Things to Know about Victoria
Victoria, a relatively younger state than New South Wales, is known for its love for arts, drama, sports and literature. It is also renowned for its numerous national parks, deserts, mountains, ocean beaches, great wineries and lush farmlands. The state’s vibrant capital is Melbourne.
Best Places to Visit
Take the help of our Victoria City Guide to explore the coastal route of the Great Ocean Road, Australia’s greatest scenic drive and a must-see Victorian attraction. Among other popular attractions to be visited include the Twelve Apostles, Melbourne Museum, Scienceworks Museum, the Chinese Museum, Melbourne Immigration Museum, National Sports Museum, National Gallery of Victoria and many more.
Best Time to Visit
The best time to visit Victoria is in Autumn from March through May. The season is famous for its festivals, fashion, food and flowers.
Best Dining Places
Victoria's spectacular love affair with food and wine continues unabated. Explore the inner city pubs, Asian eateries, laneway hotspots, country hotels and scenic wineries for gastronomy fare. Don’t forget to gorge on Americana meatballs, Spanish tapas and Chinatown dumplings in restaurants here.
Best Places to Stay
Victoria offers a huge range of accommodation options for all tastes and budgets. You will find many cheap hotels in Victoria offering you a decent, modest and comfortable stay. Coastal escapes along the Great Ocean Road, guest houses in Yarra Valley wine country and Eco retreats tucked in the hinterlands are the kinds of accommodation you can expect to find in Victoria.
Best Airlines to Reach
Major international airlines offering direct, nonstop or connecting flight services to Victoria from the U.S. and other places around the world include Qantas Airways, Virgin Australia, Delta Air Lines, US Airways, American Airlines, Air France, British Airways, Virgin Australia and others.