So how to go about touring Melbourne and Victoria?
The answer is: It’s up to you. For here is a fascinating region, perfect for a road-trip, which can be explored via any number of different routes.
But it is certainly worth spending a few days absorbing the welcoming ambience in Melbourne, a city of culture and history where a good restaurant is never far away. And no visit to Victoria could be complete without a leisurely drive west along the Great Ocean Road , where the iconic rock stacks of the Twelve Apostles stand in the surf.
Further contrasting itineraries await you east of Melbourne. The vineyards and cellar doors of the Yarra Valley , the beaches and golf courses of the Mornington Peninsula and Phillip Island Victoria’s wildlife Island – where Little Penguins waddle from the sea back to their burrows each night. And you should not miss the far east of Victoria, where epic Ninety Mile Beach and the Gippsland Lakes await.