Victoria has so many wonderful things to see and do. Geographically compact, every region is within easy reach in Victoria, from the snowfields to the beaches, from the city to the rivers and valleys - discover your holiday destination in Victoria.
Melbourne and The Mornington Peninsula
(Melbourne, The Mornington Peninsula)
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria famed for its fine restaurants, beautiful parks and gardens and wide boulevards. Melbourne enjoys a well-deserved reputation as a sport loving city that hosts the Grand Final of the AFL competition, the Melbourne Cup, and the annual Australian Open tennis tournament. But it is also a sophisticated city that can compete with the world's best in fine indoor and outdoor dining and superb theatre, opera, ballet and concerts. Stay in a Melbourne hotel or Melbourne Apartment Hotel and experience Victoria's colourful capital, renowned for its culture diversity, award winning restaurants and great shopping.
The Mornington Peninsula is situated between Port Phillip Bay and Western Port Bay and lies just south of Melbourne, making it a popular destination for a day trip or a longer stay. If beautiful coastlines are your idea of perfect holiday, stay in Mornington Peninsula accommodation and enjoy the area's historic seaside villages, vineyards and orchards.
Phillip Island, Gippsland, Yarra Valley and The Dandenongs
Phillip Island is Melbourne's holiday and recreational playground, located in Western Port Bay, just 90 minutes by road from Melbourne city centre. See the Penguin Parade and one of the country's largest fur seal colonies using Phillip Island accommodation as a base.
The Gippsland region stretches from just east of Melbourne all the way to the state border with New South Wales in Victoria's far east, covering hundreds of kilometres of coastline and a rich collection of state and national parks. Gippsland accommodation also acts as a great base for water skiing and the area is renowned for its gourmet produce and the walking tracks and scenery of Wilsons Promontory.
Yarra Valley - Rolling green hills, rows of ripening grapes on the vine, luscious fruits, cheeses and wine tasting are what the Yarra Valley promises its visitors. Around 90 minutes from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is the ideal getaway region for a weekend or a mid-week getaway. If you have a passion for wine and relaxation, stay in Yarra Valley accommodation, and explore the area's 55 wineries and 300km of bush walking tracks in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.
The Dandenongs, otherwise known as the Dandenong Ranges, is 1 hour east of Melbourne. There's so much to see and do in the Dandenongs, that to really sample what's on offer, nothing beats spending a couple of nights in one of the special places that can be found in and around the mountains. From Mount Dandenong are stunning views of the city, while the surrounding villages offer boutique accommodation, galleries, markets and beautiful gardens. The Puffing Billy steam train runs between Belgrave and Gembrook, taking in the scenic landscape of the Dandenong Ranges. Stay in Dandenong accommodation to explore the The Dandenong Ranges.
The Great Ocean Road
The famous Great Ocean Road technically begins at Torquay, but it is only past Anglesea that the road truly hugs the coast. Between Lorne and Apollo Bay the road skirts each fold in the mountain line where the forest runs down to the sea. Beyond Apollo Bay it cuts inland through the Otway ranges and rejoins the coast at Princetown and travels along what's known as the Shipwreck coast. Stay in Great Ocean Road accommodation and enjoy what is Australia's most spectacular scenic drives which features the 12 Apostles, the Shipwreck Coast and Australia's most famous surf beach - Bells Beach. While driving the Great Ocean Road, take time out and relax in Lorne accommodation or in Apollo Bay accommodation. Geelong accommodation also makes a great base for exploring the Great Ocean Road and southern Victoria.
The High Country and North East Victoria
The High Country region is located in the northeast of Victoria. Bushrangers, including the famous Ned Kelly, are part of the local history in this region. Rich wine growing areas and locally produced cheeses and smallgoods are a feature of towns in the Rutherglen, Wangaratta and Milawa area. Located in this region are a number of major alpine and ski resorts including Mount Buller, Falls Creek, Mount Buffalo and Mount Hotham. Enjoy scenic alpine landscapes, stories of bushrangers and historic towns using Legends, Wine and High Country accommodation as a base.
The southern end of the region includes Lake Eildon which is one of the largest artificial lakes in the state and consists of over 500 kilometres of coastline, much of which is surrounded by national park, and accessible from places such as Mansfield, Goughs Bay, Bonnie Doon in the north and Eildon in the south. Navigating a holiday houseboat through Lake Eildon's extensive waterways is a popular activity for visitors.
The Murray, Grampians, the Gold Fields, Macedon Ranges and Daylesford
The Murray region follows the Murray River, which forms the state border between Victoria and neighbouring New South Wales. Explore one of Australia's major rivers - The Murray, using our Murray accommodation as a base.
The Grampians region takes its name from the towering series of mountains at the western end of Victoria's Great Dividing Range, serviced by the tourist centre of Halls Gap. Waterfalls, spectacular scenery, lush bushland and native wildlife are features of the Grampians National Park. Get back to nature by staying in Grampians accommodation and explore the area's national parks, which have many walking tracks and are great for rock climbing and abseiling, and boating and fishing and are abundant in native flora and fauna.
The Goldfields region boasts an impressive array of wineries and is also home to a number of fruit-growing orchards. In the region's north-west, near Ballarat, are a number of historical former gold mining towns including Clunes and Creswick. Learn about Australia's gold rush history by staying in Goldfields accommodation as a base.
The Daylesford and Macedon Ranges region is a short drive north of Melbourne and boasts the largest concentration of natural mineral springs in the country. Just north of the historical and well preserved town of Daylesford is the restored Hepburn Springs spa complex which is popular with visitors. For ultimate relaxation, stay in Daylesford accommodation, and enjoy the area's 70 natural mineral springs. The towering peak of Mount Macedon and nearby Hanging Rock are part of a six million year old dormant volcano.
Discover Victoria's best holiday accommodation - Motels, self-contained apartment accommodation, B&B, self-contained cottages, boutique hotels, luxury hotels, weekenders, romantic hideaways and luxury bed and breakfasts in Victoria and Melbourne. From the Great Ocean Road to the Grampians, the Mornington Peninsula to Yarra Valley, Hepburn Springs to Phillip Island and the Dandenongs to Echuca.