• Introducing Victoria

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    Introducing Victoria

    THE BEST OF THE CITY AND THE BUSH

    Phillip Island Penguin. Credit -Tourism VictoriaBayside

    Scuba dive, swim with dolphins and get sand in your toes Bayside. Make your way down to stunning Phillip Island to see the little Fairy Penguins march across the beach, see sleepy koalas and explore the spectacular rugged coastline. The drive to Sorrento is dotted with stunning wineries and pristine beaches.

    Melbourne

    Melbourne is full of unique cultural districts. Relax with a coffee in a hidden café, and visit contemporary galleries and check out Melbourne street art. Stop at one of the hundreds of restaurants for lunch. In the evening take advantage of the city’s many wine bars, clubs or pubs.
    Sports fans will love the sports capital: Melbourne hosts the Grand Prix, Australian Open and Melbourne Cup. Be sure to see an AFL game and cricket at the historic MCG.

     Melbourne Skyline and Yarra River. Credit - Shutterstock

    1. GOLD REGION

      Step back in time to the 1850s at Sovereign Hill, Ballarat, where Victoria’s gold mining history comes alive. Here you can pan for gold, eat boiled lollies and ride horse drawn carriages down cobblestone streets. Visit local winemakers and restaurants, and watch the world-class sound and light show.

    Great Ocean Road

    The Great Ocean Road is Australia’s iconic road trip. Check out world-class surf at Bells Beach – home to the Rip Curl Pro Surf competition on your way to coastal Apollo Bay, tucked between the ocean and Otway Ranges rainforest.

    Be blown away by the stunning Twelve Apostles and then continue to Port Fairy – a beautifully restored historic fishing village.

    Peel yourself away from the coast and head inland to the Grampians National Park. Using serence Halls Gap as your base, rock-climb, mountain bike and hike, while soaking up breathtaking views. Encounter sacred Aboriginal sites, rock paintings and native flowers.

    The Grampians National Park. Credit - Tourism Victoria

    Lakes and Coasts

    Base yourself in easy-going Foster where the country meets the coast. You are only a short drive away from Wilson’s Promontory, the state’s largest wilderness area, where the is an abundance of wildlife to be seen.