Travel to Victoria, Australia
Australia’s smallest (and most crowded) mainland state, Victoria has proved itself as a quintessential region to visit for anybody travelling down under, with some of the country’s most spectacular coastline and the cosmopolitan draw of Melbourne.
Visit Victoria and you’re in arguably the least wild part of Australia (no outback here!), but there are still plenty of jaw-dropping natural sights to see. Much of this is along the coastline - there’s over 2,500 kilometres of it. Most iconic is the Great Ocean Road, a short but impossibly scenic road trip between the small cities of Torquay and Allansford on the south east coast. There’s also the Grampians National Park, a huge expanse of mountains, hiking trails, and indigenous rock art sites, and Mornington Peninsula where you’ll find secluded beaches and delectable wineries.
Of course, it’s the city of Melbourne that’s the main draw here. Australia’s most popular city after Sydney, it’s a completely different prospect, offering cool cafes, arty bars, and independent theatres alongside popular attractions like Melbourne Zoo and the Docklands - there’s a reason it’s frequently voted as the best city in the world to live. If you’re looking to work in Australia, Melbourne is the ideal place to do it.
Whether you’re sticking around for a while or just passing through, it won’t take long to realise why Victoria is so popular with travellers from all over the world.
Our Favourite Adventure Tours
Most tours in Victoria will kick off from Melbourne, but from there there’s a huge choice about where in the country you head and what you’ll do there. You could head west along the Great Ocean Road toward Adelaide in South Australia, cut straight up into the forbidding Red Centre region, or go toward Sydney via the Australian Capital Territory (ACT). Here are a few of our favourites.