With covid restrictions easing, Victoria is opening up just like a beautiful flower. There are plenty of reasons why Melbourne has been voted many times over the most livable city in the world. Melbourne is an exciting mix of art, music, food, sport and gardens. Head out further to our beautiful regional areas to discover just how much Victoria has to offer.
Victoria has 12 Diverse Regions to Explore:
Melbourne – There is something to see and do at every turn in Melbourne… down the many laneways you will find art, bars, restaurants and retail therapy for any budget plus an unrivaled live music scene. Melbourne is a to do city, with an enviable list of sporting and cultural events to enjoy.
Melbourne is well known for it’s Major Events, Live Music, Rooftop Bars, Boutique Shopping, it’s Casual and Fine Dining, Gardens and it has a huge obsession with Coffee.
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges – Escape to the Yarra Valley for indulgent food and wine and disappear into fern glades and forests in the Dandenong Ranges. Take an early morning balloon flight, meet passionate food producers and encounter a platypus at Healesville Sanctuary. Less than an hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges is an intimate hideaway full of delights, offering quality local food and wine, breathtaking scenery, romantic getaways and indulgent adventures.
Great Ocean Road – Set off on your own Great Ocean Road adventure and experience one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives. See the towering 12 Apostles, get up close to native wildlife, and take in iconic surf breaks, pristine rainforest and misty waterfalls as you go.
Grampians – Scale the great sandstone mountains of the Grampians region to reach breathtaking views and a bright, new perspective. Head out on walking tracks that lead to powerful waterfalls, wildlife, dazzling wildflower displays and awe-inspiring lookouts.
High Country – Taste your way around the High Country’s villages and receive warm welcomes from the families who run the gourmet restaurants and boutique wineries. Ski or float in a balloon over the Alps in winter, and return in the warmer months for a breathtaking array of adventure activities.
Daylesford and Macedon Ranges – Invigorate body and mind, and reignite your imagination amid the spectacular forests, natural mineral waters and historic villages of the Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region. Find balance and harmony at mineral spas and wellness retreats.
Mornington Peninsula – Breathe in the fresh sea air, sample innovative local cuisine, and soak up the relaxed alfresco lifestyle of the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne. Explore the galleries, spas and cafes in breezy seaside villages, cool off with a day on the beach, or escape to the wineries.
Phillip Island – Endless family fun and iconic wildlife, pristine white beaches and hi-octane motor sports, you’ll find it all on a seaside holiday at Phillip Island, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. See little penguins and sleepy koalas in their natural habitat.
Geelong and the Bellarine – Lovers of the good life need look no further than the vibrant Geelong and Bellarine region. Kick up your heels in Geelong’s waterfront precinct, explore tranquil seaside villages, and meet local makers and growers along the Bellarine Taste Trail.
Goldfields – Experience the diverse character and rich history of the Goldfields. Discover the legacy of Victoria’s gold rush, visible everywhere, from the tree-lined boulevards and botanic gardens to the stunning architecture, artistic communities and charming country towns.
Gippsland – Be inspired by the space and solitude in Gippsland’s unspoilt beaches, lakes and mountains, then dip into bustling gourmet waterfront villages.
The Murray – Replenish the soul, reconnect with nature and share the best of outdoor life in the vibrant Murray River region. Delve into the past at open-air museums and Indigenous cultural sites, hitch a ride on an historic paddle steamer, or captain your own houseboat.