- Capital: Melbourne
- Famous for/as: Rare Wildlife Melbourne Zoo, Ski
- Population: 5 Million
- Area: 22 8000 Sq Km
- Language: English
- Best Season: All Year-round
- Weather: warm to hot summers, mild autumns, cool to cold winters and cool springs
Places to See Around
Melbourne Visitor Centre
Address: Federation Square, 2 Swanston Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000
Phone: 03 9658 9658
Fax: 03 9650 7787
Victoria is relatively compact and there is always something of interest nearby. Within easy reach of Melbourne are a variety of coastal drives , quaint towns and mountainous National Parks. Explore and click the Victoria Map for further details. Slightly further afield you can Ski during the winter months, see Penguin colonies, some of the wildest surf beaches and coastline in Australia, The Gold Towns of Bendigo and Ballarat, The Mighty Murray River or perhaps Bush walk in the rugged terrain of The Grampians or Victorian Alps.
Whether you adore the arts or love the great outdoors, Victoria has something for you. The state is packed with both scenic and cultural attractions – from striking public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to heritage sites and rare wildlife. Discover the cafes and bars of Melbourne’s gothic laneways and drive the Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through the wineries of the Yarra Valley and chug down the Murray in a paddle-steamer. Swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and see fairy penguins on Phillip Island. Trek the rugged Grampians then relax in a Daylesford health spa. Bushwalk Gippsland’s coastal wilderness, hit the High Country slopes or explore the grand architecture of a Goldfields town.