Victoria, Australia is the epicenter of fashion, shopping, sport, culture and dining out in this great nation. Home to the magnificent MCG sports stadium and a myriad of fabulous shopping centres this is the shopaholics paradise. Melbourne is the capital and it is situated on the banks of the Yarra River and around the beautiful Port Phillip Bay. Melbourne is famous for its cosmopolitan and multicultural atmosphere, its wonderful restaurants and pubs, its support of everything sporting, its unique weather which often features four seasons in a day and for being the home of Australian Rules Football.
Lying south of Melbourne and on the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay is the Mornington Peninsular. This region is now famous as one of Australia's finest wine growing regions and the tourist should make every attempt to visit and sample some of the local produce. To the east of Port Phillip Bay lies Westernport bay and on its Southern side you will find Phillip Island. This island is famous for its colony of Fairy Penguins and everyone should visit the rookery. Just on dusk every day these little penguins brave the dangers and leave the surf to locate their partners in front of hundreds of onlookers. The wild and windswept coastline of Phillip Island is popular with locals and tourists alike. The island is now home to the Australian Moto GP and the course is especially scenic. Phillip Island is also famous for its large colony of Koalas and it is easy to get up close and personal. Lying to the East is the Gippsland region which is famous for its lakes, National Parks, the Mount Baw Baw Ski fields and Wilson's Promontory which is a bushwalkers paradise.
On the South Western coastline the tourist icons are dominated by the Great Ocean Road. Along this magnificent road you will see the twelve apostles which are a number of sandstone outcrops left in the ocean and are being slowly eroded away by the relentless Southern Ocean. Towns along the way include beautiful villages like Torquay, Lorne, Apollo Bay, Port Campbell, Port Fairy, Warrnambool and Portland. The restaurants in this area serve the local seafood which is second to none and these coastal towns are famous for fishing, surfing, bushwalking and whale watching.
The Murray River forms the northern border of Victoria with New South Wales. The Murray River with a length of 2700 kilometers is one of the longest navigable rivers in the world. The towns of Mildura and Echuca and Albury/ Wodonga are famous for their riverboats and rich farming areas. You can take a paddlesteamer holiday on the Murray or just a day trip depending on your budget. The area is filled with great restaurants and cafes and the local farm produce including Victorian lamb is renowned for its quality.
The Victorian high country fills the North East corner of the state. The region is famous for its magnificent mountain scenery and is home to some of the best skiing and snow fields in the country. Mount Hotham is Australia's highest ski resort. Here the resort accommodation is at the top of the mountain and the ski slopes are spread out below. Mount Hotham offers slopes to suit all standards and all the facilities you would expect in a modern ski resort are available. Close by is the mountain ski resort of Falls Creek. This area is scenically stunning and can be visited any time of year. The ski resort itself is one of Australia's best and can be accessed via the towns of Mount Beauty and Bright.
Mount Buller & Mount Buffalo are two of the regions great ski fields and the mountain scenery is spectacular. In this website there is plenty of information to assist you to plan and book your Victorian holiday. You will find information on Victorian hotels, motels and apartments, Tours, Holiday rentals, motor homes and camper hire as well as airline, rail and coach information. www.victravel.com.au is your one stop shop for all your Victorian holiday needs. When holiday specials and packages are available in this area we will display them on our specials website which can be visited by clicking on this link to www.holiday-deals.com.au.