Of all the Australian states Victoria arguably has the most stunning natural scenery and green surrounds. With everything from amazing beaches to pristine national parks characterised by incredible biodiversity. Victoria offers something for everybody and their favoured type of natural environment.
Of course, much of the best of Victoria’s natural beauty is to be found outside of its capital city, Melbourne, but it’s incredibly beautiful botanic gardens and other gardens close to the heart of the city mean that much natural beauty is also to be found in the heart of the state’s capital city.
If you are visiting Victoria and are eager to experience the best of its natural features, here we list some of the locations that you are sure to love.
Great Ocean Road:
Visitors and locals alike testify to the fact that the Great Ocean Road offers scenery and an experience that is equal to the best you will experience anywhere in the world. Stretching some 243 kilometres between the towns of Torquay and Warrnambool, Great Ocean Road tours can be taken that give you insight into the area and introduce some of the region’s most picturesque towns, including: Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.
As you travel the Great Ocean Road, you will have the opportunity to see amazing rainforests, incredible beaches and cliffs made of limestone and sandstone. You will also see some of the Great Ocean Road’s most famous features – Loch Ard Gorge, The Grotto and The Twelve Apostles.
Because of its location in relation to Melbourne, a Great Ocean Road day tour is a perfect way to spend a day and is likely to give you a taste of one of Victoria’s most amazing areas of natural beauty that you will be eager to explore in greater depth.
Phillip Island is famous for its penguins and the spectacle of numerous penguins making their way out of the water and waddling up the beach to find their homes for the night is not to be missed. Such a sight is perfect for families and with good access between Melbourne and Phillip Island, enjoying a penguin parade tour is completely possible.
However, there is more to Phillip Island than just penguins! Taking a specifically created Phillip Island tour gives you a great opportunity to see and enjoy the natural features and stunning scenery of the Phillip Island area.
For people that love wine, Victoria is home to some high quality wineries and very beautiful wine producing areas. The possibility of combining a wine tour with an opportunity to see areas such as the Yarra Valley always provides a wonderful way to spend a day.
As well as tasting (and in all likelihood: purchasing) some incredible wines, you will also see and enjoy the stunning scenery of the Victorian wine country.
Although it is certainly one of the world’s most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities, Melbourne is also characterised by many areas of natural beauty and significance. When you take a Melbourne tour you will see firsthand that the city is not only made up of modern and heritage buildings but also features gorgeous park-lands such as: the Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens. The banks of the Yarra also offer some stunning scenery and a relaxing way to spend your time.
In Victoria, there are many different ways to experience and enjoy the natural beauty of the state. Day tours provide a brilliant way to see the best of Victoria and will almost certainly provide you with inspiration to see even more of this beautiful part of Australia.