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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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Sassafras

Follow a well-worn road to charming Sassafras, a popular weekend destination for city dwellers.

Inverloch

Hit the beach in Inverloch, a popular seaside town on the spectacular Gippsland coastline.

Port Campbell

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

Paynesville

Set out on the waterways from Paynesville, a charming village with plentiful sheltered moorings for boats.

Bright

See Bright in its autumnal splendour, and visit the nearby snowfields and national parks.

Torquay

Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of Rip Curl and Quicksilver.

Mansfield

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

Port Fairy

Uncover history in every corner of this charming fishing village at the end of the Great Ocean Road.

Portland

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

Marysville

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

Metung

Metung is a small and stylish destination located near the Gippsland Lakes and sandy beaches.

Glenrowan

See Kelly country in Glenrowan and visit vineyards older than the legend of the bushranger himself.

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Autumn romance package

Two nights at DULC in a Bushland Cabin including breakfast hamper, bottle of local wine and a wine tasting and platter at Halls Gap Estate.

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Overnight accommodation at Royal Mail Hotel, five course chefs tasting menu dinner, full breakfast and chef led tour of the kitchen garden.

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Kids fly for free with Grampians Helicopters when accompanied by two paying adults.

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Take a midweek trip to Daylesford and save. Stay three nights, pay for two at Central Springs Inn.

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