Bays and Mornington Peninsula Accommodation
Melbourne, the state capital, stands at the crown of this region, with the Bellarine and Mornington peninsulas enclosing Port Phillip Bay. Synonymous with fun and relaxation, Melbourne's Bays and Peninsulas feature beguiling beaches, fine food and wine, chic beachfront towns and a variety of family attractions. Relax in the delightful small resort towns of the Mornington Peninsula, offering both the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay and the surf coast. Visit the wineries, and enjoy the elegant cafes and restaurants.
Great Ocean Road Accommodation
The Great Ocean Road skirts the Victoria coastline from Geelong, west to Nelson on the South Australian border and is without question one of the great scenic drives anywhere in Australia. Along with striking ocean views, the region contains laidback coastal towns and maritime villages, and there are plenty of opportunities for bushwalking, swimming, surfing, fishing and whale-watching. The scenery is wonderful with dramatic cliffs, beaches and rainforests and of course the 12 Apostles.
Spa Country Accommodation
The Macedon Ranges and Spa Country is all about indulgence. Pure indulgence of both mind and body. More than 30 wineries want you to come and taste their famous pinot noirs and chardonnays. The state's best restaurateurs want to prepare for you their best cuisine. The discovery of gold in Victoria's central region over 150 years ago has left a rich and lasting legacy. Imposing traces of Victorian architecture and cultural traditions derived from a melting pot of peoples are just a few of the benefits to flow from the rush for gold.
Dandenongs and Yarra Valley Accommodation
A totally different perspective awaits visitors on the circle tour east from Melbourne through tall timber country, which includes some of Australia's best eucalypt forests and vast stands of mountain ash, the world's largest flowering tree. The road through Eltham and Yarra Glen passes through the Yarra Valley wine region. Much of the Dandenongs, the Yarra Valley and the high country farther north has been planted over time with European trees which create a riot of colour in autumn (fall) from about April.
Phillip Island Accommodation
Phillip Island is an extraordinary place to visit, famous around the world for its international motorcycle racing circuit and its colony of Little (Fairy) Penguins. Phillip Island is just 135km south-east of Melbourne dividing Western Port Bay and Bass Strait connected to the mainland by a road bridge. The island is just 20km long by about 10km wide with easy access to attractions. There's a lot to see and do on the island and a vast range of accommodation, cafes and restaurants. Its main town is Cowes in the centre of the northern, most sheltered shore of the island.
The streets and city blocks for Melbourne CBD were carefully designed and built in a grid format with wide streets and a tram system. This design helps the Central Business District, roughly 2km long by 1km wide, become easy to understand and navigate. Many of Melbourne's attractions are around the CBD or along the banks of the Yarra River, which borders the southern edge of the city centre. Accommodation is abundant in the Melbourne CBD and covers all prices ranges from budget to luxury.