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Victoria is Australia's southernmost mainland state and is astoundingly diverse. Within its boundaries are 35 national parks, encompassing every possible terrain, from rainforest and mountain ranges to sun-baked outback desert and a coast where waves crash dramatically onto rugged sandstone outcroppings.

Most visitors to Victoria start out exploring Melbourne's cosmopolitan streets and Phillip Island with the delightful fairy penguins and then visit a few local wineries before heading for along the Great Ocean Road  to experience the dramatic coastline, en-route to South Australia.

Visitors with more time might head inland to the mountains or to the outback, to the Grampians National Park and to Mildura through open deserts, past pink lakes and red sand dunes.

Whatever itinerary you choose, you're sure to find adventure and dramatic scenery in this diverse state.

Victoria Holidays with Abercrombie & Kent. Let our experts design your perfect Victoria holiday.

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Best time to be there

All year round; many parts of the country are perfect, even in the middle of the year. The climate ranges from tropical (Darwin) to semi-desert (Alice Springs), humid temperate (Brisbane and Sydney), cool temperate (Melbourne and Hobart) and Mediterranean (Perth and Adelaide).

Fly to

Sydney/Melbourne/Perth/Darwin (British Airways/Qantas/Emirates/Etihad Airways)

flying time

17-21 hours 30 minutes, one refuelling stop

time difference

GMT +8 - +10 hours


Visa required for UK passport holders

Health Requirements

Yellow Fever certificate if arriving from an endemic area

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Our experts can tailor-make the perfect holiday to suit your individual requirements, however, if you need inspiration or a starting point, below are some of our suggested trips and experiences:

Unwinding the Great Ocean Road

Nights: 7 | from £995pp

Australia’s classic road trip passes legendary surf breaks, lush rainforest and the mighty rock stacks of the Twelve Apostles – but the Great Ocean Road... Find out more

Holiday type: Tailor-made

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Below are some of our suggested places to stay:

Captains at the Bay

In the small town of Apollo Bay, lovingly nicknamed paradise by the sea, sits Captains by the Bay, a contemporary bed and breakfast ran by two incredibly... Find out more

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Chateau Yering

In the heart of the Yarra Valley lies iconic Chateau Yering. The hotel was reborn in 1997 as a superb five star luxury property with period fittings throughout,... Find out more

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Grand Hyatt Melbourne

Grand Hyatt Melbourne is set in the city centre of luxury, on the prestigious Collins Street in the heart of Melbourne's high end shopping, dining andtheatre... Find out more

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Mercure Melbourne Treasury Gardens

Mercure Treasury Gardens is a contemporary luxury hotel located in the heart of Melbourne. Situated on Spring Street, each of the 164 rooms and suites... Find out more

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Oscar's enviable waterfront position, overlooking the marina of yachts and local fishing boats, provides a perfect haven after a drive on the Great Ocean... Find out more

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Annie, Brandon, Debbie, Margaret, Vicky Hamlin, Vicky Smith and Rachel - are experts in designing travel experiences across the region to suit your personal needs, interests and budget. Their intimate knowledge of every hotel and resort featured in our Orient, India, Australasia and Indian Ocean portfolio, together with our own network of offices throughout these areas, allows us to offer unique in-depth knowledge, unparalleled insider access and the VIP service for which Abercrombie & Kent is renowned.

Read about our lastest experiences in our Travel Blog pages.

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First experience with A&K. Intended to ask various travel companies for quotes but Vicky (Hamlin) was so good with her suggestions that we did not seek alternative quotations the suggested itinerary was excellent and helped us decide on a balanced and interesting holiday.

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