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19 THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA (OCTOBER 03 - OCTOBER 12)

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

September 15–October 14, 2018 • event

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

Kangaroo Watching

all year round • nature

Charismatic kangaroos are the most popular wild animals in Victoria

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!

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

all year round • nature

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

Whale Watching in Victoria

May–early October • nature

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

Melbourne Festival

October 03–21, 2018 • event

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

Waterfalls near Melbourne

June–August (all year round) • activity

Discover the numerous incredible waterfalls of Victoria

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

Rhododendron Blooming in Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

June–early December • nature

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

Bicentennial National Trail

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

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

Fur Seal Breeding Season

October–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

Wildflowers

September–November • nature

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

Rose Blooming in Victoria State Rose Garden

October–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

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

Flying Duck Orchid

September–January • nature

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

Sydney Rock Oyster

September–March • food

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

Asparagus

September–November • food

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

Rock Climbing

March–May | September–November • activity

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

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Beach Season in Victoria

November–March • activity

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

Wombat Watching

April–July • nature

This is another of Australia's miracles

Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show

February 11, 2018 • event

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

Melbourne Music Week

November 16–24, 2018 • event

Melbourne Music Week creates a leisurely summer mood

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

May 19–20, 2018 • event

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

Boxing Day

December 26 • event

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

Festival of Sails

January 26–28, 2019 • 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

Skiing

mid-June–September • activity

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

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 26–28, 2018 • activity

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

Australian Grand Prix

March 22–25, 2018 • event

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

AFL Grand Final

September 29, 2018 • event

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

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

August 23–September 20, 2019 • event

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

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

March–May • food

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

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

March 29–April 08, 2018 • event

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

Pumpkin Season

March–August • food

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

Quince

March–July • food

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

Australian Open

January 14–27, 2019 • event

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

Capsicum

December–May • food

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