Victoria info

Melbourne is Victoria's capital and largest city, with more than 70% of all Victorians living there. Victoria is the smallest mainland state in area of southeastern corner of Australia, but is the most densely populated and urbanised.

Bays in Victoria, Australia

Walk along clifftop tracks to see rocky reefs, rock pools and sheltered coves. Aireys Inlet boasts superb beaches, with Fairhaven the main surf beach for swimming and board riding. Aireys Inlet also has a huge state park at its backdoor with native trees and heathlands that blaze with colour when wildflowers bloom in winter, spring and early summer....


Anglesea is a town in Victoria, Australia. It is located on the Great Ocean Road in the Surf Coast Shire local government area. At the 2006 census, Anglesea had a population of 2,290....


Typical attractive seaside resort town on the Great Ocean Road Located 186 km south west of Melbourne on the Great Ocean Road, Apollo Bay is a seaside resort with lots of motels and holiday accommodation. Its primary appeal is that it is accessible from Melbourne and is one of the key towns on a particularly beautiful stretch of coastline....


...


Arthurs Seat is a hill and locality in the Mornington Peninsula of Victoria, Australia with excellent man made attractions and a beautiful State Park. ...


Bairnsdale is a city in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia the commercial centre of the local wool and timber industries. It's the gateway to the world famous Gippsland Lakes....


...


...


...


Ballarat is a city in Victoria, Australia, and Victoria's largest inland city. It is well-known for its history and heritage....


Balwyn North is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 11 km east from Melbourne's Central Business District....


Barwon Heads is part of the Great Ocean Road region. Located on the mouth of the Barwon River it has a population of about 1300 permanent residents that swells to many times that around the Christmas holidays. It has always been a holiday resort providing plenty of opportunities for relaxation....


Beaumaris is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 20 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Bayside. At the 2006 Census, Beaumaris had a population of 12,441....


...


Just one hour by car from the Melbourne CBD, the Bellarine Peninsula boasts bay & ocean beaches, international standard golf courses, art galleries, weekend craft markets, wine touring with cellar door sales, fine dining, wine tastings, nature & eco tours including seal watching and swimming with the dolphins on Port Phillip Bay amongst its diverse tourism attractions and activities....


Black Rock is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 18 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district....


...


Brighton is an exclusive beach-side suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia with over 6 kilometres of shoreline and famous, historic sea baths....


Brunswick is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km north from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Moreland....


Bulleen is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia....


Cape Otway is a cape and a bounded locality of the Colac Otway Shire in southern Victoria, Australia on the Great Ocean Road; much of the area is enclosed in the Great Otway National Park....


Carrum is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 33 km (21 mi) south-east from Melbourne's central business district....


Colac is located within two hours west of Melbourne and renowned for its magnificent southern coastline, the Otway rainforests and the northern lakes and craters district. Colac Otway offers an attractive lifestyle with diverse employment opportunities backed by a thriving economy in primary industries, tourism, commercial and community services....


...


...


Phillip Island is one of Melbourne's most popular destinations and Cowes is the unofficial capital of the island. Renowned for the nightly Fairy Penguin Parade when these cute creatures return to their rookeries, and for being the venue of the Australian 500cc. Motorcycle Grand Prix, held each October, it is jammed packed with things to see and do. Beaches, galleries, museums, displays, antiques, restaurants and even wineries, make this a perfect place to spend a day or two on your visit to Melbourne....


...


This region is rich in things to see and do. These include steam train rides, or diesel-electrics to regional art galleries and small private craft and art centres. You can indulge yourself with a spa bath at the Hepburn Complex or visit historic homes and gardens, see dingoes or butterflies. For the more active, you can horse ide or take many of the walking tracks through State Forest....


Docklands (also known as Melbourne Docklands to differentiate it from London Docklands) is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2 km west from Melbourne's Central Business District....


Servicing the Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne, Great Ocean Road and Dandenong Ranges, All Areas...


The township of Drysdale in Victoria, Australia, is situated on the Bellarine Peninsula which runs easterly from the large regional centre of Geelong and ends at Point Lonsdale, one of the heads at the entrance of Port Phillip Bay. For the tourist Drysdale offers passive recreation at McLeod's Water Holes, Lake Lorne, golf courses at Curlewis and Clifton Springs and the Bellarine Peninsula Railway which connects with Queenscliff and of which Drysdale is the present inland terminus....


Elwood is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km south from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Port Phillip....


Emerald, a township in the Dandenong Ranges, is 44 km. east-south-east of Melbourne. Emerald is a town of approximately 7000 people, just outside the urban fringe of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It is within the Local Government Area of the Shire of Cardinia. It is known for Emerald Lake, the Puffing Billy tourist railway and the enigmatic Chris and Marie's Plant Farm....


Explore Frankston on Melbourne's Mornington Peninsula. Only one hour from Melbourne, this picturesque seaside region features 10 kilometres of pristine beaches and coastal habitat, boating, lush bushlands, historic mansions, galleries, theatres, regional shopping centres and restaurants....


Frankston South is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 43 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district....


Geelong is the second largest city in the state of Victoria, Australia and is the largest regional centre in the state. It is a port city with an urban population of 160,991 people, and one of the largest provincial cities in Australia. The city is located on Corio Bay and the Barwon River, 75 kilometres (47 mi) south-west of the state's capital, Melbourne, and is covered by the City of Greater Geelong municipality....


Glenlyon & the Victorian Central Highlands, also known as the Macedon Ranges & Spa Country and has many diverse and interesting attractions, this is an area certainly not to be missed when visiting Australia....


...


...


Healesville is a township 52 km. east-north-east of Melbourne, just south of the Watts River which is a tributary of the Yarra River....


...


Inverloch is a seaside town in Victoria, Australia and a perfect year round holiday destination with pristine beaches and excellent watersport opportunities....


Jan Juc is a coastal town of Victoria, Australia, adjacent to Torquay, Victoria....


Johanna is in the heart of the Otway Ranges. Waterfalls, temperate rainforests, mountains, hills and deserted beaches....


Kennett River is a small resort town surrounded by natural forest and wonderful bird and animal life. Kennett River Beach is located at the mouth of the river, and the small sand beach is surrounded by the road, rocks and reefs....


...


Lakes Entrance is situated on the Gippsland Lakes in East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, boasting Australia's largest inland network of waterways, and is a very popular holiday destination with excellent water activities....


...


...


Loch Sport is a coastal tourist town situated on the Ninety Mile Beach and Lake Victoria between the Gippsland Coastal Park and Lakes National Park, and is a mecca for water sports and popular tourist destination in the holidays....


...


Long renowned for its natural scenic values, Lorne is a highly pleasant and very fashionable seaside resort on the Great Ocean Road. Straggling around several kilometres of fine coastline, Lorne is backed by the Otway Ranges which form a part of Angahook-Lorne State Park. The sidewalk cafes and boutiques of Mountjoy Parade, along with the beaches and foreshore reserves, lend Lorne something of a Mediterranean air....


At Maldon the air is sweet, the wildflowers flamboyant, the lemons and limes fragrant, the roses brilliant, the wattles and almond blossoms wild against the sky, the elms and white gums gentle screens under the afternoon heat, and the people friendly. The pace, if that is what it should be called, is easy. The rush is over but the secret stays....


Mallacoota is a small coastal town in East Gippsland region of Victoria, Australia surrounded by the magnificent Croajingolong National Park, with pristine white sandy beach....


Malvern is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 8 km south-east from Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the City of Stonnington....


The grandeur of its coastline, glimpses of wind filled sails, distant views of a shimmering city skyline and the heritage of the district give McCrae its unique character. It has the cosy feel of a seaside resort. Seven day shopping makes it an ideal destination for those with special interests in fine foods, antiques and art....


Stroll into historic downtown Melbourne, a Florida Main Street Community, full of antique shops and unique boutiques (Indian River Soap Company, Apple Barrel Gift Baskets, The Chandlery, Holy Cow! Gifts Galore and Schading International Textile Art). Or take one of the bikes for a jaunt over the Melbourne Causeway to Indialantic and the Atlantic Ocean....


Metung is a coastal village located near the Gippsland Lakes and sandy beaches East Gippsland, Victoria, Australia, with a history steeped in boats and fishing, and there's a boardwalk and beach. Metung offers excellent activities including boating, golf and offshore fishing to name but a few....


Take an unforgettable journey along Victoria's Great Ocean Road, the world's most inspiring coastal drive. Follow its winding trail through the lush Otway rainforests, to the breathtaking, windswept drama of the Shipwreck Coast. For much of the way the road clings to the coastline, twisting and turning, with every bend revealing a sight more spectacular than the last. See the grand architecture where the ocean has carved mighty arches, caverns and coves from the rock. Then follow its trail past soothing estuaries and gentle bays....


The farming district of Moorooduc forms the rural heart of the Peninsula's northern plains, boasting one of the greatest concentration of thoroughbred estates in Australia, as well as a range of alternative farming ventures. Its drier, broader country also provides a distinct micro climate for Peninsula's wines, especially of the red grape variety. Despite its size and farming character, a range of tourist attractions can be experienced throughout the sprawling district....


Mornington is a cosmopolitan seaside town on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, Australia with excellent restaurants and cafes, boutiques and historical buildings, there are also beautiful beaches and summer celebrations to enjoy....


The Mornington Peninsula is only an hours drive from Melbourne, but it seems a world away. In fact, the Peninsula now has an air that's reminiscent of the Mediterranean, with its vineyards and olive groves, its historic country house retreats and intimate hotels....


Mount Martha is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, located 60 km south-east of Melbourne's central business district. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula....


...


The region has 16 golf courses within easy access, nature walking, horse riding, swimming, surfing and fishing. There is plenty to do for everyone, of any age....


Visit the famouse fairy Penguin Parade at sunset. Lovely beaches and Island walks. Only 2 hour drive from Melbourne...


Point Leo is a town in the Shire of Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Point Leo Foreshore Reserve provides excellent waves for surfing and is one of the closest surf beaches to Melbourne....


The region boasts a unique blend of world class restaurants, wineries and spectacular views, that make it the perfect destination for your next business conference, family holiday or romantic getaway. There are fantastic walking tracks and beaches. Bring your bikes and golf clubs. Swim with the dolphins or throw a line off the pier you might be lucky....


Port Albert is a commercial fishing port and coastal town in South Gippsland, Victoria, Australia with a fascinating maritime history and many Georgian and Victorian style buildings still standing....


Port Campbell is situated at the centre of the national park which bears its name and includes the 12 Apostles, Loch Ard Gorge, London Bridge, The Grotto, and some spectacular coastline. Located around 260km. south-west of Melbourne, it is set among some of the most breathtaking and spectacular scenery of south-west Victoria....


There's always something to surprise and delight in Port Fairy! Port Fairy retains the atmosphere of an old fishing port, boasting verandah-fronted streets and over 50 'classified' historic buildings dating back to the 1840s. Historic Port Fairy is also renowned for its festivals and active arts community....


...


...


Just an hour's drive south from Melbourne, the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay is formed by Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne's playground. The peninsula was also the point of first settlement in Victoria. Just a short hop on the MV Queenscliff puts passengers onto the western side of the Bay at Queenscliff on the the Bellarine Peninsula....


Portland is an attractive and scenic holiday centre situated on Portland Bay 361 km west of Melbourne and 75 km east, by road, of the South Australian border. As the only deep-sea port between Adelaide and Port Phillip it is a major exporting centre for the produce of south-western Victoria and south-eastern South Australia - principally wool, grains and secondary manufactures made in Portland itself....


...


Portsea is a resort town located across Port Phillip from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula. Portsea is a popular holiday spot, located near the end of the Mornington Peninsula between the calm waters of Port Phillip and the wild surf of Bass Strait....


Preston is a suburb in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 9 km north from Melbourne's central business district....


Queenscliff is a small town on the Bellarine Peninsula at the entrance to Port Phillip in southern Victoria, Australia and is bounded on its north side by the environmentally important Swan Bay....


Red Hill South is a rural locality and town in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia....


Richmond is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 3 km south-east from Melbourne's Central Business District....


In the 1950s and 60s Rosebud and Rosebud West were seen as small rural areas and popular summer holiday destinations, with many families pitching tents on the foreshore and, in later years, replacing tents with caravans. Rosebud and Rosebud West were, and still are, often seen as retirement areas for older people wanting to take up permanent residency on the Mornington Peninsula....


Rutherglen is the agricultural and viticultural centre of Australia's oldest wine growing region situated in North-East Victoria, located near the banks of the mighty Murray River. This old gold rush township established in the 1850's has worked to preserve it's features to allow travellers an opportunity to see a town with an old feel, but still having modern conveniences of a tourist destination....


Rye


Rye is an outer suburb of Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia. Its Local Government Area is the Shire of Mornington Peninsula....


San Remo is an authentic fishing village and wonderful destination for seafood lovers. Gateway to the popular tourist destination of Phillip Island, there are secluded beaches, hotels, motels, restaurants and resort to enjoy as well as walking and bike tracks....


Sandy Point is a township in south Gippsland, Victoria near Wilsons Promontory. It is surrounded by areas of significant natural heritage....


Sorrento is a township in Victoria, Australia, located on the shores of Port Phillip on the Mornington Peninsula, about one and a half hours south of Melbourne. It is a largely upper-class, seaside resort area, but is also a quiet seaside township in the off-peak months of the year....


South Yarra is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 4 km south-east from Melbourne's Central Business District....


Southbank is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1km south from Melbourne's Central Business District....


St Kilda is an inner city suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 6 km south from Melbourne's central business district....


...


...


Toorak is a suburb of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia....


With Victoria’s second city, Geelong, just 22km to the north and with two of the nation’s best surf beaches, Bells and Jan Juc, at the front doorstep, it was inevitable that Torquay would emerge as one of the state’s most popular coastal resorts. Standing at the eastern gateway to the Great Ocean Road, Torquay also introduces visitors to spectacular seafront drives west to Anglesea and the scenic gems of Victoria’s magnificent southern coast. The international surfing spotlight is focused on Torquay at Easter for the traditional Bells Beach titles, while recreational surfers can run the wave gauntlet secure in the knowledge that the beach is guarded by volunteers from Victoria’s largest surf lifesaving club....


...


For a small state, Victoria has some of the best sightseeing and most fascinating places in the country. From the heady gold rush days that saw grand hotels built along the streets of outback towns to the dramatic scenery along the Great Ocean Road there are surprises around every bend....


...


...


Warburton is a town in Victoria, Australia, 72 km east from Melbourne's central business district....


From May to September, Warrnambool is the place to be to experience the annual visit of the Southern Right Whales! Warrnambool is Victoria's premier land-based Whale Watching location. A special platform has been built at Logan's Beach to view the whales from the best vantage point. A definite must-see!...


...


...


...


...


Williamstown, is only a stone's throw away from Melbourne's CBD. There are many attractions to see and experience, from Scienceworks in Spotswood right through to the grand Werribee Mansion. Be sure to make Williamstown your first place of call when traveling out West....


Cape Woolamai is a small town and headland at the south eastern tip of Phillip Island in Victoria, Australia....


Yarra Glen is a town in Victoria, Australia, 40 km north-east from Melbourne's central business district....


Do you know of a bay in Victoria that is not listed here? Tell us about it!

Thank you for visiting Victoria, Australia

Featured Businesses