Best Road Trips in Victoria

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Victoria’s small size is ideal for road tripping, due to the fact you can see so much in such a short time frame. From spectacular mountain landscapes to cruisy coastal sunsets, set aside a week or two and take to the road, where you can explore nature, learn some Australian history and adventure amongst some of Victoria’s amusing attractions.

Best Road Trips in Victoria

What are some of Victoria's best road trips?

For a short trip, head from Melbourne to Mornington Peninsula, stopping via Phillip Island. Along the way, stop at the historic homestead of Warrook Cattle Farm and enjoy home cooked food or head out on a full farm tour. Once you cross the bridge from San Remo to Phillip Island, you will be inundated with activities from watching the Phillip Island fairy penguins to exploring the rock pools and cuddling up to koalas. One of Victoria’s most beautiful destinations, Mornington Peninsula also offers a range of activities, with fruit farms, wineries and picturesque gardens.

For a foodie vacation, head on the Great Alpine Road. A 308 kilometer road from Victoria’s north east to the heart of Gippsland, the Great Alpine Road winds past mountains, valleys, vineyards and farms, where you can breathe in the essence of Victoria’s natural beauty, as well as take time out to sample local food, wine and produce.

One of Australia’s greatest known road trips, the Great Ocean Road is a scenic coastal route, encompassing views of waterfalls, surf breaks and the magnificent rock stacks of the 12 apostles. Running across 243 kilometers between Torquay and Warrnambool, the Great Ocean Road is a national Heritage Listed stretch of road, built by returned soldiers between 1919 and 1932.

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