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Yarra River and the City. Photo James Lauritz.
Photo: Yarra River and the City. Photo James Lauritz. Melbourne Australia

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Victoria Australia - Tourist Guide

Although a younger state than New South Wales, Victoria is known for its sense of history. The arts, drama, sports (including the Australian Grand Prix) and literature are appreciated here and it shows. See Map of Victoria.

It is also known for lush farmlands, great wineries, ocean beaches, mountains, deserts and more than 30 national parks. All these places are within easy reach of Melbourne Australia, the state’s capital.

Covering more than 227,000 square kilometres, Victoria has both rugged coastline as well as long sandy beaches, some with famous surfing spots as well as sheltered coves.

Victoria’s Best Places to Visit

Victoria and Melbourne Events

Looking for something to do? Be sure to check out the celebrations, upcoming festivals and activities for today and this month in Melbourne and around the state: Victoria and Melbourne Events.

Located on the shores of Port Phillip Bay and divided by the Yarra River, Melbourne Australia had its first European settlers arriving in 1835. Helped by the prolonged Gold Rush, the little village boomed and within 50 years became a teeming city:

Capital of Victoria with Tourist Attractions Map Melbourne Australia

Victoria State Regions

The Gippsland - Ninety Mile Beach, National Parks, the Gippsland Lakes, fishing in crystal clear streams, untouched wilderness and much more. No exploration of Victoria’s coastal wilderness is complete without a visit to the Gippsland Lakes Region. Known for great fishing, beautiful national parks, mountain streams as well as for its wining and dining experiences:

Exploring Gippsland Gippsland

The Grampians Ranges - Known for its many stunning natural attractions, there are numerous walks and hikes to tour. Plenty of outdoor adventure, fishing, aboriginal sites and Australian heritage:

Explore the Grampians Grampians Ranges

Goldfields - Explore the historic gold towns, take a chance at discovering gold, enjoy great cuisine and see where the armed Australian rebellion took place in 1854:

The Goldfields

Visit the Goldfields The Goldfields

Great Ocean Road & South West Coast - Winding from Geelong to the South Australia border is the Great Ocean Road - See more on The Great Ocean Road.

Explore the Great Ocean Road Great Ocean Road

Victoria High Country - This beautiful Alpine Region of Victoria has dramatic escarpments, stunning views, snow fields in winter and wonderful heritage to explore:

Victoria Alpine Region High Country

Macedon Ranges - Spa Country - Only a short distance from Melbourne, locals and overseas visitors enjoy the weekend and breaks away with 2 wine regions and luxury spas at Daylesford mineral springs:

Macedon Ranges

Visit the Macedon Ranges Macedon Ranges

Mornington Peninsula - Also close to Melbourne is the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, with plenty of seaside villages offering great seafood. At the tip, is Portsea, getaway playground of the rich and famous:

Mornington Peninsula

Exploring the Mornington Peninsula Mornington Peninsula

The Murray River - is Australia’s longest river. Hire a houseboat, enjoy the local fare and wines, play golf, take the family on a river cruise on a fully restored paddlesteamer. Sample many of the fine wines and the fresh local produce from the many diverse restaurants:

The Murray River

Travel the Murray Murray River

Phillip Island - For sports, including of course the Phillip Island Raceway, wildlife and family fun, there is plenty of native fauna and flora to see, with places to exlore, surf and swim:

Visit Phillip Island Phillip Island

Yarra Valley - Less than an hour from Melbourne are 55 Australian wineries, with fine dining restaurants offering a great experience. There is plenty of native fauna in the surrounding Dandenongs and Ranges:

Yarra Valley

Travel the Yarra Valley Yarra Valley

Victoria Coast

The coast of Victoria has natural attractions, wonderful beaches, national parks, lakeways and stunning scenery:

Touring the Victoria Coast

Exploring the Coast Victoria Coast

Attractions in Victoria

For Victoria Museums and Victoria Attractions, see:

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