Victoria is an incredible region of soaring rainforests, endless golden beaches, huge deserts and lively cities. Victoria is the southern most region of Australia, located in the east with New South Wales to the north. Containing the iconic stretches of the Murray River and the Great Ocean Road, as well as the beautiful city of Melbourne, Victoria is a hugely popular place to escape, known not only for its sensational landscapes, but also its fine food and wine. Victoria is Australia at its absolute best.
There are simply too many possibilities to mention everything that there is to do on a Victoria holiday. The food and wine of Victoria provides a great accompaniment to local lifestyles, with fantastic wines grown on the sun soaked slopes of the Milawa Region, fine seafood along the coast and delicious cheeses from the King Valley. A self catering Victoria holiday is a food lover’s dream.
Most people arrive in Victoria looking for the sensational natural landscapes though, and there are plenty to explore. The wild hills of the Grampians are exceedingly beautiful areas of bushland, but you can also enjoy stunning coastal scenery and breath taking mountain landscapes along the Great Ocean Road and Great Alpine Road of Victoria respectively. Nature lovers must visit Phillip Island, home to penguins, koalas and kangaroos, offering a superb day trip from Melbourne. If you are looking to escape into unspoilt wilderness, a Victoria holiday is the ultimate experience. There are endless miles of hugely diverse countryside, rich in nature and accessible by car, on horse back or from a canoe, silently gliding along the peaceful creeks and rivers that have carved this magnificent landscape.
During the summer months, Victoria is turned into a magnificent ski resort. Mount Buller is a wonderful Alpine style ski resort, attracting a huge number of tourists and locals alike between June and October. There is a great range of piste available in Victoria’s ski resorts, perfect for families with members of different levels of ability and experience.
Melbourne, Australia is a multi-cultural city that cannot help to make visitors fall in love with it. There is always something going on in Melbourne, Victoria’s capital and largest city, with countless restaurants, bars and cafes providing endless entertainment.
Victoria has a hugely pleasant climate, with less than 60mm of rain even in the grips of winter (July). December, January and February are the warmest months, with average monthly temperatures soaring into the mid 20’s (˚C), with daily peak temperatures routinely in the mid 30’s.
Melbourne Airport (MEL) is the major international airport in Victoria, Australia, and is well linked to major airports throughout the world. Although there are mo direct flights, as it is simply too far, there are a great range of options, whether you stop over in America or Malaysia.