Culture, entertainment, unpredictable weather and beautiful scenery are all synonymous with Victoria Australia. For years Melbourne has been considered the most sophisticated city in Australia, and that sentiment still rings true today. Melbourne and Victoria offer loads of attractions, coupled with friendly hospitality and amazing food. Some of Australia's most amazing scenic drives can be found along the coast.
Victoria accommodation starts at budget prices and finishes up with luxuriously-appointed apartments and hotels. For a Melbourne accommodation with breathtaking views, go for Southbank, for 'classic Melbourne' go to the city centre, 'bayside eclectic' go to St Kilda and 'free and easy nautical' go Dockside. Victoria enjoys a thriving wine industry and many districts such as the Yarra Valley, Mt Macedon wine district, Geelong and the Mornington Peninsula are within an easy day-trip from Melbourne. We recommend you take a few days to stay at one of the local boutique lodges or B&Bs.
Popular Victoria Regions
There is no shortage of activities to experience in Victoria. Melbourne is Victoria's capital city, a great blend of history and character, with contemporary design and technological innovation that has something for everyone. For the sportaholics, Melbourne, has numerous sports venues, including the famous Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Melbourne and Olympic Park. For the lovers of beautiful scenery a drive along the Great Ocean Road is a must and witnessing the Twelve Apostles rock formation at sunset will be a holiday highlight.
Victoria Weather & Climate
Although residents good-naturedly complain about the Melbourne weather being unpredictable, you can usually expect fairly good weather year-round, but take an umbrella just in case! Generally, Victoria gets hot to the high 30's in the summer and will get very chilly around zero in the middle of winter.
For the best possible prices and an easier booking process, package deals are the way to go. With meals, extra nights, transfers and flights taken care of in one booking, massing savings are on offer. Customise all the holiday items that are important to you, and plan out your whole holiday with out all the stress of several bookings.
Victoria is Australia's smallest mainland state but is the second most populous with the highest population density. Seventy percent of Victorians live in Melbourne - the state capital. Five and a half million people live in Victoria with nearly 4 million of those in Melbourne. Victoria is bound by New South Wales to the north, South Australia to the west and Bass Strait in the south. A whole range of climates are found across the state, temperate in Gippsland in the south east to snowy alpine areas around Mount Bogong. A number of river systems cross the land with the Murray River being the biggest and most popular.