Lying on the east side of Australia, Victoria, is one of the most visited places of this island continent. Many people travel to Victoria to know about its history, scenic beauty, local food and wine, or to take part in the major sport, fashion and cultural events. Packed into a compact area is a wealth of diverse regional areas and attractions. From beaches to national parks and forests crowded with wildlife, lakes and mountains offering skiing, hiking and climbing opportunities Victoria has it all. The state is packed with some fine and exquisite cultural attractions like museums, heritage sites etc. In Australia, Christmas and New Year's Eve are celebrated in full spirit. Festivities abound, including carol singing in city parks, stimulating sporting competitions, lively outdoor celebrations and world-class cultural events.
Melbourne and Victoria host some of Australia's most prestigious events throughout the year, including the Melbourne International Arts Festival, the Formula 1 Australian Grand Prix, the Spring Racing Carnival, the Australian Open Tennis Championships, the Melbourne International Comedy Festival and the Melbourne International Flower and Garden Show. Your taste buds will be rewarded with a number of food and wine events around the state.