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Australia's Smallest Mainland State but There's Much to See and Do in Victoria

By February 6, 2013

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It may be Australia's smallest mainland state but Victoria has much to brag about — just don't tell New South Wales, or any other Australian state or territory, that.

Actually, the smallness of Victoria's land area works to its advantage in that visitor destinations are close to one another, and to Melbourne, so it's more than just feasible to drive from one place to another.

Vineyards are close to Melbourne and two of the state's most popular attractions — Phillip Island and the penguin parade and the Great Ocean Road to the Twelve Apostles — are just a couple of hours' drive over scenic roads.

As for major events, well, there are the world-class Australian Open, the Melbourne Cup and surfing competitions at Bells Beach.

And yes, there's more to see and do...

Photo: Fairy penguins on Phillip Island © Tourism Victoria

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