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Melbourne Outdoor Activities

There are a huge range of outdoor attractions in Melbourne from animal experiences, abseiling adventures, horse riding, tours and sightseeing.

So for those looking for things to do in the outdoors, you’ll be pleasantly surprised to find the huge range of activities to enjoy in the Melbourne CBD and in the surrounding region.

Outdoor Activities Melbourne – CBD & Yarra Valley, For Families & Kids


Explore the Melbourne CBD on a walking tour, horse carriage tour, zoo visit or animal experience. Head to Melbourne Zoo where you can see elephants, lions and gorillas and so much more. With live feeding experiences and keeper talks, it is a fun day out for the whole family. Alternatively take a horse riding tour or cuddle a koala at one of the many wildlife parks. You can also go scuba diving with the beautiful seahorses down on the Mornington Peninsula.

For a truly Aussie adventure, head down to Phillip Island and watch the penguin parade as they come in to nest at dusk. Alternatively, hop on a boat and see the furry seals and bottlenose dolphins. Some tours even allow you to swim in the water with these beautiful creatures.

After spending a few days exploring the city’s offerings, take some time out for a unique outdoor activity. Explore the amazing wine regions in the Yarra Valley, or head out to the magnificent Dandenong Ranges National Park.

There are so many outdoor activities to choose from, so check out the links below!



Horse Riding

Victoria’s diverse grasslands, quaint towns and culture always reflect a true love affair with horses. For centuries, residents of Victoria enjoyed horse riding. While this activity was once part of life, now it...

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Hiking Tours

If an outdoor hiking adventure is on your list of things to do whilst visiting Melbourne, then look no further than a tour of the Grampians, Wilsons Promontory or the Great Ocean Road. You can find a range of...

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Whale Watching Tours

PLEASE NOTE: The 2016 whale watching season has now finished. Tickets for the 2017 whale season will be available soon! Head down to Phillip Island for a fabulous Whale Watching experience between June and August each...

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Segway Tours

Take a unique tour in the beautiful Yarra Valley by hopping on a Segway and get a unique perspective of the scenic vineyards. These tours will help you explore this region up close in a fun and safe way and no...

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Bike Tours

Melbourne’s climate and favourable roads offer an excellent opportunity for all visitors to explore the city by taking bike tours. Melbourne also offers a number of scenic bike trails that all avid bikers can take and...

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Bushwalking Tours

There are so many great places to go bushwalking outside of the Melbourne CBD; the Grampians, Wilsons Promontory and the Great Ocean Road, just to name a few. You can find a range of bushwalking tours which will take...

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Wildlife Tours


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With heaps of wildlife tours available both in the city and the surrounding suburbs, Melbourne offers visitors so many things to see and do. From witnessing the penguin parade on Phillip Island to swimming with seals...

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Dolphin Tours

It may surprise you that dolphin watching is one of the fabulous activities that you can enjoy whilst in Melbourne. So why not head out into Port Phillip Bay or Sorrento to try and catch these beautiful creatures in the...

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Albert Park Golf Course

Melbourne, VIC

The Albert Park Golf Course is one of the finest public golf courses in Australia and welcomes all golfers to its grounds. The golf course is conveniently located about two kilometres from the CBD, making it the perfect...

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Ski Tours

Head to Mt. Buller on an organised tour where you can sit back and relax as you are transported to and from the slopes from Melbourne. The Alpine resorts attract avid skiers and families for some winter-time fun every...

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The Age Run Melbourne

Running Tours

If you are a runner and are wondering where the best spots to run in Melbourne are, look no further than a guided running tour. These tours will take you to all the best running spots in Melbourne as well as take you...

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Rock Climbing


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The hilly destinations around Victoria offer excellent rock climbing opportunities for all adventure seekers. Visitors will be excited to know that there are a plenty of outdoor destinations near the city. Mt Buller...

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Kayak

When planning a visit to visit Melbourne in the warmer months, your list of things to do should include spending a day out on the water with a kayak tour. These kayaking tours will take you over the Yarra River which...

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Fishing Charters


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Many coastal towns, inland rivers and lakes near Melbourne offer amazing fishing opportunities for visitors. You can bring your own rod and reel and enjoy fishing at any of these locations. If you don’t have your...

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Paintball

Melbourne has many paintball venues where visitors can enjoy the day. This game is not only fun, but also a great work out! If you’re here for vacation or simply looking to fill in a day, bring your family and...

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Boat Hire

For those who enjoy being out on the water, why not hire a boat and head out on the Yarra River with some family or friends. There are a couple of options for private boat hire in Melbourne, and we have listed two below...

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Paddleboarding


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Stand up paddleboarding is a fun way to spend some time on the water, whilst getting a great workout at the same time! Paddle boarding is an activity that can be enjoyed by all ages and fitness levels, so come on down...

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Bells Beach Surfing Classic

Surfing Lessons

Blessed with extensive sun-kissed beaches, the Great Ocean Road offers a multitude of activity options including surfing lessons. Travel just one hour from Melbourne and learn how to surf in the pristine waters of...

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Snorkelling

You may not think of Melbourne as a snorkelling destination in Australia, but there are actually some great places where you can go snorkelling in Victoria. Most people go snorkelling in the summer months down at...

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Abseiling

If you are looking for a fun activity to enjoy whilst in Melbourne, take a thrilling abseiling adventure right here in the CBD. Rap Jumping is a form of building abseiling where you can rappel down the side of a...

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Jet Boat

The amazing city of Melbourne a haven for all adventure lovers. Whether it’s skydiving, para sailing, a hot air balloon ride or a jet boat adventure, Melbourne has something for everyone. Check out the adventurous jet...

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Windsurfing


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In the warmer months, head down to St. Kilda Beach and get some windsurfing lessons in the beautiful waters off Port Phillip Bay. Travel just 15 minutes from the Melbourne CBD and learn how to windsurf in the waters of...

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Rap Jumping

If you are looking for a fun activity to enjoy whilst in Melbourne, take a thrilling Rap Jumping adventure right here in the CBD. Rap Jumping is a form of building abseiling where you can rappel down the side of a...

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Animal Experiences


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With heaps of animal experiences available both in the city and the surrounding suburbs, Melbourne offers visitors so many things to see and do. From Zoo experiences, wildlife adventures, horse riding tours, swimming...

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Zip Lining

Take a tour to a fun high ropes course and zip lining adventure which is a must-visit activity for all adventure lovers visiting Melbourne. There are a number of zip lining courses available around Melbourne including...

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