Victoria is a state in the south of Australia with heaps of fantastic places to explore.

Located in the southeast corner of Australia, Victoria is a small state with heaps to do. Because of its geography, Victoria has beaches, mountains, and everything in between.

Below are five of the best things to do in Victoria!

Drive along the Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most famous icons in Victoria. The long, winding highway along the southern coast is full of gorgeous scenery and vibrant beaches.

Many people drive parts of the Great Ocean Road or journey along the iconic highway over multiple days. Though the highway may be long, there are plenty of stops to see along the way. Take a photo at Memorial Arch, stroll across the beach at Apollo Bay, and grab a coffee in Lorne. You can also stretch your legs with a rainforest walk and stop to see famous landmarks such as the 12 Apostles and Loch Ard Gorge.

If you want to visit the Great Ocean Road but aren’t keen on driving, consider joining our one-day tour which visits each of the highlights!

Take a day trip to Phillip Island

Melbourne City

Phillip Island is another popular destination in Victoria. This is because of the adorable and unique Penguin Parade that takes place here. Each evening after sunset, hundreds of Little Penguins emerge from the ocean and parade back to their homes.

Even though this event occurs in the evening, there is plenty to do beforehand during the day. Grab a bite to eat, sunbathe, or swim in the charming town of Cowes. Stop by the Nobbies Centre to view the gorgeous oceanside landscape and try to spot seals.

Consider joining our Phillip Island day trip to do all this and more over the course of one unforgettable day!

Explore the city of Melbourne

Melbourne City

You can’t take a trip to Victoria without visiting its capital city of Melbourne!

Whether you want to experience the city’s foodie culture or discover some hidden bars, Melbourne’s culinary scene is out of this world. When you’re not wining and dining, take a stroll around the city.

If the city feels a bit overwhelming, join a half-day tour of Melbourne to discover the highlights and get your bearings.

Relax in the hot springs of Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula

The Mornington Peninsula is a great place to get away for a relaxing day trip.

There are gorgeous coastal hikes and lookout points to admire the ocean from. When you feel like relaxing for a while, visit the Peninsula Hot Springs. The hot springs are complete with pools of different sizes and temperatures, a cold plunge area, and more.

As you drive to or from the peninsula, be sure to check out the iconic Bathing Boxes. It’s hard to miss the bright Bathing Boxes lining the shore!

Hit the slopes at Mount Buller

Mount Buller

Though this activity is a seasonal one, it’s worth checking out Mount Buller if you are visiting Victoria during the winter.

This mountain is perfect for a winter wonderland experience. Whether you prefer to ski and snowboard or just play in the snow, you will have a great time at Mount Buller.

Save the hassle of driving on the slick mountain roads and take a day tour to experience up to 5 hours in the pristine mountain snow.

There is so much to see and do in Victoria that it can be difficult to choose. Regardless of what you decide to do, it’s impossible to go wrong!

Cameron Ward
Cameron Ward
Managing Director at Sightseeing Tours Australia

Cameron Ward began with a passion for travel and turned it into a thriving tourism business. He co-founded Sightseeing Tours Australia after starting out as a tour guide in Melbourne. Cameron delights in helping visitors get the most from their trip to Australia. Whether he's leading tours or writing about his favourite places, Cameron loves sharing his local insight with fellow travellers.

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