. There are plenty of Melbourne attractions.

It is a must-do to explore food, shopping, events, sport, gardens and much more. Beyond Melbourne are many fantastic locations such as the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley winery region, Halls Gap and the Grampians, the high country, the Mornington & Bellarine Peninsulas, and many great country towns where you find divine restaurants and B&B’s such as in Beechworth, Daylesford, Birregurra, Mansfield, and Dunkeld to name a few. Don’t forget to fit in a half-day tour to get out and about to see our unique animals in their natural environment. 

Explore Victoria destinations & experiences

Melbourne

Melbourne is a creative, exciting city with surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. Expect many attractions such as music and comedy gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events, all taking place across a city full of parks, gardens and historic architecture. Explore arcades & laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars & fashion boutiques. Meet our native wildlife with Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Shop historic arcades & laneways
  • Feast on the huge variety of cafes & restaurants
  • Wander the iconic NGV International exhibits
  • Attend a major event

Yarra Valley

The Yarra Valley is only one hour from Melbourne and offers a world-class wine region and a place of unspoilt pristine beauty. Expect clean and crisp air, great hiking in nearby National Parks, plenty of native wildlife, and spectacular views. It’s a place to rest for awhile and savour the very best regional cuisine.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Do some tastings at the local wineries or distilleries
  • Brave the sunrise on a balloon ride
  • Enjoy Australia’s unique wildlife at Healesville Sanctuary 
  • Catch the Puffing Billy steam train

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is only 2 hours east of Melbourne and is a favourite destination for lovers of Australian wildlife. It is home to the famous Penguin parade of little penguins. Expect other wildlife experiences such as Australian fur seals and a large population of koalas that can be viewed at close range.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Don’t miss the famous penguin parade
  • Meet Australian native wildlife
  • Catch a seal watch cruise
  • Enjoy superb views on the Cape Woolamai Walk

Great Ocean Road

Discover one of Australia’s most scenic drives, the Great Ocean Road. Hugging the dramatic southwest coast, this 243km stretch is the home of surfing, superb beaches, the Otways National Park, bountiful wildlife, and many coastal towns to explore.
Don’t forget to visit Sea All Dolphin Swims & the Echidna Walkabout Nature Tours.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Enjoy the drive on the Great Ocean Road
  • Go waterfall chasing in the Otways
  • Spot a Koala at Kennett River
  • Swim or learn to surf at the many beautiful beaches

Halls Gap & The Grampians

Halls Gap offers the peace and tranquility of the Grampians National Park. Head out on walking tracks that lead to dazzling waterfalls, native wildlife, and awe-inspiring lookouts. Come to Halls Gap to wonder at native animals in abundance – kangaroos, emus, and a stunning variety of bird life.

Our top 4 highlights:

  • Explore the many walks in the Grampians
  • Meet the local kangaroos & emus
  • Visit Brambuk the National Park & Cultural Centre
  • For family fun do a guided abseil or rock climb

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