Victoria is known as the cultural heart of Australia, home of the country’s centre for fashion, food and sport. Melbourne is a hub of creativity and diversity, while regional Victoria offers incredible history, natural beauty, and undiscovered treasures to explore.
Melbourne Laneway Tour
Melbourne is famous for its European-style laneways, full of eclectic cafes, galleries, boutiques and bars. Discover hidden treasures with a walking tour, including a knowledgeable guide who can show you the very best spots to pick up a locally made souvenir, take your photo with interesting street art, and teach you about Melbourne’s history and architecture.
Melbourne Cricket Ground
The largest stadium in the southern hemisphere and home to some iconic Australian sporting events, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is well worth a visit when you’re in the city. Known as ‘The G’ to locals, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the perfect place to watch cricket and Australian football. History buffs will also enjoy a visit to the Australian Sports Museum, which contains Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia.
Great Ocean Road Tour
The majestic Great Ocean Road is a must-see for travellers to Victoria. Winding along beautiful stretches of coastline and stopping at gorgeous coastal towns, this is the very best in road trips. Book a tour to experience the best that the Great Ocean Road has to offer, including the famous rock formation the Twelve Apostles (count how many are still standing!). Make sure you taste the gourmet produce along the way; this area is famous for quality dairy, distilleries and more.
For a true taste of Australia, make sure you visit Healesville Sanctuary in north-east Victoria. This animal sanctuary is dedicated to the Australian bush and the animals who live there. Get up close to Aussie favourites like koalas, echidnas, platypus and kangaroos. The sanctuary is a great educational experience about these rare animals and the ways they need to be protected.
Phillip Island Penguin Parade
Phillip Island, in south-east Victoria, is home to the largest Little Penguin colony in the world. Each night, these cute little birds waddle from the ocean up the beach to their burrows, and the Phillip Island Penguin Parade allows you a front row seat to the adorable spectacle.
Yarra Valley Wine Tasting
The Yarra Valley is Victorian wine country, home to the best drops the state has to offer. Spend a day enjoying tastings of premium wines on a Yarra Valley Wine Tasting. A range of operators hosts tours of the area, including cellar door experiences and gourmet lunches.
Did you know that Victoria grew to the major state it is today due to the success of the gold rush? Sovereign Hill offers a glimpse into the 1800s, with opportunities to pan for gold, ride in a horse drawn coach, and even try a gold rush era school day. Get into the spirit with period costumes and learn about this fascinating era in Australian history.