Explore Victoria holiday packages
What are the best things to do in Victoria?
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road is an unforgettable thing to do when you book Victoria holiday packages. The scenic drive stretches for 243 kilometres (151 miles) along the coast between Torquay and Allansford. Some of the most famous landmarks on the Great Ocean Road include Bells Beach, Great Otway National Park, and the Twelve Apostles. It’s possible to do the Great Ocean Road as a day trip from Melbourne, however you’ll only get to see a small part of it. To take in as much of the Great Ocean Road as you can, think about spending a couple of days discovering the towns and sights spread along this world-famous route. To reach Great Ocean Road, book Victoria holiday packages with flights into Avalon Airport (AVV) or Melbourne Airport (MEL). Reserve a rental car with Webjet after booking a hotel and accommodation in Victoria, and pick it up once you arrive.
There are a few places to spot little blue-hued penguins while holidaying on Victoria accommodation and flight packages, and Phillip Island is the most well-known. Every evening, a ‘Penguin Parade’ of several thousand penguins makes its way from the ocean to nests onshore. There are also a variety of other Phillip Island attractions to also see while visiting with Victoria holiday packages. See the Nobbies blowhole, visit the Koala Conservation Centre, and view one of Australia’s largest fur seal colonies at Seal Rocks. To reach Phillip Island, book Victoria packages with flights into Melbourne Airport, then rent a car with Webjet to make the two-hour journey southeast.
Grampians National Park
Head to Grampians National Park to discover one of Victoria’s most famous mountain ranges. The Grampians are home to dramatic landscapes, hiking trails and scenic drives. There are waterfalls, breathtaking lookouts, rock climbing opportunities, and local wildlife. Visitors can also discover a rich Aboriginal culture and history with rock art paintings to be seen throughout Grampians National Park. The best way to reach the Grampians is by booking Victoria holiday packages with flights into Melbourne Airport and picking up a hire car for the three hours’ drive west.
What are the best places to stay in Victoria?
Melbourne is not only the capital of Victoria, but is also referred to as the cultural capital of Australia. It’s serviced by two different airports that offer direct connections to cities all across Australia, making it a great place to start when you book Victoria holiday packages. Melbourne has a thriving arts scene that can be explored with visits to the museums, theatres, and graffiti-strewn laneways. It’s also home to one of the best cafe cultures across the country. Some of the best things to see in Melbourne include Southbank, St Kilda Beach, and Federation Square. Book a hotel and accommodation in Victoria’s capital for an exciting and diverse culture that has something to offer everyone.
Located about 75 kilometres (46 miles) southwest of Melbourne, Geelong is the second largest city you can visit with Victoria packages. It’s home to great restaurants and a cool laneway scene, but on a smaller scale than in Melbourne. Geelong is right on the doorstep of the Great Ocean Road, which is one of Australia’s most scenic drives. It’s also located at the edge of the Bellarine and offers access to the excellent landscapes, wineries, and seaside towns of the Bellarine Peninsula. Check out hotel and accommodation in Victoria’s second-largest city for easy access to these spots and some of the state’s best surf beaches, such as Bells Beach and Thirteenth Beach.
Bendigo is a unique city in the Victorian Goldfields. It’s home to historical buildings, an exciting art scene, and a food scene with a focus on paddock-to-plate philosophies. Bendigo has a great destination for those wanting to see some of regional Victoria, without venturing too far away from Melbourne. Some of the best things to see in Bendigo are the Central Deborah Gold Mine, Vintage Tram, and Bendigo Art Gallery. To reach Bendigo, book Victoria accommodation and flight packages arriving into Bendigo Airport. Consider staying in Bendigo when you book Victoria packages for its small city charm and access to the landscapes of the Victorian Goldfields.
What is the best way to get around Victoria?
If you’re visiting Melbourne while holidaying on Victoria packages, you can easily get around by public transport. The Victorian capital has an extensive public transport network of trams, trains, and buses. These services connect the inner suburbs of Melbourne with the CBD, and there are also options to day trip destinations, such as the Dandenongs. Most of Melbourne’s major attractions can easily be reached by public transport, including St Kilda and Brighton beaches, the Royal Botanic Gardens, and Docklands.
A car is the best way to get around once you leave Melbourne. While booking Victoria accommodation and flight packages, reserve a rental car with Webjet that you can pick up from airports and cities across the state. There are incredible road trips to take while holidaying on Victoria packages, including to the Great Ocean Road, Yarra Valley, Wilsons Promontory, and the Murray River region.
What's on in Victoria?
The first of the four Gram Slam tennis competitions heads to Melbourne at the beginning of each year. Up-and-coming tennis stars as well as the sport’s top international talents take part in a series of matches over a fortnight in late January. Tickets to different matches and days of the tournament are available to the public. There are other fun festivities to enjoy in between matches, including food trucks, a fan zone, and live music. Book your hotel and accommodation in Victoria early to attend the Australian Open as rooms book up fast.
The Rip Curl Pro
Have a look at Victoria holiday packages between late March and early April if you’re interested in surfing. The Rip Curl Pro is held at Bells Beach on Great Ocean Road, and it’s the longest running surf competition in the world. Travellers holidaying on Victoria packages for the event can look forward to ten days of competition among the top international surfers with one of the state’s most scenic beaches as a backdrop.
Melbourne International Comedy Festival
The Melbourne International Comedy Festival is one of the largest annual comedy events in the world, and it’s an exciting time to travel on Victoria packages. A variety of comedy performances pop up at venues across Melbourne for four weeks, including some ticketed events and some free. A wide variety of comedy performance types are represented at the festival, including stand-up, improv, comedy plays, musical shows, and comedy cabaret. Book your Victoria holiday packages for travel between March and April to attend the festival.