The top five must-go-to Victorian destinations

Joel Moss

Based on our readers recommendations, no matter where you go, there is no going wrong in Victoria.

Image of a black and white dog leaning out of a car window. Photo by Andrew Pons on Unsplash
Published
15 Nov 2021
Last updated
16 Nov 2021
Reading time
5 min
Author
Joel Moss
Have you been to these top five must-go-to Victorian destinations?

Victorians truly are spoilt for choice when it comes to unique locations to discover and explore.

From pristine beachside and forest locations to natural parks full of lush bushland and wildlife, both in Melbourne and regional Victoria, there were plenty of amazing suggestions on the Pin My Nature page .

Based on all your amazing recommendations, no matter where you go, there is no going wrong in Victoria.

Here are just five of the many must-go-to Victorian destinations to visit.

Wilsons Promontory

“Visited once when I was only 12 years old. The memory has never left me. The whole of Wilsons Promontory is absolutely beautiful! Nature is bountiful there. May it never ever change!” – Sherrin

 “You can travel the world, but it is hard to find a place more beautiful than this. Find it breathtaking every time I visit.” – Zoe AC

Image of a couple standing at the water's edge in Wilson's Promontory

The southernmost tip of mainland Australia is the place for all nature lovers.

From camping, surfing, biking, hiking, walking, wildlife observation – including kangaroos and wombats – or just a nice remote spot to enjoy, there’s something for everyone at Wilsons Promontory National Park.

There are so many stunning views and scenery here that it’s nearly impossible to leave this cited paradise after you arrive.

Several users excitedly pinned Sealers Cove, Refuge Cove and Mt. Oberon as their favourite places to visit.

The Great Dividing Range

“Nature at its best! The serenity and the water which you can hear as soon as you step out of your car.”

“Has so much to offer. Great for all families, couples and single, relaxed or adventurous folks!”

Image of a river in The Great Dividing Range

Where to even start for this natural Australian icon?

Mount Kosciuszko, Mount Howitt, Mt Wellington, Stevenson Falls, Lake Eildon, Wabonga, Walhalla, Mt Buller; It’s not possible to list everything there is to see in The Great Dividing Range in just one paragraph.

With an abundance of impressive mountain ranges, bushlands, and camping grounds, there are plenty of activities for the whole family, no matter what time of the year.

Skiing in winter, bushwalking, kayaking, swimming, and camping in the summer – there’s something for everyone.

Yarra Bend Park

“Going on the trails around here almost feels like you're out in the bush, but you're still so close to the city.” – Miki

“It's amazing that we share the city with this huge colony. A great example of coexisting with another species.” – DS

Image of two turtles in a river bed at Yarra Bend Park. Photo by Pat Whelen on Unsplash

In Melbourne, there were several go-to spots for locals but Yarra Bend Park is a particular favourite for many.

People loved walking and biking along the tranquil and leafy trails abundant with wildlife, making it a popular weekly or daily highlight for many.

Another highpoint of Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park was seeing the Flying Fox and bat colony flying over the Yarra River at dusk. 

Mornington Peninsula

“Such a dramatically picturesque place with so much to see and do” – Jenny 

“This is a wonderful place to connect with country. There is a myriad of natural treasures, flora and fauna to see. Walking in the park sparks joy and serenity.” – Lucinda

“I grew up in this area therefore I have lots of memories of this beautiful walk with my family. I now take my own children to enjoy the incredible bushland & wildlife that we are so lucky to have on the Mornington Peninsula.” – Liz

Image of cable cars, suspended above trees in Mornington Peninsula.

Rye, Sorrento, Rosebud, Blairgowrie: it was too hard to separate all the spectacular spots, so we decided to include all of Mornington Peninsula as a must-see destination.

Attracting millions of annual visitors, many featured Arthurs Seat State Park as their must-go-to destination.

People loved going on walks and hikes at Arthurs Seat while relishing the stunning bushland and native wildlife including koalas, kangaroos and wombats.

People also listed Eatons Cutting Walk as the pinnacle of Arthurs Park with the lookout over the Peninsula.   

Shepparton

“The painted totem poles standing in this planted indigenous garden represent the strong community of Aboriginal Australians who call Shepparton their home.”

Image of three cow statues painted with different patterns and colours in Shepparton.

Shepparton was a popular location for those on the Pin My Nature page – and there is plenty on offer proving why many recommended it as a go-to destination for locals and visitors.

With a proud Indigenous history and cultural heritage of the Yorta Yorta people, there are many walks and trails to savour, including Shepparton Regional Park, Seven Creeks Park, Goulburn River, Cudgee Park and the Kialla Botanic Gardens.