Panorama of the former Beehive Mine site in Maldon, Victoria, Australia. The 30 metres high Beehive Mine Chimney towers over Maldon since 1863. Next to the chimney are remains of the shaft of the New Beehive Company, one of the biggest gold producers in Victoria.
Victoria is Australia's second smallest State and covers only 3% of Australia's land area but has the second highest population of all States and Territories. Victoria's mainland and islands have a total length of 2,512 kilometres coastline which is about 4.2% of Australia's 59,736 kilometres of coastline. Australia is the driest inhabited continent and Victoria is no exception although the state capital Melbourne has the reputation to have 4 seasons in one day. Victoria is located in the southeast of mainland Australia and includes the most southern point on mainland Australia at Wilsons Promontory National Park.