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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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Sorrento

Join in the good life in Sorrento with waterfront dining, upmarket boutiques and dolphin encounters.

Mansfield

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

Walhalla

Discover Walhalla, an historic gold mining township in Gippsland's alpine wilderness.

Olinda

Perch yourself high above Melbourne and surrounds and observe the striking seasons of Olinda.

Bright

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

Rutherglen

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

Paynesville

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

Apollo Bay

Base yourself in Apollo Bay at the foothills of the Otways to explore the Great Ocean Road region.

Castlemaine

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

Lorne

Relax and unwind in the seaside town of Lorne, with its Mediterranean feel and charming scenery.

Queenscliff

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

Dinner Plain

Leave the city and nestle in among the snowgums and the high plains at Dinner Plain alpine village.

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Two night stay at Mountain Dreaming Apartments, bottle of local wine on arrival and two course dinner.

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Two nights at Atura Albury, dinner and wine each night at top local restaurants, lunch at River Deck Cafe and more foodie delights.

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