Victoria is the smallest state in Australia, but it is also the most urbanised. Tourists visit Victoria every year for the local food and wine, shopping and natural attractions.
Victoria is a food lover’s delight. Victoria’s capital city, Melbourne, is synonymous with decadent food and wine, and is home to world-wide award-winning restaurants. The Yarra Valley is host to an overwhelming choice of restaurants, and travellers can visit the Milawa Gourmet Region to sample delicious cheeses, mustards and honey.
Outside of the capital city Melbourne, travellers can visit one of Victoria’s 35 national parks. Meet the koalas at Phillip Island Nature Park or watch the Southern Right Whales return to the waters at Logans Beach. And if exploring wildlife isn’t your forte, head straight to Daylesford, the “spa capital of Victoria”.
For travellers booking flights to Victoria, the options are endless. International flights to Victoria will land at Melbourne where an entire city waits to welcome its visitors.
Most of the state is in the warm and temperate band of the south east corner of Australia with warm and dry summers (December to February) and cool, wet winters (June to August); however temperatures can vary widely. The Australian Alps in the northeast have snow from June to September, while the eastern highlands, Gippsland and the Otway Ranges to the west receive the heaviest rainfall. Melbourne has a variable climate that is well known for its four-seasons-in-a-day weather patterns, but generally June and July are the coldest months, January and February are the hottest, and October is the wettest time of year.
With such a seasonal selection, booking flights to Victoria can depend solely on your weather preferences.
Peak Season: For more moderate weather, book flights to Victoria when neither extreme hot nor cold weather prevails. The shoulder season between November and January attracts most tourists.
Off-peak Season: Although there’s no bad time to book a flight to Victoria, fewer tourists head there in the months between April and August. This is also a great time to find cheap flights to Victoria, so book your travel in advance.
Highways and modern road systems make renting a car the easiest method of Victoria travel. Purchasing a CityLink pass allows you to freely come and go between all three major freeways that connect Victoria’s most prominent sections. The West Gate freeway, the Monash Freeway (to get to Phillips Island and Gippsland), and the Tullamarine freeway (to get the airport and Goldfields) are all easily accessible with the pass. Use it for up to three days of travel.