For such a small Australian state, Victoria has a lot to offer in
luxury tours, luxury holidays and luxury accommodation. From skiing
packages at Mt Buller or Falls Creek to scuba diving round the 19th
century wrecks in Port Philip Bay, there is something for everyone's
In the west of the State, explore the Grampians, or the
Gariwerds as they are traditionally known, where you will discover over
60 different sites depicting traditional Aboriginal drawings. For one
of the most spectacular drives in Australia, take a luxury tour down
the Great Ocean Road. A different view awaits you at every turn. Enjoy
the sandstone apparitions, affectionately known as the Twelve Apostles,
standing tall and proud at the edge of the water.
To enjoy this
region at your leisure, stay at Mantra Deep Blue, set on a little
peninsula between Stingray and Lady Bays. This unique luxury resort
makes use of a natural mineral aquifer which lays several hundred
metres below the buildings. Enjoy the heated pool, treat yourself to a
massage or pamper package. After a long day sightseeing, hop into the
private spa therapy pool to completely relax. The two bedroom deluxe
suite has a queen and king size bed, all modern technology and a
generous balcony overlooking this fabulous coastline. Enjoy your wedding in one of the large function rooms and stay on for your luxury honeymoon.
at Mantra Deep Blue, scuba dive through twenty metre high kelp forests,
swim into caves and revel in the variety and abundance of fish. This
rugged coastline is protected by several marine parks and has some of
the best diving in Australia. Come in winter and see the magnificent
Southern Right Whales and enjoy the steeplechase and horse racing
carnival. Take in the folk festival in March or the sprint car classic
in January. There is always plenty to do here for your luxury vacation
on the southern coast of Victoria.
Just an hour's drive from
Melbourne, you will find a whole range of pleasurable activities. The
Mornington Peninsula offers secluded beaches, fantastic golf courses
and spectacular fishing. Check out the local wineries and sample some
fine food from this rich and fertile region by buying direct from the
farm gate or side stall. Visit the Fairy Penguins on Philip Island a
stone's throw away. Swim with the dolphins at Sorrento and afterwards
indulge yourself in one of the sidewalk cafes or excellent restaurants.
your luxury hotel on the Peninsula, stay at Peppers Moonah Links
Resort. Known for its eighteen hole championship golf course, it also
offers badminton, croquet, tennis and volleyball. Work out at the gym,
take a swim or just laze round the pool. This luxury resort has been
designed to mould with the rolling sand dunes and each suite has views
over the golf course or sculptured gardens. All luxury suites come with
all modern technology and are spacious and fully equipped.
after all that golfing and sight-seeing? Then spend some time at the
Endota Spa and pamper yourself with a massage. For something completely
different, book in for the spa's signature treatment where you will be
bathed with your own blend of aromatherapy oils, smothered in honey and
wrapped in clay. Finally, be rinsed off with waves of water... a truly
Victoria is a great place to visit for your luxury holiday in that special luxury accommodation.
Karen Cooke is a professional consultant with Travel Associates, an
exclusive Australian travel agency catering to the premium travel
market. More helpful travel tips and suggestions are available at http://www.travel-associates.com.au.