Victoria - The Garden State
Victoria, Arguably Australia’s Most Cultured State.
As with the other Australian States, Victoria consists of a variety of geographically and economically differing regions, however the thing they all have in common is that they are that they attract a great number of tourists each year both domestic and international.
The home of The Melbourne Cup, The Australian Grand Prix and arguably Australia’s major national football competition the AFL, Australian Rules Football the Victorians also lay claim to the title of Sporting Capital of Australia.
However it is in the area of Tourism that Victoria excels, with the Culture of Melbourne, the the adventure of The Victorian Alps to the breathing experiences of The Great Ocean Road, there is a plethora of regions to explore.
Below is a summary courtesy of VisitVictoria.com
Discover the diversity and beauty of regional Victoria. From world-class wineries to natural springs, the coastal villages of the peninsulas to alpine towns. Drive along one of the many scenic routes, pull on your walking boots and follow tracks and trails, or wander the shops and local produce markets.
Venture into Melbourne’s basements, rooftops and laneways and discover gourmet feasts and fine wines, dynamic events, secret bars, boutiques and more.
Escape to the Yarra Valley for indulgent food and wine, and disappear into fern glades and forests in the Dandenong Ranges.
Combine the best of Europe’s coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour from Melbourne.
Take to the relaxing waters of Daylesford, present in mineral spas, a decadent meal of local produce, or a lakeside room.
Travel the Great Ocean Road and beyond for one of the world’s most scenic coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles, iconic surf breaks and waterfalls.
Unearth the riches of today’s Goldfields in impressive art galleries, specialty shops, fascinating museums, boutique wineries and esteemed eateries.
Inhale the air up there in the Grampians and be dazzled by the diverse natural attractions and their Aboriginal stories, plus stunning sparkling wine.
Taste your way around the High Country’s welcoming villages year round, whether Alpine skiing in winter or getting the adrenaline pumping over summer.
Be inspired by the space and solitude in Gippsland’s unspoilt beaches, lakes and mountains, then dip into bustling gourmet waterfront villages.
Unwind along the mighty Murray River and enjoy the region’s balmy weather, renowned slow food, wine, golf courses, sandy beaches and red gum forests.