Accommodation in Victoria

Victoria is the smallest state of the Australian mainland. It is located in the southeastern corner of the continent and has a population of nearly 5 million people.

Victoria has an area of 227 416 km ². There are major differences in climate throughout the state. In the winter the eastern Gippsland is covered with snow whereas in the north west you will find the hot semi-desert, and along Murray River it is a lush irrigated area.

Melbourne is the capital city and about 70% of the population of the state live here. The city is located on the north side of Port Philip Bay, the busiest container port in Australia. The city is the economic and cultural center of the state.

Victoria has become one of the major wine regions of Australia. Victoria with its southern location and proximity to the ocean are important positive factors. Most vineyards are located not too far from the sea, to take full advantage of the cooler climate and sea breeze.

Highlights in Victoria

Melbourne

Skyline, Melbourne, VIC

Melbourne with its population of nearly five million is the other major city in Australia, after Sydney. It is a vibrant city known for its culture, sporting events, shopping and culinary and café culture. The city is also called the Garden City because of the many parks and greenery to be found in the sprawling city. Find Out More >

Great Ocean Road

Twelve Apostles

The drive along the west coast of Victoria is one of the unique must do experiences in Australia. Not without reason, the Great Ocean Road is described as one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world. The road – with a length of about 240 km – is located between the towns of Torquay (to the east) and Warrnambool (to the west). Find Out More >

Yarra Valley

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, VIC

The Yarra Valley, located just half an hour’s drive east of Melbourne. The Yarra Valley is the most important wine region of Victoria, which is well sheltered in the lee of the green Dandenong Ranges. The wine region is located on slopes between 50 and 400 meters above sea level and is bordered by the towns of Gembrook , Kinglake , Wantirna and Mount Gregory. Find Out More >

Directors Choice – Top Hotels for all Budgets

 

Director of Pacific Island Travel, Rob Kusters shares his top picks of Hotels, Resorts and accomodation in Victoria for all budgets!

Chris’s Beacon Point ****

Chris Beacon Point
“Fantastic Villa property located high above Skenes Creek with stunning ocean views. This is a great place to stay when driving the Great Ocean Road. But book in advance for a weekend stay as it is often busy with Melbourne visitors. It is also very well known for its excellent restaurant. ”

The Lyall Hotel & Spa *****

The Lyall Hotel
“Upmarket boutique hotel for the discerned traveler. There are 40 suites with contemporary oriental design with great ambience.”

Crown Promenade ****

Crown Promenade Melbourne
“Very contemporary hotel with casino and entertainment complex downstairs. Located in a handy location within walking distance to the CBD.”

DULC Holiday Cabins ***

Dulc Cabins
“Very good deals with these comfortable cabins so make sure that you book quickly. These funky eco cabins are set in the spectacular Grampians National Park in Halls Gap. Great spot to really enjoy the beautiful nature of this area. ”

More information about Victoria

Shopping Melbourne1. Shopping

Shop until you drop in Melbourne. There is a diverse range of shopping options from department stores, to boutique designer shops. Find Out More >

Melbourne Cup2. Melbourne Cup

The Melbourne cup is the biggest horse race in Australia. Everyone throughout Australia puts their work aside that day to watch. Find Out More

Twelve Apostles3. Drive Great Ocean Road

The drive along the west coast of Victoria is one of the unique must do experiences in Australia. Not without reason, the Great Ocean Road is described as one of the most beautiful coastal roads in the world.Find Out More >

Melbourne, VIC 4. Queen Victoria Market

Queen Victoria Market in Melbourne is the largest open air market in the southern hemisphere. There are more than 1000 stalls – you can find everything from fruit and vegetables to cheese, meat, clothing jewelry and crafts. Find Out More >

De Bortoli Yarra Valley Estate, VIC 5. Visit a Vineyard

Cycle through the countryside around the Yarra Valley and stop in at the many different vine yards for lunch or wine tasting Find Out More >

Penguins Victoria6. Philip Island Penguins
Two hours’ drive from Melbourne you will find Philip Island (it is connected to the mainland with a bridge). The islands biggest attraction is the Penguin Parade. At sunset the little penguins walk up from the sea to their nests. Find Out More >

Zoo7. Weeibee Open Range Zoo

Get a taste of Africa just 30 minutes from Melbournes city center. Here you will find an amazing array of animals living on 225 hectares of wide open plains. Find Out More >

Twelve Apostles, Great Ocean Road8. 12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of the famous 12 Apostles, magnificent rock stacks that rise up majestically from the Southern Ocean on Victoria’s dramatic coastline. Find Out More >

eureka79. Eureka Skydeck 88

Take in the amazing sites of Melbourne and beyond from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere.  Find Out More >

Melbourne, VIC10. Wine & Dine

Melbourne has built a strong reputation as the food and wine capital of Australia. There is a wide range of great eateries from inner city pubs and cafes to fine dining at country hotels, scenic wineries and rustic breweries.  Find Out More >

Melbourne has a fantastic public transport system consisting of bus, tram and trains so getting around the city itself is no problem.

Getting around Victoria by car or motorhome is a straightforward and practical way of seeing the state. Distances between towns tends not to be as great as in other states. The roads themselves are fantastic and there is hardly any towns you would need to go via dirt or gravel roads. The rail or bus network is a good alternative to explore the state.