Things to do in Victoria
One of Australia’s smallest states is easy and fun to explore.
Throughout Victoria are old mines and relics of the gold rush era, which doubled the population of the state in the late 1800s. There are also beautiful National Parks, perfect for bushwalking, delightful country towns and plenty of top class vineyards to visit.
To the south of Melbourne, around Port Phillip Bay, are the sandy beaches and rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula. You can cross from here to Victoria’s second city of Geelong and the surf beaches and spectacular scenery of Australia’s Great Ocean Road.
- Pan for gold at Sovereign Hill historic village
- Get close to native wildlife on Phillip Island
- Go vineyard hopping in the beautiful Yarra Valley
- Take in the magnificent ocean views along the Great Ocean Road
- Cruise the Murray River by paddle wheeler at Mildura
- Explore the wineries and beach of the Mornington Peninsula
- Bushwalk through the spectacular Wilsons Promontory
- Discover wildlife and wild flowers in the Grampians National Park
- Go boating or canoeing in Victoria’s Lakes District
- Travel through the Dandenongs on the Puffing Billy railway
- Meet 100s of Australian animals at Healesville Sanctuary
- Relax in the spas of Hepburn Springs
By Road – 550 miles from Sydney and 500 miles from Adelaide along the Great Ocean Road.
By Rail – scenic day services to Sydney or Adelaide.
By Air – direct UK flights and regional flights from most parts of Australia, including Tasmania.
By Sea – convenient overnight ferry from Tasmania.