With mountains to climb, beaches to lounge on and waterfalls to gawk at, Victoria is replete with gorgeous sights and destinations. While Victorians are still restricted to travelling, it’s never too early to start dreaming. Make lasting memories on the road with some of Caravanning Australia’s recommendations for your next adventure.
Snobs Creek Falls, Eildon
Just two hours by car from Melbourne, this majestic waterfall, fringed by lush vegetation, is a tranquil spot. There is nothing more relaxing than watching the water cascade down, especially from the viewing platform. There are pedestrian and bicycle tracks scattered around the waterfall. Bring a couple of treats to enjoy on the waterfall’s banks, or pack a picnic – you’ll want to stay here and take in the serene atmosphere.
Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve, Tower Hill
Nestled in a volcanic crater, Tower Hill is one of Victoria’s most fascinating geological formations. A short detour from the Great Ocean Road, you can find a wide variety of wildlife living there, such as emus, kangaroos, koalas, swans, ducks and fairy-wrens. Guided tours are available, where you can learn more about the history of the park, its wildlife and how native plants were used in Aboriginal medicines. Climb up to the top of the Yatt Mirng Crater, where you’ll be treated to panoramic views of the whole park.
Squeaky Beach, Wilsons Promontory
With white sand and turquoise waters, this is one of Victoria’s most beautiful beaches. The name ‘Squeaky Beach’ comes from the squeaking sound made as the rounded grains of quartz move when you walk. At the northern end of the beach are large granite boulders forming a granite maze with a labyrinth of passages for you to explore. The beach also overlooks stunning views – think far off islands and coastal landscapes – and surfers and swimmers alike will love its clear waters.
Pictured is Squeaky, Wilsons Promontory.
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