What are the best places to visit in Victoria?
There’s a lot to see across the state of Victoria and here at Adrenaline we have a huge selection of the best things to do and attractions. There’s the cosmopolitan city and state capital Melbourne (a regular on ‘best places in the world to live’ lists), the stunning stretch of coastline along the Great Ocean Road, the vineyards of the Yarra Valley, the scenic Mornington Peninsula and popular day-trip destination Phillip Island with its penguins and seals. And that’s just for starters!
Whether you’re a first-time visitor seeking out the ‘must see attractions’ or a local looking for fun to liven up a weekend, we have options to suit all tastes. From watersports off the coast of sandy beaches to amazing animal attractions, there’s something new to try wherever you are.
Discover the best of Victoria by simply browsing our site to find the best places to go and experiences to enjoy there. So, jump in and explore Victoria’s many must-see destinations for yourself. Victoria is a great place to be, so it’s well worth spending time getting to know this wonderful part and varied part of Australia.
Five of the best things to do in Victoria for adrenaline junkies
If it’s adventure you want, Victoria has plenty of options to satisfy. Here are a small selection of best-selling options that are sure to get your heart racing.
Whether it’s facing your fears, or you’re just curious to see the magnificent (and often misunderstood) creatures up close for yourself, a shark dive is sure to be an unforgettable experience. No previous scuba diving experience or certification is required as the instructors will run you through using the equipment.
We can’t all be racing drivers, but this experience feels pretty close. Take the wheel of an awesome V8 race car and go for the ride of your life around Melbourne’s famous Sandown Raceway. With full instruction from a pro racing driver, this is one drive you won’t forget in a hurry! End the experience by jumping in the passenger seat for some breathtaking hot laps to experience how a pro driver takes on the corners and straights.
What better way to see a place than by taking a helicopter ride above it? Flying high over the city of Melbourne is a real bucketlist-worthy adventure and a great way to get a whole new perspective on famous sights like the MCG, Eureka Tower and Docklands. It’s a great gift for any special occasion or an ideal way to treat yourself.
For a sky-high adventure of a different kind, Victoria is also the perfect place to tick a hot air balloon ride off your bucket list. Soar gracefully over the famous Yarra Valley wine region or even the city of Melbourne itself. You can even enjoy a delicious gourmet breakfast after your flight to round things off in style.
If it’s a bucket list experience you want, it doesn’t get much better than skydiving. There are arguably few better places in the world to take the leap from a plane at up 15,000ft than above the Great Ocean Road or over Melbourne’s famous St Kilda Beach.
I know we said five activities, but we couldn’t help but mention indoor skydiving too. This adrenaline rush activity is perfect in all weather conditions and can be enjoyed by the whole family (kids aged three and up can take part!). So, for the thrill of freefall without the need to jump from a plane, step in to iFly’s glass wind chamber.
Family-friendly things to do in Victoria
There are all kinds of fun things to do as a family in Victoria. Here are just a few ideas from our range to inspire you.
Take a ride on the Melbourne Star and enjoy spectacular 360-degree views of the city. A must-do experience for visitors and locals alike.
Swimming with dolphins in their natural environment is a life-changing adventure. And you can do it on the Mornington Peninsula, so why not start planning your visit?
Kids and big kids alike will love taking on aerial obstacles and flying through the trees. There are challenges to give all ages a thrill and some awesome views to enjoy while you’re doing them. So, why not give it a go for your next family day out?
Phillip Island is just a short trip from Melbourne and a cruise off its rugged south west coast is well worth it. This stunning location is home to thousands of fur seals. This is an amazing wildlife experience that give you a better understanding of these playful and inquisitive creatures.
Dream of going on safari? This 4WD safari gives you the chance to see all kinds of wildlife, from lions and zebras, to giraffes and hippos roaming free, without the need to jump on a long flight. It’s a spectacular wildlife encounter just a short distance from Melbourne.Great things to do in Victoria and across Australia