Best Places To Visit In Victoria

Best places to visit in Victoria, Australia

EPIC ROAD TRIPS FROM MELBOURNE

Here is my list for the best places to visit in Victoria. I’ll give you a brief outline about each of these getaways from Melbourne and things to see and do there. I’m sure you will love them. 

Epic places to visit in Victoria, Australia

1. Great Ocean Road

One of the most epic road trips and iconic sites of Victoria, with many awesome places to stop along the way.

See the 12 Apostles, London Bridge, the Grotto sinkhole, and perfect beaches.

There are many fabulous beach towns, such as Torquay, Anglesea, Lorne, Apollo Bay and Port Campbell.

Visit the Great Otway National Park, waterfalls, rainforests and the Cape Otway Lighthouse.

Ideal for 2 or 3 days at least.

The Great Ocean Road starts at Torquay (100km from Melbourne) and finishes at Warrnambool.

Total length of road is 243km, one direction.

Check website.

Tours for Great Ocean Road are available here.

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12 Apostles, Great Ocean Road, Victoria
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The Grotto, Port Campbell, Great Ocean Road
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Cape Otway Lighthouse

2. Warrnambool

A coastal city located at the end of the Great Ocean Road. It’s a popular destination all year round with heaps on offer.

Spectacular beaches to swim, surf, dive, or fish. 

Walk, skate or cycle along the foreshore promenade.

Do some whale-watching at Logans Beach during Winter.

Enjoy the Deep Blue Hot Springs, Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village and plenty of events in Summer.

Perfect for a few days.

About 3.5 hrs drive from Melbourne.

Check website.

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Boardwalk to Thunder Point, Warrnambool, Victoria
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Southern Right Whale at Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool – photo credit

Places to visit in Victoria, Australia

Logan’s Beach, Warrnambool – photo credit

3. Grampians National Park

Also known just as The Grampians, this is a stunning mountain range. Made up of several peaks, cliffs, waterfalls, open plains, lakes and waterways. Popular with hikers, rock climbers, and canoeists. Explore by car and foot, and camp out. 

Famous sites to visit are The Pinnacle, The Balconies, MacKenzie Falls and Mt William which is the highest peak with complete views of the whole national park. It is also a rich aboriginal site with rock art throughout.

Spot native Australian wildlife and wildflowers.

Small towns to visit include Dunkeld, Stawell and Halls Gap.

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A 3 hour drive west of Melbourne.

At least a 2 day stay is preferable.

Check Website.

Tours for The Grampians are available here.

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Grampians, Victoria
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The Grampians, Victoria

4. Alpine National Park

A large mountainous park that forms part of the Victorian Alps with rivers, forests and plains. Popular for its snow resorts in Winter at Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek, to name a few.

Hiking, bushwalking, mountain biking, horse riding and white water rafting down the rapids are all popular alpine adventures here the rest of the year.

Towns include Bright, Mount Beauty, Mansfield, Bairnsdale, Orbost and Mount Bogong.

Approx. 2.5 hr drive from Melbourne to the foothills of the mountains.

Ideal for a weekend or longer.

Check website.

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Mt Buller, Alpine National Park, Victoria
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Mt Feathertop, Alpine National Park, Victoria

5. Mildura

Located near the boarder of New South Wales in the northwest region of Victoria, Mildura is close to the outback and hence is always warm. Famous as a fruit growing region. 

Visit the Mungo National Park to explore indigenous history, and enjoy the walking trails and outback adventures.

Hire a Paddle Steamer or houseboat on the Murray River. Enjoy sandy river beaches, swimming and water sports, such as waterskiing.

A 6 hour drive from Melbourne.

A few days is ideal.

Check website.

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The Murray River, Mildura – photo credit

Steam Paddleboat on Murray River, Places to visit in Victoria, Australia

Paddlesteamer on  Murray River – photo credit

6. Horsham

A lovely country town in the Wimmera region, a sheep farming and wheat growing area. 

Visit the Wimmera River, Botanic Gardens, Police Paddock wetlands reserve, and fields of wildflowers.

A short 20 minute drive is Mount Arapiles and Mitre Rock, popular with rock climbers and adventurers.

Little Desert National Park is 30 min drive from Horsham, great for walking trails and seeing wildlife.

A 200km Silo art trail can be taken from Horsham to 6 small towns that are part of the huge outdoor art gallery.

A 3.5 hr drive from Melbourne and 30 minutes from The Grampians.

Ideal for a couple of days.

Check website.

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Silo art, at Sheep Hills, Victoria
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Mitre Rock, near Horsham – photo credit

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7. Lakes Entrance

Located in East Gippsland region, and part of the Gippsland Lakes, it is one of the most popular seaside resort towns by the ocean. 

Visit Ninety Mile Beach, see the fishing trawlers at the harbour and go to one of the floating restaurants.

All manner of boating experiences available, including cruises, where you can spot dolphins. 

Enjoy bike and walking tracks, swim and surf.

Approx. 3.5 hours drive from Melbourne.

Spend 2 or 3 days here.

Check website.

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Lake and ocean, Lakes Entrance, Victoria
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Fishing harbour at Lakes Entrance
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Lakes Entrance bridge – photo credit

8. Wilsons Promontory

The Southern-most point of the Australian mainland. Part of Gippsland region. Famous for its pristine beaches and camping.

Places to visit in the National Park are Mt Oberon summit walk, Lighthouse overlooking Bass Strait, Tidal River, Squeaky Beach, Whisky Beach, and Sealers Cove.

Popular for surfing and snorkelling, with plenty of nature walks, mountain hikes, forests, rivers, and wildlife to enjoy.

About 3 hours drive from Melbourne.

Two or 3 days is recommended.

Check website.

Tours for Wilsons Promontory are available here.

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Wilsons Promontory, Victoria – photo credit

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Sealers Cove, Wilsons Promontory – photo credit

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Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory – photo credit

That’s it for the best places to visit in Victoria. I hope you are able to explore some of these awesome destinations.

Read more Snazzy articles about Victoria here.

See ya.

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7 thoughts on “Best Places To Visit In Victoria

  1. Janine Thomas says:

    The Great Ocean Road has been on my bucket list for ages. I have planned two trips to drive the route but for various reasons they didn’t happen. Its great to see how many places you can stop at along the way. How long would you spend in the Otway National Park? I have book marked this for when I finally get to visit one day!

  2. Kanupriyaa says:

    This is such a great list. I love how you have organized them in boxes, makes it so much easier to read and retain!

  3. Natalie says:

    Wow road tripping through Victoria looks AMAZING! Wilsons Promontory looks especially beautiful. I would love to explore some of these places someday. Will definitely save for later!

  4. kmfiswriting says:

    I’ve never been to Australia – but it’s on my list. This is a perfect resource for all the top things to do. Pinning for the future.

  5. Samantha Faloon says:

    Great list! I’ve done the Great Ocean Road and Wilson’s Prom so far … plus did my 88 days farm work in Mildura! So many beautiful spots to check out once the lockdown in Melbourne is over!

  6. May Durkee says:

    I love your pictures and the way you separated the spots with maps and all the info, so helpful and easy to read. I haven’t been to Australia yet, but definitely on my bucket list. Saving this for later 🙂

  7. Spanish Nomad says:

    It’s funny there are spots in Australia where you can ski when Australia is mostly renowned for its beaches. I have done the Great Ocean Road and Grampians, very pretty area.

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