When it come to accommodation for tourists, the state of Victoria is one of the leaders in the country. The city of Melbourne is the states capital and the second biggest city in Australia. it is known as the cultural center of Australia and is famous for its shopping, restaurants and its passionate support for every sporting event known to man especially Australian Rules Football. Melbourne CBD is especially popular with tourists and some of the closer suburbs to the CBD are also very popular. The StKilda Rd precinct to the west of the city center and many of the bay side suburbs also have lots of accommodation. The boutique hotel industry around Melbourne is the country's best.
Surrounding Melbourne are some of Victoria's best tourist areas. Close to the city on its south eastern boundary is the beautiful Mornington Peninsula. This region lies along the eastern shore of Port Phillip Bay and is famous as a wine growing district and waterfront holiday playground. Off the southern coastline here is Phillip Island and it is a wildlife sanctuary where many koala and fairy penguins can be seen in their natural state. On the western shores of Port Phillip bay is the city of Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula which is the gateway to the Great Ocean Road. The great Ocean Road is a world famous attraction with its spectacular coastal scenery and towns along its length like Lorne, Apollo Bay, Warnambool and Port Fairy all provide adequate accommodation for travelers exploring the region. Many traveler touring along the great Ocean Road come from South Australia or are on their way there to see the Barossa Valley and Kangaroo Island. All of these regions have plenty of first class accommodation for tourists and visitors.
To the north of Melbourne are three popular tourist regions. The Dandenong ranges, the Yarra Valley and states alpine regions are among the states most popular to visit. In the alpine regions, places like Mount Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek have wonderful skiing and snowboarding resorts as well as lots of on snow accommodation. Surrounding towns like Bright, Mount Beauty and Mansfield also provide lots of accommodation alternatives. These regions also attract many snow sport lovers from neighboring New South Wales. The Yarra Valley is full of fantastic wineries and boutique hotels that cater for the weekend away market out of Melbourne.
No matter where you go in Victoria, you will find excellent accommodation that will cater for any visitors needs.