When you think of Melbourne you probably think of cafe culture, shopping and nightlife – but did you know our city has lots of adventurous experiences to offer? Here is our guide to Melbourne for thrill-seekers. Screaming optional…
The closest skydive to Melbourne’s CBD is with Skydive Melbourne. Take off from their St Kilda base, approach 200km/hr for your 60-second freefall from 14,000ft, and then float calmly over the city as you take in the panoramic views under your parachute. Where else in the world can you land on the beach?
Try Melbourne Adventure Hub for a private caving tour through the deep, mysterious caves of Yarra Junction. Get down and dirty with the glow worms as you crawl through the dark caverns. You can even add a winery lunch on afterwards at Rochford Winery to celebrate all the hard work.
Head 45 minutes out of town to the beautiful You Yangs National Park for this rock climbing experience with The Adventure Merchants. With different rock faces for different levels of ability, you don’t even need to be a seasoned rock climber to enjoy this adventure getaway near Melbourne.
Have you ever dreamed of flying? Learn to hang glide with Dynamic Flight Hangliding School just outside of Melbourne. In a long, flat area of Victoria like this, you are least likely to do yourself any damage! You can even complete a certification course and become a fully fledged hang gliding instructor. So much for the day job…
Although Melbourne city isn’t known for its beaches like Sydney, it is the perfect place for scuba diving. Did you know that you can find 79 known wrecks in and around Port Phillip Bay alone? The best spot is just off the Port Phillip Heads. At The Ships’ Graveyard you’ll discover the remains of steamers, coal freighters, tug boats, and even World War I submarines.
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Looking for the ultimate weekend away?
Why not upgrade to a beautiful view across the river this month? You’ll experience the glowing morning sunrise as you stare out of your huge picture window onto Melbourne’s iconic Yarra River.