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Nature & the outdoors

Wander Victoria

Choose your own adventure in Victoria's natural wonderland and discover a place where you can fill up, slow down, uncoil and recharge.

When was the last time you slowed down, pulled over and kicked up crunchy autumn leaves, tossed snowballs or gathered bunches of wildflowers with child-like abandon? Give it a go and watch your worries slip away and your brow unfurrow.

Switch your streaming service for splashing in streams, your wifi for wildlife. There's nothing like the great outdoors for sheer entertainment. Just try not to giggle as Phillip Island's little penguins waddle up the beach at dusk, when you spy a kangaroo joey peeking out of its mothers pouch, or when a rainforest is lit up by thousands of fireflies.

It's unbecoming to brag, but you can be forgiven when you've got the 12 Apostles, Wilsons Prom and the Grampians on your doorstep. Victoria has beaches, mountains, endless lakes and pink lakes, waterfalls, rainforests, wildlife parks and wildlife in nature. Not for a strictly limited season, but forever. For free. For you.

So arm yourself with your sense of wonder and go for a wander. What you'll find will blow your mind.

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Nature & wildlife

Wander Victoria

Wildlife encounters

Meet pods and plumps and scoops and paddles of our favourite wildlife at sanctuaries and in the wild.

Wilsons Promontory

Wilsons Promontory National Park sits at the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland.

Grampians National Park

Discover grand mountain ranges, spectacular wildflowers, and a wealth of Aboriginal rock art sites.

Waterfalls

Explore Victoria's national and state parks and stumble upon some truly spectacular waterfalls.

12 Apostles

Witness the rugged splendour of these magnificent rock stacks that rise up from the Southern Ocean.

Phillip Island Nature Parks

See little penguins every day of the year, peek into burrows, and spot other Australian animals.

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Get active

Wander Victoria

Surfing and windsurfing

Ride the crystal clear waves that roll in along Victoria's famous and tempestuous coastline.

Cycling

Join the growing community of cyclists discovering unique two-wheeled perspectives of Victoria.

Camping

Pitch a tent and sleep under the stars in serviced campsites, or rough it in secluded spots.

Walking and hiking

Pack a picnic, map and camera and discover Victoria on walking trails in scenic parks and reserves.

Golf

Play some of Australia's best golf courses at Victoria's sand-belt, links-style and resort courses.

Fishing

Cast a line on bays, beaches and inlets, head out to sea or fly-fish for trout in a mountain stream.

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Lakes & waterways

Lake Daylesford

Relax by the water with a picnic or barbecue, head to the jetty and make a splash with a paddleboat or stroll the gentle tree-lined path around the lake.

Swimming

Eastern Beach

Dive into the art deco swimming enclosure, take a scenic stroll along the boardwalk, or hit the kids' pool in Geelong's spectacular summer playground.

Lakes & waterways

Trentham Falls

Get soaked by the spray from Victoria's highest single-drop waterfall, enjoy a picnic by the river or a scenic walking track in the surrounding forest.

Wildlife, zoos & farms

Ballarat Bird World

At Ballarat Bird World visitors can see the colours of Australian bird life. Ballarat Bird World is open weekends from 10am until 5pm. Take a walk...

Action sports

Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit Visitor Centre

Get your motor running with go-karting, guided circuit tours, a history of motor sport display, as well as Australia's largest slot car track.

Lakes & waterways

Erskine Falls

Feel the fine mist from the water cascading 30 metres into the lush valley of the Erskine River. One of the most popular waterfalls in the Otways.

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Offers & packages

Wander Victoria

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Daylesford Summer picnics

Relax overnight at Grange Bellinzona with the perfect Romantic Summer Picnic package combining a good balance of wellness and gastronomic adventures.

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Multi-night savings

Book a cabin midweek and get four nights for the price of three. Book a camp site and get seven nights for the price of five at Halls Gap Lakeside.

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Spring/Summer package

Two nights at DULC in a Bushland Cabin including breakfast hamper, bottle of local wine and a wine tasting and platter at Halls Gap Estate.

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Dinner, bed and more...

Stay at the Royal Mail Hotel in a Deluxe Mountain View Room with five course dinner, cellar tour, full breakfast and chef led garden tour.

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