Couple feeding a kangaroo, Healesville Sanctuary, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Nature & wildlife

Take the time to explore Victoria's diverse natural landscapes and iconic wildlife while you travel. Wander across sand dunes and snow white beaches, trek through lush green rainforests and rugged desert country, while getting up close to the natural inhabitants as you go.

Natural attractions
See the famous 12 Apostles rock formations, walk through the Princess Margaret Rose Cave, and take in the striking landscapes of Mungo National Park. Time your trip to the Great Ocean Road to see the southern right whales, or head to Phillip Island to see the little penguins crossing the beach at dusk.

Up close
Whether you're in the High Country or the rolling hills of the Mornington Peninsula, the Murray region or the Goldfields, you'll discover an endless array of stunning natural landmarks and friendly furry faces to keep you company. Victoria's national parks and reserves are home to a vibrant ecosystem of native wildlife, including koalas, wallabies, emus, kangaroos and wombats. If you're lucky, you might even get a glimpse of the elusive platypus.

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Koala, Kennet River, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Wildlife and zoos

Acquaint yourself with old friends and discover the unusual species of wildlife and birds that call Victoria's waterways, zoos and reserves home.

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12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

National parks and reserves

Be inspired and be active in the alpine, desert, forest, coastal, outback and urban landscapes of Victoria's 100-plus parks and reserves.

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Bathing Boxes, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Beaches and coastlines

Drag yourself away from the Great Ocean Road with its dramatic rock sculptures and soaring views, and discover more of Victoria's stunning coastline.

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Inspired by Gippsland, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Lakes and waterways

Float along the hundreds of rivers and waterways that flow through inland Victoria, from the iconic Yarra River to the pristine Gippsland Lakes.

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Space to Breathe, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Scenic lookouts

Head for the hills to explore Victoria's alpine regions and rugged mountains all year round, taking in soaring views of the valleys below.

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Kangaroo paws, Australian Garden, Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Parks and gardens

See for yourself exactly why Victoria is the Garden State - inspiring, bold and distinctly Australian, the state's parks and gardens leave an impact.

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Wildflowers, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Wildflowers

Wander the paths of Victoria's national parks and alpine reserves, savouring the scents and beauty of seasonal wildflowers in full bloom.

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