With its handsome heritage buildings, hidden bars and world-class restaurants, Melbourne is undoubtedly Australia’s coolest city. In the colourful labyrinth of cobbled laneways, there’s always coffee brewing, music playing and fun to be had.

Dare to drag yourself away from the city and discover the rest of Victoria: a pristine coastline of wave-battered cliffs and sandy surf beaches, and ever-changing landscapes of rolling dairy pastures and gold rush towns, arid tablelands, ancient rainforests and snow-topped mountain ranges.

You’ve got the Great Ocean Road, Mornington Peninsula, Phillip Island, Wilsons Prom, the Yarra Valley, the Grampians, the Murray River, Alpine National Park and the High Country…visitors are seriously spoiled for choice when it comes to diverse landscapes and experiences.

Hugging the wild coast of Victoria’s southwest, the Great Ocean Road is one of the world’s most spectacular coastal drives. It’s here that you can see the gigantic limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles rising dramatically from the Southern Ocean—one of Australia’s most memorable images.

Take a look at our guided Twelve Apostles Walk, one the Great Walks of Australia, and discover the beauty of the Great Ocean Road at hiking pace—the perfect Victorian introduction.


Find your Victoria trip


Victoria enjoys a temperate climate and reliable rainfall with four distinct seasons. Here is a guide to the hottest and coolest.

Summer: the average maximum temperature in south-west Victoria across January and February is 25 degrees Celsius. Sunscreen is required at all times, even on glary days, the UV factor can be deceptive. Wind can also burn, even when the temperature appears mild. Overnight temperatures vary from 8 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Winter: June to August is the coldest time in Victoria, with average maximum temperatures of between 8 and 13 degrees Celsius.

Spring and Autumn can be anywhere in between! Expect mild days, with ocean breezes and winds. Late afternoons cool down, and evenings will require a fleece or long sleeves.

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