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Wander Victoria

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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Explore historic Maldon, Australia's first 'notable town' as proclaimed by the National Trust.


Discover Beechworth's gold rush and bushranger history then explore the burgeoning restaurant scene.


Dose up on surf culture at Torquay, home to Bells Beach and birthplace of Rip Curl and Quicksilver.


Travel just over an hour from Melbourne to find great wineries, fertile plains and waterways.


Hit the beach in Inverloch, a popular seaside town on the spectacular Gippsland coastline.


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

Echuca Moama

Surrender to the charms of life on the Murray River in the vibrant, heritage town of Echuca Moama.


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


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


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


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

Apollo Bay

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

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