Across most of Australia you’ve got to drive a pretty long way to get where you’re going, but Victoria is the exception. Whether it’s a surf trip, mountain escape, outback adventure or romantic getaway you’re dreaming of, your perfect destination is sure to be only a few short hours from Melbourne.
Victoria’s dramatic and diverse landscape was made for camping and outdoor adventures, from fly-fishing and mountain biking, to skiing and surfing. But it’s also jam-packed with historical sites, gold rush towns, farm gates, vineyards and the country’s best cafes and restaurants, ensuring there’s an experience to keep everyone smiling.
Drive the length of the Victorian coastline and you’ll be rewarded with picturesque surf breaks, epic sand driving, stunning coastal walks and plenty of wildlife encounters. The views along the Great Ocean Road are pretty hard to beat, with the mighty Twelve Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge high on the must-see list. Plan your trip along the Victorian coast in winter and early spring and you might be lucky enough to see migrating whales.