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Victoria

 

Victoria er den sørligste av de australske delstaten på fastlandet. Den er også den geografisk minste og tettest befolkede. Victoria grenser til New South Wales i nord og South Australia i vest. Sør for Victoria ligger Basstredet og Tasmania. Før den europeiske kolonialiseringen bodde det rundt 30 000 aborginere i det området som nå utgjør delstaten.

 

 

Victoria ble kolonialisert som en jordbrukskoloni, men dette endret seg under gullrushet i 1851 som forandret delstaten til et industrielt og finansielt senter i Australia. Administrasjonssenteret er Melbourne, og rundt 70% av Victorias befolkning bor der. Staten er oppkalt etter dronning Victoria av Storbritannia.

 

Du kan også lese her hva som skrives på Wikipedia om alle byene i Victoria:

 

Melbourne / Ararat / Benalla / Ballarat / Bendigo / Geelong / Latrobe City / Mildura

Shepparton / Swan Hill / Wangaratta / Warrnambool / Wodonga


 

 

 


 

 

Victoria  (Engelsk info.)

 

Whether you adore the arts or love the great outdoors, Victoria has something for you.  The state is packed with both scenic and cultural attractions – from striking public spaces and state-of-the-art museums to heritage sites and rare wildlife.  Discover the cafes and bars of Melbourne’s gothic laneways and drive the Great Ocean Road. Wind your way through the wineries of the Yarra Valley and chug down the Murray in a paddle-steamer. Swim with dolphins on Mornington Peninsula and see fairy penguins on Phillip Island. Trek the rugged Grampians then relax in a Daylesford health spa. Bushwalk Gippsland’s coastal wilderness, hit the High Country slopes or explore the grand architecture of a Goldfields town.


 

 

Melbourne

Yarra River, Melbourne

Yarra River

Sitting on the Yarra River at Port Phillip Bay, this stylish, vibrant city is a maze of hidden laneways, opulent bars, exclusive restaurants and off-the-beaten-track boutiques. Visit Federation Square, the city’s landmark cultural space, and enjoy a sunset beer on the St Kilda promenade. Shop till you drop on funky Brunswick Street or upmarket Chapel Street. 

Wander Southbank’s cafes, bistros and bars and get a world tour of cuisines in Carlton, Richmond and Fitzroy. Take an Aboriginal Heritage Walk through the Royal Botanic Gardens and cheer with a capacity crowd at the Melbourne Cricket Ground.


 

 

Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges

Puffing Billy Steam Railway, VIC

Dandenong Ranges

Stay in Yarra Glen, the heart of the food and wine region and tour the acclaimed wineries of the Yarra Valley. Trek through the tall forests of the Dandenong Ranges National Park. You can stop amidst the fairytale mists of Sherbrooke Forest or take the Puffing Billy Steam Railway through the villages of Belgrave, Gembrook and Emerald. Visit the famous Healesville wildlife sanctuary and wander the gardens, waterfalls and forest of Marysville, also a gateway to the Lake Mountain ski fields.


 

 

Mornington Peninsula

Montalto Vineyard & Olive Grove, VIC,

Montalto Vineyard

Swim with dolphins and stroll the bay and surf beaches of the historic seaside village of Sorrento. Take in the cliff-top walks, stunning views and million-dollar mansions of Portsea at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula. Pick your own berries and visit wineries and galleries in Red Hill and Main Ridge. In Flinders, you’ll find great beaches, wineries and golf courses.


 

 

Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Mount Macedon, VIC,

Mount Macedon

Sample the health-giving mineral waters of Hepburn Springs and explore Kyneton’s antique shops. Bushwalk past gardens and hillside estates at Mount Macedon and picnic at legendary Hanging Rock. This region is a fairytale at the end of a fast highway from Melbourne, filled with galleries, boutique accommodation and fine places to eat.


 

 

Phillip Island

Phillip Island, VIC,

Phillip Island

See koalas and waterbirds in the wild at Rhyll and watch fairy penguins waddle home at dusk on Summerland Beach. For a different kind of wild life, visit the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit, home to the Australian Motor Cycle Grand Prix and V8 Supercar 500. To get here take a car ferry from Stony Point to Cowes, the island’s main town. Or arrive in the gateway of San Remo – also a fishing and pelican haven- via suspension bridge.


 

 

Great Ocean Road

Great Ocean Road, VIC,

Great Ocean Road

Discover beaches, bushland and kangaroos at Anglesea and see epic waves crash on Bells Beach, near the surfing town of Torquay. Swim, surf and fish in Lorne and walk through the waterfalls and lush rainforest of the nearby Otway Ranges. You can stand on Shipwreck Coast and marvel at the craggy limestone stacks of the Twelve Apostles in Port Campbell National Park. Sea kayak and surf in idyllic Apollo Bay and watch whales from Warrnambool. You’ll find fishing and an annual folk festival in historic Port Fairy.


 

 

Grampians

The Grampians, VIC

The Grampians

Stay in Halls Gap and trek the spectacular ridges of the Grampians, which rise dramatically from the flat expanse of Victoria's west. Go bushwalking, rock climbing, fishing and canoeing in the rugged Grampians National Park. It’s also a haven for wildlife, wildflowers and Aboriginal art sites, such as the famous Bunjil’s shelter. You can fish on the banks of the Wimmera River in the tranquil rural town of Horsham. Visit the beautiful village of Dunkeld at the Grampian’s southern end and bustling, historic Stawell at the north.


 

 

High Country

Mount Hotham, VIC,

Mount Hotham

Ski or snowboard at Mount Hotham, Australia’s powder capital, or on the steep slopes of the winter playground of Falls Creek. Tackle winter sports, biking or four wheel driving at Mount Buller and marvel at Mount Buffalo’s unique granite beauty. Visit wineries fringed by gum trees in Rutherglen and see the courthouse where Ned Kelly stood trial in the historic gold rush town of Beechworth. Go fishing, houseboating and waterskiing at Lake Eildon. Or base yourself in Bright for walking, cycling and easy access to snowfields and gourmet delights.


 

 

Gippsland

Gippsland, VIC

Gippsland

Trek the pristine coastal wilderness of Wilsons Promontory National Park and dive and snorkel with brightly coloured marine life in Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park. From Bairnsdale and the holiday haven of Lakes Entrance you can explore Gippsland Lakes and Ninety Mile Beach, where fine sands shelter the planet’s highest diversity of species. Stay in the pretty coastal town of Mallacoota and lose yourself in nearby Croajingolong National Park, which has 

eco-systems so precious they are protected by a World Biosphere Reserve. Explore an ancient honeycomb of caves at Buchan Caves Reserves and four wheel drive the Australian Alps in Alpine National Park. Enjoy fine wine and dining in Traralgon and fish and boat in the historic port of Sale.


 

 

The Murray

Echuca-Moama, Murray River, VIC

Murray River

Visit the home of paddle-steamers in Echuca-Moama and explore the pioneer history of Swan Hill. Indulge in fine food and wine amongst the citrus groves and vineyards of the vibrant outback oasis of Mildura. In the twin river towns of Yarrawonga-Mulwala, you can camp, bushwalk, play a round of golf, or fish and water ski on the local lakes and rivers.


 

 

Goldfields

Sovereign Hill, Balllarat, VIC

Sovereign Hill, Ballarat

Walk the Eureka Trail, pan for gold at Sovereign Hill and see the grand architecture of the gold rush boom in and around Ballarat. In Bendigo, another boom town, you can see opulent buildings, explore a rich Chinese heritage and drop the equivalent of thirty-storeys in the Central Deborah Gold Mine. Discover antiques, wineries and Aboriginal rock water wells in Maryborough. Experience Castlemaine’s wide streets, fine public buildings and historic homes on a heritage trail.

 

 

 

 

 




 




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