Down in southeastern Australia, Victoria is the most densely populated state in the entire country, and is the smallest state on the mainland. Melbourne, the second largest city in Australia, is found here.
Aborigines known as Koori once made up the entire population of this region, and it was not until 18788 that Europeans arrived. Sullivan Bay was the region’s first settlement, taking advantage of the useful seaside. A lucky settler struck gold, and the 1850’s and 60’s brought in a flood of people, searching for their own piece of the pie. Melbourne’s population skyrocketed, and the city became the capital of Australia for many years.
The region today is still blossoming, though the economy has taken a hit in recent years. There is a high unemployment rate right now in Victoria, the highest in Australia.
One of the best things to do in all of Australia is to travel on the Great Ocean Road. You will be blown away by the unbelievable seaside, with new creatures and vistas to discover around every twist and turn.
In Melbourne, head to the National Gallery of Victoria, where famous artists from around the world come to showcase their art.
Depending on where you’re coming from or heading to, Melbourne’s International Airport might be your best bet. To get around, you can take advantage of public transportation, though renting a four wheel drive vehicle is highly recommended for getting to out of the way places.