Victoria has so many wonderful things to see and do.
There is much to discover, from the Great Ocean Road
to the little penguins at Phillip Island. Visit the amazing Grampians or enjoy our many lakes and river valleys.
Below is a brief summary of each region's main features. Where a region name is underlined, click
on the underlined name to access further pages of information and photos. Refer to the Map page
for an indication of each region's coverage. The Calendar page has information on specific events.
Attractions: Murray River, wilderness areas, wineries, golf.
Main Towns: Mildura, Swan Hill, Ouyen, Robinvale.
National & State Parks: Hattah-Kulkyne, Murray-Sunset, Wyperfeld, Big
Desert Wilderness, and across the border in NSW Lake Mungo and Perry Sandhills.
||Attractions: Murray River, paddlesteamers and river
trade history, Goulburn Valley, orchard production, wineries, Strathbogies.
Main Towns: Shepparton, Kyabram, Echuca, Cohuna, Kerang, Pyramid
Hill, Rochester, Rushworth, Numurkah, Cobram, Euroa, Nagambie, Heathcote,
National & State Parks: Terrick Terrick, Barmah.
Attractions: The Grampians, mountain hiking, Pyrenees Wineries.
Main Towns: Ararat, Stawell, Halls Gap, Dunkeld, Edenhope, Horsham,
Dimboola, Warracknabeal, St Arnaud, Avoca, Beaufort.
National & State Parks: The Grampians, Mt Arapiles, Little Desert,
Attractions: Eureka Stockade, Sovereign Hill (re-created gold mining
town), historic towns, grand Victorian architecture and gardens, Buda, Old
Railway Station (antiques & bric a brac market), Bendigo Pottery, wineries,
Mt Buninyong lookout, Great Southern Woolshed, Kryal Castle.
Main Towns: Ballarat, Bendigo, Maryborough, Maldon, Castlemaine, Creswick,
National & State Parks: Paddys Ranges, Whipstick, Kamarooka.
||Attractions: The Great Ocean Road, The Twelve Apostles,
seaside coastal towns, fishing, forests and waterfalls, volcanic plains
and inland lakes.
Main Towns: Airey’s Inlet, Fairhaven, Deans Marsh, Lorne, Skenes
Creek, Apollo Bay, Johanna, Lavers Hill, Beech Forest, Port Campbell,
Peterborough, Timboon, Cobden, Camperdown, Terang, Mortlake, Warrnambool,
Port Fairy, Portland, Cape Bridgewater, Nelson, Heywood, Hamilton, Casterton.
National & State Parks: Angahook-Lorne, Otway, Port Campbell,
Tower Hill, Mount Eccles, Cape Nelson, Mt Richmond, Discovery Bay, Lower
||Attractions: National Wool Museum, historic buildings,
foreshore, Sunday markets, Tourist Railway, wineries, gourmet restaurants,
wildlife sanctuaries, seaside activities and world class surf beaches,
Surfworld museum, spectacular Surf Coast Walk.
Main Towns: Geelong, Drysdale, Portarlington, St Leonards, Queenscliff,
Ocean Grove, Barwon Heads, Torquay, Anglesea, Winchelsea, Inverleigh,
National & State Parks: The You Yangs, Brisbane Ranges, Steiglitz.
||Attractions: Mineral springs, lake, wineries, gourmet
food, lavender farm, berry picking, historic buildings, galleries, antiques
and bric-a-brac, Sunday markets, Convent Gallery, Mt Macedon, Hanging
Rock, Trentham and Loddon Falls, Garden of St Erth, Lerderderg Gorge.
Main Towns: Daylesford, Hepburn Springs, Kyneton, Trentham, Blackwood,
Woodend, Romsey, Lancefield, Gisborne, Bacchus Marsh, Ballan.
National & State Parks: Lederderg, Mt Macedon.
|Attractions: Performing Arts, National Gallery
of Victoria, historic buildings, trams, gourmet dining, Yarra River,
parks and gardens, Melbourne Museum, Aquarium, Royal Melbourne Zoo,
horseracing, shopping, cycling paths, exhibition programs, Queen Victoria
Market, Ripponlea Mansion.
Inner city precincts: South Bank and Arts Centre, St Kilda Road,
Federation Square, Collins Street, Bourke Street Mall, Old Exhibition
Buildings and the Museum of Victoria, Lygon Street Carlton (Italian
cuisine), Brunswick Street Fitzroy (bohemian flavours), Chapel Street
South Yarra (trendy), Toorak Road (haute couture), St Kilda Beach, Williamstown.
Outer areas: SW; Werribee Mansion, NE to E; Heidelberg, Eltham,
Parks and Gardens: Royal Melbourne Botanic Gardens, Fitzroy Gardens,
Royal Park Zoological Gardens, Albert Park Lake, Yarra Bend, Warrandyte,
Churchill, Organ Pipes National Park.
||Attractions: Forest walks and picnic areas, quaint
villages, gardens & nurseries (especially Cloudehill, National Rhododendron
Gardens and Tesselaars Tulip Farm), antiques, devonshire teas, local
crafts, Puffing Billy steam railway, Ricketts Sanctuary, Mt Dandenong
Main Towns: Ferny Creek, Sassafrass, Olinda, Mt Dandenong, Kalorama,
Silvan, Monbulk, Kallista, Belgrave, Emerald, Cockatoo, Gembrook, Beaconsfield,
National & State Parks: Dandenong Ranges, Olinda, Lysterfield,
||Attractions: Yarra Valley Wineries, Healesville
Sanctuary, Gulf Station, Tourist Railway, Maroondah Reservoir Park,
The Black Spur, Acheron Way, Steavenson Falls.
Main Towns: Coldstream, Yarra Glen, Healesville, Toolangi, Narbethong,
Marysville, Buxton, Warburton, Yarra Junction.
National & State Parks: Yarra Ranges, Kinglake, Toolangi-Black
Ranges, Cathedral Range.
Attractions: Wineries of Rutherglen and Milawa, gourmet dining, historic
towns, goldmining and bushranger country, alpine road touring, snow skiing
(winter), horse riding and bushwalking, water activities on Lake Eildon.
Main Towns: Alexandra, Eildon, Mansfield, Myrtleford, Bright, Mt Beauty,
Omeo, Dargo, Benalla, Yarrawonga, Glenrowan, Wangaratta, Beechworth, Yackandandah,
Chiltern, Rutherglen, Wodonga, Kiewa, Tallangatta, Corryong. Alpine Villages:
Mt Buller, Mt Buffalo, Falls Creek, Hotham.
National & State Parks: Eildon, Fraser, Mount Buffalo and Alpine National
Parks, Mount Samaria, Reef Hills, Warby Range, Chiltern, Mt Granya, Mt Lawson,
Attractions: Peninsula wineries, gourmet restaurants, gardens and nurseries
(especially Heronswood, Romantic Cottage Plants), Ashcombe Maze and Arthurs
Seat Maze, Arthurs Seat Chairlift, Sunday markets, antiques, galleries, historic
homes, seaside activities bayside and surf beaches, golf, horse riding, strawberry
picking, Cape Schanck, Point Nepean, coastal and bushwalks.
Main Towns: Mornington, Mount Martha, Dromana, Arthurs Seat, Red Hill,
Rosebud, Rye, Sorrento, Portsea, Flinders, Shoreham, Merricks, Balnarring,
Bittern, Crib Point, Hastings, Tyabb.
National & State Parks: Mornington Peninsula, Greens Bush, Arthurs
||Attractions: Phillip Island - Penguin Parade, The
Nobbies (seals), Koala sanctuary. Wilsons Promontory walks and lookouts,
Grand Ridge Road, Coal Creek historical village, Mirboo North murals,
developing wineries and gourmet spots.
Main Towns: Cowes, Wonthaggi, Inverloch, Venus Bay, Korumburra,
Leongatha, Mirboo North, Foster, Sandy Point, Welshpool, Port Albert,
Yarram, Traralgon, Churchill, Morwell, Moe, Warragul.
National & State Parks: Phillip Island Nature Park, French Island,
Mt Worth, Morwell, Tarra-Bulga, Wilsons Promontory, Shallow Inlet, Corner
|Attractions: Skiing at Baw Baw, Walhalla historic
pioneer town, Ninety Mile Beach, Bairnsdale Aboriginal Museum, yacht charters and boating
on Gippsland Lakes, fishing, bushwalking, local artists galleries, Buchan
Caves, Mallacoota Inlet, Wilderness Parks.
Main Towns: Neerim, Noojee, Mt Baw Baw, Walhalla, Rosedale, Heyfield,
Maffra, Sale, Seaspray, Bairnsdale, Paynesville, Metung, Lakes Entrance,
Buchan, Orbost, Cann River, Gipsy Point, Mallacoota.
National & State Parks: Baw Baw, Moondarra, Holey Plains, Gippsland
Lakes, The Lakes, Mitchell River, Snowy River, Croajingolong, Errinundra,
Coopracambra, Alfred, Lind.
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