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Destination guide

Relax with a luxury coastal holiday in Victoria resorts

Victoria is the closest Australian state to Tasmania, so there's easy access whether you're looking to travel by air or by sea. Similar to New South Wales, finding luxury accommodation in Tasmania is easy from Victoria as the sheer size of the area contains plenty of options. Given the popularity of the region for travellers, most luxurious accommodation options are less on the affordable side of the spectrum. The coastal region closest to Tasmania is particularly nice as the Great Ocean Highway alone is home to numerous attractions and geological features such as the Twelve Apostles.

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.

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 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 12,345 holiday rentals near Victoria. From 91 Farmhouses to 778 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.com.au travellers, the popular destinations to visit are:

  • Rye: 1,905 holiday rentals
  • Cowes: 1,248 holiday rentals
  • Lorne: 716 holiday rentals
  • Ocean Grove: 824 holiday rentals
  • Bright: 404 holiday rentals

HomeAway.com.au 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:

  • Rye: 1,905 holiday homes
  • Cowes: 1,248 holiday homes
  • Lorne: 716 holiday homes
  • Ocean Grove: 824 holiday homes
  • Bright: 404 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:

  • Warrnambool, VIC (WMB): 344 holiday houses
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon): 745 holiday houses
  • Stawell, VIC (SWC): 121 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.com.au offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places to visit in Victoria. From HomeAway.com.au travellers, the more popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Melbourne Central: 1,986 holiday rentals
  • Dandenong Ranges National Park: 688 holiday rentals
  • Mildura Golf Resort: 67 holiday rentals
  • Echuca Moama Tourist Centre: 88 holiday rentals
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 1,996 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Victoria listed on HomeAway.com.au 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

Rye
1,905 holiday rentals
Cowes
1,248 holiday rentals
Lorne
716 holiday rentals
Ocean Grove
824 holiday rentals
Bright
404 holiday rentals
Daylesford
466 holiday rentals
Sorrento
1,852 holiday rentals
Apollo Bay
307 holiday rentals
Fairhaven
825 holiday rentals
Halls Gap
112 holiday rentals
Blairgowrie
1,847 holiday rentals
Aireys Inlet
824 holiday rentals
Torquay
942 holiday rentals
Port Fairy
264 holiday rentals
Inverloch
496 holiday rentals
Anglesea
815 holiday rentals
Rosebud
2,169 holiday rentals
Mount Martha
984 holiday rentals
Echuca
85 holiday rentals
Dromana
1,885 holiday rentals