Get around Victoria!

So, you’re in Melbourne. Maybe you’ve just arrived, or perhaps you’ve been here for ages but haven’t bothered to explore. You want to know about things to do in Victoria. Luckily, this state is full of awesome things to enjoy!

Of course, there’s the classic Victorian tourist attractions: Luna Park, Melbourne Zoo, and the Botanical Gardens. These are three super-fun experiences, and you’ll want to give at least half a day to each one to get the most out of them! But, there’s far more hiding in Victoria than you may realise.

For example, you could go for a drive down the Great Ocean Road, one of the world’s best scenic coastal drives. The Great Ocean Road is known for its beautiful scenery, and is an awesome road trip opportunity! Check out the 12 Apostles on the way. If you’re into skiing, check out Mounts Buller and Hotham, which have awesome facilities and ski runs.

For an amazing weekend away, head down to Yarra Valley wine country to soak up some of the local produce and sights, while enjoying some of Australia’s best drops.

If you’re into theatre and other artistic pursuits, then you should know that Melbourne is Australia’s cultural hub. There are several big theatres (such as The Princess, The Regent, The Comedy, and The Arts Centre), and each one usually presents a great year-long program of productions, including world-class, big-scale musicals and operas from overseas, plus Australian-made theatre. Highlights on at the moment include Legally Blonde: The Musical at The Princess and King Kong at The Regent. Check out the Melbourne Theatre Company too, for some sophisticated, thought-provoking performances. Melbourne is also home to the National Gallery of Victoria, and the Australian Centre for the Moving Image, both of which put on fascinating exhibitions.

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Whether you want to get out to the countryside and see more of regional Victoria, or spend your downtime hitting up great experiences in the city, there are lots of great things to do in Vic! So don’t be lazy like me, get out and do things!

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