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Victoria Australia

Melbourne and Victoria

Travel Guide

Victoria 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 and much more on your Victoria adventure.

Top 6 Things to do in Victoria

  • Uncover hidden laneways
    Boasting exceptional eateries, independent fashion retailers, quirky art venues and colourful street art, Melbourne’s unpredictable and mazy laneways offer endless surprises.
  • Watch a sporting event
    Head to the Melbourne Cricket Ground, the"MCG" and cheer together with a crowd of 100,000 sporting fans. Cricket, soccer, rugby league and, of course, Aussie Rules, are just some of the thrilling sporting events you can head to when in Victoria.
  • Ride a hot air balloon
    Take to the skies and witness Victoria’s idyllic landscape of the Yarra Valley or see Melbourne from above with an unforgettable hot air balloon ride at sunrise.
  • Go penguin spotting
    Gaze in awe at the remarkable moment when families of penguins emerge from the sea and head up the beach on Phillip Island.
  • Hike the Grampians
    Hike the Grampians and experience Victoria’s stunning scenery, magnificent rock art at Halls Gap, cascading waterfalls and stunning gorges.
  • Walk along Squeaky Beach
    Stroll across the white sands of Squeaky Beach in Victoria's Gippsland and hear the rounded grains of sand creak under your bare feet.

Epic Road Trips Straight Outta Melbourne

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 Philipp Island and surfing at the Mornington Peninsula. Also pack in a coastal drive along the Great Ocean Road and 12 Apostles, bushwalking 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 - Philipp 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

Adventures in and around Melbourne
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.
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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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 mild and winter average temperatures range between 7°C-14°C.

What's on in Melbourne?

Melbourne is Australia's sporting and cultural capital and a peek at the events calendar explains why. Whether you are into fast cars, food and wine, horse racing, tennis, any other sport, music, art or fashion, there is something on for everyone. Don't miss the Australian Open in January, White Night Melbourne in February, the Formula 1 Grand Prix in March and the Melbourne Cup in November.

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Get 10% off the 3 or 4 night starter packs in Melbourne or 15% off Full Monty starter pack in Melbourne. Travel between 1 April - 30 September 2017 and book by 31st March 2017.