Australia’s smallest mainland state, Victoria, is also the most densely populated. And not to mention providing some of Australia’s major tourism destinations such as the Great Ocean Road, the Melbourne Cricket Ground, Sovereign Hill, The Twelve Apostles, Phillip Island and so much more.
Melbourne would have to be the most recognised city in Victoria, with its world class shopping, award winning restaurants and superb attractions it is a city that invites everyone to come and enjoy its many wonders and delights.
When visiting the great state of Victoria, the Great Ocean Road is always a must see for everyone! With an excellent range of accommodation along the Great Ocean Road you can choose from many places that are just a short stroll from a beach, a national park, or an award-winning restaurant serving up the catch of the day and local wine. With both coast and country as a backdrop for the region, wake up to the sound of waves crashing on the beach, enjoy stunning ocean views, or appreciate the abundant wildlife and tranquillity of a secluded cottage in the hinterland. Winding along the western coast of Victoria, the Great Ocean Road offers stunning ocean views, beachside activities, laidback coastal towns and maritime villages. You will find limitless opportunities to leave everyday life behind. From surfing, hiking, nature walks and pristine beaches and the awe-inspiring Twelve Apostles, the Great Ocean Road is something to be experienced.
The ocean that fridge the coastline of Victoria offer up some of the best waves for swimmers and surfers, as well as different vantage points and lucky catches for recreational anglers and together with its beautiful backdrop makes for a perfect holiday by the beach. From cycling, horse riding, kayaking, golf and rambling coastal cliff top walks, you can find it all in Victoria.
The Otway Ranges provide plenty of opportunities for outdoor adventure from exhilarating downhill mountain bike rides to challenging four-wheel drive trails and beautiful rainforest walks. For a unique view of the region, take to the air and enjoy breathtaking views of the coast from a small plane or a helicopter.
The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is renowned for its boutique accommodation, so whether you are looking to escape to the pristine regions of Victoria to get away from the hustle and bustle of life with friends or family or you are looking to hideaway with a loved one on a romantic getaway for two, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges has it all. From elegantly restored B&B’s, luxury cottage or five-star hotel to garden-fringed guesthouses and self-contained cottages offering spa baths, open fires and panoramic views of city lights, and lush forests and valleys. Choose a relaxing farm stay for something different and learn about the land and get a real taste of how it all really happens outback.
Victoria is home to some of the world’s best ski resorts from Falls Creek, Mount Hotham, Mount Buller and Mount Buffalo; it is here at these four amazing ski resorts that you can enjoy the best skiing conditions. With certain slopes set out for beginners, intermediate skiers through to the more advanced, everyone has the chance to enjoy this very popular pastime for themselves. All of the ski villages offer luxury accommodation with a true ski in and ski out experience, so all you need to do is step out your front door, snap on your skies and away you go.
The Murray River would have to be one of the most recognised attractions that snakes is way through Victoria. Along the banks of this beautiful river you can find many accommodation properties, holiday parks and rural experiences that are perfect for your next holiday away. Why not spend a night or two drifting down the Murray River on a luxury house boat, or set up camp on the banks of the river and do a spot of fishing.
Victoria truly is a state that has it all…. pristine beaches, glorious national parks and rainforests, wineries, beautiful rugged country side, amazing towns and cities and wonderful attractions in the hundreds. There is something for everyone in Victoria no matter what kind of holiday you are after!
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