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Remember your own childhood? Endless beach days, epic tree climbs, forest expeditions? Some of the best family fun is when your own no-frills, innocent childhood fun is recreated. And wouldn't you know it? Victoria is chock-a-block with things to see and do that have been there for generations, so you can share your memories with your own family as you wander Victoria.

Never-ending beach holidays for the ages

Ah, Phillip Island. Beach fun, fish 'n chips, minigolf, Seal Rocks and the always-endearing Penguin Parade – it was made for kids. The good news is that apart from some very welcome culinary improvements, it's pretty much the same and is a guaranteed winner for a daytrip, a weekend or an entire school holidays.

Plus you've got Mornington Peninsula. It's practically in Melbourne, which reduces the likelihood of too many, "are we there yets?" The beaches will attract the kids as they've done forever, while the wineries and epicurean delights dotted around the hinterland are just the ticket after the hard work of pier-jumping, snorkelling and an over or two of beach cricket.

There are more endless beach days to be had on the Great Ocean Road, where kids can explore rock pools and jump waves until they practically taste of salt. Amble into the Otways to see what koalas see up high in the treetops, and stay until dusk to see the fireflies light up the rainforest.

Fossicking in forests and waterfall wonders

Over in the Dandenong Ranges, the atmospheric rainforests beckon children with imagination, while Puffing Billy has been straight-up delighting kids for generations. Across to the Yarra Valley and it's Healesville Sanctuary that remains the impressive drawcard, and a drop or two of fine wine as icing on the cake for the ever-patient parents.

There's no repeating the joy to be had in "discovering" Aboriginal rock art, or the elation of a waterfall thundering overhead. That's just a day out in the Grampians as it's always been.

The things you do for kids

The gold rush is still alive and well in Ballarat and Bendigo. Relive the excitement of dressing up in period costume, panning for gold and buying ye olde lollies at Sovereign Hill – sure you're just doing it for the kids.

And there's still more. Hanging Rock is still there to be rediscovered repeatedly, and the Murray River's paddle steamers and lilo races are officially timeless. And it goes on…

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Antarctic Journey at the Nobbies

Inside the Nobbies Centre, immerse yourself in a fun and interactive virtual journey to the Southern Ocean and the world's most extreme continent.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Halls Gap Zoo

Get up close to more than 160 native and exotic mammals, reptiles and birds, including endangered species, at Victoria's largest regional zoo.

Gold rush history

Walhalla Goldfields Railway

Take a captivating historical train ride along cliffs and over bridges, traversing gorges, rivers and landscapes that change with the seasons.

Art galleries

McClelland Sculpture Park + Gallery

Meander through 16 hectares of bush and landscaped gardens and see works by major artists, from Norma Redpath and Anthony Pryor to Geoffrey Bartlett.

Museums

Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka, Ballarat

Delve into the stories of the Eureka Stockade, its impact on democracy and freedom in Australia and around the world, in an award-winning museum.

Leisure activities

Adventure Park

Super charge your summer at Victoria's biggest theme park, Adventure Park Geelong. With awesome family fun all day long, Adventure Park Geelong is...

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RACV Goldfields Resort Winter Festival special

From $307 per night

Accommodation and buffet breakfast for two adults and two children at RACV Goldfields Resort and a family entry pass to Sovereign Hill.

  • Accommodation for two adults and two children in a Premium Fairway Room
  • Family entry pass to Sovereign Hill
  • Buffet breakfast
From $307 per night

Ballarat

Greenfield Place Ballarat Winter Festival special

Winter festival bonuses

Receive a bottle of wine, breakfast hamper and portacot and high chair during the Ballarat Winter Festival.

  • Overnight accommodation at Mary's on Seymour
  • Breakfast hamper
  • Bottle of wine
Winter festival bonuses

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Kids fly free

Kids fly for free with Grampians Helicopters when accompanied by two paying adults.

  • Joy or scenic flight with full commentary from your locally born pilot
  • Photo opportunity - kids can sit in the pilot's seat
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Sweet treats

Take your sweet teeth for a wander to find the best handcrafted chocolates, artisan ice creams and childhood-favourite lollies in regional Victoria.

Road trips & itineraries

Pet friendly days out

Fancy a holiday with your bestie? Take your four-leggeds to pet-friendly beaches, parks, wineries, pubs, campgrounds and cottages around Victoria.

Food & wine

Bakeries

Follow the aroma of fresh pies, cakes and bread wafting down the streets of Victoria's villages and discover a mouth-watering selection of bakeries.

Nature & wildlife

Sunset spots

Find a view with a hue and be the envy of all of your Insta-friends at Victoria's top sunset spots overlooking ocean, lakes, plains and desert.