Get to know Victoria and its smattering of treasures
Because it’s one of the smaller mainland states, don’t count Victoria out just. The lesser land mess simply means Victoria’s stunning regions are all within arms reach, making spontaneous day trips or luxury escapes all too tempting.
The one thing you won’t have to worry about while in Shepparton Victoria is finding boutique accommodation. Victoria has that covered, from inland cottages that give you the warm and fuzzies to striking beach houses with impressive architectural clout. And whether you seek a romantic getaway, a group-friendly escape or a secluded break, you’ll find it in the Beautiful Accommodation collection.
Where do you start your exploration? Perhaps you ‘d like to dip your toes in the mighty Murray, or taste your way through some of Australia’s most prestigious wineries in the Yarra Valley and Mornington Peninsula? For the perfect stay-and-sip pairing, match your gourmet indulgence with an overnighter (or two) in a vineyard cottage or beachfront cabin.
Look to High Country and the Grampians for your fill of wide-open spaces, or head east to the vast wilderness of Gippsland for spectacular national parks, pretty stretches of beach and sleepy seaside ports. To experience the best of Victoria’s sandy offerings, wind your way along the iconic Great Ocean Road. Make regular pit stops at the towns that are peppered along this magnificent route, or choose one to base yourself and venture out on excursions to the Twelve Apostles, Great Otway National Park and Shipwreck Coast.
In need of a city fix? Make a beeline for Melbourne, a metropolis where AFL is a religion, caffeine is king and a network of alleyways is dotted with hotspot eateries and cool watering holes. The CBD is scattered with sleek self-contained apartments and world-class hotels for those who like to be in the heart of it, or you might call Melbourne’s hip inner suburbs home by snapping up a beautiful townhouse or studio.