Wait a minute! You may think you only need a short time to explore Melbourne - we sure did.

But, as soon as we started discovering a few of its hidden gems that month turned into three.

Victoria is Australia’s second-smallest state (roughly the size of the British Isles) and there is so much to see and do.

From pristine beaches, to national parks, to wineries, to lakes and mountains and to possibly our favourite city in Australia, Melbourne, Victoria packs a punch!

On this page you will find our best Victoria travel tips including things to do in Melbourne and on the Great Ocean Road, plus places in country Victoria.


One of Australia's greatest natural attractions, and one of the most popular things to do in Victoria is a road trip along the Great Ocean Road. 

OUR TIP: Go for longer than just a day trip. We spent two weeks in the region and loved the in-depth perspective. It's so much more than the 12 Apostles. 


Bright is one of our favorite towns in Australia. It will offer a unique perspective as it is one of the few alpine towns in the country. 

In Bright you'll find a slower pace, a meandering river for swimming and exploring, rail connecting you to wine, beer and delicious food and all the beauty and adventures you'd expect to find in the mountains. 


While Sydney is a city of glamour and beauty, Melbourne is the place of culture.

Despite its temperamental weather, it's a city we love to return to for its incredible food and coffee, its vibrant arts and culture, its fun festivals, sporting events and European vibe!

Here are some of our favorite things to do in Melbourne.


Travel has been the focus of our life since 1997 - intentionally.

We don't plan on stopping that. We now have a base in Raleigh, NC - after being granted a Green Card for our extraordinary ability in the art of travel blogging.

We will continue to explore more of the US but also intend on traveling further abroad - Europe, South East Asia and Central and South America.

We can't wait to share more of our favorites as we experience them.

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