Melbourne & Victoria

At a glance

  • Drive the Great Ocean Road
  • Yarra Valley wine tasting
  • Melbourne's vibrant Southbank

Melbourne & Victoria holidays

Beautiful coastlines and a world-famous drive

In this much-loved state, spot native wildlife from penguins to wombats, chill out at beachside suburbs and indulge in wine tasting. Attractions here are easy to reach, accessible from Australia’s culture, sport and shopping capital; an eclectic mix of old and new, where leafy boulevards and old-fashioned trams live side by side with rocking festivals, vibrant bars and hip boutiques.

  • Spot native wildlife from penguins to wombats
  • On most people's tick list are the Twelve Apostles, Philip Island and the Yarra Valley. Wilson's Promontory, Australia's southernmost point, is a bit more off the beaten track and worth it for the scenery and wildlife
  • There's so much to see in Melbourne - aside from the usual tourist sites, try and catch a game of Aussie Rules at 'The G' and head to Queen Victoria Market
  • The Great Ocean Road is renowned as one of the world's most scenic drives, whether by coach, motorhome or car
  • As well as vineyards, the Yarra Valley also has indulgent spas, galleries, a wildlife sanctuary and bushwalking trails

Good to know

Time difference:

GMT +10 Hours

Capital:

Melbourne

Currency:

Australian Dollar

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When to visit Melbourne & Victoria

Jan

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Feb

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Mar

Highly Recommended

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Apr

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May

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Jun

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Jul

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Aug

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Sep

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Oct

Recommended

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Nov

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

Dec

Highly Recommended

Perfect time to escape

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Australia, New Zealand & South Pacific 2019

Kuoni Insider

Whilst in Melbourne a day trip to Phillip Island is a must. Many of the excursions incorporate a stop at a local wildlife park where you will get the chance to feed kangaroos and have your photo taken with a koala.

The rest of the excursion incorporates stopping at beautiful beaches, exploring the main town of Cowes, visiting the Nobbies Centre and last but not least, the highlight of the trip is the Penguin Parade. Take your seat on the beach at sunset and witness clusters of penguins returning to their homes – this is truly a magical experience!

Natasha Lambourne-Smith