Best Ways to Tour Around Victoria
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Most tourists that visit Victoria while in Australia stay in the capital city of Melbourne, but if you’re lucky enough to have some extra time up your sleeve to explore more of the expansive southern state, there are plenty of ways to do it.
If you’re planning an Australian holiday and want to know the best ways to tour around regional Victoria, here are some transport options that will allow you to take in the best of what this corner of the world has to offer.
Hire a motorhome
Victoria is by no means small—in fact, it spans more than 220,000 square kilometres. To put that into perspective, it’s almost double the size of England so if you really want to pack the most into your visit to Victoria, a road trip is the easiest way to do it.
Accommodation can be a little pricey in Victoria, so it’s a good idea is to organise motorhome hire which will allow you to travel unrestricted without having to worry about where you’ll stay. You’ll have your accommodation sorted no matter where you go, have plenty of room to comfortably fit all your luggage and have all the amenities you need to prepare and cook meals right there with you.
While motorhome hire isn’t always the most affordable way to travel, when you consider the total combined cost of transportation, accommodation and meals, it can actually work out to be quite an affordable option.
Take a rail journey
If you’re looking for a budget-friendly way to tour the state, you’ll be pleased to know that Victoria is home to an extensive regional rail network.
With good connections to the metropolitan network, it’s relatively easy to travel to a long list of destinations throughout Victoria including East Gippsland, Albury/Wodonga, Central and Northern Victoria and Warrnambool. While you will still need to work out how to get around when you reach your destination, travelling by rail is still a great way to get you where you want to go without breaking the bank.
Embark on a cycling adventure
While this one won’t be for everyone, if you do fancy yourself to be a decent cyclist, there are plenty of excellent regional cycling tracks throughout Victoria where you’re sure to come across some show stopping sights you simply won’t see when you travel by another method.
It will however take some considerable planning, so make sure you do your research before you set off.
Join a tour group
If you’re nervous about getting yourself around or are looking for a hassle-free way to tour regional Victoria, it’s not a bad idea to join a professional tour group. Again, it’s not for everyone, but it can be a good option if you want to take in all the major attractions in a particular area without having to worry about the details.
There are plenty of group tour operators that depart from Melbourne daily who can take you to a long list of popular destinations including the Great Ocean Road, Phillip Island, the Yarra Valley and the Mornington Peninsula. The hardest part will be deciding which tour is right for you!
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