Victoria, or “VIC” as many call it, is a state in southeast Australia.
Victoria comprises of vast and diverse landscapes from mountains, national parks and grasslands to acres of vinyards and surf beaches.
It’s a great place for road-trips and camping amongst nature’s wilderness.
Melbourne, the state’s capital city, is an incredible place for travellers and locals to explore with:
- 19th century laneways
- A central arts precinct
- A mixture of modern and historical buildings
- Numerous plazas, boutique bars and restaurants
- Eclectic suburbs
- A big focus on good food and entertainment
The unique cuisine on offer in Melbourne’s CBD, makes it a true delight for foodies.
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Top Things to See & Do in Victoria:
- The Great Ocean Road
- Grampians National Park
- Melbourne CBD
- South Melbourne
- Queen Victoria Market
- Royal Botanic Gardens
- Federation Square
- Melbourne Museums & Art Galleries
- St. Kilda Beach
- Great Otway National Park
- Luna Park Melbourne
- Dandenong Ranges & Puffing Billy Railway
- Mount Buffalo National Park
- The 12 Apostles
- Phillip Island
Getting around Victoria is relatively easy.
Given it’s one of the most populated cities in Australia, the public transport system is very good.
In the city, there are a number of free and paid public transport options to choose from.
If wanting to get out to the more regional areas and national parks, then driving is your best bet.
The roads are great quality in Victoria.
The best options in the cities:
- Jump on the city tram and explore the free city loop zone
- Use the metro (train) system
- Jump on a public bus
- Book a Taxi/Uber
- Hire a bike
- Hire a car (I wouldn’t suggest this if you haven’t driven in Melbourne CBD before – it can be stressful)
- Hire a car, 4WD or caravan
- Take regional public transport (trains and buses)
- Low Cost of Living 30% 30%
- Safety 90% 90%
- Landscapes & Scenery 95% 95%
- Tourist Attractions & Things to Do 100% 100%
- Adventure Rating 95% 95%
Disclaimer: Always check the smartraveller.gov.au website (or related) before travelling overseas, for their latest safety updates, advice and recommendations.
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MY TOP 3 RECOMMENDED GEAR FOR VICTORIA
Clothes packing cells are great because they allow you to organise your clothes into different sections.
That way you can find an item you want, without having to pull out EVERYTHING within your bag (eg. a warm jumper).
Personally, I loved using different packing cells – one for my warm clothes and another for my Summer clothes.
Australia has some of the highest levels of UV radiation in the world.
In fact, the UV radiation here is so strong, that it can even cause sunburn in as little as 11 minutes on a fine Summer’s day.
This is why sunscreen is a critical item to add to your travel gear packing list.
This is particularly important if planning to travel around WA in Summer.
Thinking of travelling solo?
Amazing! Ensure to check out our Solo Travel page that is loaded with important advice & tips to know before you go.
They will help you to prepare for the journey and overcome any personal obstacles you experience during your trip.
Need help or guidance on what to pack?
Finding the right gear for your trip can be overwhelming and expensive – especially if you don’t know where to start.
On our Travel Gear page, I list my favourite travel gear and accessories to help you narrow down the field, save money and buy quality gear at reasonable prices.
Ready to take the big leap?
There’s no doubt that planning and booking your trip is the most exciting part for any new adventure.
Here I outline 20 steps that you need to know in order to plan and book a successful trip & have fun whilst doing it.