The Australian state of Victoria is home to the city of Melbourne, but there is so much more to the state than this. Here are just a few of the attractions that are available to you if you tire of the nightlife in the city.
The Great Ocean Road
This is one of the oldest roadways in the state and takes you right along the coastline so that you will pass through many of the main tourist towns as you do. This is a great way to explore Victoria, visiting towns such as Apollo Bay, Port Campbell and Allensford. The road has been dedicated to those soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War and covers nearly 250 km of the coast. This is the perfect way to enjoy the natural beauty of the coast, looking for whales during the winter and spring months.
Those who love motorsports should definitely pay a visit to Phillip Island. The island is 16 miles long and is home to the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix, although others come to visit to see the little penguins. There are also 16,000 seals that call the island home. Water sport is another option during your time on this island so why not try scuba diving or snorkelling to get up close to marine life?
The Grampians is a national park that covers more than 400,000 acres and has historical significance as it is home to several rock art locations. Many visitors come here to go hiking and climbing and for the opportunity to see kangaroos, wallabies and emus as well as plenty of native plants. There are tours you can take from the city of Melbourne for the day, or you can take in the Grampians while touring along the Great Ocean Road.