Summer may take a lot of the credit for getting people out and about and exploring beyond their own backyards, but there's something to be said for an autumn escape in regional Victoria. The roads are quieter and everything is tinged with stunning hues of gold, amber and red that no app filter could replicate. Plus, due to the milder weather, outdoor and indoor fun can be had in equal — and deliciously guilt-free — measure.
This is your season of road-tripping along the coast, trekking through shady forests, kayaking down tree-lined rivers and cycling around quaint country towns. Along the way, you'll sample exemplary food, beer and wine from local makers, zen out in hot springs and get your fill of local arts and culture. So, start planning your escape from the big city and sink your teeth into all Victoria has to offer — it's time to find your happy space.