Victoria is the smallest state on the Australian mainland. It is 227,600 sq km in size. About 5.7 million people live in Victoria.
Melbourne is the capital of the state of Victoria. It is the second largest city in Australia. Over 70% of the population of Victoria live in Melbourne. About 3.2 million people live in Melbourne.
Melbourne has many parks and gardens and is a very green city.
Great Ocean Road
The Great Ocean Road winds its way along the south-western coast of Victoria for 180 kms.
It is one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world winding its ways around ragged cliffs, windswept beaches, and tall buffs and passes through lush rainforest and eucalyptus.
The Dandenongs Ranges are located about 40 kilometres from Melbourne and form the southern potion of the Great Dividing Range. There are many lush fern gullies and eucaplypt forests within the Dandenongs.
The Puffing Billy steam railway runs through the Dandenong Ranges from Belgrave to Emerald. It's great fun. Sometimes we can hear its whistle from our garden as far away as Upper Beaconsfield.
The Healesville Sanctuary with its many native animals is very interesting place for a day out.