Things to do in Victoria, Australia

Published: February 1, 2023.
Written by: Jason - Destination Specialist, Calgary

From spectacular coastal scenes along the renowned Great Ocean Road to wildlife experiences not far from Melbourne city, Victoria has so much to discover!

Downunder Travel has your back when finding vacation packages from Canada to your dream trip to Victoria, Australia! We’ll learn why it is a dream destination for many travellers bugs. Here are our # things to visit and do in Victoria, Australia.

Melbourne Coffee

If you are a coffee lover in Canada (Tim Hortons!), a vacation package to Victoria, Australia, might be the thing for you. Its state capital Melbourne is known worldwide for having the best coffee! You might want to purchase Australia’s signature coffee – the ‘Flat White’ – in the city with some of the world’s best coffee baristas for your morning pick-me-up.

The vibrant city of Melbourne is also the state’s hub of

  • Culture
  • Sports
  • Events
  • Rooftop restaurants
  • Cobbled hidden arcades
  • Unique shopping boutiques and more.

Mornington Peninsula

If you want to get away from the busy city of Melbourne, find a vacation package that can take you to the Mornington Peninsula, just an hour away!

Famously known for its wineries and produce, this lovely day trip attracts travellers with its beautiful walking trails on the peninsula. There are colourful, stylish shacks along the beach at Mount Martha that shouldn’t be missed! There is also Sorento, a town nearby with the famous Peninsular Hot Spring.

Torquay and the Great Ocean Road

Torquay and the Great Ocean Road is something you must add to your vacation package from Canada. Torquay is considered the gateway to the great ocean road, but it’s also famous for its surf beaches.

The Great Ocean Road is famously known as the backdrop of many commercials because of its stunning coastal and mountain views.

The Carlton Gardens

If you want to see some breathtaking Victorian landscapes, then a short walk from the Melbourne city centre to the Carlton Gardens is where you need to go.

The Royal Exhibition Building is a checklist for architecture enthusiasts, and there are also three major fountains in the complex to see. You might also spot some Australian wildlife in the area, such as kookaburras, possums and even bats, if you wander off the Carlton Gardens at night during your vacation!


If you’re a Canadian into vintage and alternative sub-cultures, you must add Fitzroy to your vacation package to Victoria, Australia. This place’s atmosphere thrives with many things, from live music events to local markets, art exhibitions and more.

Not to mention, Fitzroy has some of the most delicious international restaurants. The in.cube8r Fitzroy Emporium and Gallery is also a must-see if you’re looking for many handmade goods like clothing, candles, art and jewellery!

Explore Victoria, Australia

These are just a few things we recommend when it comes to Victoria, Australia vacation packages. There are plenty of things to see and do, which is why we offer several vacation packages from Canada. Whether you are a nature, history, or city life person, there’s something for everyone.

But that’s not all; with Downunder Travel, you can customize and build your trip! Let us help you and your loved ones get the best experience in Victoria, Australia.