Despite Victoria housing Australia’s famous capital city of Melbourne, the area has a huge amount of outdoor space, wild features and tranquil settings. With miles of coastline protecting forests, desert and mountains you’ll find the state to be full of natural features and diverse wildlife. During wintertime it even snows across the high land.
One of Victoria’s most famous natural features is the Twelve Apostles. These huge rock stacks stand proudly out of the sea and can easily be viewed by taking a journey along the Great Ocean Road.
Victoria is also famous for its number of waterfalls. The largest is MacKenzie Falls, found in the Grampian National Park. There are many others that can be seen as part of a guided tour or a personal excursion.
Philip Island also gives you the chance to get up close and personal with some of the local wildlife. As well as offering watersports and beaches in abundance, it’s here where you can meet some of the cutest penguins on Earth. At dusk every evening, several thousand make the journey from the sea to their island burrows, waddling together in a semi-formal fashion, and probably wondering what all the fuss is about!