Popular Attractions in Victoria

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Great Ocean Road ©edwin.11/Flickr

As one of the smallest Australian states, Victoria was blessed with a very diverse geography and pleasant climate. Here in Victoria you can find some of the finest beaches in Australia, as well as some of the most scenic mountains and most picturesque countryside. Also, Victoria’s capital, Melbourne, is a thriving city where modern business centers are just as common as sports events or cultural happenings.

So what are you waiting for? Check out these popular attractions in Victoria and plan your amazing journey through this beautiful Australian state:

Federation Square

If you are a tourists visiting Victoria, it will be hard if not impossible to do this without a stop in Melbourne. And, to tell you the truth, it would also be a pity – Melbourne is home to many of the state’s major attractions. One of these frequently visited attractions is Federation Square. Located at the heart of Melbourne’s Central Business District, the square stands on a subterranean network of rail roads. A giant screen installed in the middle of the square makes it suitable for various events and manifestations. Both the square and surrounding buildings were designed in a deconstructivist style.

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Federation Square ©edwin.11/Flickr

Phillip Island

A popular wildlife destination near Melbourne, Phillip Island is best known for its little penguin colony. The penguins fish at sea and return on the island in the evening, offering visitors a free and unusual parade. Besides penguins, the islands also hosts a koala sanctuary, as well as numerous species of birds and small mammals. You can also engage in one of the numerous outdoors activities available, or take a tour of the island’s shops and restaurants.

Yarra Valley

Yarra Valley has been mentioned quite frequently on our blog, so you’ve probably had enough of our praises. This famous Australian wine region can be a fantastic destination for anyone with an interest in Australian wines, gourmet cuisine and agricultural landscape. The lodges and hotels in Yarra Valley are second only to Melbourne in terms of their comfort and luxury. Plus, you’ll have the great advantage of being outdoors and indulging in the multitude of colors, tastes and fragrances this rich region has to offer.

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Sunset in Yarra Valley ©Sand Oz/Flickr

Great Ocean Road

If a road trip is what you fancy, then you have come to the right place. Here in Victoria you can find Australia’s most famous scenic drive: the Great Ocean Road. Along this celebrated coastal road you have the chance to discover the most amazing attractions, from bizarre rock columns shaped by wind and waves, to surfer beaches and quaint fisher villages.

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Great Ocean Road ©edwin.11/Flickr

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