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Adventurous Activities To Do In Melbourne

1. Hot Air Balloon Ride
2. Skydiving
3. Ziplining
4. Ice Skating
5. Sea Kayaking
6. Snorkeling
7. Treetop Adventure at Otway
8.Witness Amazing Illusions at ArtVo
9. Go Karting
10. Go On a Ghost Tour

With so many adventure activities to do in Melbourne, you will never run out of options to enjoy and have a gala time in the city. Some of the numerous activities that visitors from all around the world like to partake in are hiking, biking, and ziplining. Fly in the air with hot air ballooning in Melbourne and take in the mesmerizing aerial view of the city and its scenic landscapes.

Perfect for thrill seekers who wish to satisfy their craving for adrenaline, the different outdoor activities in Melbourne also gives visitors a chance to explore the city in a unique way. Immerse in Australia’s first 3D 'trick-art' gallery at ArtVo and have a fun time clicking and playing with the illusions with your friends and family. Satiate your adrenaline rush by partaking in adventure things to do in Melbourne such as bungee jumping and go Karting.

Here are some of the adventurous things to do in Melbourne:

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Hot Air Balloon Ride

  • Take in the panoramic views of Melbourne from up high with a hot air balloon ride which is one of the top adventure things to do in Melbourne.
  • Move majestically in the air through the skies, feel the thrill and take in the bird’s eye view of some of the city's iconic landmarks like the Yarra River, Daylesford, and more.     

Location: Several hot air balloons fly over Yarra River, Flinders Street Station, and Eureka Tower.

Timing: different time slots between 12 pm to 9 pm

Entry Fee: Starts at $400 for an adult and $300 for a child.

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  • If you're looking to satiate your adrenaline rush, skydiving is one of the perfect adventure activities in Melbourne for you!
  • Make your heart pounding as you take the leap and freefall from almost a height of 15,000 ft.
  • Opt for a basic training before you go for a  freefall for about 60 seconds before your parachute deploys.
  • Take the birds eye view of the city from up above in the sky and experience goosebumps in your body.

Location: near St Kilda, Australia.

Timing: 9 am to 5 pm

Entry Fee: around $300 for a tandem skydive


  • Ziplining is one of the best adventure activities to do in Melbourne that is done with utmost safety and under the guidance of trained professionals.
  • One can go ziplining amidst the lush green rainforests of Melbourne and unwind in the lap of nature.   
  • Take out three to four hours of time to indulge in this activity and take yourself on new levels of excitement and adventure.

Location: 360 Phillips Track, Weeaproinah VIC 3250, Australia

Timing:10:15 AM or 1:00 PM

Entry Fee: around AUD 113 for adults.

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Ice Skating

  • Ice skating is one of the most popular adventure activities in Melbourne whether you want to embrace the winters or sway off the summers. 
  • Choose from a plethora of ice rinks around the city, including the outdoor rink at Federation Square and IceHq.
  • Ice skating is something which can be enjoyed with people of every age while giving them the experience of thrill.

Location: Olympic Ice centre, O'Brien Icehouse, and IceHq.

Entry Fee: Average fee for adults is $32.90, and for a child under eight years is approx $17.90.

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Sea Kayaking

  • Whether you're a seasoned kayaker or a first-time paddler, sea kayaking is one of the great adventure activities in Melbourne to explore Melbourne's coastline.
  • Folat in a boat and pass by some of the city’s iconic landmarks by sea kayaking.
  • Paddle, relax and unwind with the stunning views of nature and surroundings
  • Expand your horizon, leap in and try this ancient form of exploration

Location: St. Kilda, Point Nepean, Phillip Island, etc.

Entry Fee: Entry fees for sea kayaking vary depending on the location, however, you can expect to pay around AUD 100/person.

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  • Snorkeling is a great way to explore the underwater world and get up close and personal with its amazing marine life.
  • Get yourself dressed up in the snorkelling suit with all the gears, put up on a mask and embark on a journey of underwater exploration in Melbourne.
  • Try Snorkeling in some of the famous locations such as Merri Marine Sanctuary, St Leonards Pier, Kitty Miller Bay and more. 
  • Try and plan your snorkelling session during the summer months when the water is warm and the visibility is good.
  • Enjoy this adventure activity away from the bustle of the city and see first-hand the magic, sheer diversity and colour that abounds.
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Treetop Adventure at Otway

  • Located in the Otway Ranges, Treetop walk is one of the exhilarating adventure things to do in Melbourne.
  • This adventure park features over 600 metre-long and 25 to 30 metre-high elevated walkway that makes it perfect for thrill seekers of all ages.
  • Parking in this activity 's a great way to get an adrenaline rush and see the beautiful scenery of Melbourne from up high.   

Location: Phillips Track Beech Forest, Weeaproinah VIC 3237, Australia.

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm.

Entry Fee: $25 per adult, Child (3-15 years)- $21.50. Guests who are under the age of 3 years get free entry.

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Witness Amazing Illusions At ArtVo

  • Exploring the different rooms and witnessing amazing optical illusions inside ArtVo that will trick their eyes are one of the adventure activities to do in Melbourne.
  • Visitors can immerse themselves in a variety of mind-bending 3D paintings, making for a truly unique and memorable experience.
  • Each room has a different theme, such as underwater or outer space, and each one is filled with beautiful artwork.

Location:  Shop NCF, 07 Level/1 26 Star Cres, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia

Timing: ArtVo is open 7 days a week from 10 am to 6 pm.

Entry Fee: Adult- $30.00 & Child (5 to 15 years) - approx $20

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Go Karting

  • If you're looking for an adrenaline-pumping activity in Melbourne, go-karting is one of the best adventure things to do in Melbourne for you.
  • Different levels and speeds of the karting experience will evoke a sense of excitement among the participants.
  • If you're looking to add an extra element of excitement, then you must try karting at the tracks that offer night racing.

Location: Le Mans, CBD, Ace Karts, Auscarts Racing, Karting Madness, etc

Entry Fee: Prices vary depending on the track and the length of time you want to race, but you can expect to pay around $30 for a standard race.

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Go On A Ghost Tour

  • You can explore some of the city's most haunted locations and hear stories of the paranormal activity that has been reported there.
  • These tours take you to some of the most haunted places in the city, and you never know what you might see.
  • The guides are very knowledgeable about the history of each location, and they always have a few stories to share about the hauntings.

Location: You can take this tour at McKillop St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia.         

Timing: 10 am to 5 pm. 

Entry Fee: approx $23.06 for the 1.5-hour tour. 

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People Also Ask About Melbourne

  1. Which are the top adventure activities to do in Melbourne?

    1. Ziplining - 360 Phillips Track, Weeaproinah VIC 3250, Australia
    2. Treetop Adventure at Otway - Phillips Track Beech Forest, Weeaproinah VIC 3237, Australia.
    3. Witness Amazing Illusions at ArtVo -  Shop NCF, 07 Level/1 26 Star Cres, Docklands VIC 3008, Australia
    4. Ice Skating - Olympic Ice centre, O'Brien Icehouse, and IceHq
    5. Sea Kayaking -  St. Kilda, Point Nepean, Phillip Island
    6. Hot Air Balloon Ride - Yarra River, Flinders Street Station, and Eureka Tower. 
    7. Go Karting - Le Mans, CBD, Ace Karts, Auscarts Racing, Karting Madness
  2. What is the best time to experience adventure activities in Melbourne?

    Keeping in mind the plethora of adventure activities to do in Melbourne, it is recommended to go to Melbourne in the month of March to May and September to November. The weather during these times is pleasant and has a moderate crowd of tourists which makes it best to experience all the adventurous activities. 
  3. What is special about Melbourne?

    There are a lot of things that make Melbourne special starting from its rich culture, food to its attractions and adventurous activities. It is also home to many different cultures and has a rich history. Additionally, Melbourne is known for its food and wine scene and has many different restaurants and cafes to choose from and try different wines. The city is also known for its adventure activities such as hiking or biking, hot air balloon rides, go karting, etc which people from all over the world come to enjoy.
  4. How to reach Melbourne?

    By Flight: Melbourne is very well connected to the different parts of the world through Tullamarine Melbourne Airport. This airport receives both domestic and international flights from other parts or beyond the boundaries of the country.

    By Train: 
    To reach Melbourne, you can board a train from any of the Australian cities. Melbourne features a great country link to Sydney and overland links to Perth and Adelaide from Flinders Street Station.

    By Bus: You can also take interstate and regional buses to travel to and from Melbourne. Flinders Street is the fundamental bus station in Melbourne that serves both in and around the city.
  5. How many days are enough to explore Melbourne?

    It is recommended to take at least 3-4 days in Melbourne if you want to explore the city properly. This will give you enough time to visit the major sights, do some shopping, and experience the nightlife.

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