Looking for the best things to do in Victoria, Australia?
Then look no further!
Below you will find a list of popular Victoria attractions including the Great Ocean Road and the best places to visit in Melbourne.
Great Ocean Road
Take to the Great Ocean Road for a trip of lifetime to one of Australia’s most famous natural attractions.
Famous for spectacular scenery, pristine beaches and local wildlife experiences, the Great Ocean Road is a bucket list adventure that is not to be missed.
Best known for the breathtaking limestone stacks of the Shipwreck Coast, you’ll also discover historic lighthouses that have kept these waters safe for decades and are wonderful vantage points for whale watching in the winter months.
This area is also known for the beautiful Otway Ranges rainforest that is home to a large colony of koalas as well as kangaroos and wallabies.
Make sure to take your time to enjoy the gushing waterfalls, windswept beaches and charming coastal towns this region is famous for.
After enjoying your days exploring, stop at one of several craft breweries and wineries and enjoy delicious meals made from local produce.
Katy Clarke | Travel the Great Ocean Road
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion
The Great Stupa of Universal Compassion looks amazing in photos but is even more spectacular in person.
Located a 20 minute drive from the Bendigo CBD, the stupa arises from the paddocks of bush land in Myers Flat. Entry is by a gold coin donation for the self guided tours and staff warmly welcome you and explain how to make the best of your visit.
First stop, the StupaView cafe featuring a delicious range of vegetarian food. Wholesome food that is served alongside local sourced barista coffee. You then wander through the stunning Peace Park gardens.
Overlooked by the giant stupa that reaches just under 50 metres in height, the Peace Park features a beautiful collection of symbols from many faiths, trees and plants.
The Bodhi trees scattered throughout the Peace Park, originate from a tree brought to the stupa by the Dalai Lama when he visited in 2007. Cuttings from the tree were used to create the beautiful trees now seen in the park.
The Great Stupa is huge and the general public is welcome to visit the temple inside the stupa. Don’t miss seeing the Jade Buddha, a million dollar Buddha statue made from the beautiful gemstone.
Kate Comer | Travel Around Bendigo