Victoria has a plethora of diverse landscapes to explore, whether you're after snow-capped mountains, cool ferny forests, picturesque beaches, peaceful lakes or natural springs, the Victorian outdoors is an adventure playground like no other.
From wildlife watching and hiking to canoeing, surfing, aerial and white water thrills, there’s an exciting array of experiences on offer – and all within close proximity to the vibrant state capital Melbourne.
Then, soak up the diverse landscapes and beautiful vistas that provide the backdrop to Victorian living. Visit the stunning rainforests of Cape Otway and take to the trees on the elevated Otway Fly treetop walk. Loose yourself in the majesty of the dramatic rockscapes of the Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge. Wind your way through eucalyptus forest and scramble across sandy rocks on the beach.
From a one-day trip to the wineries and wildlife sanctuaries, to a week-long journey discovering the dramatic scenery of the Great Ocean Road, there is truly something for everyone here and with so many accessible experiences so close to the city, it couldn’t be easier to explore Victoria for as little or as long as time allows.
And there’s no need to rough it either. Before, during, and after your great outdoors experience, you can enjoy Victoria’s natural bounty without compromising on comfort. Settle down in a cosy corner with a glass of wine from a boutique winery, enjoy some of Australia’s best coffee on the sun-soaked terrace of a trendy café or sample the very best of fresh regional produce at a laidback gourmet restaurant by the sea. Finally, end the day by relaxing into your soft, comfortable bed or, if you prefer, bedding down beneath the stars and under canvas in one of the region’s wilderness campsites.
Discover Melbourne and the Great Ocean Road
with Fiona Phillips...[6 mins 05 secs]