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
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 ****
“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 *****
“Upmarket boutique hotel for the discerned traveler. There are 40 suites with contemporary oriental design with great ambience.”
Crown Promenade ****
“Very contemporary hotel with casino and entertainment complex downstairs. Located in a handy location within walking distance to the CBD.”
DULC Holiday 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
Shop until you drop in Melbourne. There is a diverse range of shopping options from department stores, to boutique designer shops. Find Out More >
2. 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
3. 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 >
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 >
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 >
6. 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 >
7. 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 >
8. 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 >
9. Eureka Skydeck 88
Take in the amazing sites of Melbourne and beyond from the highest viewing platform in the Southern Hemisphere. Find Out More >
10. 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 >
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.