Australia's Capital of Cool. Plus Sport.
When Australia was handing out things to do to each of its states, Victoria simply said, ‘can I have more of everything?’
Blessed with swathes of untouched landscape, from mountains to rivers and some of the most famous coastline in the country, for a relatively small land mass (though it’s still as big as the entire United Kingdom) it does tend to pack a lot in.
Home to Australia’s gold-rush, when prospectors came from lands afar, you can still trace much of the country’s population diversity from here - plus, Ned Kelly. As a result, Victorians remain a multicultural lot, meaning they care about coffee and clothes a bit more than the rest of us, and are famously fanatical about sport.
Boasting a cooler climate has also had its benefits, and not just in how green Victoria is, but in the fact that a high percentage of Australia’s best restaurants, coolest cafes and hippest live music venues, all like to hang out here.