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18 THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA

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!

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

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

September 15–October 14, 2018 • event

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

Great Ocean Road

June–November  • nature

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

Whale Watching

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

Surfing

September–May • activity

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

Waterfalls near Melbourne

June–August (all year round) • activity

Discover the numerous incredible waterfalls of Victoria

Rhododendron Blooming in Dandenong Ranges Botanic Garden

June–early December • nature

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

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

Wildflowers

September–November • nature

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

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

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

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

Flying Duck Orchid

September–January • nature

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

Rock Climbing

March–May | September–November • activity

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

Sydney Rock Oyster

September–March • food

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

13 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

Wombat Watching

April–July • nature

This is another of Australia's miracles

Beach Season

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

Melbourne Music Week

November 17–25, 2017 • event

Melbourne Music Week creates a leisurely summer mood

Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show

February 11, 2018 • event

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

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

Skiing

mid-June–September • activity

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

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

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

May 19–20, 2018 • event

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

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

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

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

2019 (TBA) • event

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

Australian Open

January 15–28, 2018 • event

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

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