A pleasure to explore, the Garden State offers the perfect blend of scenic beauty and cultural attractions. Begin your Victorian experience in cosmopolitan Melbourne, before admiring the sights along the Great Ocean Road, hiking through Wilsons Promontory or panning for gold in the historic mining town of Ballarat.
Only an hour from Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula is a delight, with luxurious spas, resturants, galleries and wineries that mix upscale and rural pleasures. The Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges are equally accessible from Melbourne, hiding towering forests, parks and gardens that give seasonal displays of color and quaint villages.
Cycling by the Murray River, or taking a leisurely cruise on its calm, wide waters is a favorite for outdoor-lovers too. Get even further off the beaten track in the Murray Outback for a wilder slice of Australia.