Victoria is a top pick for most travellers because it is blessed with many natural and man-made traveling spots. Most travellers enjoy the modern tourist facilities but nature lovers find their way to spell binding natural spots of the region. Victoria is a geographically diverse region and is home to several extremely captivating natural landscapes. From scenic skyline on coasts to tropical rainforests, Victoria offers a complete package for travellers. If you are a nature lover, then following spots might be on your bucket list to visit:
Just 1 hour drive from Melbourne, you can find the famous Dandenong ranges.It’s one of the most attractive spots in Victoria featuring rocky terrain, colorful rainforests, scenic waterfalls and extensive walking trail. You can make your way to the top of Mount Dandenong to experience the panoramic view of the city or visit the old villages and the beautiful gardens surrounding the mountain. Here you would find boutique accommodations, galleries and plant nurseries.
Mornington Peninsula Hot Springs
Located South-East of Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula is the summer heaven for travellers. Mornington Peninsula features a perfect blend of breath-taking coastline, lovely hinterland and stunning walking trails. If you want to relax, you can head to Peninsula Hot Springs. Natural thermal mineral water flows to private bath facilities which include The Bath House and Spa Dreaming Center.
Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne
Royal Botanic Gardens covers 38 hectares of landand is situated at South of Yarra River. It offers alluring experience of nature with its stunning views, serene lakes and luxuriant plant life. The garden featurs over 50000 individual plants representing 8500 different plant species. You can head to guide walks to enjoy delightful environment of the garden or explore the phenomenal Guilfoyle’s Volcano
Toorongo Falls Reserve
Toorongo Falls Reserves has one of the most beautiful waterfalls of Australia. The area features a 2.2km circuit walk through dense bushes leading to two spectacular waterfalls. Toorongo Falls is a beautiful waterfall providing an epic view for the visitors with extremely pleasant environment. Few hundred meters from it is Amphitheatre Falls, which is equally scenic and beautiful.
Grampians National Park
Grampians National Park is a series of rugged sandstone mountain ranges and rich forests.. It is one of the most preferred destinations for camping and exploring wildlife. You can take a walk through the extensive walking trails which lead to stunning waterfalls, beautiful wildflower displays and other scenic views. You can also find Aboriginal heritage and many rock art sites.
Arthurs Seat is a 304 meter high granite hill which is the highest viewpoint in Mornington Peninsula. A large area of the hill is covered by Arthurs Seat State Park, which provides fascinating bay views and a variety of nature hikes and gardens. A high tech Gondola lift called Arthurs Seat Eagle gives visitors an opportunity to view the Port Philip Bay from bird eye view. You can also take a circuit walk to exotic Kings Falls or visit the beautiful Seawind Gardens.
12 Apostles is a collection of limestone stacks off shore, located at Great Ocean Road. Standing around 45 meters tall, they possess aesthetic aura which dazzle the visitors. Although 5 stacks have fallen with 7 remaining intact, you can still witness the beauty of these stacks. You can walk through the coastline and enjoy the picturesque view of the coastline.
The well-known Phillip Island lies about 140km South-East of Melbourne. It is one of most popular seaside holiday spots in Australia where you can explore the wild beaches and the rugged terrain. Cape Woolamai at Phillip Island is one of top surfing beaches of Victoria. The Island also has nature parks where you can enjoy Penguin Parade among other wildlife attractions.
Murray River is the longest river in Australia, with the region around the river being one of most frequented places in Victoria. Pink Salt Lake is the most popular spot where you can watch the lake changing its color throughout the day. Walking trails around the lake provide access to wildlife. World’s largest River Red Gum Forest is at Bamrah National Park in Murray Region.
Trentham Falls is Victoria’s highest single drop waterfall, plunging over the height of 32 meters. The beautiful waterfall is situated in Wombat Forest, which is covered with vegetation including Manna Gum, Messmate and Narrow leaved peppermint. You can enjoy walking through the forest or have a picnic in the soothing environment along the river.