The Australian state Victoria is situated in the south-east parts of the continent. The state borders New South Wales on the north and it borders South Australia on the west. The Bass Strait, which connects the Indian Ocean to the Pacific Ocean and separates the state from the Tasmania Island is situated in the south. The state occupies a total area of more than 237,000 square kilometers, which makes it the sixth largest one in Australia.
The state Victoria is quite a “green” state, and its landscape does not have anything in common with the dry and red desert in the inner part of the continent. The east and south parts of the state are mainly occupied by the Australian Alps. Most parts of the mountain are covered by thick and fresh rain forests from local tree species, especially by eucalyptus. Among the lavish greenery there are cuddled small and cool ponds with fresh water, and on the slopes there are many large and fast mountain rivers.
The forests in the west part of the state are significantly fewer, giving some place to fertile farms and farmlands, but the landscape is still green and fresh. The provincial landscape is complemented by huge flocks of sheep that graze the low green grass. In the north-west part of Victoria the landscape gradually becomes drier and the vast green spaces give way to dry grass and bushes.
The most remarkable part of the Victoria state is its spectacular and beautiful coastline. Here you can find magical beaches with great sand, secluded bays with calm waters but you can also visit some of the cliffs that rise to more than 50 feet above the restless waters of the Bass Strait that can really give you chills.
Victoria is one of the most densely populated Australian states thanks to several reasons. First, the weather conditions here are quite similar to the ones in Europe. Second, the state has once been one of the “hottest” points of the continent during the Australian gold rush. The fact that Melbourne has been the most important financial centre of the continent also played an important part. The state also has the second most powerful economics in Australia. Victoria is very well-developed and has excellent infrastructure, powerful agriculture and farming and high life standard.
When should we visit Victoria, Australia?
The weather here changes rapidly, so you should know that it can change your travel plans literally in the last moment. And still, the weather from November to March is more stable, the temperatures are quite pleasant and the rainy days are significantly fewer.
What should you definitely try when going to Victoria, Australia?
Victoria is attractive destination for culinary tourism, and the reason is not only the great variety of cultures that are mixed there, but also the high quality of the local products. The state also stands out with its excellent restaurants and very rich coffee culture. So, in order to reach to the true flavor of Victoria, Australia there are several things that you definitely should not miss when you are here. Some of these things are the high-quality diary products and different types of cheese that are manufactured in the local farms, as well as the great variety of seafood and fragrant wines from the sunny vineyards of the state. Be sure you try a cup of coffee and enjoy the unique taste of real eucalyptus honey.
What should you not miss?
Take some time and visit the modern metropolis Melbourne. Also, make sure you visit Port Campbell and some of the unique national parks of Victoria, which are famous for the magnificent mixture of landscapes – an ocean, a dessert, a rain forest, mountains, and so on.
Author Bio: Jack Sheamus likes to travel and visit different destinations around the world. During the last couple of years he lives in London and works for http://www.shinylondon.co.uk/deep-cleaning-peckham-se15/ but still spends his vacations abroad, exploring new horizons.