Victoria Destinations

Melbourne’s Sporting Precinct, Vic.  Photo credit: Roberta Seba/Tourism Victoria

Victoria Destinations

Victoria may be defined by a (literally) rich gold mining heritage.
Yet with fine walking, fine wines, stirring history and stunning natural beauty, you’ll discover there’s as much to treasure above ground as under it.


Melbourne & Surrounds
Visit Melbourne and discover a city of understated, laid-back sophistication and culture. And Neighbours. See where Ned Kelly met his end, admire the beaches of St Kilda and let Melbourne’s atmosphere get under your skin.

Daylesford & Macedon Ranges
Built on gold and sustained by water, explore the riches of ‘spa country’.

Gippsland
The real Victoria attractions here, between the Great Dividing Range and the Bass Strait, are the trails worth taking on foot, by car or by rail.

Goldfields
Much of the gold may have gone, but there remain rich pickings for travellers to these gold rush towns, north-west of Melbourne. A Victoria attraction of stirring history and striking architecture.

Grampians
Marching all the way to the state border with South Australia, explore this striking land of walks, waterfalls, lakes, forests and aboriginal history.

Great Ocean Road
Take the 243km journey along the magnificent, treacherous, historic and beautiful coast of Victoria. Don’t miss the magnificent Twelve Apostles, London Arch and Loch Ard Gorge.

High Country
There are two High Countries. One is the great outdoors of lakes and mountains, skiing and vineyards. The other was home to one of Australia’s most celebrated yet divisive residents: Ned Kelly. Explore them both.

Mornington Peninsula
Stunning beaches and bushland trails, with small towns and vineyards that line the slopes. Visit Melbourne by the Med.

Murray Region
Golfers, wine lovers, water-sporters, walkers and history lovers. Sooner or later, tourists and Australians find themselves on, in or by Australia’s longest river: the Murray. Don’t miss the moon-like surface of Mungo National Park too, where 40,000 year old remains of the first Australians have been found.

Phillip Island
The island of penguins and Pyramids. Explore the local wildlife (penguins, koalas, wallabies, possums, echidnas, snakes) and party at the Pyramid Rock Festival. There’s even a Grand Prix circuit.

Yarra Valley & the Dandenongs
Victoria’s oldest wine region is a picturesque area of rolling hills, hot air balloons and steam trains. Try the cider and ale microbreweries too.

 

New Victorians

 

Take any four Victorians and one will have been born overseas.

The top 10 countries for Victorian immigration are:

10. Malta
9. India
8. Netherlands
7. China
6. Germany
5. New Zealand
4. Vietnam
3. Greece
2. Italy
1. UK

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