Take the time to explore Melbourne slowly, and around each corner you will discover a new secret. Lose yourself in the hidden web of tiny laneways and alleys with their one-off fashion boutiques, hole-in-the wall cafes, hip bars and restaurants. Be awed by the creative hub of Federation Square. Seek out Southbank’s designer shopping. Catch a performance at the Melbourne Arts Centre or roll the dice at the Crown Casino.
The long and winding road
Jaw-dropping sheer cliffs buffeted by the ocean and lush pure rainforests, classic surf beaches and cosy cosmopolitan towns, the Great Ocean Road is a fantastic show. Learn to surf with the experts or swing a club on a cliff-top golf course. Breathe in the perfume of gum trees and fresh air. From Torquay to Warrnambool you’ll find natural attractions aplenty.
Daylesford: Victoria's spa country
Experience head-to-toe pampering in the restorative waters of the twin spa towns of Hepburn Springs and Daylesford and you will never feel more alive. Artist’s studios, quality restaurants serving fresh produce straight from the source, wineries, antique shops and more mineral water springs than anywhere else in the southern hemisphere. Make Daylesford an essential place for an indulgent relaxing escape.
Sip and savour Gippsland
Renowned for its Mediterranean climate, farm-fresh gourmet experiences and rich cool-climate wines, you will want to linger longer in Gippsland. Visit stunning natural wonders such as Wilsons Promontory and Ninety Mile Beach; the Strzelecki Ranges; and the penguin parade at Phillip Island. Savour the fresh seafood of the Gippsland Lakes; or the award-winning cheeses and pasture-fed beef of West Gippsland.
The Yarra Valley: Home of Victorian wine
The Yarra Valley is renowned as the home of Victorian wine. Indulge in life's great pleasures of food, spectacular scenery and inspiring arts. Discover a gem of a winery that sommeliers would prefer to keep to themselves. Explore the Dandenong Ranges' secret fern glades, towering forests and villages. Rise above it all on a sunrise scenic hot air balloon flight.