The Wonder of Victoria, Australia

Victoria is home to some of the best of what Australia has to offer its visitors. The southern state includes the Yarra Valley, which is an increasingly popular wine region. The cosmopolitan city of Melbourne is located in Victoria, bringing in millions of tourists every year, hosting them to spectacular food, entertainment, and events. Natural landscapes like the Grampians and Mornington Peninsular continue to draw followers out to them with their beauty and historical importance of the area. Victoria even has penguins! Out at Phillip Island, you can watch the little creatures scurry home after a day at the beach. But nothing in Victoria is as breathtaking and famous as the Great Ocean Road.

The Great Ocean Road is 243 kilometres of road that stretches around the southern coast of Victoria. Its highlights include the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, and the quaint town of Torquay where the infamous Bells Beach is located. Tourists from all around the world find their way to the Great Ocean Road to experience one of Australia’s best destinations.

Victoria caters to a variety of interests and has been pleasing tourists with events like the Australian Open for years. Melbourne has become a sought-after destination for international tourists with its inviting city centre, music scene and shopping districts. People come from all over to see what the bustling city has to offer, especially during events like the Australian Open. Other festivals like the Moomba Water Festival brings in over a million spectators to the city to watch boat races and catch a thrill on the carnival rides. Big music festivals like Big Day Out always stop at Melbourne, giving locals and tourists a day to see the biggest music acts in the world.

If you’re not a city lover, don’t worry Victoria has you covered. Head out to either the Grampians or Phillip Island for a true wildlife experience. Hike the Grampians and learn about the Aboriginal community’s beginnings, or surf the best break in Victoria at Phillip Island. Do you enjoy wine tasting and local crafted cuisine? The Yarra Valley region is your best bet. Taste wine from over 100 wineries and pair them with local cheeses, breads, olives, and more. The region is known for its decadent lifestyle and beautiful landscape. Treat yourself to a relaxing weekend outside of the city in Yarra Valley.

If you have plans to visit Australia or are already there, make sure you take the time to enjoy what Victoria has to offer