Once you have decided you would like to try a farm holiday, you need to select the area you would like to visit.
If you are planning to spend your entire holiday on the property then it doesn't much matter which area or region you choose. If you also wish to include some off-farm activities such as shopping and visiting tourist destinations, then you need to be more selective about the area you visit.
In addition to enjoying the farm experience, what else would you like to do? Do you want to shop? Do you want to visit tourist areas? Do you want to visit wineries and enjoy good meals at local restaurants? The following information may help you decide which area of Victoria would best suit your needs.
Ballarat offers great shopping and is a good tourism destination. Ballarat has Sovereign Hill, Kryal Castle and the Begonia Festival. Ballarat is reasonably close to Melbourne.
Bendigo has wonderful weather, good shopping and the largest Chinese Imperial Dragon in the world. The dragon is on display at the Golden Dragon Museum. There is also the Central Deborah gold mine to visit and the Bendigo Pottery. The Bendigo area through to Heathcote has some of the best wineries and cellar doors in the state.
Echuca, Swan Hill and Mildura are all positioned on the Victorian side of the Murray River. Staying on a farm near one of these towns will allow you to enjoy paddle steamer cruises and water sports. Enjoy shopping at many non-franchise stores by getting away from the big cities. Find a farm near one of these riverside towns with river frontage itself. You won't have to leave the property to enjoy boating and fishing.
Gippsland in the east of the state runs from the ocean to the mountains. Gippsland is home to koalas, wombats and kangaroos. Gippsland provides great coastal fishing and mountain scenery.
Shepparton and Wangaratta in the north-east of Victoria offer some great fishing in the Goulburn and Ovens rivers.
Warrnambool and Hamilton are principal towns in the Western District of Victoria. Providing access to the ocean, renowned sheep country and the picturesque Grampians.