If long-haul seems like a chore, there's a wealth of wonderful attractions just a short ride from Sydney and Melbourne, writes Anthony Dennis.
Dugald Jellie leaves resort life behind for the solitude and adventure of cross-country skiing in Victoria's wilderness.
You reach Smoko, in the beautiful Ovens Valley, just before Harrietville.
Anthony Noack braves a tricky ascent, unpredictable weather and an old knee injury to climb Victoria's highest peak.
With its natural beauty and wealth of attractions, it doesn't cost a fortune to enjoy the Garden State, writes Sandy Guy.
Sue Wallace is seduced by mountain air at the High Country's Casa Luna.
For the notoriously difficult to impress, Lee Atkinson recommends ghost tours, adventure and urban grit.
Sue Wallace goes indoors to discover some of Victoria's most inviting firesides.
Not just for skiing, Victoria's north-eastern corner features scenic mountains and lakes perfect for hiking, cycling or scenic driving. Fuel up on locally produced food and there's also some great wineries.