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21 THINGS TO DO IN VICTORIA (SEPTEMBER 10 - SEPTEMBER 19)

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

Tesselaar Tulip Festival

September 12–October 11, 2020... Show all • event

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

Southern Lights

Southern Lights

May–September • nature

Southern parts of Australia are lucky to witness the glowing aurora australis

Cherry Blossom

Cherry Blossom

September • nature

Enjoy the beauty of hanami season in Victoria

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

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

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

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

Skiing

Skiing

mid-June–September • activity

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

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

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

Bicentennial National Trail

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

Whale Watching in Tasmania

Whale Watching in Tasmania

May–November • nature

The annual migration brings whales to Tasmania waters

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

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

Rock Climbing

Rock Climbing

March–May | September–November • activity

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

Great Alpine Road

Great Alpine Road

all year round • activity

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

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Melbourne Festival

Melbourne Festival

October 02–20, 2019... Show all • event

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

Melbourne Music Week

Melbourne Music Week

November 15–23, 2019... Show all • event

Melbourne Music Week creates a leisurely summer mood

Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show

Picnic at Hanging Rock Car Show

February 14, 2021... Show all • event

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

Christmas Season

Christmas Season

November 01–December 25, 2020... Show all • event

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

Beach Season in Victoria

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

Boxing Day

Boxing Day

December 26... Show all • event

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

Mountain Pygmy Possum

Mountain Pygmy Possum

November–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

Pine Mushrooms (Saffron Milk Caps)

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

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

Great Ocean Road Running Festival

May 16–17, 2020... Show all • event

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

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Ballarat International Foto Biennale

August 23–October 20, 2019... Show all • event

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

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix

October 23–25, 2020... Show all • activity

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

Wombat Watching

Wombat Watching

April–July • nature

This is another of Australia's miracles

Rose Blooming in Victoria State Rose Garden

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

Electric Gardens Festival

Electric Gardens Festival

February 22, 2020... Show all • event

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

Festival of Sails

Festival of Sails

January 25–27, 2020... Show all • 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 Grand Prix

Australian Grand Prix

March 12–15, 2020... Show all • event

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

AFL Grand Final

AFL Grand Final

September 28, 2019... Show all • event

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

Summit Survivor

Summit Survivor

November 21, 2020... Show all • event

The toughest obstacle-dense course in Victoria

Rainbow Serpent Festival

Rainbow Serpent Festival

January 24–27, 2020... Show all • event

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

Australian Open

Australian Open

January 18–29, 2020... Show all • event

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

Quince

Quince

March–July • food

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

Halloween in Melbourne

Halloween in Melbourne

late October–early November • event

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

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

Rip Curl Pro Bells Beach

April 03–13, 2020... Show all • event

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

Fur Seal Breeding Season

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

Pumpkin Season

Pumpkin Season

March–August • food

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

Easter

Easter

April 10–13, 2020... Show all • event

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

Capsicum

Capsicum

December–May • food

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