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6 Days in Victoria, Australia
Tagged as Australia’s capital of art and culture, Victoria is a place to be for beautiful landscapes, interesting history, and abundant wildlife. 🇦🇺🦘
Day 1 Highlights
Street Art Tour
Melbourne Street Art Tours takes people through the streets of Melbourne and shows them who the artists of the street works are, what technical aspects are involved in spray painting, stencil art, and paste-ups, and what significant role the artists have made in making Melbourne one of the most important destinations in the world for Street Art.
Top Paddock Café
Top Paddock is a multi award-winning venue by the Darling Group and has become a staple of Melbourne's hospitality scene. Surrounded by lush greenery, rich timber, detailed glass work and distinctive wall panelling, this iconic establishment offers a unique experience on all aspects.
St Kilda Kitesurfing
Known as Melbourne’s beachside playground and one of the most popular kitesurfing beaches in Australia, St Kilda has long been a go-to destination.
Laneway Bars WalkingTour
Sip your choice of drinks on a "hidden" bar walking tour in Melbourne. Stroll with your guide to four locations for cocktails, Australian wine and beer, stopping into a classic pub, a speakeasy-style cocktail bar tucked into the laneway, a wine bar with options from the nearby Yarra Valley, and a fourth bar that will be selected by your guide depending on your group’s interests. You'll learn about Melbourne's bar scene and local history, and get tips for additional places to visit on your own.
Day 2 Highlights
Great Ocean Road
While there are no longer twelve, this is by far the most popular of all the things to do on The Great Ocean Road. Formerly 12 limestone stacks shot up from the water created an amazing view down the coast. However, several of them have crumpled leaving their remains scattered where they used to stand so tall. The Twelve apostles are by far the most popular thing to do along the Great Ocean Road and really they are a must-see!
Originally a natural archway and tunnel in an impressive offshore rock formation, London Bridge collapsed in 1990 and became a bridge without a middle. Before the collapse, visitors to the site were able to walk across 'the eastern bridge' that stretched across to the mainland.
Loch Ard Gorge
Visiting Loch Ard Gorge is one of the most common things to do on The Great Ocean Road. This means the crowds are thick and heavy. The gorge also has some stalactites and other rock formations at the far end. The beach is just beautiful and if you are committed enough, arriving here at sunset would produce a stunning scene for a photoshoot. It’s probably one of the most picturesque places to visit along the Great Ocean Road and also one of the most popular.
The Great Otway National Park
The Great Otway National Park stretches from Torquay through to Princetown and up through the Otways hinterland towards Colac. The park features rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, rock platforms and windswept heathland and beautiful spring wildflowers. In the north, the park features tall forests, ferny gullies, magnificent waterfalls and tranquil lakes.
Kennett River Koala Walk
Without a doubt, the best place to see wild koalas in Australia is along the Kennett River Koala Walk. Located along the Great Ocean Road in Victoria, Kennett River is absolutely brimming with wild koalas, and your chances to spot them are better here than anywhere else.
Apollo Bay Museum
The Apollo Bay museum is housed in the buildings from which the undersea cable connected Tasmania with the mainland. It includes displays of relics from shipwrecks and ships that were the primary means of access before the Great Ocean Road opened. It also has an extensive range of histories of the people who created and sustained this remote community recorded in a number of small publications about the area, its people, life and the shipwrecks.
Anglesea Golf Club
Experience a unique chance to see some of resident kangaroo: population of around 300 Eastern Grey Kangaroos, who live in family groups or ‘mobs’. Kangaroos are usually most active from late afternoon until early morning, resting in the shade of trees and shrubs during the day. Kangaroos are marsupials and grazing animals, so they love to eat grass, young shoots, heath plants and trees which are all in abundance on the course.
Helen & Joey Estate was established in 2010 in the world renowned Yarra Valley wine region, just a short drive from Melbourne's CBD. The 85 acre vineyard produces grapes of exceptional quality, which our experienced winemakers transform into premium estate grown wines that display true varietal character.
An old milking shed nestled in the Yarra Valley, was the perfect setting to bring a lifelong dream to reality. Set amongst 45 acres of vines, it is now a popular destination to eat, drink and marry.
Stables at Stones
Dating back to 1868, the historic Stables at Stones of the Yarra Valley were originally used by the stable hands of St. Huberts winery as sleeping quarters and blacksmith rooms catering for the large number of horses stabled on the site.
Napoleon Brewery and Ciderhouse
Napoleon Brewery and Ciderhouse is a creative space in the Yarra Valley where fresh batches of beer and cider are crafted and shared. The history of beer in the Yarra Valley is believed to date back to the early 1800’s, when growing hops was a major farming activity in the region, then known as Coranderrk Mission.
Eau de Vie Bar
A bar straight out of 1920’s prohibition America, from the moment you walk in you are taken back to a much forgotten era. Once inside you can sit up at the bar, at one of their shared high tables, low banquette and coffee table seating, or a more intimate and private booth. Secretly hidden behind our book case, the Whisky Room owes its name to a large collection of rare and exclusive whiskies that live here. It is also home to Bottle Lockers, where you can purchase your favourite spirit bottle from Eau-de- Vie and store it for your next visit.
Day 4 Highlights
Peninsula Hot Springs
Peninsula Hot Springs is an award-winning natural hot springs, day spa and wellness destination located on the Mornington Peninsula, just 90 minutes from Melbourne. Natural geothermal mineral waters flow into the pools and private baths at coastal oasis, providing an idyllic setting for relaxation and rejuvenation.
Experience their reflexology walk, turkish hamam, sauna, cold plunge and hilltop pool!
Lakeland Queen Cruise
Arthurs Seat Eagle is a Swiss-made aerial gondola system which is supported by cables from above. The flight travels at a pleasant 5.4 km per hour so that guests can enjoy the views in a leisurely fashion. Each gondola holds up to 8 people and the flight takes around 15 minutes for a one-way trip.
Peninsula Bathing Boxes
The peninsula's rainbow-coloured bathing boxes have provided a colourful backdrop to countless swims and lazy beach days all along the coast of Port Phillip Bay. While technically no more than a shed, with no water or electricity, many of the historic bathing boxes have been passed down through generations and remain in high demand. Found on beaches from Mount Eliza and Dromana to Rosebud and Portsea, these iconic bathing boxes are the peninsula's symbol of summer and have become a tourist attraction in their own right.
At Geonbae, all your senses are treated to a Korean delight. It’s the first Korean barbecue restaurant to delight residents of Frankston and the Mornington Peninsula.
Experience Australia’s abundant marine wildlife during a 2-hour small-group snorkeling cruise from Sorrento on the Mornington Peninsula. Visit prime locations around Port Phillip Bay to see dolphins, seals, colorful fish, and other species that inhabit the Great Southern Reef.
Day 6 Highlights
Phillip Island, Mornington Peninsula
Take in an array of stunning sights and curious creatures at The Nobbies, a magnificent headland on the south-western tip of Phillip Island.
Off-Road Wildlife Coastal Drive
Departing the Nobbies we embark on your off-road journey with incredible views and opportunities to spot Wallabies on the drive. Your tour guide will build up the anticipation of seeing wild Little Penguins, providing information about their unique habits and features. Did you know they have over 3000 feathers?
As the sun begins to set it is time to make your way to the Penguin Parade. The Little Penguins only come out of the water after the sun has gone down so that they can be sure to stay out of the way of any predators in the air above them. The Penguin Parade ask that no photography is taken from this point on. This is to protect the sensitive eyes of the Little Penguins and ensure they are not scared. Wildlife Tours fully supports this request and you will enjoy getting to witness such an amazing natural spectacle without the distraction of getting the ‘perfect photo’ – allow yourself to be fully immersed in the experience!
Waves On The Beach
Hidden away on the beach with stunning panoramic beachfront views, Waves offers one of Mornington Peninsula’s most picturesque dining experiences.