Situated on the south-eastern part of Australia, Victoria is that state of the continent which provides a soulful history, culinary excellence and stirring wilderness. Filled with a wide range of attractions that can leave you awestruck, the region as an able contender easily makes it to the list of must-see places across the globe. Let’s have a look at some of the places in Victoria which are worth checking out for travellers:
Being only an hour’s drive away from Melbourne CBD, the Mornington Peninsula is ideal for a day trip. The place is dotted with a number of wineries that house some excellent restaurants, each one of them serving dishes made from the finest local produce. In close proximity of the wineries, there is also a fantastic lodging facility offering comfortable farm stay accommodation in Victoria. There are also many beaches all along the coastline, with the waters battering the cliffs at Cape Schanck and Point Nepean.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road stretches along Australia’s southeastern coast across a distance of 243 kilometres. It is an Australian National heritage listed attraction and runs through some major cities of Victoria like Lorne, Port Campbell and Torquay, among which Lorne is home to a large number of restaurant, cafes, pubs and clear beaches. Also, Port Campbell boasts of the striking Twelve Apostles and the Loch Ard Gorge.
Although this place is renowned for its Penguin Parade due to the penguins that migrate from the ocean waters to their nests every day, the diverse environments of Phillip Island also provide home to many different species of wildlife and fish. Travellers can witness about 16 thousand fur seals at the Seal Rocks. For those interested in water activities, Cape Woolamai serves as the country’s most reliable surf.
Tourists who are fond of solitude and privacy would love the pristine beaches, mountains and waterways of Gippsland. This place allows its visitors to explore the wonders of the Buchan Caves consisting of limestone formations which are over 400 million years old, and the rich fern ravines of the Wilsons Prom National Park. Epicures can also have a great time picking berries, buying organic produce and tasting delicious local wines in this place.
Echuca is distinguished as the paddlesteamer capital of Australia, due to the large number of paddle steamers found here. It is an ideal place for those who seek calmness and relaxation. One can explore the Great Aussie Beer Shed and the Gunbower Island State Forest or take a paddlesteamer tour in the Murray River.