Victoria is the Australian State with the second largest population, but is also the smallest of the States on the Australian mainland. That's small by Australian standards of course; Victoria alone is roughly the size of the United Kingdom!
The capital city of Victoria is Melbourne, which is also the second most populous city in Australia. Melbourne sits around a large sheltered bay known as Port Phillip Bay (or just The Bay to locals). The Bay provides people living in Melbourne a weekend playground with swimming, boating and fishing popular activities.
Despite its relatively small size, the Victorian climate varies considerably, with the north of the State being much drier and warmer than the south. While snow is uncommon in most parts of Victoria, in the winter there are good falls in the mountains and snow skiing and boarding are popular with many Victorians.
Things to see and do in Victoria:
- The Melbourne Cup - the horse race that stops a nation (first Tuesday in November)
- Ride a Tram in Melbourne
- Take a drive down the Great Ocean Road
- Visit the Gold Fields and pan for gold