VICTORIA is located in the southeast corner of Australia; the smallest mainland state in area but the most densely populated and urbanised. Melbourne is Victoria’s capital and largest city, with more than 70% of the state’s population and dominates its economy, media, and culture.
Victoria’s northern border is the south bank of the Murray River, the river itself being part of New South Wales. It also rests at the southern end of The Great Dividing Range, which stretches along the east coast and terminates west of Ballarat. It is bordered by South Australia to the west, and Bass Strait to the south.
Victoria contains many topographically, geologically and climatically diverse areas, ranging from the wet, temperate climate of Gippsland in the southeast to the snow-covered Victorian alpine areas which rise to almost 2,000 m (6,500 ft) and extensive semi-arid plains to the west and north-west. Superyachts visiting Victoria primarily will be sailing to Melbourne, Australia’s second largest city, and the shopping and dining capital of Australia.
The hosting of the Commonwealth Games generated interest that justified the development of a purpose built superyacht marina in the heart of the Docklands precinct of Port Melbourne, adjacent to the city. Superyachts can now berth a few minutes from downtown Melbourne, providing their owners and guests with easy access to one of the world’s greatest cities that hosts numerous major events including the Formula One Grand Prix, Australian Open tennis championship and the Melbourne Cup horse race
Captain’s log: Victoria – Moor in Melbourne