"Victoria is small in size and big on history and scenery."
From the mighty Murray River in the north of the state, to legendary Ned Kelly country, the historical Ballarat Goldfields and magnificent Great Ocean Road, Victoria offers a great mix of landscapes worthy of exploring.
The Great Ocean Road and its captivating coastal cliffs are just spectacular. This unbelievably scenic drive between Torquay and Warrnambool will undoubtedly leave its mark in your memory. The 253km coastal route takes your breath away around every bend. Stunning beaches, limestone cliffs and rock stacks, waterfalls and lookouts make this iconic drive one of the country’s best.
Wilsons Promontory National Park is where the mountains meet the sea. This sensational park is virtually surrounded by water and the beaches are absolutely gorgeous. Walking trails up into the mountains lead to amazing coastal views.
The Grampians National Park boasts beautiful rugged ranges, panoramic views, lakes and waterfalls. The striking mountain ranges can be appreciated from several lookouts and walks within this delightfully scenic park.
The Mornington Peninsula enjoys a coastline of seaside villages with beautiful uncrowded beaches and a boutique wine region in the hinterland. The Mornington Peninsula National Park offers some picturesque coastal views as does Arthur’s Seat.
Phillip Island has so much to explore in such a small area. There are several fabulous beaches, coastal lookouts, Australian Fur Seal colony, penguin and nesting seabirds habitat, penguin parade, koala centre, chocolate factory and grand prix circuit. This island has something for everyone.
Lakes Entrance is the “Riviera Holiday Capital” nestled on the mouth of a 500sqkm lakes system. The waterways and beaches here are superb and there are many water-based activities to enjoy. Lakes Entrance boasts a delightfully scenic setting with plenty to see and do.
Echuca is a delightful settlement on the banks of the Murray River. This town is known for its river location, paddlesteamers, houseboats and restored port which now hosts a variety of handcrafting trades including a blacksmith, woodturner and rustic furniture maker. Echuca is a charming riverside township.
The historical gold mining town of Ballarat lives and breathes Australian history dating back to the 1850’s. Ballarat’s golden past can be discovered and embraced in the city’s unique attractions on offer today. Sovereign Hill, Eureka Stockade and the Gold Museum bring the gold rush era back to life.
The legendary bushranger Ned Kelly’s memory lives on in northern Victoria’s Glenrowan . The township is the location of “The Last Stand” and there is much to see and learn about the Ned Kelly story here in Kelly Country.
This eastern state is a lovely part of the country with many beautiful destinations within easy reach of Melbourne and we can’t emphasize enough how stunning the coastline is along the Great Ocean Road.
Our VIC destinations are marked on the map below. You
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