The Victorian hotel industry supplies accommodation throughout the state for international tourists, domestic visitors, corporate travelers and special purpose travelers like skiers in a multitude of hotels spread throughout the state. The city of Melbourne is the capital of Victoria's and Australia's second largest city. It is the sporting and cultural capital of Australia and attracts many interstate visitors for sporting events, shopping and its food and wine market.
The surrounding rural and coastal regions have many popular tourist destinations and some of these like the Great Ocean Road and the Victorian Ski Fields attract international interest. The great Ocean Road runs from near the satellite city of Geelong, along the southern coastline all the way to Warnambool and port fairy in the states south west. The road is truly spectacular having been carved from the rocky cliff faces of the southern coastline just after World War Two when it was built as a project to create jobs for returning servicemen. Since that time many towns have grown up along its length and now provide hotel accommodation for travelers traveling along this scenic route. The city of Melbourne is surrounded by beautiful rural and forest regions that attract tourist by the thousand and consequently have developed their own hotel and accommodation industries. The Mornington Peninsula on the east coast of Port Phillip Bay, Phillip Island at the entrance to Westernport Bay, and the Yarra Valley to the north of Melboune or all in this category. These regions are now also important wine growing regions and some of the mountain scenery around the Dandenong Ranges is quite spectacular. Local hotels in each of these three regions have created a fantastic short stay itinerary for locals and overseas tourists alike.
One of Victoria's most popular winter activities is snow skiing and snowboarding and the Victorian high country is spectacularly beautiful. Many hotels cater for the influx of skiers every year is ski resorts like falls Creek, Mount Buller and Mount Hotham. here you will find on snow accommodation that will rival anything you can find anywhere in the world. Country towns close to the ski fields have also developed a comprehensive accommodation and hotel industry and places like Mansfield, Bright and Mount beauty all provide lots of great hotel accommodation for skiers. In other parts of Victoria some of the larger country cities like Albury/Woodonga, Bendigo and Ballarat all have a large amount of excellent hotel style accommodation to choose from.
Victoria is one of the must visit destinations on the Australian tourist circuit and consequently has developed a large supply of excellent hotel accommodation to cater for the ever increasing tourist influx.