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The Best Melbourne Activities

Find and book the best deals on Melbourne activities here! Get active in and around Melbourne with numerous opportunities on land, sea and air. Hit the waters to experience a dolphin swim, dive with sharks, explore the Mornington Peninsula on a horse back ride In the winter, jump on the ski slopes with a tour to Mt Buller. See the best views of the city on a scenic helicopter flight , skydive or hot air balloon flight over Melbourne and the Yarra Valley or take a classy horse and carriage ride through the Melbourne CBD. With a huge variety of activities to choose from- there is something for adults and kids. Build your Melbourne itinerary from the activities below and book online instantly!

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Melbourne City Balloon Flight
Melbourne City Balloon Flight by Global Ballooning

This 1 hour hot air ballooning flight takes you over the centre of the Melbourne CBD and surrounding suburbs and comes with delicious champagne breakfast!

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    Otway Fly Treetop Walk
    Otway Fly Treetop Walk by Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

    Stroll along the highest & longest treetop walkway of its type in the world with the Otway Fly Treetop Walk.

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      Otway Fly Zip Line Tour
      Otway Fly Zip Line Tour by Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

      3.5 hours worth of sightseeing adventure through the forests of Victoria await with the exhilarating and fun Otway Fly zip line experience!

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        Melbourne Tandem Skydiving up to 15,000ft
        Melbourne Tandem Skydiving up to 15,000ft by Skydive Melbourne

        Experience Australia’s highest tandem skydive at up to 15,000ft over St Kilda with up to 60 seconds of free fall.

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          Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight
          Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flight by Global Ballooning

          Soar over Victoria's verdant Yarra Valley wine region on this 1 hour hot air balloon flight, completing the experience with a buffet champagne breakfast.

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          Experience Oz Gift Vouchers Woman On Sail Boat Give The Gift Of Memories

          Let your special someone choose their own experience.

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          Melbourne Cricket Ground Tours
          Melbourne Cricket Ground Tours by Melbourne Cricket Ground

          Join a guided tour of the Melbourne Cricket Ground for behind the scenes access to the iconic arena where Australian sporting legends play.

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            Australian Sports Museum Entry
            Australian Sports Museum Entry by Melbourne Cricket Ground

            Get your Australian Sports Museum tickets online here to see Australia’s largest collection of sporting memorabilia at the MCG.

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              ArtVo Melbourne Tickets
              ArtVo Melbourne Tickets by ArtVo Melbourne

              Touch the art, strike a pose and become a part of the with over 80 mind boggling 3D artworks at ArtVo Melbourne.

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                Melbourne Aquarium Shark Dive Xtreme
                Melbourne Aquarium Shark Dive Xtreme by SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

                Dive with sharks and stingrays inside Melbourne Aquarium's 2.2 million litre Oceanarium. SCUBA dive equipment and entry to Melbourne Aquarium are included.

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                  Ashcombe Maze And Lavender Gardens
                  Ashcombe Maze And Lavender Gardens by Ashcombe Maze

                  Have a whimsical time getting lost in the Ashcombe Maze and Lavender Gardens based in the Mornington Peninsula. Tickets available online here.

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                    iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - Kickstart
                    iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - Kickstart by iFLY Melbourne

                    Experience a thrilling indoor skydive experience at Melbourne's brand new iFLY indoor skydiving centre. Book online here.

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                      iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - Airborne
                      iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - Airborne

                      Enjoy twice the fun and get airborne at iFLY Melbourne with this great package that includes 4 indoor skydive flights with a skydiving instructor.

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                        iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - Family
                        iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - Family

                        Purchase the family and friends indoor skydiving package with iFLY Melbourne to share 10 flights with up to five family members.

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                          iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - 360 Virtual Reality Experience
                          iFLY Melbourne Indoor Skydiving - 360 Virtual Reality Experience by iFLY Melbourne

                          Purchase this iFLY package to enjoy 2 x indoor skydives plus one mind blowing virtual reality base jump or skydive flight over Hawaii or The Swiss Alps.

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                            Wilson Promontory Day Trip and Hike
                            Wilson Promontory Day Trip and Hike by Hike and Seek

                            The best coastal views and mountain vistas are waiting to be discovered on this Wilson Promontory guided hiking day tour from Melbourne.

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                              Plaza Premium Lounge Melbourne International Airport
                              Plaza Premium Lounge Melbourne International Airport by Plaza Premium Lounge Australia

                              Unwind before your international flight at the Melbourne Airport Lounge with comfortable seating, a hot and cold buffet, open bar and complimentary wifi.

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                                The House No1 Lounge Melbourne Airport
                                The House No1 Lounge Melbourne Airport by No1 Lounges Melbourne

                                Enjoy an all-access pass to the Melbourne International Airport lounge with an a la carte dining, beverages, unlimited WIFI, shower facilities included.

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                                  Puffing Billy Belgrave to Gembrook Return Tickets
                                  Puffing Billy Belgrave to Gembrook Return Tickets by Puffing Billy

                                  Discover a piece of tranquillity riding through the Dandenong Ranges on Melbourne's Puffing Billy heritage steam train journey.

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                                    Puffing Billy Belgrave to Lakeside Return Tickets
                                    Puffing Billy Belgrave to Lakeside Return Tickets by Puffing Billy

                                    Travel the Dandenong Ranges on the historic Puffing Billy steam railway from Belgrave to Lakeside return.

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                                      Wilsons Promontory Day Cruise
                                      Wilsons Promontory Day Cruise by Pennicott Wilderness Journeys

                                      Cruise alongside dolphins, seals and unique birdlife and marvel at the beautiful granite coastline during a breathtaking cruise through Wilsons Promontory.

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                                        The Q Class Lunch Departing Drysdale
                                        The Q Class Lunch Departing Drysdale by The Q Train

                                        Enjoy an award winning degustation lunch menu aboard the Q Train as you travel along the historic Bellarine Railway.

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                                          The Q Class Lunch Departing Queenscliff
                                          The Q Class Lunch Departing Queenscliff by The Q Train

                                          Travelling along the scenic Bellarine Railway from Queenscliff, enjoy a degustation lunch aboard a lovingly restored historic train.

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                                            Q Train Dinner Departing Drysdale
                                            Q Train Dinner Departing Drysdale by The Q Train

                                            Enjoy a gastronomical journey on the Bellarine Railway aboard the Q Class Train dining on a degustation dinner in a restored heritage train.

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                                              First Class Q Train Dining Experience Departing Drysdale
                                              First Class Q Train Dining Experience Departing Drysdale by The Q Train

                                              A romantic and private dining experience for two awaits in First Class on the Q Train with panoramic views and a degustation meal with matching wines.

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                                                First Class Q Train Lunch Departing Queenscliff
                                                First Class Q Train Lunch Departing Queenscliff by The Q Train

                                                Enjoy an extravagant First Class Degustation Lunch aboard the historic Q Train with scenic views of the Bellarine Peninsula.

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                                                  Yarra Valley Skydiving
                                                  Yarra Valley Skydiving by Skydive Yarra Valley

                                                  Skydive from an exhilarating height of up to 15,000ft with a tandem skydive over the Yarra Valley Wine Region... the maximum thrill over amazing scenery!

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                                                  Escape Hunt Melbourne
                                                  Escape Hunt Melbourne by Escape Hunt Experience Melbourne

                                                  See yourself as some what of a detective? Put your skills to the test with Melbourne's Escape Hunt Experience! More information available here!

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                                                    Ricketts Point Scenic Flight 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight
                                                    Ricketts Point Scenic Flight 10 Minute Scenic Helicopter Flight by Professional Helicopter Services Melbourne

                                                    For those on a budget or if your time is limited, this 10 minute Melbourne flight is the quickest way to have a look at the coast and the Melbourne CBD!

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                                                      Melbourne Bayside Scenic 20-minute Helicopter Flight
                                                      Melbourne Bayside Scenic 20-minute Helicopter Flight by Professional Helicopter Services Melbourne

                                                      This 20 Minute helicopter Flight up to St. Kilda Pier will take you to the scenic coastal areas of Melbourne and back to Moorabin at high speeds!

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                                                        Melbourne City Scenic 30-minute Helicopter Flight
                                                        Melbourne City Scenic 30-minute Helicopter Flight by Professional Helicopter Services Melbourne

                                                        Explore the beautiful Melbourne CBD from a whole new perspective! Zip over the best landmarks and city highlights to ensure that nothing is missed!

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                                                          Yarra Valley Tiger Moth Flights - 20 Minutes
                                                          Yarra Valley Tiger Moth Flights - 20 Minutes by

                                                          Board an authentic 1930's Tiger Moth aircraft and ascend into the skies above Victoria for 20 minutes worth of scenic flying just like a WWI flight ace!

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                                                            Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour
                                                            Melbourne City Sights Kayak Tour by Kayak Melbourne

                                                            Kayak on the Yarra River through the heart of Melbourne taking in the city sights during a 1.5 hour guided tour.

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                                                              Melbourne City Moonlight Kayak Tour
                                                              Melbourne City Moonlight Kayak Tour by Kayak Melbourne

                                                              Explore Melbourne city by moonlight during a 2.5 hour kayak at sunset with a special on water dining experience and fireball display at Southbank.

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                                                                Werribee Open Range Zoo Off Road Safari Tour
                                                                Werribee Open Range Zoo Off Road Safari Tour by Werribee Open Range Zoo

                                                                Enhance your trip to Werribee in an unforgettable way - book a off-road safari tour online today and get up close with a range of African wildlife.

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                                                                  Melbourne Guided 30 Minute Punting Tour
                                                                  Melbourne Guided 30 Minute Punting Tour by Punting on the Lake

                                                                  Discover Melbourne’s Royal Botanic Gardens from a different perspective during a 30 minute guided punt tour on the lake.

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                                                                    Penguin Encounter at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium
                                                                    Penguin Encounter at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium by SEA LIFE Melbourne

                                                                    Go behind the scenes at the SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium for an exclusive Penguin Encounter with King and Gentoo Penguins!

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                                                                    Old Melbourne Gaol General Admission
                                                                    Old Melbourne Gaol General Admission by National Trust of Australia (Victoria)

                                                                    Visit the Old Melbourne Gaol and the City Watch House to walk in the footsteps of Australia’s most dangerous criminals like infamous bushranger, Ned Kelly.

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                                                                      Melbourne Virtual Reality Escape Room
                                                                      Melbourne Virtual Reality Escape Room by Virtual Room Melbourne

                                                                      Time travel has now been made possible thanks to this Virtual Room in Melbourne that allows you to enjoy a multiplayer gaming experience in 3D.

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                                                                        Melbourne Indoor Go Karting
                                                                        Melbourne Indoor Go Karting by Auscarts Racings - Melbourne

                                                                        Race around an indoor go-karting track with these 15 to 45-minute racing sessions located in Melbourne. Book your session online today and get racing!

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                                                                          Shrine of Remembrance Tour
                                                                          Shrine of Remembrance Tour by The Shrine of Remembrance

                                                                          Discover the moving stories and ANZAC values of Melbourne's Shrine of Remembrance War Memorial.

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                                                                            Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour in Queenscliff
                                                                            Dolphin and Seal Swim Tour in Queenscliff by Sea All Dolphin Swims

                                                                            Only a 1.5 hour drive from Melbourne presents a unique opportunity to snorkel with dolphins and seals in unique marine national parks.

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                                                                              Wildlife Sightseeing Tour
                                                                              Wildlife Sightseeing Tour by Sea All Dolphin Swims

                                                                              Departing from Queenscliff, cruise the Port Phillip Bay on this 90-minute dolphin and seal sightseeing cruise for a personal encounter with majestic animals

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                                                                                Melbourne Neighbours Tour
                                                                                Melbourne Neighbours Tour by Bunyip Tours

                                                                                On this 3 hour tour from Melbourne, come and see the famous Ramsay Street, and go behind the scenes including the new Erinsborough Depot and much more.

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                                                                                  Yarra Valley Lunch and Segway Vineyard Tour
                                                                                  Yarra Valley Lunch and Segway Vineyard Tour by Time Out Adventures

                                                                                  Experience the Yarra Valley on a 1hr guided Segway tour in small groups around the Balgownie Vineyard followed by a lunch at the award winning restaurant!

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                                                                                    Dandenong Ranges Tour  including the William Ricketts Sanctuary
                                                                                    Dandenong Ranges Tour including the William Ricketts Sanctuary by Awaken Tours

                                                                                    Join a private guided tour to the Dandenong Ranges and explore the tranquil forest and Aboriginal culture at William Ricketts Sanctuary with lunch included!

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                                                                                      Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter
                                                                                      Melbourne Zoo Kangaroo Encounter by Melbourne Zoo

                                                                                      Visit Melbourne Zoo and get up close and hands-on with one of Australia's most iconic creatures - the kangaroo - with this personal encounter.

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                                                                                        Polly Woodside Melbournes Tall Ship Story
                                                                                        Polly Woodside Melbournes Tall Ship Story by Polly Woodside

                                                                                        Walk the plank at Melbourne’s South Wharf for a guided tour of the historic Polly Woodside Tall Ship and Museum to learn about its remarkable travels.

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                                                                                          Melbourne Rally Car Experience - Hot Laps
                                                                                          Melbourne Rally Car Experience - Hot Laps by Rally School Mount Cottrell

                                                                                          Enjoy three thrilling laps of the rally track at Mount Cottrell's Rally School with this Hotlap Ride. Purchase your experience voucher here today!

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                                                                                            Melbourne Rally Car Experience - 8 Laps Package
                                                                                            Melbourne Rally Car Experience - 8 Laps Package by Rally School Mount Cottrell

                                                                                            Enjoy 8 fast laps behind the wheel of a rally car at Mount Cottrell Rally School with this XLR8 Pack experience. Purchase your tickets here!

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                                                                                              Melbourne Rally Car Experience - 16 Laps Package
                                                                                              Melbourne Rally Car Experience - 16 Laps Package by Rally School Mount Cottrell

                                                                                              Enjoy the thrill of 16 fast laps behind the wheel of two different rally cars with this Mount Cottrell Rally School 2 Car Blast. Purchase your voucher here!

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                                                                                                Melbourne Horse and Carriage Tours
                                                                                                Melbourne Horse and Carriage Tours by A Classic Carriage Hire

                                                                                                View the highlights of Melbourne city while travelling in prestige aboard a horse-drawn carriage - view the architecture, gardens and history of the city.

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                                                                                                Full Day Lake Mountains Snow Tour from Melbourne
                                                                                                Full Day Lake Mountains Snow Tour from Melbourne by Wildlife Tours Australia

                                                                                                The closest snow resort to Melbourne, you can enjoy the snow, explore waterfalls and visit a Chocolaterie all in the same day.

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                                                                                                  Puffing Billy Lakeside to Gembrook Return Tickets
                                                                                                  Puffing Billy Lakeside to Gembrook Return Tickets by Puffing Billy

                                                                                                  Tour through the Dandenong Ranges and travel through Wright Forest to the farmlands of Gembrook from Lakeside on the historic Puffing Billy railway train.

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                                                                                                    Learn to Surf Lesson
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                                                                                                    Book this beginner surf lesson online here to learn how to surf at Australia’s first dedicated surf park in Melbourne. Weekday lessons available.

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                                                                                                      B. Lucky & Sons Melbourne Central
                                                                                                      B. Lucky & Sons Melbourne Central by Funlab B.Lucky & Sons Melbourne Central

                                                                                                      Purchase one hour of games at B Lucky & Sons Fun Lab. It’s fun for all ages and it’s available to book online here with locations across Australia.

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                                                                                                        Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Melbourne
                                                                                                        Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Melbourne by Funlab Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Melbourne

                                                                                                        Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Melbourne is family-friendly fun for all ages with virtual reality thrill rides, bumper cars and more.

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                                                                                                          About Melbourne Activities

                                                                                                          Melbourne is a popular city getaway for many domestic and international visitors, however there is much more to do than explore the laneways and dine at some of the trendiest restaurants. With a range of activities on offer to suit all walks of life, adrenalin junkies, animal lovers and explorers, you'll be sure to find an activity that will satisfy your travel bug.

                                                                                                          Take to the sky with sky diving and zip lines, dive in deep to swim with wild seals and dolphins or get cosy with some of the cutest, scariest and biggest animals at the various zoos and sanctuaries in the area. Covering all aspects, Melbourne is perfect for extremists searching for the best adventure, scenic lovers chasing the sun, and wildlife enthusiasts wanting to get up close to some four legged, furry or slithering friends.

                                                                                                          Water Activities

                                                                                                          Despite the cooler weather, Melbourne and its surrounding regions are filled to the brim with exciting, scenic and enjoyable water adventures. For those looking to dip their toes in or skim the edges, a kayaking tour from the Mornington Peninsula is an ideal choice. Kayaking through the Dolphin Sanctuary, you'll have the chance to get up close to the playful pods of dolphins as they swim around the bay. Chasing a closer encounter? Queenscliff offers visitors the chance to swim with dolphins and seals in the wild. Located in the Port Phillip Bay Marine Park, you can swim with wild pods of dolphins and curious seals - one of the best animal encounters on offer in the region.

                                                                                                          If you're all about the surf, or are wanting to learn, you can embark on a tour and lesson along the Great Ocean Road. A picturesque and iconic setting, what better place to learn to surf than one of the region's most visited tourist sites? There are various tours in the area one including a departure point from Melbourne for your convenience.

                                                                                                          Wildlife Activities

                                                                                                          There are various ways to have an animal encounter in Melbourne and its surrounding regions. Werribee Open Range Zoo offers an Off Road Safari, giving you the chance to see a range of African animals in an open enclosure interacting with each other and you. Healesville Sanctuary is one of the only places in Australia where you can tickle, cuddle and play with a cute platypus. The popular Melbourne Zoo has a varety of encounters on offer including kangaroos and monkeys. Melbourne is ursting with animal opportunities on land and in the water.

                                                                                                          If you're wanting to get out into the water and meet some animals in the wild, you can do that as well. You can choose to dive with sea dragons in Mornington Peninsula or swim with seals and dolphins in Queenscliff - incredible interactions you won't want to miss.

                                                                                                          Taking it down a notch, you can also embark on a casual stroll on the back of a friendly horse in Mornington Peninsula or towed behind some in a carriage ride through the Melbourne CBD. The opportunities are endless for animal lovers planning a trip to Melbourne and its surrounding areas.

                                                                                                          Extreme Activities

                                                                                                          If you're looking for action-packed, adrenalin-pumping activities, you're in the right place. With a handful of options, extremists won't be disappointed with the activities on offer as they combine beautiful scenery with awesome adventures.

                                                                                                          Take to the sky and jump out of a perfectly good plane to get the heart pumping, eyes watering and screams echoing. There are two main skydiving options in the region, both providing gorgeous views for your descent back to earth. You can choose to jump over the Great Ocean Road for a mixture of ocean and land views or over the Yarra Valley - the choice is yours.

                                                                                                          For extremists wanting to take it down a notch, there is an epic abseiling adventure, with a twist. Ignore the butterflies and tackle the abseiling forward run head on, you'll feel on top of the world!

                                                                                                          Scenic Activities

                                                                                                          Melbourne is a beautiful city and its surrounding regions are equally as impressive in terms of looks. You can see it from above with scenic helicopter flights over the city or a vintage joy flight over the famous Yarra Valley - be sure to have your camera at the ready as the views are just breathtaking.

                                                                                                          Tours through the Yarra Valley also provide spectacular scenes, with segway tours rolling you amongst the vines. Also, snow bunnies will love embarking on a day tour to Mount Buller for incredible views over the white mountains and warming sun. These scenic activities aren't to be missed if you're chasing memories that you'll cherish with incredible, picturesque backdrops.