A Weekend in Lorne

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About Lorne Lorne is a stunning seaside town located along the famous Great Ocean Road and is approximately 2.5 hours drive from Melbourne. This area is part of the Otway Coast and traditional lands of the Indigenous Gadubanud peoples. The first European settler arrived in Lorne in 1849 and began subdividing the land thereafter. It […]

A Weekend in Mt. Macedon

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About Mt. Macedon Mount Macedon is a quaint township located approximately 1 hour drive north-west of Melbourne. The town’s natural beauty is emphasized by sitting at the foot of a mountain rising over 1000m above sea level; also named Mt Macedon. With a small population of around 1500 people, the town has historically homed Melbourne’s […]

A Weekend in Wilsons Promontory

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About the Area Wilsons Promontory National Park is one of the top rated National Parks in Australia and most definitely in the state of Victoria. Located approximately 3 hours drive from Melbourne, this peninsula forms the southernmost tip of mainland Australia. The Indigenous Koori people occupied the land long before the arrival of Europeans in […]

A Weekend in Ballarat, Victoria

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Heritage Ballarat is the largest city in country Victoria and located approximately 1.5 hours drive from Melbourne. The name originates from the Indigenous Wathawurung people who called the area ‘Balla-arat’, meaning ‘Good Resting Place’. Settled in 1837 this township has a strong connection to its historical past from the Victorian and Edwardian eras. Ballarat marks […]

A Weekend in Bright, Victoria

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A 3.5 hour drive from Melbourne and situated at the base of the Alpine Country, Bright is a great weekend spot no matter what time of year it is. How it came to be Hamilton Hume and William Hovell first explored the area in 1824, which was when they named the nearby Ovens River. Bright […]



Gippsland is a region full of natural wonder and fun for all the family. From the 600 square kms of Lakes to the Alpine Hills, there is not a bad time to visit Gippsland. Here are some of our favourite places to see in Gippsland: Inverloch Inverloch is a hidden gem between Phillip Island and […]

The Best Wildlife Spots in Victoria

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Victoria may be one of the smaller states in Australia, but it boasts a diverse variety of stunning landscapes each of which is home to some of Australia’s unique and iconic wildlife. With so many diverse opportunities in a relatively small area, Victoria is a haven for wildlife lovers (and kids) to explore! Phillip Island […]

Indigenous Cultural Sites

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Victoria has a rich Indigenous heritage, with around 39 different languages being spoken before European settlement. There is evidence to suggest that there has been life here for up to 40,000 years. Gaining an understanding of the fascinating Indigenous cultures of this land is key to understanding the story of Australia. Here are some of […]

Long Weekend Getaways in Victoria

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Here in Victoria, we’re very fortunate to have 11 public holidays annually, which allows for a lot of long weekends – the perfect amount of time for a road-trip to remember, whether it’s with family, friends, a corporate retreat or more. At Victorian Bus Charters, we’re proudly local – local knowledge, local operations and local […]

Victoria’s Highlights

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There is more to Victoria than Melbourne with so much to explore around the state. From nature lovers to the young and young at heart, there is so much waiting to be discovered. The most iconic destination is the Great Ocean Road. This 243km road along the south-west coast of Victoria will leave you in […]