Plan a trip to Melbourne and Victoria
Plan a trip to Melbourne and Victoria with these detailed information and links.
Melbourne and Victoria are ideal destinations for for singles, couples, friends and families. Melbourne is a cosmopolitan city, known for it’s diverse cultures, coffee, markets, local events easy going pace.
The state of Victoria also has plenty to offer. The Great Ocean Road, the 12 Apostles, the Grampians, the Gippsland Lakes, Philip Island, the Penguins and more.
See the best of Victoria
When to go to Victoria
Victoria has 4 seasons, Summer, Autumn, Winter, Spring. Melbourne is well known for having 4 seasons in one day. Summer is December to March and is warm and dry (usually). Winter June – August is cold and wet.
Peak season is generally the summer months December to March, School Holidays, Easter and Christmas.
The best months to visit Melbourne and Victoria (for value and less tourists and reasonable weather) are November to Early December, February and March (before Easter and School holidays).
To decide when to go, it’s a good idea to check Victorian weather, Victorian public holidays and Victorian School Holidays.
How long to go to Victoria for
Plan to go to Melbourne, Victoria for at least 1 week, this will give you time to really enjoy the city and see the sights.
For longer stays and to see more of the state of Victoria, consider hiring a car and exploring the Dandenong Ranges, the Grampians, Philip Island and the Great Ocean Road. You will need at least 2-3 weeks minimum to cover these areas.
For trip planning information for Victoria click the logo for Tourism Victoria
Browse the online Victoria travel brochures, check out the Melbourne Victoria travel guide or suggested itineraries for Victoria
Entry information – Passport and Visa Rules for Victoria
For international travellers to enter Victoria you will need a valid Passport (with a minimum of 6 months validity).
For entry requirements for Victoria and documentation check the Visa and Passport information and Project Visa
How to get to Victoria
International travellers can fly or cruise to Melbourne Victoria.
International Flights operate to the International Airport of Tullamarine Melbourne from Asia, Europe, South Pacific, Middle East, South America, North America.
Cruises operate to Port Melbourne – Victoria from Asia, South Pacific Islands, Honolulu and the USA.
Map with location of Tourism offices, International Airports and Cruise Ports.
For Flight details check
How to get around Victoria
Victoria is worth exploring, consider flying to a regional centre, or cruise the Murray river. Alternatively hire a car in Victoria and drive to the local sights or try the local Victorian public transport.
For ways to get around try
What to see and do Victoria
Victoria has inspired bloggers, writers and travellers who in Top Blogs and Free things to do offer excellent information on What to see and do in Victoria.
Sightseeing, Day Tours, Extended Tours, Volunteer Victoria
Victoria offers a huge amount of sightseeing and attractions. To plan what to see and do in Victoria here are plenty of Sightseeing/Attractions, Day Touring or Extended Tour options.
Ideas for Places to Stay Victoria
There are numerous places to stay in Victoria, from Budget hostels to Luxury resorts and Villas. Consider the type of accommodation you would like in Where to stay in Victoria, or if you just need a Hostel, Hotel or Resort look at Accommodation options for Victoria to find plenty of ideas. For those seeking something different, try Traditional or Unique Victoria Accommodation.
How much to Budget For Victoria
To work out what to budget for, have a look at the average cost of living for Victoria.
Security, Health and Vaccinations, Driving Rules Victoria
Check important information in Travel Security, Health and Vaccinations and Driving overseas for Victoria.
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