• Great Ocean Road, Victoria

Victoria, Australia Holidays

Holidays in Victoria take you to Australia’s southernmost point. The state offers everything you could want in a holiday destination: cosmopolitan cities and quaint towns, extraordinary coasts and fabulous beaches. You can even go skiing.

Melbourne, the state capital, is Australia’s city of culture and one of the most enchanting metropolises in the Southern Hemisphere. Here you’ll find world-class galleries and cutting-edge restaurants, along with the vibrant cafe culture you find in the world’s warmer spots. It’s a great location from which to explore the rest of the state.

Victoria holidays: Australia’s southern beauty

The Great Ocean Road is an iconic highway that hugs Victoria’s coastline. Built by (and dedicated to) soldiers of the First World War, it’s the largest war memorial on earth. En route you’ll take in pretty coves and charming towns, including Torquay, which has superb surf beaches. Among the highlights of your road trip are the mighty 12 Apostles, a series of vast limestone stacks rising from the sea bed.

During your Victoria holiday, a trip to the Grampians is a must. These sandstone mountain ranges offer excellent hiking and unforgettable views. The nearby Goldfields region is perfect if you have an interest in history. Thousands of prospectors arrived here in the 1850s to seek their fortune.

Wine enthusiasts shouldn’t miss Yarra Valley, which produces some superb Chardonnay and Pinot Noir.

And for a day at the beach, Phillip Island is well worth a visit. Keep an eye out for the wild penguins that live along the coast.

Destination Highlights
  • Explore Melbourne’s world-class galleries and charming cafe culture
  • Drive the Great Ocean Road, visiting quaint coastal towns and the majestic 12 Apostles
  • Hike in the Grampians, one of Australia’s most celebrated mountain ranges
  • Taste some superb new world wines in the Yarra Valley

Time Zone

+11 hours GMT)

Flight Time

London Heathrow to Melbourne is approx. 22 hours with 1 stop typically at Doha. Flight times vary depending on stops and onward connections

Currency

Australian dollar

Visa Information

All tourists require an Australian Tourist Visa, you can apply for an instant tourist visa, this is also known as an Electronic Travel Authority (ETA) visa

Language

English

Health Information

No mandatory vaccinations required. It's important to contact your GP for latest recommendations

Victoria (AU) Attractions

  • Great Ocean Road, Victoria

    Drive the Great Ocean Road

    The Great Ocean Road is well known to be the place to enjoy Australia’s best road trip. Winding through more than 240km of rugged coastline you can stop off and make the most of golden sandy beaches, luscious national parks and huge rock formations.

  • Melbourne

    Retail therapy

    Victoria is a shopping mecca, with floods of visitors heading over every day to shop the many malls. Block Arcade and Royal Arcade are two beautiful 19th Century buildings, while Bourke Street Mall is filled with big name retailers. Chadstone Shopping Centre is the biggest shopping centre in Australia and ideal for those wanting to pick up clothing, accessories and more

  • a flock of seagulls standing next to a body of water

    Australian wildlife

    Victoria’s unique bushland and coastline is home to unique wildlife, perfect for those wanting a more up close and personal experience. Spot emus in the wild from Tower Hill, one of the best places in the country to do so. At Phillip Island, watch little penguins waddle their way to the sea and at St Kilda swim with wild dolphins in crystal clear waters. For some of Australia’s top wildlife reserves, visit Melbourne Zoo and Healesville Sanctuary.

  • a man wearing glasses and smiling at the camera

    John

    Destination Specialist

    “In winter head to Falls Creek, Mount Hotham or Dinner Plain to ski or snowboard the slopes.”

     

  • a man looking at the camera

    Omkar

    Destination Specialist

    “Victoria boasts amazing wildlife. See emus at Tower Hill, penguins at Phillip Island and swim with wild dolphins off the Mornington Peninsula.”

     

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