Melbourne is seen as the cultural centre of Australia . It is packed with art galleries, museums and fantastic architecture. Don't be put off, however, if that's not your thing there are plenty of other great attractions and shops galore.
4 hours by train to Warrnambool or bus from Melbourne along the road. Spectacular views of the coast with shipwrecks, whales and more.
Ballarat is close to Victoria's capital city Melbourne and equally close to coastal and inland attractions. A town alive with the memory of the 1850's gold rush era which infected the entire region. Many of our most notorious outlaws such as Ned Kelly and "Mad Dog Morgan" were held and quartered here.
The Macedon Ranges are part of Australia’s Great Dividing Range and the state forest surrounds are beautiful with an abundance of native wildlife, mineral springs and over 20 wineries.
60 mins from Melbourne enjoy – wineries, fabulous scenery, bike trails and more. Hire a bike, catch the suburban train to Lilydale then ride the Warburton bike trail.
Two hours by bus from Melbourne to see the fairy penguin parade.
Seeing that this is river country you will have no problems indulging in all forms of aqua pleasures. Cruise on a paddle steamer, hire a houseboat on Lake Eildon or Echuca-Moama, parasail over Lake Mulwala or paddle your canoe wherever you fancy.
The plentiful bounty of the Legends Wine and High Country has always attracted people to this land of majestic mountain ranges, fertile valleys and pristine lakes and waterways.
Enjoy the beauty of Gippsland Lakes Coastal Park and the Lakes National Park.
With numerous off road tracks or walking and cycling trails you can tailor make your own snowy mountain adventure. In the winter months you can enjoy great skiing conditions and with some of the most spectacular scenery in this state, year round activities such as rock-climbing, abseiling, hang-gliding, horse riding, fly-fishing and ballooning are very popular.
The great Murray River runs for 300km through this vast outback region with boundless lakes, creeks, billabongs and a variety of wildlife you may never see together in any other region in Australia.
With this region holding more lakes, rivers and waterfalls than many other regions in Australia there is no end to the activities you can partake in. It’s really only a matter of where and when.
A little about Victoria
Some people have walked the length of mainland Britain from John O’Groats to Land’s End and Victoria is a similar size to mainland Britain. But alongside states like Queensland and New South Wales, Victoria is tiny. It’s the smallest mainland Aussie state. And Victoria has heaps of things to see and do. Melbourne is the capital and you could spend ages just in this one city. Plenty of backpacker accommodation too.
Victoria has giant forests, fabulous surf beaches, steam trains, churches, shopping centres and glorious gardens. And they’re all within easy reach. We do recommend that you book your Victoria tours before you arrive. Browse using the tours listed on the left or have a look at some of the most popular we have for Melbourne. Click on one and you will see lot's more.