The Ultimate Australian Road Trip – Victoria

Written by Anna, Diego, Enrica & Camilo – Intensive General English (Advanced level) BROWNS students

Fun Facts about Victoria:

  • The state of Victoria is the most densely populated of Australia with more than 5.3 million inhabitants. Melbourne is the second most populated city of Australia.
  • Despite the fact that Melbourne is the main attraction we will see more amazing places. We will rent a car as it is the best way to move around.



Melbourne is the capital city. Voted as the most liveable city in the world. Here you can do a wide range of activities, from visiting the Melbourne Zoo or the Aquarium; eating an amazing variety of food in the different markets and restaurants; to partying almost 24/7 in some of the best nightclubs and pubs in Australia.

  • You can swim in the city beaches but the most iconic it’s the Brighton beach with the colourful bathing boxes
  • Melbourne is also the sports capital of Australia.
  • There is horse racing,  Australian Open of tennis, AFL and many other sports


Where to party:

  • Glamorama, Brown Alley, Burn City Disco, Captain Baxter


Other Interesting Places:

  • Phillip Island: Get there by car following the M1 from Melbourne and then the M420. Here we can meet the locals: penguins in the penguin parade or koalas in their natural habitat in the Koala conservation centre. We can also see seals, dolphins and whales on the Wildlife Coast Cruises. Furthermore, we can visit the Pinnacles, the Cape Woolamai or the Australian Motorcycle Grand Prix.
  • Mornington Peninsula: here you will be able to visit the wineries and eat farmhouse produce or just rest in many of the spas and beaches.
  • Victoria’s High Country: visit the Alps for some activities like trekking, skiing, riding bicycles or just tasting more wine. You can also drive through the Great Alpine Road.
  • Great Ocean Road: On our way to Adelaide we will go through the Great Ocean Road, the road trip will take almost a week but it’s worth the time. On the way we will visit the 12 Apostles, it is going to be a 7-8 hours road trip but on the way we can visit Mount Gambier.


*This article was written by students and should be used as a guide only. If you have any questions about travelling around Australia, we recommend you contact Backpackers World Travel.

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  • Road trip from the Gold Coast to Byron Bay, Sydney and then Melbourne
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