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Melbourne isn't all about simply kicking back and enjoying coffee... those looking to kick things up a notch in the adventure category can find the best deals on Melbourne activities here! Getting active in and around Melbourne offers numerous fun-filled opportunities on land, sea and air - hit the waters and experience a dolphin swim, dive with the sharks, explore the best of nature with a horse riding journey at the Mornington Peninsula, hit the ski slopes during the winter season, and much more. See Melbourne city as well as the Yarra Valley from above with a variety of scenic flights including hot air balloon rides, helicopter flights and tiger moth joy rides for some truly spectacular views. Take a classy ride through the city with a horse and carriage ride and much more - choose a Melbourne activity for both adults and kids from the available options below to begin your custom Melbourne adventure today.

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Mornington Peninsula Horse Riding

Mornington Peninsula Horse Riding

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Melbourne Horse Carriage Rides

Melbourne Horse Carriage Rides

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Great Ocean Road Skydiving
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Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne City

Hot Air Balloon Flight over Melbourne City

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Yarra Valley Skydiving
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Scenic Helicopter Flight over Melbourne City

Scenic Helicopter Flight over Melbourne City

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Swim with Seals and Dolphins from Queenscliff

Swim with Seals and Dolphins from Queenscliff

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Gondola Ride From Dromana To Arthurs Seat Summit

Gondola Ride From Dromana To Arthurs Seat Summit

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Snorkel with Sea Dragons from the Mornington Peninsula

Snorkel with Sea Dragons from the Mornington Peninsula

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Yarra Valley Vintage Joy Flights

Yarra Valley Vintage Joy Flights

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Scuba Diving with Sea Dragons from the Mornington Peninsula

Scuba Diving with Sea Dragons from the Mornington Peninsula

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Great Ocean Road Learn to Surf Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Learn to Surf Tour from Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Winery Segway Tour including Lunch

Yarra Valley Winery Segway Tour including Lunch

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Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Zip Line

Otway Fly Treetop Walk and Zip Line

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Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

Shark Diving at SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium

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Off Road Safari Tour at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Off Road Safari Tour at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Bike and Bush Adventure Day Tour

Bike and Bush Adventure Day Tour

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Abseiling Forward Run

Abseiling Forward Run

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Platypus Encounter at Healesville Sanctuary

Platypus Encounter at Healesville Sanctuary

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Kangaroo Encounter at Melbourne Zoo

Kangaroo Encounter at Melbourne Zoo

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Buggy Experience in Melbourne

Buggy Experience in Melbourne

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Yarra Valley Scenic Helicopter Winery Tour including Lunch

Yarra Valley Scenic Helicopter Winery Tour including Lunch

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Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flights

Yarra Valley Hot Air Balloon Flights

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Overnight Safari Tour at Werribee Open Range Zoo

Overnight Safari Tour at Werribee Open Range Zoo

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Snow Waterfalls and Chocolate Day Tour from Melbourne

Snow Waterfalls and Chocolate Day Tour from Melbourne

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Great Ocean Road Scenic Helicopter Flight Tour from Melbourne

Great Ocean Road Scenic Helicopter Flight Tour from Melbourne

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Scenic Helicopter Tour to the Penguin Parade

Scenic Helicopter Tour to the Penguin Parade

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Scenic Helicopter Flights over Melbourne

Scenic Helicopter Flights over Melbourne

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Escape Hunt Melbourne

Escape Hunt Melbourne

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Scenic Helicopter Tour including the Healesville Sanctuary Entry

Scenic Helicopter Tour including the Healesville Sanctuary Entry

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Little Miss Wing Penguin Experience at Melbourne Zoo

Little Miss Wing Penguin Experience at Melbourne Zoo

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Melbourne Indoor Go Karting

Melbourne Indoor Go Karting

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Melbourne Rally Driving Experiences

Melbourne Rally Driving Experiences

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Hire a Photographer and Pick your Photo Shoot Location

Hire a Photographer and Pick your Photo Shoot Location

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Go Shooting Victoria

Go Shooting Victoria

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Trike Adventure Tours Melbourne

Trike Adventure Tours Melbourne

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Lamborghini Driving Experiences in Melbourne

Lamborghini Driving Experiences in Melbourne

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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.

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Water Activities

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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

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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

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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

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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.

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