What to see in Victoria


Victoria is chock full of tourist attractions, with Melbourne providing a slew of worthy urban sightseeing opportunities, and the state's scores of national parks promising a varied playground for outdoor enthusiasts.

Within Melbourne, top tourist attractions include Federation Square, Queen Victoria Market, the lofty Eureka Tower, Melbourne Zoo, Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG), and a wealth of museums and galleries.

There are about 45 protected wilderness areas in Victoria, encompassing glorious rainforests, high mountains, and pristine stretches of coastline. The most popular national parks in Victoria include Dandenong Ranges National Park, Grampians National Park, Wilson's Promontory National Park, Mornington Peninsula National Park, Alpine National Park, and Tarra Bulga National Park.

Victoria is celebrated as an agricultural gem, with some splendid wineries and great local produce. This rich farming heritage contributes to the gourmet culture, and foodies should be sure to experience the vineyards, restaurants and farms of the state. History buffs will also enjoy exploring the Gold Rush towns of Victoria, with the chance to take some underground tours of the old mines.

Cooks' Cottage

This cottage was originally built in the village of Great Ayton in Yorkshire, England, in 1755, by James and Grace Cook, the parents of Captain James Cook. When the cottage was offered for sale in…

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Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Agnes Falls, at 194ft (59m), are the highest single span waterfalls in Victoria. The falls are situated 100 miles (160km) southeast of Melbourne, near Toora on the South Gippsland Highway. The Agnes…

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Wilsons Promontory National Park

The Promontory (known as 'the Prom') once linked Tasmania to the mainland. It has been a reserved area since 1898, with its 80 miles (130km) of coastline framed by vast granite masses, mountains, forests…

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Eureka Tower

The Eureka Tower is the tallest building in Melbourne and the tallest residential building in the world, standing at just over 984ft (300m) tall, and offering 360-degree views over the city. There…

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Federation Square

Occupying a whole city block, Federation Square is one of Melbourne's major attractions. A remarkable cultural nucleus, the square hosts more than 2,000 events a year in its outdoor public spaces,…

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Queen Victoria Market

If you are planning a picnic at Birrarung Marr or the Botanic Gardens or just looking for some affordable souvenirs, head to the Queen Victoria market, one of the largest open-air markets in the Southern…

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