Australia has a wealth of different experiences to offer visitors. While parts of the country are experiencing unprecedented bushfires, Visit Victoria – Australia’s second-smallest state – is keen to let the world know that it’s open for business.
Visit Victoria says that coastal areas, such as the iconic Twelve Apostles, Phillip Island and the Mornington Peninsula, as well as areas further inland such as the Grampians, Bendigo and Ballarat to name just a few, have plenty to keep you entertained.
If it’s city life you want to explore, Melbourne won’t disappoint with its museums, galleries and culture to build up your appetite. You can satisfy that hunger with world-class gastronomy galore, and wash it all down with a visit to Yarra Valley wineries and enjoy a glass or two while you soak in the beautiful surroundings.
Most of the state’s attractions are well over 200 miles from any problem areas and, with authorities constantly monitoring the on-going situation in the country, visitors can relax and enjoy everything the area has to offer.
As parts of Australia, including some of Victoria’s far eastern and north-eastern areas, are rallying to battle with and ultimately recover from the devastation caused by the fires, travellers can help by continuing to visit and supporting Victorian tourism and communities.
Visit Victoria’s website can provide up to date information about the bushfires, and visitors are advised to check the site to help them make the most of the area and their stay, while remaining safe.
You can also refer to the table below, which details the impact on various Victoria attractions. Do note, however, that this information is not being kept up to date, so do check with Visit Victoria before travelling.
|Great Ocean Road, Victoria|
– Twelve Apostles
– Otway Ranges
– Brae Restaurant
– Australian Open 2020
– National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
|Phillip Island, Victoria|
– Phillip Island Nature Park
|East Gippsland, Victoria||IMPACTED|
|South Gippsland, Victoria|
– Wilsons Promontory
– Pennicott Wilderness Journey
|Alpine regions, North East Victoria||IMPACTED|
– Royal Mail Hotel
– Grampians Peaks Trail
– Silo Art Trail
– Central Shiraz wine region
|Ballarat, Bendigo and Goldfields, Victoria|
– Bendigo Art Gallery
– Sovereign Hill
|Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Victoria|
– Lake House
– Hepburn Springs
|Mornington Peninsula, Victoria|
– Pinot Coast wine region
– Peninsula Hot Springs
– Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
|Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria|
– Yarra Valley wine region
– Healesville Sanctuary
|Geelong and Bellarine Peninsula|
– Pinot Coast wine region
|The Murray River (west of Wodonga), Victoria|
– Paddle Steamers
|Upper Murray (east of Wodonga), Victoria||IMPACTED|