Here are some ideas to enable you to discover the beauty and splendour of Victoria. Click on the headings below to see further information.
The Melbourne Cup Carnival leaps into action on Saturday 31 October 2015 with a variety of world class horse races held from 31 October – 7 November. The Melbourne Cup Carnival is the premier thoroughbred horse racing event that puts Australian firmly in the international sporting spotlight. Experience the colour, vibrancy and exhilaration of this world class carnival during your time in Melbourne. Further information on how to book will be released in early 2015.
The waters of Daylesford are famous for their relaxing properties. Whether you prefer to enjoy a mineral spa, a decadent meal of local produce or accommodation with a lake view, our waters provide it all. And most relaxing of all, Daylesford is an easy hour from Melbourne Airport.
One of the worlds most spectacular coastal drives, the Great Ocean Road winds along beside quiet bays, pounding surf beaches, tranquil rain forests, caves, gorges and blowholes, and starkly beautiful columns of rock set in the ocean. Stretching for some 106 kilometres, the route also takes in historic shipwreck sites and plenty of wildlife.
Take a short drive from the city’s CBD and discover five incredibly diverse wine regions offering great local produce – perfect for an indulgent weekend break.
Chardonnay, shiraz and pinot noir dominate in these five regions, but their unique climatic and geographical features result in wines as distinct as the landscapes that produce them.
Just under an hour from Melbourne are the rolling hills and vineyards of the Yarra Valley, popular for cellar-door tastings, good food and peaceful scenery. Visit the Dandenong Ranges for a steam-train ride through forests and fern gullies, or browse antique shops, cool-climate gardens, craft shops and tea houses.