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Some of the greatest travel discoveries happen when you least expect them. When you slow down, head off the beaten track, take a left, a sharp left and another left and leave any agenda well behind.

That's why Victoria's villages are so enticing – you don't know what you're going to find, but you know it'll be good, and even better, it'll be your secret to tell or not.

Secrets like where to find the best vanilla slices, an echidna waddling across a sleepy road, craft gin and bakery sandwiches, vintage boutiques, second-hand records, artisan salt, postcard-perfect front gardens and captivating front-room galleries.

The pretty landscapes are inarguable, and we know there are some incredible restaurants and wineries dotted around Victoria's regions. Take time to wander beyond these headlines and discover the quieter stories waiting to be heard in tiny villages. There are only 20 people living in Walhalla, so pull up a stool at the local pub and get to know the real stories of this tiny town.

If you fancy your chances you'll pull up in a village in time for a quirky local festival, like the Yackandandah Spring Migration Festival or the monthly Strzelecki Stringbusters performance in tiny Yinnar.

So give yourself some time to meander just a little further afield and you'll find everything you didn't know you were looking for in Victoria's villages. Once you've started exploring, you can't stop.

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Apollo Bay

Base yourself in Apollo Bay at the foothills of the Otways to explore the Great Ocean Road region.

Castlemaine

An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.

Marysville

Be invigorated by the pristine natural environment and enjoy diverse outdoor activities year-round.

Healesville

Get your foodie fix, visit cellar doors or experiencing extraordinary wildlife at Healesville.

Kyneton

Your Macedon Ranges food and wine journey isn't complete without a visit to the village of Kyneton.

Queenscliff

Be charmed by the historic seaside village of Queenscliff with its elegant Victorian-era buildings.

Portland

Explore Portland and Discovery Coast: see seals, blue whales and the wonders of Cape Bridgewater.

Dinner Plain

Leave the city and nestle in among the snowgums and the high plains at Dinner Plain alpine village.

Mansfield

Ride with Victoria's traditional cattlemen then sample local Rieslings and sparkling wines.

Sorrento

Join in the good life in Sorrento with waterfront dining, upmarket boutiques and dolphin encounters.

Port Campbell

Stop at Port Campbell during your Great Ocean Road journey and admire spectacular coastline scenery.

Daylesford

Lead a double life in Daylesford, a village dedicated to wellbeing, a stone's throw from Melbourne.

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