Victoria

Travel Guide

Australia's southeast state is the ultimate road trip destination with many unique Aussie experiences only a stone's throw away from Melbourne, the world's most liveable city for the sixth year running! Venture along the dramatic Great Ocean Road to the rugged mountains in the Grampians, get off the beaten path and explore Gippsland, horseback-ride through wineries in the Yarra Valley, and much more straight outta Melbourne...

Buy a flight to Melbourne & get £100 off your Aussie trip

Toying with the idea of jetting off to Australia? Whether you're looking to do a working holiday or a short trip, we've got a deal you just can't say no to - buy a flight to the quirky capital of Victoria (aka Melbourne) and get £100 off your Australian adventure! It could be £100 off your working holiday visa, your accommodation, a tour you've got your eye on or a campervan! Full Ts & Cs apply*
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Victoria's most unmissable highlights

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Melbourne's laneways

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Grampians National Park

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Awesome day trips

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Discover the diversity of Victoria...

The most epic Victoria road trips

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3 Day Ocean Road & Grampians (start Melbourne)
Begin the ultimate road trip, cruising towards the Great Ocean Road - stop to watch surfers in action at famed beaches, marvel at the 12 Apostles and stroll through National Parks - as you enter the Grampians NP, take a walk to MacKenzie Falls, where before sunset the local wildlife, such as wallabies, kangaroos and kookaburras come out to play..
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A 7 day Road Trip of Victoria’s Highlights
Cover Victoria's highlights in 7 days, from tasting premier wines in the Yarra Valley, to spotting penguins on Phillip Island and surfing at the Mornington Peninsula. Also pack in a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road and take in the impressive 12 Apostles, bushwalk in the Grampians and gold panning in Ballarat. You may or may not hit gold but this road trip will leave you enriched, no doubt.
A 5 day Road Trip of Victoria’s Southern Coast
Waddling little penguins, cute koalas and playful seals - Phillip Island is the perfect place to spot Aussie wildlife. From there, make your way to Wilsons Promontory and hike through coastal forests to the summit of Mt. Oberon for breathtaking views over the dramatic coastline. Hear the sand squeak at Squeaky Beach, stop by the Gippsland Lakes for a swim and uncover Walhalla on this 5 day road trip.
A long weekend in Victoria’s High Country
Don't have much time in Victoria? That's a shame but hey, you can still hit the road and gorge on delicious cheeses, fruits and wine on a cycling tour of Victoria's high country, hike through Mt. Buffalo National Park and stop in the historic town of Bright. Optional activities for adrenaline junkies on this 3 day road trip include hang gliding, abseiling, caving and rock climbing.

Plan your trip to Victoria

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Check out our Melbourne travel guide
Need the lowdown on the best accommodation, neighbourhoods or things to do in the city, or how to find a job once you've touched down? Look no further!
Adventure tours around Victoria
Explore the best Victoria has to offer with our adventure tours and day trips. Get taken to hidden gems by knowledgeable guides, and meet other like-minded travellers on your journey.
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Hire a Campervan
Thanks to its compact size and diversity, Victoria is the perfect state for a roadtrip. So hire a campervan and tick off Victoria's highlights in your own time.
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Melbourne Accommodation
We've handpicked our top hotels and hostels located close to all the central and trendy places in Melbourne.
Work in Victoria
Shake cocktails on the rooftops of the world's most liveable city, or head out of Melbourne and spend your days working in a vineyard in the Yarra Valley or picking fruits in Mildura, there are many options to find work in Victoria and with our Work Starter Packages, you can hit the ground running.
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When is the best time to visit Victoria?

Victoria is a year-round destination but if you want to make the most of the beautiful coastline and beaches, we suggest you travel to Victoria in the Australian summer, between December and February. With an average temperature of 26°C, this is the perfect time for swimming and surfing. Spring and autumn are milder - perfect for road trips surrounded by autumnal trees and exploring Melbourne's bustling laneways. As for the winter months, average temperatures range between 7°C-14°C.

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Terms & Conditions of Melbourne offer

Book return flights to Melbourne (can be part of a multi-stop ticket) and get £100 off your working holiday visa, accommodation, tour or campervan starting in the State of Victoria, Australia. Minimum accommodation, tour or camper price needs to be at least £500 (no minimum spend on £349 working holiday visa) and this offer can be combined with tours/campervans on sale as long as the sale price is £500 or more. Offer is valid on new bookings only made from 14 – 30 November 18 until sold out. There is strictly limited availability and STA Travel reserves the right to alter or withdraw this offer at any time. The visa, accommodation, tour or camper doesn’t need to be booked at the same time as the flight however, the flight needs to be booked within the sale dates and the tour/camper/ accommodation/WHV must be booked by 30 November. The discount may be used at STA Travel stores or over the phone and is not valid online. Offer must be mentioned at the beginning of the consultation. TEs use discount code: MFP>STRAYA100