Get outdoors and make the most of Victoria’s glorious weather this summer. Whether you’re looking for an adrenaline rush or something a little more relaxing, Victoria has plenty of outdoor activities on offer. Trek along the coastline, zip down the state’s biggest water slide or settle in for an afternoon of rejuvenation. Nature is at your doorstep, ready to be explored. The hard part is choosing which activity to do first!
Here’s out list of the best outdoor activities you should be doing this summer in Victoria.
Hot air ballooning
Set your alarm early to get a birds-eye view of Victoria in the comfort of a hot air balloon. Float over the top of Melbourne to get a 365-degree view of some of the city’s most acclaimed landmarks including the MCG, Eureka, the Yarra and Port Phillip Bay. For a more rural outlook, take a leisurely drive to the Yarra Valley and enjoy picturesque views of the sprawling vines. Whatever your destination, kick back and relax while you float up into the sky, and to up your experience, we recommend you choose the optional breakfast and champagne package.
Pack your togs and towel, and head off to one of the best water parks in Melbourne – Adventure Park. Featuring Victoria’s biggest and longest waterslide, this is the ultimate place for a fast and furious thrill. Line up for the Lazy River, cruise around Shipwreck Harbour or be one of the first to try out the new Tornado. If getting wet isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of family rides that will keep you entertained for hours. From a Ferris Wheel to Archery, your day will be jam packed with unforgettable adventures.
Great Ocean Walk
Breathtaking views of a rugged coastline, deserted beaches and ample native fauna and flora is a walking enthusiast’s dream. The Great Ocean Walk weaves its way for 104kms from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles where nature beckons. Choose to take your trek on your own or with the company of a licensed tour guide over one day or a few while you enjoy this unique experience.
Sleep out amongst the stars on a camp out in the Grampians, about a 3-hour drive from Melbourne CBD. Here you’ll find cascading waterfalls, panoramic views and dense bushland. Pitch your tent in a remote campsite before testing your fitness on one of the National Park’s challenging treks. Once night falls, enjoy some bush tucker and toasted marshmallows on the fire.
For those who prefer to spend your time outdoors relaxing, the Peninsula Hot Springs may be your ideal destination where over 20 bathing experiences await. Private baths and pools are filled with natural thermal mineral waters designed to detoxify and rejuvenate the body. While you’re relaxing amongst the natural surrounds, take advantage of the Day Spa’s extensive treatment list from invigorating massages to intense body wraps. You’ll feel like a new you after this outdoor activity!
If you’ve dreamt of being Tarzan most of your life, now’s your opportunity with an unforgettable Tree Surfing experience. Scale over 50 aerial obstacles, cross unsteady bridges and speed between trees along the 5 zip-lines. Adrenaline junkies, kids and those conquering a fear of heights will all have a great day outdoors amongst the tree tops with courses suitable for all levels.