Victoria

Victoria is a small state which offers great surfing beaches and beautiful mountain scenery with some serious Off Roading. A major tourist draw card is the Great Ocean Road with some superb sandstone formations, views and unbelievable cliff lines . Next on the list should be the Grampians National Park with its beautiful rock formations, lakes and water falls. Further north is the Murray River and the Murray Sunset National Park. This park is full of contrast and it includes sandunes in the north pastures, and in the west the stunning Pink Lakes. Our favourite part of Victoria is the high country. In winter this is skiing country, for the rest of the year this is excellent off road terrain with some very challenging tracks. (Not for overland trucks) This is Toyota, Nissan etc. etc. country. You will find many early settlement reminders from the gold mining days, mining equipment and old cemeteries, many National Parks but the largest is the Alpine National Park which covers 3 or 4 areas all the way to the NSW border and a is great way to enjoy your stay off the beaten track. A must see destination is the Man of Snowy River hut (Craigs Hut) in the Mt Stirling area. This was build for the Man of Snowy River movie, was destroyed a few years ago in a bush fire but now rebuild.

Other great areas are Snowy River National Park, Croajingolong National Park, Cape Conran National Park and Wilson Promontory National Park also known as “the Prom”. It has great camping and beautiful beaches but be aware is is a busy park. Last but not the least is Philip Island not just known for the motor racing but also for the Penguins.