Victoria: Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road holidays
Buzzing Victoria is Australia’s cultural and sporting heartland. Cosmopolitan Melbourne leads the way in style, fashion and dining and each of its distinct districts has its own unique character for you to discover. Outside Melbourne, The Great Ocean Road is among the world’s most scenic driving routes, while The Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges all provide the perfect viticultural escape. Elsewhere The Murray and Goldfields region has some of Australia’s best galleries and heritage cities.
Top itineraries in Victoria: Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road
Discover the dramatic coastline between Sydney and Melbourne and enjoy penguin parades on beautiful island reserves and a luxury bush camp stay in Jervis Bay.
Journey from Perth in the west to Alice Springs and Uluru in the Red Centre, before ending up at Sydney and the Great Barrier Reef on this superb escorted tour.
From the city icons of Sydney and Auckland to the natural beauty of Tasmania and the Fiordlands, showcase the best of Australia and New Zealand in all-inclusive luxury.
Top places to stay in Victoria: Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road
This is a secluded, romantic retreat of just 3 charming hideaways on a deserted beach an hour from the bright city lights of Melbourne
Enjoy an authentic bush experience combined with luxury comforts at Wilson's Wilderness Retreats, with amazing wildlife opportunities and guided activities.
Sited on Australia’s southeast tip, Gipsy Point’s unique topology features everything from rocky coastal headlands and pure white sandy beaches to temperate rainforest and heathland.
Where to go in Victoria: Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road
Melbourne is Australia’s cultural capital. A wealth of distinct city precincts - each with a unique character – such as Collins Street, Chinatown, The Greek Quarter, Flinders Quarter and the Yarra Precinct all add to Melbourne’s rich, multicultural heritage.
Victoria’s Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most scenic driving routes, home to the famous 12 Apostles rock formations. The road follows the rocky coast southwest for 243km from Torquay to Allansford.
Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges The Yarra Valley’s wineries launched the state’s wine industry, and at under an hour from Melbourne are still the perfect place to indulge the pleasures of fine food, wine and nature.
The Mornington Peninsula is just an hour from Melbourne and combines the best of Mediterranean-style coastal living with typical Aussie charm. Enjoy the art galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, such as Mornington, Sorrento and Flinders, or escape to the hinterland around Red Hill t…
When to go to Victoria: Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road
Victoria is notorious for its ‘four seasons in one day’, when it can go from steaming hot to torrential rain and have you in a jumper before dinner is on the table. Having said that, summers are warm and generally dry, with temperatures in the mid-twenties along the coast between December and March, and sometimes later. Alpine areas are generally cooler, especially in winter, when skiing is possible at the state’s high-altitude winter resorts.
Victoria: Melbourne & The Great Ocean Road articles
If you've holidayed in Australia before you'll know all about its wonderful wildlife, rich heritage, awe-inspiring landscapes and friendly locals. What's more, you'll probably have ticked off a few highlights from the standard Australia bucket list.
The history and heritage of Victoria's Goldfields region provides a dramatic backdrop to a burgeoning arts and cultural scene, new restaurants, wine and cider makers, and artisan food producers. There are many riches to be discovered, from major international art exhibitions and native wildlife to …
The Yarra Valley is Victoria's pre-eminent culinary destination, a hub of superb cellar doors, restaurants, luxury accommodation, farms producing quality fresh produce, and iconic scenery. The Dandenong Ranges is a haven of hidden delights with winding scenic roads to quaint villages, an abundance …
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