The decision to visit Victoria will always prove to be a good one! This part of Australia is unique and beautiful and very much alive with a range of different events and activities. The great news for travellers is that regardless of the type of experience you wish to have in Victoria, your needs and aspirations can be accommodated.
While there is so much to do and see in Victoria, here we have narrowed the list down to five of the state’s unmissable highlights.
There is no denying that Melbourne is one of the world’s most amazing and appealing cities. With incredible shops, restaurants, cafes, bars, museums and galleries, the city of Melbourne is indeed vibrant and characterised by diversity.
Without question, one of the best ways to see the city is to take an organised Melbourne tour. A Melbourne sightseeing tour will introduce you to some of the city’s most important, distinctive and recognisable features and will provide you with plenty of useful and relevant information about the city and its attributes.
A quality Melbourne day tour will provoke your excitement and interest in this cosmopolitan city and will, in all likelihood, inspire you to explore the city even further.
2: Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is certainly not to be missed. This stretch of road of more than two hundred kilometres takes in some of Victoria’s most beautiful scenery – including: ancient rainforests, truly incredible beaches, areas characterised by abundant wildlife and of course, the most charming towns.
Because of the area’s vicinity to Melbourne, taking a Great Ocean Road day tour is one of the most highly recommended things to do while you are in Victoria. When you join a Great Ocean Road tour you can relax and enjoy the experience without having to worry about the driving, navigation, the possibility of missing the highlights of the area or gathering useful information about the sights that you are seeing – all of this is done for you!
3: Phillip Island
Phillip Island is one of Victoria’s supreme areas of natural beauty and one that is often frequented by not only families, but people of all ages.
Phillip Island is most famous for the ‘penguin parade’ – the nightly pilgrimage of gorgeous fairy penguins as they make their way from the ocean to find their land based homes for the night. This is certainly a sight not to be missed and one that will stay in your memory for a very long time. By taking a penguin parade tour you will have great access to the spectacle and be provided with lots of interesting information about the area and what you will see.
4: Cuisine and coffee
Victoria is internationally famous and respected for the quality of its restaurants and cafes. There is no secret of the fact that Victorians (Melbournians in particular) love their coffee and, if you love coffee too, you will be spoilt for choice when it comes to good quality coffee.
One of the most pleasurable aspects of a visit to any place is the opportunity to sample the local fare; be sure to enjoy the fine food and refreshments on offer in Victoria.
Victoria is sometimes referred to as the ‘garden state’ and is home to some of the world’s most beautiful parks and gardens. Enjoy the beauty and serenity of these natural features of the state and even if you only visit Melbourne, do not miss the Royal Botanic Gardens or Fitzroy Gardens, both of which are located close to the city centre.
You are sure to love your visit to Victoria. Visitors face a difficult task in narrowing down their preferred destinations in the state, but as long as you include some of Victoria’s unmissable highlights, you will not be disappointed.