Cityscape view of Melbourne, Australia – Image Courtesy of Pexels
Your typical guide to Melbourne will extoll the many virtues of visiting sites like the National Gallery of Victoria. Yet the Sporting Capital of the World is excellent for the more adventurous.
Surfing the Breaks, Of Course
The coastal areas of Australia offer surfing comparable to California and Hawaii. The city offers impressive places to stay when you visit. And some of the best luxury hotels in Melbourne are just minutes away from the most glorious waves anywhere in the world. Areas like Brighton Beach, Frankston Pier, and Port Campbell National Park offer over 2,000 kilometres of coastline across Victoria, where you can catch powerful breaks. Additionally, the city is only 100 miles from Torquay, a stunning coastal area considered to be the surfing capital of Australia.
Melbourne Skydiving Experiences
The fear of heights is one of the most common in the world. But if you have ever dreamed of jumping out of a plane at 14,000 feet, skydiving over Melbourne is just what you need. At over 200 km/h, you will freefall across St Kilda and Port Phillip Bay for views that no tourist can even come close to. The whole experience takes around 7 minutes when you leave the aircraft, as you methodically plummet back to the ground guided by safety instructors. The experience leaves 11 times per day, so you can usually book a time slot with an experienced crew.
A Cave Diving Guide to Melbourne at Yarra Junction
Surfing gets you into the water, and skydiving gets you over the land. But what about going a little deeper and into the earth itself? Yarra Junction is home to many cave systems, and you can book a solo or family-friendly adventure. Here are some reasons to cave dive at Yarra:
- A labyrinth of ancient and wondrous caves.
- See wild glow worms as you wade through the dark.
- Expeditions for people of all experience levels.
Crawling and sliding through narrow spaces isn’t most people’s idea of fun. But the physical and mental challenge of doing so is something you will never forget. Plus, you will see things that most people only read about throughout your entire three to four-hour journey.
Snipers Den Paintball
It may be surprising, but you can book a fun day of paintballing just 30 minutes from Melbourne’s Central Business District. At Snipers Den, you have access to five different paintball areas, each with varying layouts and terrains for players of all experience levels. Additionally, you can participate in classic combat scenarios such as Courage Under Fire, Tactical Ops, and Heaven & Hell. Whether playing as a family or arranging a fun day out as a team-building exercise, paintball is perfect, and most fun way to gather and have fun.
Off-Road Quad Biking
A classic adrenaline-fueled activity is riding fast and open with little regard for the laws of physics. Quad biking is a satisfying romp through mud-filled tracks with deafening noise and more than enough bumps to render you infertile. If this is your idea of fun, then you’re in luck. The Victorian Quad Bike Tour offers excursions through the Daylesford wilderness on fully automatic quad bikes up to 300cc in power. Depending on your experience level, you can choose from scenic tours that last from one hour up to a satisfying three hours.
A typical holiday guide to Melbourne might leave off certain activities. These include surfing at the many beaches, cave diving at Yarra junction, and quad biking through Daylesford.