Cheap flights to Victoria

Victoria is a state in the south-east of Australia. Just like Queensland, Victoria is named after the Queen Victoria, the monarch when it was established in the year 1851. Victoria is known to be Australia's most densely populated state and it is also the second-most populous state overall. Most of the concentration of its population is concentrated in the area surrounding Port Phillip Bay, where you can find the metropolitan area of its capital and largest city, Melbourne, which is Australia's second-largest city. Victoria is geographically the smallest state on the Australian mainland and is bordered by Bass Strait and Tasmania to the south, New South Wales to the north, the Tasman Sea to the east, and South Australia to the west.

Victoria's economy is highly diverse and its service sectors include financial and property services, health, education, wholesale, retail, hospitality, and manufacturing. These service sectors constitute majority of employment in the region. Victoria's total gross state product (GSP) is ranked second in the country of Australia. However, Victoria is ranked fourth in terms of GSP per capita due to its limited mining activity.

Melbourne, the capital city of Victoria, is very diverse in the arts and a number of museums, art galleries, and theatres can be found here. Melbourne is also dubbed as the "sporting capital of Australia." Founded in the city, the Melbourne Cricket Ground is the largest stadium in Australia, and it hosted the 1956 Summer Olympics and the 2006 Commonwealth Games. The Melbourne Cricket Ground is also considered the "spiritual home" of Australian cricket and Australian rules football, and hosts the grand final of the Australian Football League (AFL) every year. The Victoria region includes eight public universities, with the oldest, the University of Melbourne that was founded in the year 1853.

State Library of Victoria - This place was named as UNESO City of Literature in the 2008 and has been Melbourne's literary scene since it opened in 1854. Book lovers will be overwhelmed with the two million books in its collection. Apart from its library, there are also six exhibitions in place, where it provides a fascinating story to Melbourne's history. One of its most notable items is Ned Kelly's armour, which is the getup of Australia's most infamous bushranger that includes a menacing helmet cobbled together from a plough with slit cut out of the eyes, and riddled with bullet dents. Travellers who are interested in original Burke & Wills memorabilia will be pleased as they have them on display, as well as John Batman's controversial land treaty, in which he's believed to have forged signatures of the Wurundjeri people. Travellers are encouraged to join a free guided tour to see the library’s vast collection. Other than books, the library features free Wi-Fi and internet, plus video game consoles and a chess room.

Queen Victoria Market - The Vic Market is the largest open-air market in the southern hemisphere and attracts thousands of shoppers and has over 600 traders in place. This market is where its locals purchase and search for the freshest produce from fishmongers, as well as fruit and vegetable vendors. The deli hall features art deco and is lined with everything from soft cheeses, wines, and Polish sausages to Greek dips, truffle oil, and kangaroo biltong. The market is a historical landmark and has been on this site for more than 130 years. Travellers can also avail of a number of tours that run from the market, including heritage, cultural, and foodie tours.

Brambuk Cultural Centre - Travellers that set to Victoria should include the cultural centre at Brambuk, which is 2.5km south of Halls Gap. The building itself is a work of art that combines timeless Aboriginal motifs with contemporary design and building materials. The cultural centre is run by five Koori communities in conjunction with Parks Victoria. The centre is the perfect place to learn about history and culture. The centre offers Koori stories, art, music, dance, weapons, tools, and photographs. Within the centre, the Gariwerd Dreaming Theatre shows hourly films that explain the Dreamtime stories of Gariwerd and the creation story of Bunjil. Kids can also try the art room where they can experience indigenous painting.

How to get around within Victoria

There are several private and public railway operators who operate over government-owned lines in Victoria. The major operators include Metro Trains Melbourne which runs an extensive, electronic passenger system throughout Melbourne and suburbs. The V/Line is owned by the Victorian government and operates a concentrated service to major regional centres, as well as long distance services on other lines. Melbourne has the record for the world's largest tram network. Its tram network is currently operated by Yarra Trams. Trams have become one of Melbourne's major tourist attractions so travellers should make use of the opportunity to ride in one. Because of that, there are also tourist trams operating over portions of the former Ballarat and Bendigo systems and tramway museums at Bylands and Haddon.

How to get there

There are many airports in Victoria, but the busiest would have to be Melbourne airport, and second to that is the Avalon Airport. There are many airlines that operate from these two airports, but travellers can easily spot a cheap flight using Skyscanner. Among the many airlines that operate in Victoria's airports include AirAsia X, Air China, Air India, Air New Zealand, Cathay Pacific, Emirates, Garuda Indonesia, Jetstar Airways, Philippine Airlines, Malaysian Airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Tigerair Australia, and Virgin Australia. 

Flights to Victoria

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