Home to Australia's flagship cityOutside of Melbourne, drive the Great Ocean Road and tick off one of life's great road trips
Victoria is renowned for being home to the most livable city in the world, and this south-eastern state of Australia certainly won’t disappoint visitors. From wildlife adventures and famous coastal landmarks, to gorgeous wineries and aromatic cafés, a luxury holiday in Victoria will have something for everyone.
Where better to start exploring this stunning and diverse region than in Melbourne, which has often been voted the world’s most livable city. Here is where you can sample the famous coffee culture as you make your way down the interconnecting alleyways, stopping off at a quaint café on Degraves Street or the more bustling Swanston street. Along the way, you’ll likely come across vibrant street art and an artisan eatery or two. Cuisine in Melbourne is so culturally diverse you’ll be sure to find a restaurant to suit your tastes.
See the popular sights along the Yarra River, including Federation Square and Melbourne Cricket Ground. Be sure to head to Crown Casino on Southbank for a world of entertainment, and watch the fires blaze atop waterfall features, which are scattered along the promenade at the river’s edge. In the evenings, gear up for a lively night out on the town where you’ll be spoilt for choice with the wide range of cocktail bars, craft beer pubs and nightclubs.
Take the time to explore regional Victoria, where you can drive along the world-famous Great Ocean Road, stopping at beautiful beaches along the way. One of the route’s most famous attractions is the Twelve Apostles, where you can marvel at towering limestone stacks jutting out from the ocean. Alternatively, head to the Yarra Valley, Dandenong Ranges or Mornington Peninsula for exquisite local wine, or make your way to Phillip Island for the famous penguin parade and the koala conservation centre. Alternatively, have a relaxing soak in the Daylesford hot springs and explore the area’s boutique stores and beautiful gardens.
To discover a segment of Australia’s history, visit Sovereign Hill, the town famous for the goldmines during the gold-rush period. Here, you can take a walk through the recreated town centre with museums and craft stores, and you can even try your hand at panning for gold.
Before you leave, don’t miss the chance to watch an Australian Football League match, the national sport of Australia, where you’ll really get to know the passion and vivacity of Australians.
With so many unique experiences and sights on offer, luxury holidays in Victoria are guaranteed to leave you with memories that will last for a lifetime.
An unforgettable holiday in Victoria
At Azure, we can help you find the perfect holiday package to suit your needs. With many luxury hotels in Victoria, you’ll not only be able to explore the very best of what the state has to offer, but you’ll also enjoy lavish accommodation from which you can recharge your batteries ready for another day of excitement.
If you want to find out more about our deluxe holiday packages, why not give us a call and speak to one of our friendly and professional consultants?
where to stay
Our specialists are experts at putting together complex holidays and can help you to tailor-make your perfect trip. Below is a selection of the hotels we love in the region, but it is by no means exhaustive, so do please give us a call on 01244 322770 and we can help you to create the trip of your dreams, complete with the hotels and experiences that are perfect for you.
Oscars Waterfront Boutique HotelFrom...Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel is located in the delightfully named Port Fairy, a popular resort in Victoria, Australia. Being situated at the end of the Great Ocean Road, this lovely property makes a great base for touring the area - or a real treat after a busy time of exploration and discovery.
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We have been using Azure to arrange our holidays for over 12 years. Every year usually twice a year, sometimes more, we rely on the experienced team at Chester to provide expert information on our chosen destinations. Be it a return to our established favorites in Barbados and Dubai or a new and exiting destination chosen from Azures brochure it is always handled in a friendly and competent manner. The small details are not missed such as do we need late check out or early arrival, which can make such a difference after sometimes long hours travelling. For us using Azure takes the uncertainty out of booking holidays.
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Well we are back in the UK after an amazing trip for a very special birthday and must thank Azure in Chester and Jayne O'Gorman for organising everything after we won the auction bid for this trip with SeaDream Yacht Club at Valerie's Summer Ball last year! We had the trip of a lifetime, met amazing people, visited fabulous places and befriended the superb crew aboard SeaDream I. We couldn't fault a single thing onboard - just amazing and hope we can meet the crew again at some future date! I even cried when i had to leave! Well done Azure and Jayne O'Gorman.
My first experience with Azure was when they came to my rescue when my family and I were stranded abroad on holiday without accommodation, their professionalism and ability to make things happen at very very short notice was second to none. They were very knowledgeable and were able to utilise their many relationships within the industry to get things resolved for me within an hour. I can't praise them enough for rescuing my family's holiday and making it a truly memorable time. Since then the team always do their best to make my holidays the best they can possibly be based on their own vast travel knowledge and experiences. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend them and wouldn't use anyone else for luxurious travel.
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