Victoria is Australia’s smallest mainland state and the compact nature of Victoria means you can experience diverse and quintessential Australian experiences and attractions within close proximity to the city. Discovering Victoria is an immersive experience offering a diversity of landscapes from coast to mountains, desert plains to rain forest and wineries to wildlife.
Australia’s second largest city and consistently crowned the world’s most liveable city. The appeal of this vibrant city is finding the hottest rooftop bars, cafes, galleries, boutiques and live music venues. Famous for cobblestone laneway cafes, Melbourne is best explored by foot or cycling tours. Highlights of the city include Queen Victoria Markets, Southbank precinct, sport at the MCG, St Kilda – the beachside suburb, Fitzroy – the alternative suburb dotted with retro fashion boutiques and bookshops.
Great Ocean Road
Renowned as one of the world’s most breathtaking scenic routes – the Great Ocean Road takes panoramic views of the Victorian coastline to a different level. Starting at Lorne, this winding road stretches over 240 km taking in spectacular surf beaches, cosmopolitan villages, lush rainforests, wildlife, waterfalls and caves.
Located 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, Phillip Island offers a rugged coastline, native wildlife, boutique wineries, surf breaks, sandy beaches and aquatic adventures. The main highlight of the island is at nightfall when hundreds of little penguins make their nightly march up the beach. Australia’s largest fur seal colony can also be enjoyed on the island in addition to the nearby Koala Conservation Centre.
Yarra Valley & The Dandenong Ranges
Located approximately one hour from Melbourne, the Yarra Valley is renowned as one of Australia’s premier wine growing regions. The nearby Dandenong Ranges is where you will find charming quaint villages set in idyllic and lush forests.
Goldfields of Ballarat & Bendigo
The goldfields take you back to Australia’s gold rush era of the 1850s. An easy 90 minute drive from Melbourne, you can follow the footprints of the fortune hunters of yesteryear completing your stay at charming historic hotels to capture this gold rush experience.
A three day stay at the Grampians is ideal. About 3 hours’ drive northwest of Melbourne, the Grampians is famous for rock climbing, abseiling and 160km of walking tracks. This area offers majestic rock faces, hiking trails, lookouts and waterfalls.
Home to Wilsons Promontory National Park, wineries, rustic seaside villages and stunning mountain landscapes, this region provides a wide range of activities including swimming, fishing, cycling and sailing. It also forms part of the scenic Melbourne-Sydney coastal route, popular for three to seven day self-drive itineraries.
MP’s leisure specialists can create personalised itineraries based on your preferences, with luxury inclusions and value-added benefits only available through MP.