Destination guide

Explore Victoria from holiday homes to rent

Grab your swimsuit, hiking boots, leotard and top hat... basically, if you can dream it, Victoria's got it. Along Australia's southeastern coast, Victoria's known for its diversity – you'll find everything from world-class museums and entertainment in cosmopolitan Melbourne, to hiking trails in the Victorian Alps and sandy beaches along the Tasman Sea. Although it's the country's most densely populated state, Victoria's got plenty of scenic wilderness in its epic national parks, and you won't have any trouble finding Victoria vacation rentals near the countless mountains, forests, desert and coastline throughout the state.

Things to do

Sightseeing near Victoria holiday rentals

Cosmopolitan Melbourne, the state capital, is the heart of Victoria's thriving cultural scene, where you'll find everything from aquariums, zoos and art museums to pro football and casinos. The city's home to the country's oldest public art museum, the National Gallery of Victoria, and you can also find art, culture, film and food festivals all throughout the year. Away from the city lights, you can get back to nature with Victoria vacation rentals near Grampians National Park, a 167,000-hectare preserve with sandstone peaks and a wide array of plant and animal life.

Activities

Things to do near Victoria holiday homes

When it comes to Victoria's activities, the only problem you'll have is choosing what to do first. Outdoorsy types will fall (not literally, we hope) for the hiking trails, campsites and epic scenery of the area's lofty mountain ranges. For a more chilled-out outdoor experience, you can head to the sandy beaches of the aptly named Surf Coast. In urban Melbourne, you'll find plenty of arts and culture, as well as posh shopping, international dining and trendy nightlife. You can also catch everything from ballet and opera to stand-up comedy and live local bands.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Victoria holiday homes

Despite its relatively small size, Victoria boasts a number of distinct climates, with everything from relatively wet oceanic zones on the southern coast to arid semi-deserts in the northwest. Average summer highs in the hottest parts of the state regularly climb to 32 degrees and beyond, while more temperate areas like Melbourne generally peak around 27 degrees in January and February. Winter temps vary a bit too, from right around freezing in the mountains to a downright-balmy 14 degrees on the coast. Whenever you visit, you'll find Victoria vacation rentals with everything necessary for that perfect getaway – all year round.

Natural highlights

Southern comforts – Victoria's vibrant vistas

Victoria lies along the southeastern coast of mainland Australia, just north of the Tasman Sea. In the north, you can find the peaks of the Victorian Alps, while the cool southern coast boasts more than 200 km of sandy beaches and rocky shoreline. Melbourne, the capital, is dense and urban, surrounded by more residential cities and towns. The state's numerous national parks boast a breathtaking array of scenery, from rivers, sandstone formations and subalpine forests to swamps, desert and brushland; many also provide habitats for wildlife like kangaroos, echidnas, wallabies, koalas and countless species of birds.

Family friendly

Kid-friendly activities near Victoria holiday rentals

Kids will love the attractions of Victoria. Holiday homes are available near places like Twelve Apostles, a marine national park with an array of wildlife, and Phillip Island, an island with a native population of penguins and seals. Kids will also like Great Otway National Park, a national park with hiking trails, forests, waterfalls and indigenous history.

Good for couples

Couple's retreat near Victoria holiday homes

If you’re looking for a romantic retreat, Victoria is the ideal location. Holiday rentals are close to places like the Yarra River, a river area with wineries, vineyards and outdoor activities, and Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, a pristine garden with a mix of native and exotic plants in an idyllic location. You’ll also like Queen Victoria Market, a longtime market with food, clothing and other goods in a historic landmark.

Where to stay near Victoria?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 13,035 holiday rentals near Victoria. From 8,355 Houses to 826 Cottages, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Victoria for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Victoria?

There are many lovely places to stay for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Victoria. From HomeAway travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Daylesford: 505 holiday rentals
  • Howqua: 78 holiday rentals
  • Healesville: 255 holiday rentals
  • Halls Gap: 125 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne City: 2,063 holiday rentals

HomeAway offers you the possibility to discover many other popular destinations in Victoria! Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Victoria?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the cities in Victoria with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a perfect city break:

  • Daylesford: 505 holiday homes
  • Howqua: 78 holiday homes
  • Healesville: 255 holiday homes
  • Halls Gap: 125 holiday homes
  • Melbourne City: 2,063 holiday homes

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

Can I find easy access holiday homes when travelling by plane to Victoria?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of holiday homes near to airports. Airports with a large selection of rentals in Victoria are:

  • Echuca, VIC (ECH): 103 holiday houses
  • Warrnambool, VIC (WMB): 379 holiday houses
  • Bendigo, VIC (BXG): 126 holiday houses

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Victoria?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Victoria. From HomeAway travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 2,195 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 737 holiday rentals
  • Mount Hotham: 240 holiday rentals
  • Sorrento Front Beach: 3,056 holiday rentals
  • St. Kilda Beach: 2,212 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Victoria listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection of holiday homes.

Explore destinations around Victoria

Daylesford
505 holiday rentals
Howqua
78 holiday rentals
Healesville
255 holiday rentals
Halls Gap
125 holiday rentals
Melbourne City
2,063 holiday rentals
Bright
373 holiday rentals
Lorne
742 holiday rentals
Sorrento
1,891 holiday rentals
Rye
1,942 holiday rentals
Torquay
1,059 holiday rentals
Cowes
1,361 holiday rentals
Apollo Bay
303 holiday rentals
Lakes Entrance
168 holiday rentals
Ocean Grove
849 holiday rentals
Bendigo
111 holiday rentals
Inverloch
477 holiday rentals
Mornington
592 holiday rentals
Echuca
98 holiday rentals
Geelong
77 holiday rentals
Rosebud
2,216 holiday rentals