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Some of the greatest travel discoveries happen when you least expect them. When you slow down, head off the beaten track, take a left, a sharp left and another left and leave any agenda well behind.

That's why Victoria's villages are so enticing – you don't know what you're going to find, but you know it'll be good, and even better, it'll be your secret to tell or not.

Secrets like where to find the best vanilla slices, an echidna waddling across a sleepy road, craft gin and bakery sandwiches, vintage boutiques, second-hand records, artisan salt, postcard-perfect front gardens and captivating front-room galleries.

The pretty landscapes are inarguable, and we know there are some incredible restaurants and wineries dotted around Victoria's regions. Take time to wander beyond these headlines and discover the quieter stories waiting to be heard in tiny villages. There are only 20 people living in Walhalla, so pull up a stool at the local pub and get to know the real stories of this tiny town.

If you fancy your chances you'll pull up in a village in time for a quirky local festival, like the Yackandandah Spring Migration Festival or the monthly Strzelecki Stringbusters performance in tiny Yinnar.

So give yourself some time to meander just a little further afield and you'll find everything you didn't know you were looking for in Victoria's villages. Once you've started exploring, you can't stop.

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Glenrowan

See Kelly country in Glenrowan and visit vineyards older than the legend of the bushranger himself.

Queenscliff

Be charmed by the historic seaside village of Queenscliff with its elegant Victorian-era buildings.

Mansfield

Ride with Victoria's traditional cattlemen then sample local Rieslings and sparkling wines.

Warburton

Feel the sense of wellbeing as you arrive in Warburton on the upper reaches of the Yarra River.

Marysville

Be invigorated by the pristine natural environment and enjoy diverse outdoor activities year-round.

Paynesville

Set out on the waterways from Paynesville, a charming village with plentiful sheltered moorings for boats.

Metung

Metung is a small and stylish destination located near the Gippsland Lakes and sandy beaches.

Bright

See Bright in its autumnal splendour, and visit the nearby snowfields and national parks.

Halls Gap

Get right to the heart of the Grampians at Halls Gap and spend days exploring the nearby wonders.

Rutherglen

Discover the taste of history with a fresh palate in Rutherglen, a historic wine growing area.

Kyneton

Your Macedon Ranges food and wine journey isn't complete without a visit to the village of Kyneton.

Castlemaine

An historic, bustling town renowned for its rich history, eclectic arts scene and cafe culture.

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