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Victoria is probably best known for Melbourne. Though this confident, urbane city is a priority for many visitors, it can also mask the state’s other attractions, which include winelands, mountains and coastal national parks. Our Australia specialists know Melbourne and its environs well, but they can also suggest quieter alternatives to the city. There are the lavender fields of the Mornington Peninsula (an area beloved of artists, gastronomists and vintners), the vineyards of the Yarra Valley, and Phillip Island, which plays host to colonies of little penguins that engage in nightly parades. And, you have the option to linger in all of these places, rather than pay fleeting day visits.

Great Ocean RoadThe state’s other landmark is the Great Ocean Road, the grande dame of Australian coastal drives and one of the world’s classic road trips. Our Australia team can provide you with guidance on how to get the most out of the route. They’ll also explain how you can use your time in Victoria to try out some rewardng off-the-tourist-trail suggestions. For example, you could link the wild Wilsons Promontory National Park into a longer trip with Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula, or extend your Great Ocean Road journey into the mountainscapes of the Grampians National Park.

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Places to visit in Victoria

Featuring heavily on our experiences of visiting Victoria, these selected places are destinations that also prove consistently popular with our travellers. Our specialists can help you choose how to include them in your wider trip, based on your preferences.

Our itineraries will give you suggestions for what is possible when you travel in Victoria, and they showcase routes we know work particularly well. Treat them as inspiration, because your trip will be created uniquely by one of our specialists.

Map of Victoria

Places & hotels on the map

    Places in and around Victoria

    Accommodation choices for Victoria

    We’ve selected a range of accommodation options for when you visit Victoria. Our choices usually come recommended for their character, facilities and service or location. Our specialists always aim to suggest properties that match your preferences.

    • Chateau Yering, Yarra Valley

      Chateau Yering

      Deluxe

      Chateau Yering is the epitome of style and elegance and the perfect place to explore the first class wines and gourmet food that the Yarra Valley is famous for.

    • The Lake House, Daylesford

      The Lake House

      First Class

      A beautiful, boutique lakeside mansion, The Lake House is the deserving winner of multiple accolades, offering fine wines, creative cuisine and excellent service.

    • Glen Isla House, Phillip Island

      Glen Isla Homestead

      First Class

      Set in the heritage gardens of the historic Glen Isla homestead, Glen Isla has been fully restored and now provides a small luxury B&B style retreat with a beautiful beachside location.

    • Bear Gully Cottages, Wilsons Promontory National Park

      Bear Gully Cottages

      Medium

      These two-bedroom cottages are ideally suited to couples or families exploring this beautiful coastline. Each cottage at Bear Gully overlooks Waratah Bay, and boasts ocean views to Wilson's Promontory and the Bass Straight shipping lanes.

    • Luxury Lakeside Apartments, Gipsy Point

      Gipsy Point Lakeside Resort

      First Class

      The apartments at Gipsy Point Lakeside Resort provide magnificent water views. Each Lakeview apartment has a spacious deck with outdoor dining furniture and sun lounges.

    • The Woodman Estate, Mornington Peninsula

      Woodman Estate

      First Class

      Perched on a lake side in the Mornington Peninsula, the Woodman Estate occupies a stunning and peaceful location and is the perfect place to unwind and absorb the ambience and delightful scenery.

    • Villa, Meringa Springs, The Grampians National Park

      Meringa Springs

      Deluxe

      Meringa Springs offers luxury boutique accommodation for just a handful of guests in the peaceful and scenic Wartook Valley, just on the edge of the Grampians National Park.

    • Living area of mountain view cabin, DULC Holiday Cabins, The Grampians National Park

      DULC Holiday Cabins

      Deluxe

      Nestled discretely amongst the trees and bushland of the Grampians, the DULC Holiday Cabins offer modern amenities with comfortable interiors.

    • Studio Room, Crown Promenade Hotel

      Crown Promenade Melbourne

      First Class

      Located close to the lively Southbank entertainment district, this is a smart, contemporary hotel. Rooms are generous, with large floor to ceiling windows, and leisure facilities include an indoor infinity pool.

    • Presidential suite, The Langham

      The Langham

      Deluxe

      The Langham is the centrepiece of Melbourne's sophisticated and vibrant cultural heart at Southgate. Offering guests panoramic views of the Yarra River and city skyline, the hotel stands high above many of the city's best restaurants and speciality shops.

    • Roofdeck at QT Melbourne

      QT Melbourne

      Deluxe

      Centrally located, with the city's top amenities on your doorstep, QT Melbourne is a stylish and luxurious place to stay.

    • Terrace Suite, Ovolo Melbourne, Melbourne

      Ovolo Laneways

      Medium

      Just a short wander from Parliament House, Ovolo is a fun and stylish hotel whose design was inspired by the iconic hidden laneways of Melbourne.

    • Albert Road, Melbourne

      Albert Road

      Deluxe

      Albert Road has all the mod-cons you’d expect from a deluxe property and is located just a short distance from the CBD in South Melbourne,

    • Hotel Lindrum, Melbourne

      Hotel Lindrum

      First Class

      With a rich heritage, convenient location and impeccable service, Hotel Lindrum offers a relaxed but sophisticated base in central Melbourne. Many city attractions can be reached on foot and the beach is just a short taxi ride away.