VICTORIA hugs the southern tip of the east coast of Australia and Melbourne is the capital city. Victoria is a small state, which is a bonus for travellers as it is easy to explore regional Victoria. There are plenty of Melbourne attractions. It is a must-do to explore food, shopping, events, sport, gardens and much more. Beyond Melbourne are many fantastic locations such as the Great Ocean Road, the Yarra Valley winery region, Halls Gap and the Grampians, the high country, the Mornington & Bellarine Peninsulas, and many great country towns where you find divine restaurants and B&B’s such as in Beechworth, Daylesford, Birregurra, Mansfield, and Dunkeld to name a few. Don’t forget to fit in a half-day tour to get out and about to see our unique animals in their natural environment. Click on the map or scroll down to find out more…




Great Ocean Road


Phillip Island

Melbourne attractions


Melbourne is a creative, exciting, ever-changing city with extraordinary surprises to be discovered in every basement, rooftop and laneway. Melbourne is a city that knows how to live. Choose from such Melbourne attractions as high-end cuisine to low brow rock gigs, plays, festivals and blockbuster sporting events, all taking place across a city full of parks, gardens and historic architecture. Explore arcades & laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars & fashion boutiques. Melbourne is obsessed with sport and hosts the Grand Slam Tennis Australia Open each January, the Spring Racing Carnival in November, Australian Grand Prix to name a few. Read more

Top 4 Highlights for Melbourne:

  • Laneways Shopping

    Explore historic arcades and laneways lined with fine dining restaurants, chic cafes, hidden bars and fashion boutiques.

  • Food & Wine

    Melbourne is a melting pot of cultures, a fact reflected in its restaurants, cafes, bistros and bars. Feast on a dizzying spread of the world’s great cuisine.

  • NGV International

    See one of the Southern Hemisphere’s most impressive collections of European, Asian, Oceanic and American art at this iconic Melbourne gallery.

  • Take a Walk

    Melbourne is a pedestrian paradise with its flat landscape, lush parks and gardens, riverbanks and bayside scenery. Discover the best of the city by exploring it at an easy walking pace.

Climate Averages for Melbourne:
Max C Max F Min C Min F Rainfall (mm) Sunshine Hours
January 26 79 14 57 46 8
July 13 55 5 41 37 4

    Melbourne attractions

    Great Ocean Road

    Discover one of Australia’s most famous routes, the winding Great Ocean Road. Hugging the dramatic southwest coast, this 243km stretch is the home of surfing, superb beaches, the Otways National Park, whale watching and maritime history in Victoria. The magnificent rock formations of the Apostles rise precariously from the Southern Ocean, surrounded by historic operating lighthouses and towering over mysterious shipwrecks. Read more

    Top 8 Highlights for the Great Ocean Road:

    • Drive the Great Ocean Road

      A journey in itself & amaze at the scenery.

    • 12 Apostles near Port Campbell

      Explore the central feature of the rugged Port Campbell National Park.

    • Otway Fly near Lavers Hill

      Enjoy 2.5 hour zip lining experience or a simple Rainforest Walk.

    • Kennett River Koala Walk

      Enjoy a walk through Koala popular gum forest and into the dense Otway Rainforest.

    • Erskine Falls Lorne

      A short walk to view a waterfall with one of the highest drops in the Otways.

    • Swim/Surf at the Beaches

      Enjoy a swim/learn to surf in one of the many beaches.

    • Kangaroo Spotting Anglesea

      Stop awhile at the Anglesea Golf Course and see the large number of kangaroos that call the golf course their home.

    • Surf Shopping Torquay

      This coastal town is one of the world’s premier surf locations and shop at Quicksilver/Roxy/Ripcurl clothing retail outlets.

      Melbourne attractions

      Phillip Island

      Phillip Island is only 2 hours east of Melbourne and it is a favourite destination for lovers of Australian wildlife. Most notably it is home to Australia’s largest colony of Little Penguins that parade up Summerland Beach nightly. Phillip Island is also brimming with other wildlife experiences such as Australian fur seals cavorting around the Nobbies and a large population of koalas that can be viewed at close range. Read more

      Top 4 Highlights for Phillip Island:

      • Penguin Parade

        See the little penguins return to their burrows after a long day searching for food.

      • Wildlife Park

        A great place to experience native Australian wildlife.

      • Koala Conservation Centre

        Take a walk and spot the koalas.

      • Churchill Island

        Enjoy a heritage experience and go when the local Farmer’s Market is on.