The Australian State of Victoria occupies the island nation’s southeast corner. It’s Australia’s second smallest state, but also the second most populated, and is home to the second largest city, Melbourne. One thing Victoria never comes in second is fun, the state offers an incredible amount of attractions for all ages.
Victoria is not only a wonderful place to visit, it’s also a great place to live, apartments in Victoria are very reasonably priced and you will have one of the nation’s most beautiful and exciting regions at your doorstep. Whether you live in Victoria or are just on holiday, here are some of the best sights to see and things to do there:
Pink Salt Lakes– This natural wonder can be found in Murray Sunset National Park in the state’s wild northwest. Depending on the time of day and the light’s quality, the color of these salt lakes ranges from a rosy pink to a scintillating white, but are always a beautiful sight.
Gunbower Island, Gannawarra – This large inland island offers fishing, swimming, and waterskiing. There are lots of great campsite options on the banks of the Murray River for the adventurous, and you can pitch your tent right next to the water’s edge.
The Grampians – This is one of the most fascinating regions of Victoria, with something to see in every corner. Dramatic panoramic mountains in the west, sprawling acres of vineyards in the east, the bucolic old-time countryside of the south, and the spectacular rushing waterfalls of the south, you had better have your camera ready!
Bendigo – This is the place to be for aficionados of history, full of museums that celebrate the region’s multicultural past. From the aboriginal heritage, European settlement, and the Chinese immigrants, many stories are told in this delightful city. Once you have enjoyed your journey through time visit the Bendigo Conservatory Gardens to drink in the beautiful sights and scents of the fantastic flora on display there.
The Mornington Peninsula – The peninsula’s 190 km coastline features scenic cliffs, white sand beaches, and sparkling blue water. Small villages dot the coast such as quaint Portsea and Red Hill, where fresh farm produce and wine from the area’s many vineyards make for a food lover’s feast.
Healesville – If you were to look up ‘charming town in the countryside’ in an illustrated dictionary it would have a picture of Healesville. Only a one-hour drive away from Melbourne, this is the place to go to enjoy the excellent cuisine on offer at outdoor cafes whilst drinking in scenic mountain vistas along with your local wine.
Dandenong Ranges – Experience lush tropical rainforests and splendid waterfalls whilst chugging along on the famed Puffing Billy train, Australia’s oldest steam railway, a truly delightful experience.
Daylesford – A stroll around the peaceful shore of Lake Daylesford will soothe any weary traveler.
Victoria is such a great place to visit you’ll never want to leave, click here for more information on this Australian treasure.