Discover Victoria

Discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria, from world-class wineries to natural springs, coastal villages, peninsulas and alpine towns. Drive one of the many scenic routes, pull on your walking boots and follow the tracks and trails, or wander the shops and produce markets. For further information visit www.visitvictoria.com

 

Yarra Valley and dandenong ranges

Take an early morning balloon flight, meet passionate food and wine producers, and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary in the Yarra Valley. Wander the walking trails, meander the villages and discover the hidden delights of the Dandenong Ranges among its scenic winding roads, abundant artist studios, craft stores and renowned gardens.

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daylesford & the macedon ranges

Invigorate body and mind, and reignite your imagination amid the spectacular forests, natural mineral waters and historic villages of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region. Find balance and harmony at mineral spas and wellness retreats, sample exquisite food and wine at restaurants, wineries and country pubs, and be inspired by the vibrant artist community. Pack a picnic and visit the mysterious Hanging Rock or cruise around historic streetscapes, local markets and boutiques brimming with art, craft and antique treasures.

mornington peninsula

Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the hinterland for gourmet delights at boutique wineries.

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phiLlip island

Endless family fun and iconic wildlife, pristine white beaches and hi-octane motor sports, you’ll find it all on a seaside holiday at Phillip Island, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. See little penguins and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat, teach the kids to swim on a quiet bay beach, and soak up all the action at the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.

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Geelong & the bellarine

Lovers of the good life need look no further than the vibrant Geelong and Bellarine region. Kick up your heels in Geelong’s waterfront precinct, explore tranquil seaside villages, and meet local makers and growers along the Bellarine Taste Trail.

Wander down historic streetscapes and tee off at lush golf courses, perfect for those relaxing summer days. Gourmands will love the burgeoning foodie scene, complete with craft breweries, local wineries and a countryside peppered with farm gates, producers and provedores. Well fed and ready for action, get the kids together for a day of endless fun and adventure. Surf, paddle and swim at bay and ocean beaches, get close to local wildlife in Port Phillip Bay, or sign up for a scenic flight across the peninsula.

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Great ocean road

Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go. Choose from a diverse array of things to see and do all across the region. Get outdoors on bushwalking, surfing and mountain biking expeditions or take the cultural route through galleries, museums and heritage attractions. Admire the stunning coastline on the Great Ocean Walk, see koalas, emus and kangaroos at Tower Hill, and explore surf towns and inspiring seaside villages. Gourmands will relish the opportunity to explore an internationally renowned culinary scene, while stopping in at cellar doors, farm gates and fresh provedores to stock up for the journey home.

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Goldfields

Experience the diverse character and rich history of the Goldfields. Discover the legacy of Victoria’s gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the stunning architecture, artistic communities and charming country towns. Catch major exhibitions at some of Australia’s best regional art galleries and join in the fun at local festivals. Dine out at bustling cafes and fine dining restaurants, sample varietals at cellar doors, or try some retail therapy at specialty shops, markets and boutiques across the region. Continue your adventure by hitting the tracks and trails at nearby lakes, national parks and nature reserves.

Grampians

Scale the great sandstone mountains of the Grampians region to reach breathtaking views and a bright, new perspective. Head out on walking tracks that lead to powerful waterfalls, wildlife, dazzling wildflower displays and awe-inspiring lookouts. Savour celebrated local wine at cellar doors and a sublime meal at a multi-award-winning restaurant. Take in extraordinary art, old and new, in galleries indoors and out. Wherever you go, be enchanted and inspired by the striking landscapes of the Grampians spread out before you.

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high country

Taste your way around the High Country’s villages and receive warm welcomes from the families who run the gourmet restaurants and boutique wineries. Ski over the Alps in winter, and return in the warmer months for a breathtaking array of adventure activities to get the adrenaline pumping.

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gippsland

Escape to the eastern corner of Victoria and be rewarded with natural landscapes of unparalleled beauty. Visit quaint seaside villages and alpine towns; fill up on farm-fresh produce; get active on the region’s lakes, rivers and mountain ranges; or simply relax on the pristine beaches.

the murray

Replenish the soul, reconnect with nature and share the best of outdoor life in the vibrant Murray River region. Splash around on sandy river beaches with the kids, wander through towering red gum forests and savour the famous food, wine and local produce. Delve into the past at open-air museums and Indigenous cultural sites, hitch a ride on an historic paddle steamer, or captain your own houseboat and explore the winding waterways. Enjoy a party? Kick up your heels at music, food and wine festivals all year-round and then stroll the fairways of some of the country’s finest golf courses.

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