Victoria is one of the great Australian states. It’s a region that, quite frankly, seems to have it all with its capital city of Melbourne, taking the crown as one of the best cities in the world. Just beyond the city, you’ll find a relaxed beach and surfing culture, as well as plenty of wide open spaces and national parks for the nature lovers.

With so much choice, the hardest part of planning a trip will be deciding what to see and do. But we’re here to make things easier for you. Here’s our top ten things to do when visiting Victoria.

1. Grab drinks at a rooftop bar

Iconic Melbourne Hero shoot 2023 | Shannyn Higgins

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Melbourne is Victoria’s home for the rooftop bar. Whether you want to enjoy a cocktail or two whilst enjoying the sunset, or party the night away with the city scape in view, this is the place to do so. You’ll be spoilt for choice when trying to find a venue, so why not try a few? The views are totally worth it!

2. Road Trip


Great Otway National Park, with the winding road along the ocean shoreline.
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There is no better way to explore Victoria than taking a road trip. Melbourne is a gateway to the rest of the state, and you’ll find that exploring from here is both cheap and easy to do. One of the most well known Aussie road trips, is the journey along the Great Ocean Road. With the wind in your hair, a friend in the passenger seat and views of the ocean you’ll be hard pressed to find a better road tripping experience in Australia.

3. Check out Melbourne’s street art scene


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Whether you join a tailored tour, or choose to go it alone, Melbourne is fantastic for street art. Head to the famous Hosier Lane to start your immersion. Melbourne’s collection of street art is the world’s biggest living art exhibition. And it’s all totally free!

4. Wilsons Promontory

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For those hoping to experience the nature and wildlife that Victoria has to offer, look no further than Wilsons Promontory National Park. It’s Victoria’s largest coastal wilderness area and is packed full of things to see and do. Soak in the incredible views from around the park or take your chances at spotting a wombat in the wild.

5. Phillip Island

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You may think a visit to Philip Island is all about catching a glimpse of the adorable penguins that call it home. BUT it’s not just famous for these little birds. Seals are also a pretty famous face in the area and you can take part in an eco-tour to spot these playful animals. Plus, you’ll find hidden beaches and great surfing spots, as well as heaps of places to hang out and grab a bite to eat.

6. Ride a Hot Air Balloon over Yarra Valley

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This is a proper pinch yourself experience and one we would absolutely recommend you do whilst in Victoria. Put your wine glass down and jump in a hot air balloon to witness breathtaking views of Yarra Valley.

7. Experience the beach life at St Kilda

Republica at St Kilda beach foreshore

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Spend your day relaxing at the beach or enjoying the historic St Kilda Sea Baths. If you want something a little more thrilling, grab a ticket to Luna Park and jump on a rollercoaster or two. St Kilda is a great spot to enjoy a relaxed meal with friends on the seafront, so be sure to take some time to explore one of the many cafes and restaurants that line the shore.

8. Sunset at the 12 Apostles

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Nothing sums up a trip to Victoria quite like a trip to the stunning 12 Apostles. And if you’re feeling adventurous, take a sunset helicopter ride over the site, and get some amazing shots and memories to last a lifetime.

9. Discover the Grampians

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Mackenzie Falls, The Balconies, Boroka Lookout and Mount Sturgeon. Just some of the highlights of visiting the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. This nature reserve will wow you with it’s stunning scenery and wonderful views. And hey, you may even get to see the local wildlife such as wallabies and echidnas during your visit.

10. Grab a cup of coffee (or two)

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Melbourne is said to be one of the coffee capitals of the world. And it’s not hard to see why. The city’s baristas are some of the most advanced and technically able in the world and the locals are pretty discerning when it comes to the black stuff. So trust us, you’re sure to find a great cup of coffee in one of the many, many cafes around the city.
This is just a handful of things on offer to you during your visit to Victoria. But whatever you get up to, we’re pretty sure you’ll have an amazing trip!


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