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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.

Beechworth

Discover Beechworth's gold rush and bushranger history then explore the burgeoning restaurant scene.

Portland

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

Daylesford

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

Inverloch

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

Mansfield

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

Kyneton

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

Maldon

Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.

Bright

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

Healesville

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

Glenrowan

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

Castlemaine

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

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