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  • Wild Koalas along Great Ocean Road are a great photo opportunity on your Australia vacation.
  • Dramatic Beautiful 12 Apostles
  • Injured wildlife sign and kangaroo
  • Flinders Street Station
  • Melbourne Skyline

Victoria, although the smallest state in mainland Australia, is filled with diverse and plentiful attractions both natural and cultural to be enjoyed on an Australia vacation. Melbourne, the capital, is stylish and cosmopolitan. It boasts a world-class culture, sports and dining and is known for hosting world-famous events such as the Australian Grand Prix, the Australian Open Tennis and the Melbourne Cup.

Outside of Melbourne, not to be missed on trips to Australia is Phillip Island where penguin colonies live in their natural habitat. Another region to visit is the Yarra Valley famous for its wineries and rainforests. Victoria altogether has more than 600 wineries which make it a very important part of Australia’s wine industry.

Ballarat is a small city, once famous as the centre of the gold rush and Geelong offers beautiful surf beaches and spectacular views of the Great Ocean Road. By taking the scenic drive along this highway, you will discover a diverse and dramatic region between Geelong and Portland with wonderful views of this wild and windswept coastal highway. Included is the renowned 12 Apostles; the limestone pillars here rise out of the ocean carved over time by the waves.

For skiers, the Australian Alps, which are the highest mountain range in the country, offer first class facilities.

It's almost impossible on Australian tours to not include at least one of our Victoria holidays as most of our "Globetrotters" include a stop in Melbourne when visiting Australia. C’mon say G’day Downunder. Book one of our Australia vacations today and start exploring!

 

State of Victoria Quickfacts

Origin of Name: Named for Queen Victoria, the then reigning monarch.
Capital: Melbourne
Floral Emblem: Common Heath
Faunal Emblem: Leadbeater's Possum
State Flag:

The five stars of the Southern Cross, surmounted by a crown (added in 1877).

State Motto: Peace and prosperity.
Location: Victoria is a state in southeastern Australia.
Area: Its area is 227,600 km2
Landform: Victoria is divided into four physical regions, running generally east and west. From north to south these are the plains of the Murray Basin, the Central Highlands-with a maximum elevation of 1,986 m (6,516 ft) at Mount Bogong-the Southern Plains, and the Southern Uplands. Forest covers most highland areas. The plains are largely grass, with scrubby eucalypti known as mallee in the northwest.
Population: Although it occupies slightly less than 3% of the country's total area, it has a population of 5,821,300, second only to that of New South Wales. Nearly 70% of the state's inhabitants live in the metropolitan area of Melbourne.
Climate: Temperate, Victoria enjoys four distinct seasons. Winter with cold nights; Spring and Fall are delightful. Rain is evenly distributed throughout the year. Summer (Dec to Feb) average temperature is 56-77°F. Winter (Jun to Aug) average temperature is 43-57°F.
Melbourne: Simply stated, Melbourne is friendly elegance. It has an Old World charm, a sophisticated elegance, as you stroll through formal gardens, boat on the lazy Yarra River, wander down broad, tree-lined avenues, admire stately buildings, or shop in fine boutiques.

And yet, there's a wonderfully friendly, "pinch your cheeks" kind of welcome found in the charming sidewalk cafes, the delightful trams, and the streets and markets of distinctive ethnic neighbourhoods. It's especially in the boisterous crowds at an Aussie Rules Football match.

Melbourne is a reflection of them all - a financial centre, a haven for theatre and fine arts, a culinary mecca, a multi-cultural gathering place, and a crazed sports capital. Altogether, the city's nineteenth century nickname seems highly appropriate, Marvelous Melbourne.
Food and Drink: Great dining-out spots include St Kilda, South Yarra, and Lygon Street in Carlton (for the best Italian cuisine); Brunswick Street, Fitzroy, for its offbeat cafe culture; and Southgate where you can dine overlooking the Yarra River. Melbourne's Chinatown in Little Bourke Street offers a superb range of Chinese cuisine. Melbourne has a lively nightclub scene and is noted for live music and comedy clubs such as the Last Laugh. The Crown Casino is Melbourne's entertainment and gambling mecca.
Shopping: Shopping is a passion in Melbourne. Key shopping precincts include up-market Chapel Street and Toorak Road in South Yarra. Bridge Road, Richmond is the place for bargains at "seconds" and factory outlets. In the city try Melbourne Central, Australia on Collins and Southgate for something.

 


 

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Consider an additional stopover to your Australia vacation at one of Goway's South Pacific destinations. You can choose from  our selection of New Zealand vacation packagesTahiti vacation packages or stay at one of our Fiji resorts or perhaps take a Cook Island vacation. This can be done stopping over en route to or from Australia.

 

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Victoria, Australia

  • Essence of Brisbane and Melbourne with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Start your holiday with a visit to sunny Brisbane. Cuddle a koala at the famous Australia Zoo and take a relaxing cruise on the Brisbane River before heading down to Melbourne to witness the little penguin parade on Philip Island.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,299
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Authentic Australia

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Journey through the best of Australia on this unforgettable vacation that takes you from Sydney to Melbourne. Along the way, you’ll see Uluru/Ayers Rock, venture into Kakadu National Park, dive the Great Barrier Reef, and explore the Indigenous Dreamtime in Kuranda.
    Duration:
    15 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,284
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Great Aussie Outdoors for Families

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Australia’s south east corner is a fascinating blend of history, scenery and wildlife. Try your luck at panning for gold as you go back in time and visit the gold rush town of Ballarat. Experience the beautiful scenery along the Great Ocean Road. Visit Australian wildlife on Kangaroo Island. End your adventure in vibrant Sydney with a visit to famous Bondi Beach. Explore the best of three states on this unforgettable and highly educational journey.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices:
    On request
    Trip Type:
    Family Vacations, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Melbourne to Adelaide Self Drive

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Tracing the Great Ocean Road, one of the most spectacular driving routes the world over, you're invited to travel from Melbourne to Adelaide. Among myriad highlights, you'll see the Twelve Apostles, explore Grampians National Park, visit the wine region of Coonawarra and so much more.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 749
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Natural Australia: Melbourne to Brisbane

    FIRST-CLASS | SELF-DRIVE: Experience Australia’s unbeatable natural beauty and wildlife. Drive the Great Ocean Road and witness natural wonders such as the Twelve Apostles. Visit Kangaroo Island, one of Australia’s most diverse ecological regions. Spend some time in Australia’s largest subtropical rainforest and visit Fraser Island, the world's longest sand island.
    Duration:
    14 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 3,659
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Waltzing Matilda: Holiday of a Lifetime

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: Embark on an unforgettable journey across Australia and New Zealand with the Waltzing Matilda Holiday of a Lifetime. As one of Goway’s premier tours, Waltzing Matilda showcases the icons of two remarkable nations, taking you from the harbour of Auckland to the Outback and Uluru/Ayers Rock to the Great Barrier Reef and includes the cosmopolitan cities of Melbourne and Sydney.
    Duration:
    20 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 10,639
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Multi Country Vacation Ideas
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  • Classic Downunder: Auckland to Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know the true Downunder by experiencing the best of both Australia and New Zealand. Journey through New Zealand and Australia’s most spectacular sights including Rotorua, Milford Sound, Ayers Rock and the Great Barrier Reef, with exciting, cosmopolitan cities to create the perfect Downunder experience.
    Duration:
    19 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,526
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Multi Country Vacation Ideas, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Australia: Sydney, Red Centre, Cairns, Melbourne

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Experience cosmopolitan cities and natural wonders on this journey that takes you from Sydney’s Opera House to spectacular Ayers Rock. Visit bustling Melbourne, swim in the Great Barrier Reef and learn about the traditional Aboriginal “Dreamtime”.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,678
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Classic Golden Triangle with Airfare: Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Take in the best of the east coast and visit the Classic Golden Triangle of Melbourne, Cairns and Sydney. See the penguins of Phillip Island outside of Melbourne, spend a full day swimming and snorkelling on the Great Barrier Reef, soar above the rainforest in a cable car and get to know the historic side of Sydney.
    Duration:
    11 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,059
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Classics (Bestsellers), Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Essence of Victoria and South Australia with Airfare

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: This 10-day tour combines city stays and unique Aussie wildlife to create the perfect trip Downunder. Get to know the sophisticated city of Melbourne on a small-group walking tour. Then, visit the little penguins of Philip Island, drive along the Great Ocean Road famous for its breathtaking scenery and finish your trip exploring the natural wonder of Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    10 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,279
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Tailor-made Travel Ideas, Vacation Packages with Airfare
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  • Discover Melbourne Town

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: See the highlights of Melbourne with a quintessential city tour that takes you to many of the city's historic sights. Visit Philip Island to witness the famous 'Little Penguin Parade', with a stop en route to get up close and personal with kangaroos and koalas.
    Duration:
    4 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 625
    Trip Type:
    Stopovers/City Breaks, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essential Aussie Highlights: Melbourne, Cairns, Sydney

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Explore and experience the highlights of Australia with small group touring. Discover the hidden secrets in Melbourne, the natural beauty of the Great Ocean Road and get up close and personal with wildlife. Snorkel the Great Barrier Reef and visit the rainforest that meets this incredible reef. Finish your journey visiting Sydney’s famous sites and cruising the harbour.
    Duration:
    12 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 4,667
    Trip Type:
    Small Group Touring, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Best of Australia: Holiday of a Lifetime

    FIRST-CLASS | ESCORTED COACH TOUR: See the highlights of Australia in under two weeks on our fully-escort Best of Australia Holiday of a Lifetime. On this unforgettable tour, you’ll see Australia’s major urban centres like Sydney, Melbourne, and Adelaide, view unforgettable icons like the Sydney Opera House, get into the heart of the Outback with visits to Uluru/Ayers Rock and Alice Springs, and enjoy the natural beauty of the Great Barrier Reef.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 6,999
    Trip Type:
    Bucket List Travel Ideas, Escorted Coach Touring, Holidays of a Lifetime, Single Friendly
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  • Classic Victoria

    MODERATE | TAILOR-MADE: Explore classic Victoria by first experiencing the highlights of Melbourne. Visit Philip Island and see the Little Penguin Parade before heading along the incredible Great Ocean Road.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 908
    Trip Type:
    Classics (Bestsellers)
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  • Essence of Victoria

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Get to know the state of Victoria on this Australian vacation. Discover Melbourne’s trendy side with a laneway and arcades tour, observe the dramatic coastline of the Great Ocean Road, and meet wild koalas in the company of an expert guide and researcher.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,612
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Essential Australia: Sydney, Rock, Reef, Melbourne

    FIRST-CLASS | TAILOR-MADE: Experience Australia’s diverse landscape and world-class landmarks on this journey across the nation. Explore the famous cities of Sydney and Melbourne, delve into ancient culture and see Uluru/Ayers Rock, cruise the Great Barrier Reef, and discover the Daintree Rainforest.
    Duration:
    13 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 5,713
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Grand Southern Discovery: Melbourne to Adelaide

    Enjoy seven days touring some of the best of Southern Australia. Discover the Great Ocean Road before visits to Coonawarra and Adelaide followed by the unique wildlife of Kangaroo Island.
    Duration:
    7 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,945
    Trip Type:
    Escorted Coach Touring, Single Friendly
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  • Melbourne to Darwin Overland Adventure

    Thought you knew what an epic Aussie road trip is? Think again! Crank the tunes and leave the big cities behind on this ultimate 17-day Outback adventure through Victoria, South Australia, and the Northern Territory. Drive the Great Ocean Road, gaze upon Uluru at sunrise, and cruise the waterways of Kakadu National Park.
    Duration:
    17 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,908
    Trip Type:
    Active & Adventurous, Ideas for 18 to 30 Somethings, Single Friendly
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  • Shipwreck Coast Explorer: Self Drive

    Starting and finishing in Melbourne, enjoy a self drive tour along Victoria’s southwest coast. The Great Ocean Road offers amazing scenery, unforgettable natural features and quaint towns making it a unique vacation spot.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 699
    Trip Type:
    Self-Drives, Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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  • Signature Victoria

    DELUXE | PRIVATE-GUIDED: Discover the charms of Victoria on this regional vacation. Based in Melbourne, you’ll drive the Great Ocean Road before a scenic flight above, ride a hot air balloon and sample award-winning wines in the Yarra Valley, and discover the trendy laneway and arcade bars of the city.
    Duration:
    5 Days
    Prices From:
    US$ 2,320
    Trip Type:
    Tailor-made Travel Ideas
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