Victoria Tourist Guide - Local Tourism and Accommodation - Australia
A Little About
Offering a diversity of regions, Victoria encompasses the lower section of mainland Australia south-east. In size Victoria is Australia's second-smallest state, covering 227,010 square kilometres, a comparison of its size would be that of the British Isles, however, the best part of being small in size, is many of Victoria's unique and varied regions are easily reached as day trips from Melbourne.
When you travel Victoria, consider Victoria as being a jigsaw and each piece is a Region. These Regions offers several diverse and enticing destinations with their own unique attractions and things to do. Regions, like the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Gippsland, Bellarine Peninsula, Phillip Island with destinations that can consist of sweeping coastlines, pristine beaches, surfing, rainforests and national parks or the Grampians, Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges, Macedon Ranges, Daylesford, High Country and The Murray with destinations that offer, spas, golf, fishing, National Parks and forests teeming with wildlife, plus wineries, rivers and lakes and mountains offering skiing, climbing and hiking.
Melbourne, Victoria's capital, sits on the banks of the Yarra River which flows into Port Phillip Bay
Renowned for its lifestyle, a passionate love of sports, boasting an action-packed calendar of events and a melting pot of cultures which is reflected in its restaurants, cafes and bistros serving a dizzying spread of great cuisines
Easy to get around due to Melbournes grid street layout and serviced by a warren of laneways that now reveal buzzing bars, galleries, live music venues, acclaimed restaurants and designer boutiques that give the city its style and sophistication and creative energy.
The CBD comprises many precincts, some are just a lane, while others cover a suburb or a busy CBD street, like the creative Flinders quarter, the city arcades, the arts and adjoining sports precincts, Chinatown, Paris End of Collins Street and the city iconic streets in Fitzroy, St Kilda, Brunswick, Carlton, Richmond, Toorak and South Yarra.
There are many attractions, events and things to do in Melbourne.
Tours of Melbourne operate Daily
A Variety of Accommodation types to choose from in Melbourne and its surrounding Suburbs
Seasons and Climate
Victoria's climate varies across the state, with the weather in the north much drier and warmer than the south. The state's climate is warm to hot in summer (December to February), mild in autumn (March to May), crisp in winter (June to August) and cool in spring (September to November).
One of our favourite winter activities at the @ngvmelbourne - until October 8, the NGV is hosting more than 200 works from @themuseumofmodernart plus a lineup of local and international artists. Tix are $25 each.