Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Kangaroos, Anglesea Golf Course, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia
Fiona Sweetman, Hidden Secrets Tours, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Photo: Matt Irwin

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Melbourne and Victoria

From major events to hidden bars, ballooning over vineyards to kangaroos on golf courses, there's always something new to discover in Melbourne and Victoria.

Bathing boxes at Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia
High Country, Victoria, Australia

Self-drive and touring

Experience stunning vistas, iconic wildlife and myriad attractions on a self drive tour through the diverse landscapes of Melbourne and beyond.

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Phillip Island Nature Park, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia
Rooftop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

All of Victoria

Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways for secret bars, boutiques, and events.

Rooftop, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne

Venture into Melbourne's basements, rooftops and laneways for secret bars, boutiques, and events.

Bulong Estate, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Valley & Dandenong Ranges

Disappear from city bustle in the Dandenong Ranges, and indulge away in the Yarra Valley.

Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Combine European coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford & the Macedon Ranges

Take to the relaxing waters of Daylesford - in spas, decadent meals, or lakeside rooms.

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island

Experience penguins, scenery, family fun, outdoor pursuits, motor sports and life by the water.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world's best coastal drives, and see the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Road.

Craig's Royal Hotel, Ballarat, Goldfields, Victoria, Australia

Goldfields

Unearth the riches of the Goldfields in modern galleries, museums and boutique bistros and wineries.

Mount William, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Grampians

Inhale the air up there in the panoramic Grampians, and learn Aboriginal stories through rock art.

Boyntons Feathertop Winery, High Country, Victoria, Australia

High Country

Taste your way around the High Country year round, whether winter skiing or wine tasting in summer.

Gippsland Lakes, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Gippsland

Be inspired by Gippsland's calm beaches, lakes and peaks, then dip into busy waterfront villages.

The Murray

Unwind along the mighty Murray River and enjoy the region's slow food, fine wine, golf and scenery.

Highlights

Touring routes

Hot air ballooning, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

South East Touring Route

Take a four-day roadtrip to some of Melbourne and Victoria's most iconic sights.

Pier at Mallacoota, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne to Sydney Coastal Drive

Take in the beauty of the coastline between Melbourne and Sydney.

Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Take this magnificent touring route from Torquay to the famous 12 Apostles, and on to Port Fairy.

Hiking past the 12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Southern Touring Route

See the Great Ocean Road, the Grampians, the Goldfields and spa country.

 

Experience Melbourne

Cumulus Inc, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Best restaurants

Discover Melbourne's best dining experiences at restaurants celebrated by critics and locals alike.

Melbourne Recital Centre, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Art and culture

Melbourne is home to world-class arts and cultural heritage institutions, and community events.

Sign at Rose Street Artist's Market, Fitzroy, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Fitzroy

Perch in a Brunswick Street bar and celebrate both change and continuity in this bohemian enclave.

Centre Place, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

City laneways

There's always an exhilarating thrill to be had in Melbourne's hive of bustling, creative laneways.

 

Beyond Melbourne

Penguins, Phillip Island, Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island

Experience penguins, scenery, family fun, outdoor pursuits, motor sports and life by the water.

Peppers Springs Retreat & Spa, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Re-energise in the natural mineral waters, sample gourmet food and stay in luxurious accommodation.

Mount William, Grampians, Victoria, Australia

Grampians

Inhale the air up there in the panoramic Grampians, and learn Aboriginal stories through rock art.

Bulong Estate, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Escape from the city in the Dandenong Ranges, and indulge in the Yarra Valley.

12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Great Ocean Road

Travel one of the world's best coastal drives for the magical 12 Apostles and iconic surf breaks.

Mt Martha, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Mornington Peninsula

Combine European coastal living with traditional Aussie charm on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula.

 

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