Take in the Victorian coastline and all of its charms as you drive the iconic Great Ocean Road. From the laidback coastal towns and maritime villages to famous surf beaches and amazing rock formations, you’ll never be lost for amazing sights. The postcard iconic Twelve Apostles are just
one of the trip’s highlights.
|Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road|
The Yarra Valley is a must visit for those who enjoy the finer things in life. Stopover at the famous Domaine Chandon winery, sample delicious cheeses at Yarra Valley Dairy or combine the two indulgences and call into cellar doors and restaurants that offer amazing local wine and produce. There’s a bounty of great food and wine in the area.
Escape to the beaches and rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. Right on Port Phillip Bay just an hour and a half from Melbourne, tee up for a game of golf or go exploring the hidden vineyard retreats. Take a slower pace here. It’s all about life’s little pleasures as you fill your days with beachcombing, golfing and food and wine tasting.
Phillip Island is famed for its wildlife. Catch the spectacle of the daily penguin parade along the sand dunes at dusk and see seals and koalas up close. Nature is at its best here but there’s so much more to see. Kids are well_catered for, with plenty of attractions and family friendly beaches. Phillip Island also plays host to two big events on the motor racing calendar, the V8 Supercar Championship and the Motorcycle Grand Prix.
Victoria’s Gippsland region offers up a combination of national parks, enormous lakes and laidback beaches, mountain towns and alpine country. Ninety Mile Beach and the Gippsland Lakes are the centre of activity for fishing, boating, swimming and water-skiing. Or visit the historic gold mining town of Walhalla.
|Picnic at Gippsland|
Relive the days of the gold rush of more than 150 years ago in the Goldfields region. Local towns and villages now blend contemporary boutiques, galleries and restaurants with historic architecture. But you can still feel part of the hustle and bustle of an old gold mining town with a visit to the outdoor museum; Sovereign Hill in Ballarat.
Rest and relaxation are a given at Daylesford and Hepburn Springs. For more than a century people have flocked here in search of the therapeutic benefits of the natural mineral springs. There are more here than anywhere else in Australia. Indulge in decadent spa treatments and decadent dining while staying in boutique accommodation.
|Daylesford, Spa Country|
It’s rugged and spectacular and renowned for its outdoor activities, from bushwalking and rock climbing, to fishing and canoeing. The Grampians National Park has walking tracks ranging from a casual stroll to overnight treks. Traverse the series of five sandstone ridges to see spectacular views, wildflowers and Aboriginal rock art sites.
You’d go a long way to find a more scenic place to enjoy great food, wine and weather than The Murray region. Watch the afternoon sun shimmer on the mighty Murray River and sample the wares of local citrus growers, vineyards and restaurants.
Victoria’s High Country is the perfect all-rounder holiday destination. Ski the alps in winter and return when the weather is warm for outdoor adventure activities. Eating your way around the region’s villages is also highly recommended. Family-run restaurants and boutique wineries offer a delightful place to return to after a day’s outdoor fun.
|Victoria's High Country|