Regional Victoria offers some world-class wineries, stunning coastlines, natural scenery, national parks and plenty of beautiful towns. If you have never experienced the famous Australian country, why not pack your bags, jump in the car and enjoy a road trip around regional Victoria. Whilst you’re visiting, tick off a great range of fun and exhilarating things to do in regional Victoria. From exhilarating skydives and 4WD driving, to beautiful getaway packages and winery tours, you’ll find the perfect range of experiences on RedBalloon.
Places to visit in Regional NSW
Regional Victoria is made up of plenty of amazing cities and destinations that are worth exploring. Whether you’re a local who wants to explore their own backyard or your looking for your next getaway destination, there are some pretty spectacular areas to experience. Discover below our favourite regional Victoria areas to visit.
Located almost 2 hours from Melbourne, Bendigo is known for its rich history and also as being the Ceramic Centre of Victoria. There is so many things to do in Bendigo from learning about its gold rush to simply exploring everything this region has to offer. One of the best ways to explore this city is with a luxurious glamping stay from RedBalloon. You’ll get to explore the surrounding vineyards, natural bushland plus all the city attractions.
Located in the Central Highlands of Victoria, Ballarat is the third-largest city in Victoria and in-land Australia. Roughly 90 minutes drive from Melbourne, there are plenty of things to do in Ballarat, perfect for the day or a getaway. This city is known for its history, culture and well-preserved Victorian-era heritage so there is plenty to discover whilst visiting. From Sovereign Hill Open-Air Museum passes to V8 buggy driving, you’ll find the best Ballarat activities on RedBalloon.
This small town in central Victoria has plenty of amazing things to do and see. Located around 90 minutes in-land from Melbourne, it’s the perfect spot for a day trip that’ll immerse you in the countryside! From luxurious country getaways to indulging high teas, you’ll find the best things to do in Strath Creek on RedBalloon.
Over 3 hours in-land from Melbourne, King Valley is a renowned wine-producing and agricultural region in Victoria. With its beautiful vineyards and natural surroundings, you’ll find plenty of amazing things to do in King Valley. One of the best things to tick off your list in this region is a breath-taking sunrise hot air balloon flight. Take in spectacular views of vineyards and fields, Mt Buffalo and the High Country beyond as you pleasantly soar above the clouds.
Known as the birthplace of viniculture, this district is now renowned for excellent wineries. Located around 2 hours and 30 minutes from Melbourne, pack your bags and hit the road to soak up everything this regional Victoria region has to offer. From guided wine tasting tours to cheese and wine matching experiences, you’ll find the best things to do in Great Western on RedBalloon.
Things to do in Regional Victoria
If you’re visiting regional Victoria then you’ll want to enjoy the best things to do there! RedBalloon offers the best experiences, perfect for exploring the beautiful regions and countryside of this state. To help make finding the right activity for you easier, list below are some of our top-selling experiences in these areas.
- Rally drive with hot laps experience: this WRX rally combo gives you the chance to experience a driving experience different to any other. You will drive WRX Rally Car for 12 laps around our rally track, then jump in the passenger seat for a hot lap experience you’ll never forget.
- Overnight winery escape with dinner and breakfast for 2 people: this warm and welcoming winery sits in the heart of the Macedon Ranges wine country. Leave the city behind and unwind with this intimate and peaceful overnight winery escape for two. There’s dinner included and a full country breakfast too, making it ideal for a romantic weekend for two.
- Country estate high tea: enjoy a Sunday afternoon tea party on a historic country estate, only an hour’s drive from Melbourne. Savour traditional high tea delicacies including ribbon sandwiches, scones, cakes and endless tea and coffee. You’ll love spending the afternoon at this picturesque country estate located in Strath Creek.
- Winemaker’s secret art of blending in Tabilk: the art of winemaking is in the blending. The motto being that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts. Guided by a wine ambassador you will start with individual wines and blend them to create a wine that is truly yours. A 750ml bottle of your blend will be yours to take away.
With our range of experiences and things to do, you can tick off the best Regional Victoria attractions from your must-see list. Don’t know which experience to pick? Don’t worry, you can always choose a gift voucher and decide later. A gift voucher can be used to purchase any experience or product in Regional Victoria including any accommodation available on RedBalloon. Find out more about our gift vouchers.
Now that you’ve explored all the amazing regional Victoria activities, why not check out the rest of the state? There is so much to see and do in Victoria that are definitely worth ticking off your list at the same time. Discover an amazing range of experiences in the Yarra Valley, the Mornington Peninsula, the Great Ocean Road and more destinations.
If you’re visiting regional Victoria, we definitely recommend exploring the capital city of Melbourne whilst you are there. There are so many amazing things to do in Melbourne from fine dining restaurants to exhilarating flying experiences, you’ll be able to enjoy everything this vibrant city has to offer.