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Best Tourist Destinations in Victoria, Australia

By Edited May 27, 2015 1 0

Thinking about visiting Victoria, Australia?

Renowned for their exquisite beauty The Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island and Wilson's Promontory are the absolute must see destinations if you visit Victoria.

Great Ocean Road

The Twelve Apostles
Credit: Jon Hurd from Boulder, Colorado, USA

The Great Ocean Road is one of the most scenic ocean drives in the world. Apart from superb ocean scenery you can see the famous 12 Apostles (pictured) which are amazing rocks rising out of the ocean.

The Great Ocean Road also offers visitors many other sights and activities such as:

The Great Otway National Park. This park is where forest meets the sea. The Otways have striking waterfalls and gorgeous walking paths. There are also trails for horse and mountain bike riding as well as excellent camping and picnic sites throughout the park. 

The Otways also include the Otway Fly Treetop Adventures which gives you the chance to get a bird's-eye view of the forest through its Tree Top Walk (the tallest and longest raised walk of its kind anywhere in the world). For thrill seekers there is also the Zip Line which allows you to fly (suspended in a harness) above the forest treetops. 

The Great Ocean Road takes you through historic towns, relaxing spas and retreats, food and wine regions as well as opportunities for sky diving, fishing, water sports and more....

Great Ocean Road

The coastal road and 12 Apostles

Phillip Island

Credit: Phillie Casablanca (Flickr)

Phillip Island is a must see for its native Australian animals including one of the world's biggest Little Penguin colonies. The world-famous Penguin Parade lets you see wild Little Penguins waddle across the beach. Other amazing places to visit on the island include the Koala Conservation Centre where you can see wild koalas in their natural habitat. The Churchhill Island Heritage Farm which is part of the Churchill Island Marine National Park. This historic farm has 'hands on' demonstrations of past times - everything from blacksmithing, working dogs, sheep shearing and milking cows. The Nobbies and nearby Seal Rocks, which is the nearest seal colony to any major Australian city, are an important breeding and nursery area for more than 20,000 Australian Fur Seals and a great tourist destination.

Penguin Parade

Little Penguins at Phillip Island

Wilson's Promontory

Norman Beach, Wilson's Promontory
Credit: Eduardo Mariz (Flickr)

Wilson's Promontory has some of the most breath-taking scenery in Victoria and is home to many native animals such as wombats, kangaroos, koalas and emus as well as lesser known potoroos, dunnarts and gliders. The Promontory also has brilliant bird life such as crimson rosellas, yellow-tailed black cockatoos and fairy-wrens. The wild crimson rosellas are quite friendly and can be hand feed seeds.

Squeaky Beach

Yes the sand at this Wilson's Promontory beach does squeak!



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