12 Apostles, Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Melbourne and The Great Ocean Rd

Victoria is home to one of the country’s most spectacular coastal drives.

The Great Ocean Road is a beautiful route that hugs the contours of the states rugged south coast, passing the Twelve Apostles. Further inland some of the richest pastoral lands in Australia provide the setting for regal old homesteads, giving the area a feel of the English countryside.

A range of National Parks offer fabulous bushwalking trails, great viewpoints and a multitude of wildlife and seasonal flowers. Unexpected aboriginal culture, wildlife from whales to penguins and koala plus world-class vineyards and of course the cosmopolitan, sporty and artistic city of Melbourne, all combine to make this region of Australia both exciting and surprising.

Skyline Towards Filnders Street Station, Melbourne, Australia
Melbourne, Australia
Webb Bridge, Melbourne, Australia
Webb Bridge, Melbourne


Victoria is home to Melbourne, Australia’s sporting capital. This bustling city is becoming a close competitor to Sydney, with its amazing architectural structures and beautiful coastal beaches. The beaches of Philip Island are home to the world-famous Penguin Parade, where Australia’s little penguins emerge from the sea at sunset and waddle to their burrows nestled in the sand dunes. A visit to this state is well combined with Tasmania, New South Wales or South Australia.


What do you really love doing? We can curate your itinerary especially for you to ensure you get the most out of your time in the region.

Koala hanging in tree

Bushfire Recovery

Join like minded people to assist in land rehabilitation activities in areas worst affected by bushfires. Unite with Steppes Travel in supporting the Koala Clancy Foundation – enjoy wildlife encounters whilst engaging in meaningful conservation projects such as tree planting, habitat maintenance and wildlife counts of species affected by the fires.

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Webb Bridge, Melbourne, Australia

Walking tour of Melbourne

Explore the boutiques and galleries of Melbourne with a local – a great way to get your bearings.

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Humpback whale jumping out of the water in Australia

Whale Viewing

Spot southern right whales on the Great Ocean Road from May to October.

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The Grampians in Victoria Australia

Grampians National Park

Do some walking amidst the rugged mountain scenery of the Grampians National Park, home to wildlife and seasonal flowers.

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Little Penguin, Hawley Beach, Tasmania, Australia

A Penguin Parade

Visit Philip Island, home to over 26,000 little penguins as well as important seabird colonies, dolphins, fur seals and migrating whales.

12 Apostles, Apollo Bay, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Drive the Great Ocean Rd

Spend a week driving one of the country’s most spectacular coastal routes, hugging the rugged south coast past the Twelve Apostles.

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Sports stadiums, Melbourne Aerial Skyline

A Sporting Experience

Plan your holiday to coincide with one of the many sporting events in the state of Victoria, from the Grand Prix to the Australian Tennis Open.

Koala, Australia

Koalas in the Wild

Search for and learn about koala, their history, social life and family, in the native bushland of the You Yangs

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Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Port Fairy, Great Ocean Road, Australia
Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel, Port Fairy, Australia

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel

Oscars Waterfront Boutique Hotel has just seven rooms, a grand drawing room, breakfast room and a veranda overlooking the marina of Port Fairy and the Moyne River.

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