Last year was a rough one for Victoria. You know that, of course. You saw the news. You either live there or you know someone who does. Victorians had a rough ride.
But there's light at the end of the tunnel, because this great state is once again open for business, and its residents are ready to welcome visitors. Now is the time for tourists to head back to Victoria, to experience everything that makes it wonderful, that makes it beautiful, that makes it unique.
We're talking meals at some of Australia's best restaurants, events like concerts and sports games, trips down the Mornington Peninsula, drives down the Great Ocean Road, journeys up into the High Country, sojourns through the south. And we're talking Melbourne – friendly, lovely, effortlessly cool Melbourne.
Victoria has so much to offer, and surely there has never been a better time to get in there and experience it.
On this episode of Flight of Fancy: the Traveller.com.au podcast, host Ben Groundwater is joined by Victoria residents and fellow Traveller writers Belinda Jackson and Penny Watson to talk about the "Garden State", the "Education State", the "Place to Be", if you believe the number plates. They're talking about Melbourne and Milawa, Beechworth and Ballarat, Warrnambool and Wodonga, covering the big-hitting attractions, and some places you've probably never heard of before.