12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria © Great Ocean Road Tourism / Belinda VanZanen
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 better yet, Victoria’s most enticing experiences are all within a short drive from the city. From mountain vistas to cool-climate wines and little penguins, whichever direction you turn, Victoria will serve up something unforgettable.
Top things to do
- Explore street art, local cafés and restaurants in Melbourne's laneways
- Drive the Great Ocean Road and see the iconic 12 Apostles
- Indulge in the Victorian wine scene in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula
Getting to Victoria
Victoria's capital, Melbourne, is one of the most easily accessed Australian cities; 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. While flying is convenient, the ultimate way to cruise into the state is on a road trip. Take the five-day Great Ocean Road journey from Adelaide or drive along New South Wales' south coast on an epic nine-day journey from Sydney to Melbourne.