12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, VIC
With roaring sporting events, famed coastal drives and sensational food and wine, Victoria boasts both the heart-pumping and the heavenly.
The foodie, cultural and sports-loving capital city of Melbourne has enough to keep visitors entertained for days. But even better is that some of Victoria’s most enticing experiences are within just a few hours’ drive of the city. Look to the south for a peninsula producing tasty tipples and delicious foods and an island speckled with little penguins, or head west for incredible mountain landscapes and one of the world’s most famous coastal drives. Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area can be found to the east, and snow-capped ski slopes to the north. Whichever direction you turn, Victoria will serve up something unforgettable.
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From world-famous food and drinks to relaxed spa country, Victoria is all about the good things in life. Ignite your taste buds in Melbourne, with the flavours of freshly brewed coffee, local produce and award-winning gins. The cultural attractions are countless, with Melbourne playing host to some of the country’s best art galleries, events and Aboriginal experiences. Further afield, Victoria’s regions are both beautiful and diverse. See fur seals, koalas and little penguins in their natural habitats on Phillip Island, sink into steamy mineral springs on the Mornington Peninsula, get your heart pumping on a breathtaking hike in Gippsland, or camp, fish and marvel your way through the sprawling ridges of the Grampians National Park. Bringing together sophistication and striking scenery, Victoria is a destination ticking all the boxes.
You can fly direct to Melbourne from several international hubs, as well as from every Australian capital city. From Melbourne Airport it’s an easy 20-minute taxi or bus ride to the city centre. From there, you can explore Victoria’s regions by car, train or bus.