Spectacular autumn colours in Melbourne, Victoria: Chapter 3

Spectacular autumn colours in Melbourne, Victoria: Chapter 3

Text by: Visit Victoria & Fabian Ooi / Photos Courtesy of Visit Victoria - 21 November 2023

Wherever you travel in Victoria this autumn, you’re sure to discover the season’s finest.

Walking Trails for Everyone

Take a slow stroll along coastal walks with stunning views. Hike the full Great Ocean Walk or head south to Wilsons Promontory National Park for a gentler walking experience. Victoria’s views are worth the trip. With breathtaking scenery across a whole range of terrains, there are options for casual walkers and serious hikers alike.

Great Ocean WalkGreat Ocean Walk

Great Ocean Walk 
The Great Ocean Walk is a one-way, long-distance walk extending just over 110km. This once-in-a-lifetime hike will take you eight days. Alternatively, you can sample sections on a range of short, day, or multi-day hikes. Stretching from the seaside village of Apollo Bay west to the 12 Apostles, the Great Ocean Walk passes along a dramatic coastline of soaring cliffs and remote beaches, with tangents exploring giant eucalypt forests full of kangaroos, wallabies and koalas, and meandering estuaries brimming with birdlife.

GrampiansGrampians Peaks Trail

Walking and hiking at Grampians 
Explore the Grampians region’s spectacular natural beauty on foot. Discover some of the most awe-inspiring wilderness in the state on a short gentle stroll or test your stamina with a hike through the Grand Canyon up to The Pinnacle or trek through heathy woodland to stunning views of Mount Abrupt. For something a bit less strenuous, wander out to spectacular Mackenzie Falls or revel in sweeping views of Victoria Valley from The Balconies, located just 30 minutes from Reed Lookout. For an unforgettable hiking experience, take the Grampians Peaks Trail on a three-day, two-night trek where rugged mountain peaks, rocky gullies and breathtaking panoramic views dominate this route.

Wilsons Promontory National ParkWilsons Promontory National Park

Wilsons Promontory’s Great Prom Walk 
Fondly known as ‘The Prom’, Wilsons Promontory is one of Victoria’s best loved national parks. Situated at the southernmost tip of mainland Australia, you will find spectacular scenery of granite mountains, native forests, rainforest, sweeping beaches and coastlines. From sun-drenched summer beaches to secluded winter walks among rainforest, the Prom has something for everyone. The Great Prom Walk takes in the best of everything at Wilsons Promontory, stretching from 35.5 to 52.8km and between 3–4 days to complete, depending on your time and energy.

Five Acres Farm Stay

Reconnect with Nature

Balgownie Estate Bendigo
Balgownie Bendigo’s ultimate safari tents offer a glamping experience like no other. Relax in your own private bath on a deck with a bottle of sparkling cuvee. Each safari tent is furnished with glamping essentials including a comfortable queen size bed, split system air conditioning and mini bar, own kitchenette and ensuite facilities. Enjoy luxury glamping and relax in comfort under a canopy of stars!

Balgownie Estate BendigoSky Pods

Sky Pods Great Ocean Road
Relax in luxurious architecturally designed self-contained pods, situated on a 200 acre, off-grid wildlife refuge property on the rugged coast of Cape Otway. This picturesque getaway features floor-to-ceiling windows that take in sweeping views of the Southern Ocean, as well as the surrounding coastal rainforest, with the Great Ocean Walk, Station Beach and Rainbow Falls all within walking distance.

Five Acres Phillip Island
The cabins at Five Acres offer unprecedented luxury experiences on Phillip Island with uninterrupted sweeping views over Western Port Bay. Soak in the view from the handcrafted concrete outdoor bath, cosy up by the log fire and indulge in delicious grazing platters with locally made wine. Get close to nature and unwind in stunning style.

Five Acres Farm StayFive Acres Farm Stay


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