The Garden State: 6 things to love about living in Victoria

The 12 Apostles rock formation in Port Campbell National Park, a major Australian natural landmark on the Great Ocean Road. A long exposure of the 12 Apostles taken at night.

Although we’re known as the garden state for a reason, there’s plenty more to love about living in Victoria than just our gorgeous parks and greenery. Take the perks on this list for example:

Our Beautiful Beaches

There’s something magical about the beaches here in Victoria. Crisp blue water, soft, warm sand, and plenty of sunlight power weekend getaways and day trips with the family. This has led to the development of many thriving coastal economies. 

These beautiful little beach towns are easy to access for impromptu getaways. If you want your own little slice of heaven, all you need to do is get in touch with some local Bellarine Peninsula builders, and they’ll help you design and construct your dream home by the sea. 

The 12 Apostles 

Granted, there are not quite twelve of them anymore, but the 12 Apostles is still one of our best natural attractions. Located on the Great Ocean Road (which is a fantastic road trip destination by the way), the remaining Apostles showcase both resilience and beauty. They are a must-see for anyone visiting or living in Australia.

The Penguin Parade

If you haven’t seen the Penguin Parade, you really need to go on an adventure to view this spectacle with your own eyes. These adorable little waddlers put on a great show, and it’s a fantastic family-friendly activity. Plus, did we mention that the Penguin Parade takes place at one of those magical beaches we were talking about earlier? It’s like two perks rolled into one.

We’ve Got Some Of The Best Coffee On The Planet

Melbournians are notorious for being coffee snobs, but can you really blame us when we’ve got such incredible coffee roasters and cafes bursting with delicious brews on every corner? 

The rest of Victoria has some of the best coffee on the planet as well, and they’re arguably equally obsessed. However, they don’t seem to cop the ridicule city dwellers get. We’re still trying to figure out how that’s fair, but at least we get to ponder this conundrum over one of the best cappuccinos you’ll get anywhere on the planet!

We’ve Got A Great Education Network

We’ve also got an incredible education network that sets the next generation up for a bright future. You’ll be spoilt for choice when it comes to deciding where to send your kids. With some of the best schools in the country located in our state, you’re sure to find one that ticks all your boxes. Plus, if your child needs a little extra help or really wants to excel, there are plenty of fantastic VCE tutors to help them get on the right path. 

It’s Surprisingly Easy To Get A Prestigious Office Address

Finally, if you run your own business and wish you could have that premium CBD address but simply cannot justify the outlay, Victoria has you covered on that front too. Just look into getting a virtual or serviced office in Melbourne, and enjoy all the benefits without the drawbacks. 

Available at just a fraction of the price of leasing a CBD office building, these little beauties are game-changers. Plus, they come with a whole bunch of extra services. Some include e-bikes, gyms, cafeterias with healthy meal options, and more. 

Which of these things do you love most about Victoria? Let us know in the comments below. If we’ve missed any of your favourites, feel free to share your own list of things to love about living in the garden state.