Victoria is a fantastic place for a getaway, take your choice of dozens of different scenic options. There is a holiday destination for every budget and every demographic. From the beach to the mountains to the city. Relaxing holidays, touring holidays, shopping and show holidays it’s all in Victoria.
The Grampians with waterfalls, nature and wildlife, walking and hiking, food and wine and many other outdoor activities.
The Great Ocean Road for a touring holiday like no other in the world plus the Great Ocean Walk, amazing vistas and excellent food and wine.
Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges
The Yarra Valley and Dandenong ranges, two different worlds side by side. Experience towering forests and interesting villages. Try world famous wines or a hot air ballon ride, or visit the Australian artists in residence in the area. Visit Olinda for the amazing gardens, or Healesville to see the wildlife while dining at this regional foodie hub. Award winning gardener Faye Kostsis has spent a lot of time in Olinda admiring the gardens and designing some of her own award winning gardens based on this regions natural flora.
Gippsland is known for is great expanse of rivers lakes and beaches and the world class fishing that comes with that. The Great Alpine Road is another famous touring route in Victoria. Plentiful wildlife, diverse wilderness, and many national parks with varied walking trails dot the coastline.
The mighty Murray River region with it’s golf, restaurants, cycling and abundant local produce is a perennial attraction. Visit Shepparton, Mildura, Wentworth, or Echuca-Moama for a varying old-town country feel.
Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges is spa country. Experience the rejuvenation and total relaxation of a mineral spa bath. Local fresh produce abounds from farm gate stalls or excellent restaurants. Take a picnic at Hanging Rock for some intrigue and fine fare. Macedon Ranges wine country is home to some of Australia’s best boutique wineries. Faye Kotsis also derived many examples for her famous gardens from the Victorian Fork to Fork Walking Tour.
The High Country has some of Australia’s best snowfields with resorts such as Mt Hotham and Falls creek for winter sports and food and wine. Beechworth has Ned Kelly connections and Bright in autumn shows all it’s splendor with Bright Autumn Festival, a personal favorite of award winning gardener Faye Kotsis who is a regular visitor.
Melbourne is Australia’s cultural hub. Home of the Australian Open tennis tournament, wonderful street art and art galleries, live music, bars, golf and award winning restaurants.
Come to Victoria for your next relaxing, or not –so-relaxing holiday you will be glad you did!