Victoria is the second smallest state however it has a remarkably diverse landscape, industry, culture and population.  Established in 1851,  around 5 and a half million people  are at home somewhere in the 237,629 square kilometres.

Melbourne stages the biggest writers festival, one of the world’s top comedy festivals and the Australian Tennis Open. The State has 332 museums and galleries. Victorians are also crazy about their sport and in winter Aussie Rules Football reigns.

The world’s most liveable city, Melbourne is vibrant and multicultural offering great restaurants, excellent shopping and world class sporting venues, tree lines boulevards & magnificent public gardens. >>more>>

Head to Queen Victoria Market, Chapel Street or Bourke Street Mall for a spot of shopping.  Take a birds eye view from Eureka Sky Deck (world’s tallest residential tower).

Mildura is a rural city situated in the north west corner of Victoria, on the NSW and Victorian border.  The city’s biggest claim to fame is that 95 percent of Australia’s dried fruit is produced here, and one of the town’s major exhibits is Big Lizzie – a 45-tonne tractor that took two years to be driven from Melbourne to Mildura.

One of the hottest tickets of the year is the Mildura Jazz, Food and Wine Festival which takes place in October / November.

Sovereign Hill at Ballarat is a recreated 1800s gold rush town.  The 1850s Gold Rush sparked a wave of immigration from China and Ireland.  The discovery of gold made Melbourne the financial centre of Australia and New Zealand.

Dandenong Ranges – Peppered with historic towns set amidst lush green forests.  You can also ride Australia’s oldest steam train here.

The Great Ocean Road is also known as shipwreck coast.  Many vessels hit the rocks along here.

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