Victoria is one of the most visited states in Australia, and this is due primarily to the glorious Great Ocean Drive, the Yarra Valley wine region, and the hip city of Melbourne. But beyond these stellar attractions, you will find a region peppered with magnificent national parks, unspoiled beaches, and range of important indigenous sites. Kick off your tour in Melbourne, the cultural capital of the country, where you can explore the pop-up bars, exclusive restaurants, swanky bars, and exciting entertainment venues. Visit popular museums and galleries like National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Museum, as well as colonial heritage sites like Captain Cook’s Cottage. Just beyond Melbourne you can escape along the celebrated Great Ocean Road - one of the most spectacular coastal drives in the world. Then discover the charms of the Yarra Valley, a wine-lover's dream, filled with award-winning wineries and vaunted restaurants. Taste some of the very best sparkling wines and Pinot Noirs in all of Australia. For hiking opportunities, visit the soaring peaks of the Grampians, just northwest of Melbourne, where there is also evidence of ancient Aboriginal rock art. For those seeking beaches, a visit to the Mornington Peninsula is a must. Other highlights in the state include Gippsland, where you can admire the detailed stalactites and calcite-rimmed pools of the Royal Cave.