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Beaches & coastlines

Get off the beaten track and experience Victoria's beautiful beaches and coastlines that stretch out for almost 2000 kilometres. Take in pristine landscapes ranging from sandy beaches, wetlands and heathland to forests, sheer cliffs and rocky shores. National, state and coastal parks cover much of the coastline, with more than 20 marine parks and sanctuaries protecting the waters up to 5.5 kilometres offshore.

Life by the sea

Explore Gippsland's Ninety Mile Beach and stay at Lakes Entrance to enjoy the golden sands – ideal for swimming, beach fishing or just lazing about in the sun. Prefer a bayside holiday? Spend your summer at one of the many family-friendly beaches on the Mornington Peninsula. For a fun day trip, take the ferry from Sorrento to Queenscliff for some beachside cycling and barbecued seafood.

Rugged landscapes

Travel the rugged Great Ocean Road, where the 12 Apostles stand guard on the edge of the Southern Ocean. Pass by the famous Bells Beach, which plays host to the annual Rip Curl Pro surf tournament. Alternatively, take in the sights at The Nobbies in Phillip Island. Watch seals play at Seal Rocks or catch the sunset at Cape Woolamai, where the pink granite offers a stunning backdrop to the wild Bass Strait.

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Victoria's best beaches

Bathing boxes

From Mount Eliza to Portsea - discover the Mornington Peninsula's rainbow-coloured icons of summer.

The Great Ocean Road

Drive one of the world's most iconic touring routes spanning 243 kilometres along Victoria's coast.

St Kilda Beach

Summer isn’t summer until you’ve spent a day getting active by the seaside at St Kilda Beach.

The Nobbies

Take in a myriad of stunning sights and curious creatures at the headland known as The Nobbies.

Cape Woolamai

Catch a wave against the backdrop of ancient pink granite at perennially popular Cape Woolamai.

Cape Bridgewater

See some of the highest coastal cliffs in Victoria overlooking the waters of Bridgewater Bay.

12 Apostles

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

Ninety Mile Beach

Ninety Mile Beach is one of the longest and most beautiful stretches of sand in the world offering a wealth of activities.

Bells Beach

Ride a wave at Bells Beach, one of Australia's famous surfing beaches and home to the Rip Curl Pro.

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Regional beaches & coastlines

Gippsland

Gippsland boasts some of the state's most beautiful beaches, perfect for all types of visitors.

Mornington Peninsula

Crash into the waters of the peninsula's seemingly endless sandy bay inlets and wild surf beaches.

Melbourne

Relax on calm bay beaches across Melbourne from St Kilda to the landmark bathing huts at Brighton.

Geelong & the Bellarine

Ride the waves, take a stroll, or cool off during the summer months at bayside and ocean beaches

Great Ocean Road

Paddle, swim or surf in the waves or take a relaxing stroll on some of Australia's best beaches.

Phillip Island

Discover sheltered bay beaches and wild surf beaches, blowholes, caves and unusual rock formations.

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Surf's up

Surf around Victoria

Water sports

Mornington Peninsula

Celebrate Mornington Peninsula's spectacular beaches by hitting the surf, either on your own if you know the waves well, or with an instructor.

Water sports

Great Ocean Road

Surf the west coast of Victoria at beaches in the Great Ocean Road region from the famed breaks of Bells Beach to the wild waves beyond Discovery Bay.

Water sports

Phillip Island

Phillip Island is a surfing playground boasting sheltered bays for beginners, powerful reef breaks, and one of the best surf beaches in the country.

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Water sports

Swimming

With stunning beaches, rivers and lakes as well as year-round public pools there's always somewhere to cool off and relax by the water in Victoria.

Nature & wildlife

Lakes and waterways

Float along the hundreds of rivers and waterways that flow through inland Victoria, from the iconic Yarra River to the pristine Gippsland Lakes.

Nature and wildlife

Scenic lookouts

Head for the hills to explore Victoria's stunning alpine regions and rugged mountains all year round, taking in soaring views of the valleys below.

Things to do

Family activities

Bring the kids and make the most of Victoria's interactive museums and festivals, exhilarating outdoor adventures and fascinating wildlife parks.