Your ultimate guide to

Victoria

Discover everything Victoria has to offer with our ultimate travel guide of things to see and do in Victoria. Victoria’s capital Melbourne is filled with cultural attractions, foodie adventures and world-class festivals. Escape to the regions such as Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula and discover award-winning wines and picturesque cellar doors for a romantic weekend getaway.

 

There’s so much to discover in Victoria.

Getting to Victoria

Whether you’re looking for convenience, affordability or comfort, getting to Victoria is easy and well serviced by transport carriers. All major domestic airlines run services from Australia’s major cities to Melbourne. Victoria also has great transport links to get around the state and free trams within the Melbourne CBD. Victoria is a great self-drive destination and a road trip along the Great Ocean Road is a must-do.

Top Things to Do in Victoria

Camping Adventures

Victoria’s parks have some great places to camp with something to suit all tastes and budgets. Choose from fully serviced sites with luxury tents to remote locations with nothing but bush and the starry skies above. Happy Glamper offers the opportunity to experience fuss-free camping, anywhere you desire across the Mornington Peninsula or check out our Top 9 glamping spots in Victoria and just go!

 

Camp in Victoria’s Gippsland for stunning natural beauty even the most dedicated city slicker will love.

World Class Wineries

Sip your way around Victoria, home to over twenty wine regions and hundreds of regional wineries. In an hour you can be in the wine-growing regions of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula, Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula for weekend of good food and wine. Further afield you’ll find the impressive wine regions of the Macedon Ranges or explore the wonders of King Valley’s Prosseco wine trail.

Unforgettable Cultural Experiences

Victoria is state of the arts with a thriving arts and culture scene in venues right across the state. From theatre shows, live music, comedy clubs, museums, galleries and festivals, Melbourne has it all.

 

Explore the regions such as Ballarat for its rich history of craftsmanship and impressive regional art gallery. In the Yarra Valley visit TarraWarra Museum of Art and the many sculpture gardens dotted throughout the region including Pt. Leo Estate.

Best Places to Visit in Victoria

 Melbourne

Stylish, dynamic and brimming with culture, Victoria’s capital Melbourne is one of the world’s most liveable cities and one that continues to excite visitors to return time and time again. With arguably some of the best shopping and dining in Australia, you’re never short of things to do in Melbourne. That’s why our readers consistently vote Melbourne as the best city for a weekend getaway.

Great Ocean Road

From start to finish, there’s adventure, intrigue and beauty along the Great Ocean Road. One of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road takes you from Torquay to Allansford, taking in spectacular natural attractions such as the famous 12 Apostles and the opportunity to stop at charming local villages and iconic surf beaches along the way.

Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula offers the perfect blend of charming seaside town with award winning local wineries just one hour from Melbourne. More than just wine, Mornington Peninsula offers a diverse range of activities including soaking at Peninsula Hot Springs, a round of golf or get lost in the gardens and mazes in the region.

Daylesford

Just an hour’s drive north west of Melbourne you’ll discover Daylesford, one of the most beautiful places to relax and unwind. Known for its natural mineral springs, there are a myriad of health and wellness spas to visit as well as explore the Wombat Hill Botanical Gardens or dine in style with our guide of where to eat in Daylesford.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley is one of the world’s premier wine growing regions and is conveniently located less than an hour from Melbourne, making it accessible for a wine weekend. Despite its proximity to the bustling city, a stay in the Yarra Valley feels a world away, as the region boasts breathtaking scenery, award winning wineries and spectacular natural attractions.

Best Restaurants in Victoria

Consistently rated the best regional restaurant in Australia, Brae Restaurant is focused on seasonal produce from the kitchen garden at this regional fine diner, located in the foothills of the Otway Ranges.

 

Melbourne is the dining Mecca of Victoria with plenty of quality inner-city dining options like hidden dining room and wine bar Lesa. Also check out Longsong Longrain Melbourne’s upstairs little brother or dine on some of the city’s best Italian at Osteria Ilaria.

 

Plus, check out Melbourne’s best secret coffee spots to keep you caffeinated and Melbourne’s cool café culture.

Where to Stay in Victoria

There are plenty of great places to stay in Victoria. Start your journey with a stay in one of Melbourne’s boutique hotels such as QT Melbourne, the world’s premier dessert hotel Adelphi or the Como Hotel in South Yarra. Then road trip to the regions and stay in style in the Dandenong Ranges or detour to the Grampians to dining destination Royal Mail Hotel for a memorable gourmet getaway.

Tours and Packages Victoria

There are many tours and packages to make the most of your stay in Victoria. Make Melbourne your base and take day tours to surrounding wine regions such as the Yarra Valley and other attractions. Some tours and packages incorporate trips along the Great Ocean Road or Phillip Island to get up close and personal with the penguins for the ultimate day tour from Melbourne.

 

Many city-sightseeing tours will take in the major attractions and most will try and fit in as much as possible in one day. There are some tours, which include a cruise along the Yarra River, providing spectacular views of the city skyline as the boat glides down the river.

 

However you choose to see this incredible state, you’ll be impressed with every piece of Victoria.