Victoria Quick City Guide: L - T

Our quick guide and links to all the Accredited Information Centers in the towns and cities in the wonderfully diverse state of Victoria. 

Lakes Entrance

Situated in the centre of Australia’s largest inland network of waterways, Lakes Entrance is a popular holiday spot in the Gippsland region. You can cross the footbridge to the popular Ninety Mile Beach, go cruising on the lakes, take a walk along one of Victoria best kept secrets.  Discover East Gippland

Lorne

Lorne is a picture-perfect holiday destination along Victoria’s Surf Coast. It not only offers a great place to relax and rejuvenate, enjoy fresh seafood and aromatic coffee, but also to discover its stunning natural beauty. Don’t miss the nearby Erskine Falls, where dense rainforest will take you back into a prehistoric world. Visit Great Ocean Road  Lorne is home to the Famous Pier to Pub Biggest open sea swimming competition with 5000 competitors.

Mallacoota

Surrounded by the beautiful Croajingolong National Park, Mallacoota is a quiet holiday town situated on the far south-eastern tip of Victoria. An abundance of birds – including ibis, pelicans, cormorants and kingfishers – inhabit this natural paradise. There are also some fantastic surf beaches near town. East Gippsland Information.

Mansfield

Mansfield is the gateway to the Mt Buller Ski Resort and other nearby mountains. It is also within easy reach of Lake Eildon and the Mansfield State Forest, making it a popular holiday destination all year around. Mansfield is also the home of Victoria’s traditional cattlemen and horseback riding is a popular activity in the region. The High Country Information

Mildura

The outback town of Mildura was brought into life through an early irrigation system that turned the once barren region into rich and fertile farmland. To many travellers,Mildura appears like an oasis with its lush palms and citrus trees. Its fresh produce has created the stage for the towns numerous award winning restaurants and wineries. Information Centre

Orbost

With a stunning coastal scenery to the south, picturesque mountains to the north and the Snowy River running right through town, Orbost has a very fortunate location. There are plenty of outdoor activities around: Cycle along the Snowy River, enjoy a hike through the Snowy River National Park or enjoy the fresh air at the Cape Conran Coastal Park. Discover East Gippsland

Port Campbell

Once a sleepy fishing town, the nearby Twelve Apostles and other attractions along the famous Great Ocean Road have turned Port Campbell into a peaceful and friendly holiday destination. You can go for a swim at Port Campbell Beach or take a hike on the Port Campbell Discovery Walk. Visit Great Ocean Road

Port Fairy

The attractive fishing village of Port Fairy just west of the famous Great Ocean Road continues to draw visitors with its old-world charm, beautifully renovated cottages, old stone churches and its wide streets seamed with Norfolk pines. Watch the action on the busy fishing port or take a cruise out to the seal colony on Lady Julia Percy Island. Port Fairy - Moyne shire   The Port Fairy Music Festival is always worth a weekend away

Sale

Sale marks the start of the vast Gippsland Lakes region. The city prospers on the nearby oil and gas fields in the Bass Straight. The redeveloped Port of Sale has a thriving café and restaurant scene. The unique Australian black swan is home to the lakes near Sale and has become an icon for the town. Discover East Gippsland

Seymour

The town of Seymour proudly displays its historic treasures at the Seymour Railway Heritage Centre. The area has been an important military base for over 100 years and served as a training place for troops during World War II. The town is situated on the banks of the Goulburn River. Information Centre

Shepparton

Hosting a large number of conference and sporting events each year, Shepparton has a large range of modern accommodation and top-class restaurants. The kids will love the KidsTown Playground featuring a miniature railway, giant slides, tree houses, a fruit bin maze and plenty more. Also Shepparton Art Museum  Discovershepparton

Sorrento

Sorrento is spectacularly located at the tip of the Mornington Peninsula, where the Port Phillip meets the Bass Straight. With calm and family-friendly bayside beaches as well as major surfing beaches, Sorrento has the best for everyone. Take a stroll along Ocean Beach Road to soak in the town’s pleasant holiday resort atmosphere. Mornington Peninsula Tourism

Stawell

Stawell is the eastern gateway to the Grampians National Park and the proud home of the Stawell Gift, Australia’s most prestigious footrace. The race has been run since the late 19th century. Take a trip out to the beautiful scenery around Bunjil’s Shelter, an accessible cave with Aboriginal paintings. Northern Grampians Natures Play Ground

Swan Hill

Situated on the banks of the Murray River in the heart of Victoria's food bowl, Swan Hill offers plenty of boating and fishing opportunities as well as fine food and wine. The town made its fortune on thriving crops on the riverbanks. The Pioneer Settlement Open-Air Museum gives you a glimpse of life in the olden days. Swan Hill Region Information Centres

Torquay

Torquay marks the eastern end of the Great Ocean Road and the start of Victoria's Surf Coast. The quiet resort town is the heart of Australia's surf industry and home to some of the world's most renowned surf beaches – including the legendary Bells Beach. Every Easter the world’s top surfers gather here for the prestigious Rip Curl Pro. The Great Ocean Road

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