Autumn in the city can be blink-and-you'll-miss-it. But drive a couple of hours' north of Melbourne and the season's golds, ambers and reds can't be ignored.
It's the perfect season for drifting and dining in the Murray region, with its blazing sunsets and glassy river reflections. This is your destination for water activities, exemplary food and wine, and idyllic overnighters on houseboats. Alternatively, head to the soon-to-be snow-capped alpine High Country for scenic vistas draped in autumn leaves, unforgettable winery hops and some of the best hiking and biking trails around.
We're here to help you carve out your ideal autumn short-break itinerary with this guide brought to you by Wander Victoria. Follow our lead and you'll find yourself strawberry picking in farms, mushroom foraging in forests, cycling through gold-rush towns and traipsing down the Prosecco Road. Harvest hunters and afternoon sun lovers, it's your time to see, taste and explore Victoria.