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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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Port Fairy

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

Walhalla

Discover Walhalla, an historic gold mining township in Gippsland's alpine wilderness.

Sorrento

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

Red Hill and Main Ridge

Get your fill at vineyards, restaurants, artisan producers and orchards all within one micro region.

Torquay

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

Sassafras

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

Bright

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

Paynesville

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

Daylesford

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

Dinner Plain

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

Queenscliff

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

Halls Gap

Get right to the heart of the Grampians at Halls Gap and spend days exploring the nearby wonders.

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