Melbourne offers the domestic and international traveller a wealth of sites and activities to uncover. You can easily spend a week in Melbourne discovering the suburbs, beaches and inner city treasures and then there is the rest of Victoria to explore. Best explored by car or campervan, the state of Victoria offers natural, cultural and historical attractions to suit all kinds of travellers.
In Melbourne, take in the sites of Federation Square, which was voted one of the world's top squares in 2014. Head to the Old Melbourne Gaol by day or night to witness where Australia’s most infamous convict – Ned Kelly – was once housed. If art is your jam, then NGV International showcases an impressive array of art from across the globe.
A roadie along the Great Ocean Road is a must for any traveller to Victoria. The rugged-yet-picturesque 12 Apostles are staggering to view and well worth the drive. For wildlife choose from Phillip Island Nature Parks to see penguins in their natural habitat, or drive to the Healesville Sanctuary espy koalas and kangaroos in a traditional Aussie bush setting. If you fancy panning for gold, the Central Deborah Gold Mine allows you to don a miner’s hat and head into the underground tunnels.
In winter, the mountains in Victoria are heavily decorated in snow and perfect for the ski or snowboard lover. JUCY has a Ski4Free deal with Hotham, a ski field just over four hours out of Melbourne where any JUCY customer can Ski4Free for up to six consecutive days. Check out www.ski4free.com.au for all the details, including terms and conditions.