5 Must-Do Activities in Victoria During Christmas

From exploring Bendigo's historic landscapes to swimming with dolphins in Geelong, there's something for everyone in Victoria.
23 Dec 2022
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Stuck for things to do this Christmas? Why not visit Victoria, Australia? We've put together a list of the top 5 things for you to do... from exploring Bendigo's historic landscapes to swimming with dolphins in Geelong, there's something for everyone in Victoria.

1. Swim with the dolphins in Geelong

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Experience the beauty of Port Phillip Bay Marine National Park by taking a cruise and meeting some of the local marine animals. From October to May, you can go on guided snorkelling tours departing from Queenscliff and get up close and personal with playful seals and friendly dolphins. In the shallow and protected waters, you'll see a variety of colorful fish, followed by a visit to Chinaman's Hat, a temporary home to 30-40 young Australian Fur Seals. Afterwards, you can search for dolphins to swim with and have an unforgettable experience.

2. Discover the stories of Bendigo's Streetscapes

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Discover historic streetscapes from the 1850s that have been largely unchanged over the years. These tree-lined footpaths and streets, surrounded by wooden, bluestone, and sandstone heritage buildings, welcome all visitors. While exploring this illustrious historical setting with grand architecture, heritage buildings, wide streets, and European gardens, you can shop for rare gold era antiques and chic collectibles from the 1900s. You can also dine alfresco in beautiful rear gardens or beneath the ornately detailed verandas that line the old streets of Bendigo.

3. Enjoy a family day out in the sun at Bright Brewery

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Located in the center of town with a view of the Ovens River, Bright Brewery offers a variety of mountain-crafted beer for any occasion. Enjoy the breathtaking alpine environment of Bright as you sample the beer, take a tour of the brewery, and finish your day off with some delicious food to pair with your drink.

4. Explore your adventurous s(l)ide at Adventure Park Geelong

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If you're traveling with children during the summer, we highly recommend visiting Adventure Park Geelong, a thrilling water park with water slides, action rides, and exciting events. The whole family will be able to enjoy unlimited rides all day long. The Christmas Lights Festival, Victoria's largest, comes to life with three million lights and over a thousand dazzling light installations. Kids can visit the elves' workshop to write a letter to Santa and post it at the North Pole post office, create a souvenir at the Christmas craft bauble decorating station, have their faces painted, or meet Santa himself. All of this is available at Adventure Park Geelong.

5. Enjoy the Alpine Region at Ringer Reef Winery

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This family-owned winery in Bright was founded in 1998, and thanks to its ideal climate, good soil, and stunning views, it has produced some truly exceptional wines for guests to enjoy. The winery is located on a hillside overlooking Mount Buffalo National Park and Buckland Valley, providing a peaceful setting for you to relax and sample some of the most popular handmade wines directly from the vineyard.

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