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20 THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA (SEPTEMBER 16 - SEPTEMBER 25)

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

September 14, 2024-October 13, 2024 • event

The largest flower festival of the continent strikes with bright colours and great entertainment

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

September • nature

Enjoy the beauty of hanami season in Victoria

Aurora Australis or Southern Lights

Aurora Australis or Southern Lights

May–September • nature

Capture the beauty of the aurora australis in the southernmost regions of mainland Australia

Whale Watching in Victoria

Whale Watching in Victoria

May–early October • nature

You will definitely meet humpback and blue whales during the migration period off Victoria coast

Rhododendron Blooming in Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

Rhododendron Blooming in Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

June–early December • nature

Contemplate the beauty of this stunning flower that grows across the Dandenong Ranges

Kangaroo Watching

Kangaroo Watching

all year round • nature

Charismatic kangaroos are the most popular wild animals in Victoria

Koalas

Koalas

December–February (all year round) • nature

While these small grey creatures sleep in eucalyptus branches, tourists have one calling–to see koalas and be touched!

Waterfalls near Melbourne

Waterfalls near Melbourne

June–August (all year round) • activity

Discover the numerous incredible waterfalls of Victoria

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road

June–November  • nature

Drive along one of the most scenic coastal roads in the world and enjoy the nature

Phillip Island Penguin Parade

Phillip Island Penguin Parade

all year round • nature

The world-famous Penguin Parade on the Phillip Island is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Australia

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

September–November • nature

Enjoy the riot of bright colours of wildflowers from late August–early September when spring comes to Victoria

Flying Duck Orchid

Flying Duck Orchid

September–January • nature

Tiny flower resembling a flying duck lures insects into its arms, captivates, and enslaves them

Surfing Off Victoria Coast

Surfing Off Victoria Coast

September–May • activity

The wild coast of Victoria may offer the best surfing in the world, among the densely overgrown hills and cliffs

Birdwatching

Birdwatching

mid-August–November (all year round) • nature

Every year, people from all over the world come to Southern Victoria to enjoy many migratory birds

Bicentennial National Trail

Bicentennial National Trail

April–November (southbound) | September–May (northbound) • activity

Thousands of miles winding through the wildest corridor along Australia's east coast was once passable by horse riders only

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

March–May | September–November • activity

Victora offers endless climbing opportunities including beautiful cracks, ledges, and spectacular peaks

Sydney Rock Oyster

Sydney Rock Oyster

September–March • food

Are you ready to taste these fancy little bivalves with a glass of Champagne?

Asparagus

Asparagus

September–November • food

In most refined dishes, asparagus should maintain its taste and structure: it should be slightly soft, but not too much

Great Alpine Road

Great Alpine Road

all year round • activity

Discover the most beautiful mountains, scenic vineyards, wildflower fields and lush forests of Victoria

Fishing in the Gippsland Region

Fishing in the Gippsland Region

all year round • activity

Fresh water streams and lots of fish make the Gippsland region the best fishing destination in Victoria

35 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show

Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show

out of rangeFebruary 11, 2024 • event

Check out this exhibition of retro cars of different models and brands

Rainbow Spirit Festival

Rainbow Spirit Festival

unconfirmedJanuary 2024 • event

Australia's most colourful party, one of the best of its kind in all of the Southern Hemisphere

Rising: Melbourne (Melbourne Festival)

Rising: Melbourne (Melbourne Festival)

out of rangeJune 1-16, 2024 • event

A leading art event in Australia brings more than two weeks of entertainment at indoor and outdoor venues throughout the city

Chinese New Year in Melbourne

Chinese New Year in Melbourne

out of rangeFebruary 11, 2024 | February 25, 2024 • event

One of the biggest Chinese quarters in the world is celebrating its biggest holiday

Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

unconfirmedAugust 17–September 2, 2023 • event

Melbourne Music Week creates a leisurely summer mood

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

out of rangemid-November–late December • event

Enjoy a whole month of Christmas trees, lights, carols, and delicious food in Melbourne

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

New Year's Eve & New Year's Day

out of rangeDecember 31–January 1 • event

Say 'hello' to a new beginning with a free Melbourne fireworks show

Halloween in Melbourne

Halloween in Melbourne

out of rangeOctober 27–31, 2023 • event

Cemetery tours, spooky attractions, a scary maze and other fun things to try

Oz Comic Con Melbourne

Oz Comic Con Melbourne

out of rangeJune 8-9, 2024 • event

One of Australia's premier cosplay events

Summit Survivor

Summit Survivor

out of rangeNovember 19, 2022 • event

The toughest obstacle-dense course in Victoria

Beach Season in Victoria

Beach Season in Victoria

out of rangeNovember–March • activity

Spend your vacation on one of Victoria's beautiful beaches from which you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the Southern Ocean

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

out of rangeMarch–May • food

These grow in places where the soil is densely covered with old coniferous needles, and often hide under them

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

out of rangeAugust 26–October 22, 2023 • event

This is the only photographic biennale in Australia that attracts a huge number of elite and new photographers from different countries

Electric Gardens Festival

Electric Gardens Festival

out of rangeApril 2, 2023 ("Electric Island", Perth) • event

Electronic-centric music festival in Sydney, Melbourne, Perth, Adelaide, and also Auckland

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

out of rangeDecember 26 • event

One of the best days to go shopping or enjoy a family BBQ

Skiing

Skiing

out of rangemid-June–September • activity

Did you know that the State of Victoria boasts the largest number of ski resorts in Australia?

Rose Blooming in Victoria State Rose Garden

Rose Blooming in Victoria State Rose Garden

out of rangeOctober–May • nature

This large-scale botanical garden dedicated exclusively to roses, in October, attracts thousands of visitors who come to admire the Queen of Flowers

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

out of rangeMay 18-19, 2024 • event

A unique running event which offers the best coastal views of Victoria

Quince

Quince

out of rangeMarch–July • food

One of the latest fruits of the year that will brighten up any dessert!

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues

Wangaratta Festival of Jazz & Blues

out of rangeNovember 3, 2023 • event

A much-loved regional celebration of cool jazz and rousing blues

Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails

out of rangeJanuary 26 - January 28 • event

The festival in Geelong is the most ancient sporting event of Victoria, as well as the largest annual regatta of keel yachts in the southern hemisphere

AFL Grand Final

AFL Grand Final

out of rangeSeptember 28, 2024 • event

Even if you are not familiar with the rules of Australian football, don't miss this greatest sports event in the country

Mountain Pygmy Possum

Mountain Pygmy Possum

out of rangeNovember–February • nature

A rare kind of possum once considered an extinct species is now found in a decent population of some 2600 individuals, yet only within 10 km radius of Australia's highlands

Wombat Watching

Wombat Watching

out of rangeApril–July • nature

This is another of Australia's miracles

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

out of rangeOctober 20–22, 2023 • activity

Phillip Island offers a superb circuit for one of the most exciting motorsport events in the world

Australian Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix

out of rangeMarch 21-24, 2024 • event

Witness how the first Formula 1 race of the year speeds up from 0 to 200mph in a flash

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

out of rangeMarch 26-April 5, 2024 • event

This surf competition is so fascinating that it cannot be missed even if you are not a fan of this sport

Australian Open

Australian Open

out of rangeJanuary 12-26, 2025 • event

The famous Australian Open Tennis Championships is among the four Grand Slam tournaments

Frankston Festival of Lights

Frankston Festival of Lights

unconfirmedNovember 24, 2024  • event

The start of festive season in Frankston

Westgate Park Lake

Westgate Park Lake

out of rangeDecember–February  • nature

The lake turns bubblegum pink every summer

Easter

Easter

out of rangeApril 6–17, 2023 • event

Easter Bilbies, shows, and festivals—there's something extraordinary about Easter celebrations in Australia

Fur Seal Breeding Season

Fur Seal Breeding Season

out of rangeOctober–December • nature

At the rookery of fur seals, there is constant turmoil: some pups sleep, some get food, some play, some snarl at neighbours or even climb the rocks

Zaidee's Mad Cow Mud Run in Shepparton-Mooroopna

Zaidee's Mad Cow Mud Run in Shepparton-Mooroopna

out of rangeFebruary 24, 2024 • event

One of the funniest races in southeast Australia

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

out of rangeMarch–August • food

Pumpkin seeds were brought to Australia on the First Fleet back in 1788

Capsicum

Capsicum

out of rangeDecember–May • food

This glossy and brightly colored fruit will be a good addition to your meal

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