Flying foxes, kite surfing, canoe polo and rock climbing - all these heart stopping, high adventure activities are available right on your doorstep, so grab your friends and your sense of adventure and tackle your fears head on.
The Keelbundoora Scarred Tree Trail & Heritage TrailThursday, 6 July 2017
Join us for a day of family-focused activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017. City of Whittlesea has partnered with the Ngarara Willim Centre at RMIT to offer a range of activities, including a guided tour of the Keelbundoora Scarred Tree and Heritage Trail at the Bundoora West Campus led by Wurundjeri elder, Ian Hunter. Image: John Milkins.More Info View Map
Join us for a day of family-focused activities to celebrate NAIDOC Week 2017.
Jawbone Marine Sanctuary
Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is named for its shape. The little promontory has been fenced off from the rest of the world for over 80 years by a coastal rifle range. This unspoilt place is now a haven for coastal and marine life. Patches of all marine habitats from northern Port Phillip Bay are packed into this small area. On the west of the promontory, there is saltmarsh and the largest occurrence of mangroves within Port Phillip Bay.More Info
Jawbone Marine Sanctuary is named for its shape.
Lysterfield Park is a recreation hub in a beautiful natural environment close to Melbourne. Explore the bushland on walking tracks and mountain bike tracks. Enjoy canoeing, sailing, paddle boating or surf skiing on the popular Lysterfield Lake.More Info View Map
Lysterfield Park is a recreation hub in a beautiful natural environment close to Melbourne.
The Maribyrnong River is popular for walking and bike tracks following the banks, bridge river crossing at several points, fishing from jetties and fishing platforms, and parklands on either side of the river such as Maribyrnong Park and Fairbairn Park. These include boat landings and picnic facilities. Pipemakers Park is the site of a former meat canning works and later a pipe factory, and is now the location of the Living Museum of the West.More Info View Map
The Maribyrnong River is popular for walking and bike tracks following the banks, bridge river cr
Lantern Ghost Tours
Join a multi-award winning ghost tour of Hobsons Bay's most haunted locations. Visit an abandoned morgue on the Ghosts of the Old City Williamstown, be a ghost hunter for the night at Altona Homestead or discover killer locomotives at Newport Substation.
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Join a multi-award winning ghost tour of Hobsons Bay's most haunted locations.
Mullum Mullum Park
Mullum Mullum Park is an important wildlife corridor in Melbourne’s east. This is a great park for cyclists and walkers, with the 1.6km Eastlink Trail running through the park and linking to Melbourne’s wider trail network. A perfect walk to take the family on on a Sunday, Mullum Mullum offeres amazing surroundings that is sure to cap of any great weekend.More Info View Map
Mullum Mullum Park is an important wildlife corridor in Melbourne’s east.
Enjoy a picnic, relax with the family, or kick a ball on the rolling lawns of Nortons Park. Free electric barbecues are available in the picnic shelter. Great place to take the dog for a walk off lead.More Info View Map
Organ Pipes National Park
The Organ Pipes National Park takes its name from the spectacular basalt columns, giving us a glimpse of the rich geological history of this landscape. Picnic tables and toilets are provided, or bring your own gas barbecue, picnic rug and your favourite snacks and cook up a storm!More Info View Map
The Organ Pipes National Park takes its name from the spectacular basalt columns, giving us a gli
Enterprize Tall Ship
Set sail aboard Melbourne’s Tall Ship Enterprize, a working replica of the ship that brought the first white settlers to Melbourne in 1835. Relax on deck with the family as we explore the bay and tell the little known story of the founding of Melbourne. The truly adventurous can experience life as an early sailor and climb the rigging for a heart stopping view of Melbourne.
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Set sail aboard Melbourne’s Tall Ship Enterprize, a working replica of the ship that brought the
Patterson River is a thriving canal system of the Patterson Lakes residential area. There are four public boat ramps, parking for cars and trailers and riverside picnic facilities and electric barbecue facilities make it the perfect venue for family boating expeditions. The nearby National Water Sports Centre is used by a wide range of water sport groups.More Info View Map
Patterson River is a thriving canal system of the Patterson Lakes residential area.
Organ Pipes National Park
The ‘Organ Pipes’ are basalt geological formations, formed by molten lava cooling and cracking about 2.8 million years ago. The surrounding National Park also features other natural formations like the Rosette Rock, and plenty of walking trails, wildflowers and picnic facilities. The park is also popular with bird watchers. Located in Keilor North with access from the Calder Freeway.More Info View Map
The ‘Organ Pipes’ are basalt geological formations, formed by molten lava cooling and cracking ab
A hidden gem in the middle of the Yarra River, Herring Island is located only 3kms from the CBD. A haven for nature and art lovers alike, the Island is home to native flora and fauna, a gallery and environmental sculptures. Access to the island is via boat. For just a small fee, you can hop on Parks Victoria’s punt which runs from Como Landing, January to April. Pack a picnic, gather your friends and family and spend the day on this little slice of paradise.More Info View Map
A hidden gem in the middle of the Yarra River, Herring Island is located only 3kms from the CBD.
Plenty Gorge Park
Walk to the beautiful Plenty River Gorge and marvel at the diverse wildlife within the park. Enjoy a quiet picnic, play ball games or fly a kite in the wide open spaces of Yarrambat Picnic Area. Hawkestowe Picnic Area is the perfect spot for a barbecue, with views to the Plenty River and the historic Le Page Homestead as a backdrop.More Info View Map
Walk to the beautiful Plenty River Gorge an
Tooradin and coastal villages
Situated approximately 55km south east from the Melbourne CBD on the South Gippsland Highway, Tooradin and nearby closeby coastal villages, is considered to be the gateway to Phillip Island and is ideally situated to cater for the needs of tourists. The area is a popular spot for walking, fishing, boating and offers a rich sense of history. For a real sense of adventure, four kilometres east of Tooradin on the South Gippsland Highway is the town's airfield which offers scenic adventure flights, skydiving and a flying school. The airfield's restaurant is also open to the public and specialises in seafood.More Info View Map
Situated approximately 55km south east from the Melbourne CBD on the South Gippsland Highway, Too
Point Cook Marine Sanctuary
Point Cook Coastal Park, adjoining the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary, features abundant birdlife, a historic bluestone homestead and intertidal sandbanks. It is popular with birdwatchers, nature lovers and family groups. The beach picnic area has everything you need for a perfect family day out - free gas barbecues, picnic tables, taps, shade shelters, two playgrounds and toilets. If picnics are not your style, the Homestead Restaurant is fully licensed and serves excellent meals.
At nearby Cheetham Wetlands, see migratory waterbirds and enjoy the views from the Tower. A combination of narrow sandy beaches, rocky reefs and mud flats, this park hosts a huge diversity of marine and coastal life. The marine sanctuary is a no-take area.More Info View Map
Point Cook Coastal Park, adjoining the Point Cooke Marine Sanctuary, features abundant birdlife,
Feel the rush of speed at Sandown Raceway with car and horseracing throughout the year including the crowd-favourite V8 supercars. Sandown hosts five major motorsport weekends annually including the V8 Supercars ‘Heritage Round’ and the Sandown 500. Sandown also hosts many horseracing meets throughout the year, including the annual Greater Dandenong Race Day.More Info View Map
Feel the rush of speed at Sandown Raceway with car and horseracing throughout the year including
Animal Land Children's Farm
Meet Oscar the pig, milk Lucy the cow, ride Goldie the pony! Nurse baby animals, collect eggs and take a tractor ride in the paddock. Animal land gives children that real hands on farming experience. They get to scratch, feel, smell and hear all the experiences of life on a farm. Our visitors include schools, kinders and the general public!More Info View Map
Meet Oscar the pig, milk Lucy the cow, ride Goldie the pony!
Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park
Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park has a rich history. It was the site of Victoria’s first permanent settlement and seaport and was crucial to the initial growth of the state. Immerse yourself in Victoria’s colonial past by visiting Fort Gellibrand, retrace Ned Kelly’s steps along Battery Road, marvel at the ingenuity of early mariners at Timeball Tower!More Info View Map
Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park has a rich history.
A sanctuary for creative play, Wombat Bend is decorated with community art that will inspire and capture the imagination of people of all ages and all abilities. Children and young people at heart will love exploring this playground with its sensory play activities, accessible path networks, amphitheatre and native forest walk.More Info View Map
A sanctuary for creative play, Wombat Bend is decorated with community art that will inspire and
Airborn- Indoor Trampoline Park
Take off at Airborn! Spread your wings and take flight! Bounce through over 150 interconnected trampolines, 2 awesome trampoline dodgeball courts, a huge foam pit and an expert gravity wall. Taking off has never been more exciting, so why not grab the children and some of their friends and jump on down!More Info View Map
Take off at Airborn! Spread your wings and take flight!
Victory Park, Chelsea
Look out for the Lighthouse! Next to the beach at Chelsea, come and enjoy the lighthouse and sand castle playground at Victory Park. The park features a lighthouse with spiral staircase and great views across the Bay, a sand castle, sand pit diggers, swings and a boat.More Info View Map
Look out for the Lighthouse!
Calder Park Motorsport Complex
Calder Park Motorsport Complex is perfect for those who are into everything on two or four wheels, with off street drag racing, drifting, stunt riding and more. Check out the 'thunderdome' which is a purpose built 1.8km quad oval speedway, drivers race on this either clockwise for right-hand-side drivers (Australian) or counter-clockwise for left-hand-side drivers (American).More Info View Map
Calder Park Motorsport Complex is perfect for those who are into everything on two or four wheels
Point Cook Coastal Park
The Point Cook Coastal Park & Cheetham Wetlands rank among the top places in the world for viewing migratory wading birds. The diversity of birdlife is considered second only to Kakadu in Australia. More than 200 species have been recorded, 34 of which are covered by international migratory agreements. Migratory birds travel here from as far away as Siberia, Japan & Alaska. Get a 360 degree eagle’s view from the Observation Tower or head down to the beach at low tide and get up close and personal.More Info View Map
The Point Cook Coastal Park & Cheetham Wetlands rank among the top places in the world for vi
Pirate Ship Playground, Aberfeldie
Ahoy me mateys! Get yaaaaar kids together and walk the plank off one of the most unique playgrounds in all of western Melbourne. The Pirate Ship Playground in Riverside Park, Aberfeldie was opened in 2014 as part of a major redevelopment of the entire park. The attention to detail on "The Black Sapphire" is mighty impressive, with crow's nest, treasure map, captain's quarters, bells, telescopes, sunken treasure and even a classic wooden ship's wheel.View Map
Ahoy me mateys!
Paintball Sunbury (Indoor & Outdoor)
Paintball Sunbury offers four action-packed fields with the state of the art guns and paintballs all ready for action. Catering for birthdays, bucks/hens parties, Christmas parties, corporate groups, sports clubs, families and friends - it’s sure to meet all your paintball needs.More Info View Map
Paintball Sunbury offers four action-packed fields with the state of the art guns and paintballs
Head down to St Kilda beach if you’re in the mood for some adventure. A multitude of organised water sports for all levels of experience are on offer. Try your hand at some stand-up paddle boarding or if you’re looking to challenge yourself, give windsurfing a shot. Better yet, have a kite boarding lesson from any of the friendly instructors at St Kilda West beach who can guide you through all the excitement and adrenaline of this latest water sport craze. Perhaps you would like to learn to sail? Royal Melbourne and other sailing clubs offer social sailing to pique your interest.More Info
Head down to St Kilda beach if you’re in the mood for some adventure.
The Titanic, Williamstown
It’s not just dinner and a show. Book the voyage of a lifetime where your night is guaranteed to be a disaster. Step back in time to a by gone era and relive the majestic grandeur that made the Titanic the ship of dreams.More Info View Map
It’s not just dinner and a show.
Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre
Offering a range of facilities including a nine hole golf course, a 44 bay driving range, 12 tennis courts including one rebound ace court, mini golf, pro shop and the Riverside Restaurant bar and function centre. Situated in natural picturesque surroundings and nestled away from the hustle and bustle of the city, the Riverside Golf and Tennis Centre is a relaxed atmosphere that has something for both beginners and the professional sporting types.More Info View Map
Offering a range of facilities including a nine hole golf course, a 44 bay driving range, 12 tenn
Skydive the Beach and Beyond
Soak up beach views from a whole new perspective. Attached securely to your experienced tandem instructor, leap from the plane at maximum altitudes for up to 60 seconds and reaching speeds beyond 200km per hour. Take the life changing, adrenaline pumping leap all while taking in stunning Melbourne views. The thrill of the fall paired with a picturesque and uniquely Melbourne drop zone will make your sky dive a truly unforgettable experience.More Info
Soak up beach views from a whole new perspective.
Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the destruction of habitat and slaughter of wildlife in the world’s oceans in order to conserve and protect ecosystems and species. Sea Shepherd Australia uses innovative direct-action tactics to investigate, document and take action when necessary to expose and confront illegal activities on the high seas.More Info View Map
Sea Shepherd Australia is a non-profit conservation organisation whose mission is to end the dest
Walking and Cycling
Walk along this pleasant 3.5 kilometre trail with Boeing Reserve as its base to the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail - a nature lover’s delight. Home to a variety of bird life, it also has an interesting pioneering history, providing settlers with a ready water supply. Afton Street Reserve and Conservation Wetland houses a protected natural environment for native plants and animals in stunning surroundings. Take a stroll down Maribyrnong River Trail which begins at Thompson Street Reserve and ends at the historic Riverview Tea Gardens, incorporating many sights of interest along this magnificent waterway. A steep climb to the scenic lookout at Lily Street will reward walkers rewarded with magnificent views along the river and the city skyline.
Walk along this pleasant 3.5 kilometre trail with Boeing Reserve as its base to the Moonee Ponds
Marina Reserve Skateable Space
Marina Reserve is a top rated skate park amongst boarding enthusiasts all over Melbourne. This colourful park located right on the bay is ideal for skaters of all skill levels. Take the kids for a day out in St Kilda over the school holidays or jump on the board yourself. For those who are happy to take in the sights, a picnic area is available at the park and there are both bay and city views to enjoy.More Info
Marina Reserve is a top rated skate park amongst boarding enthusiasts all over Melbourne.
Walking and Cycling Trails in Whitehorse
Whitehorse has an abundance of walking tracks and bike routes that are suitable for all different levels of fitness and of different lengths. With trials located all throughout the municipality, there are many options for cyclists and walkers to explore stunning scenery, picturesque views and beautiful landscapes that Whitehorse has to offer.More Info
Whitehorse has an abundance of walking tracks and bike routes that are suitable for all different
Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park
Only 50 minutes from central Melbourne, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park invites you to wander through 10 hectares of bushland, meeting endangered species, feeding kangaroos and wallabies, and enjoying encounters with colourful birds, reptiles, dingoes and many other animals. Twice daily, visitors can even cuddle a koala, phone for times.
At night, Moonlit Sanctuary comes alive with world-famous lantern-lit tours. Night birds are active, tiny feathertail gliders and giant squirrel swoop around, and endangered quolls, pademelons and bettongs forage for food.
Winner of the Victorian Tourism Awards for Ecotourism, and the Zoos Aquarium Association award for excellence in exhibit design.More Info View Map
Only 50 minutes from central Melbourne, Moonlit Sanctuary Wildlife Conservation Park invites you
Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city centre. The park is a haven for nature and art lovers. It is home to a series of environmental sculptures.More Info View Map
Accessible only by boat, Herring Island in the Yarra River is just 3km from Melbourne's city cent
Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street and his wife, Maria Teresa, a noted artist during the 1930’s, 40’s and 50’s. Today, this property is still dedicated to preserving the art of true Italian food and culture specialising in dining, weddings, gatherings and functions.More Info View Map
Farm Vigano is a property rich in history and in Italian culture through the once iconic restaurateur, Mario Vigano of Mario’s in Exhibition Street.
One of Victoria’s leading adventure parks, Funfields offers a range of rides and activities for people of all ages. With toboggans, a pirate ship, waterslides, go karts, mini golf and much more! You cannot miss the world record longest Proslide CannonBowl waterslide, Typhoon. The Typhoon is over 400 feet long and reaches speeds of up to 30 kmph. It is the perfect destination for family fun!More Info View Map
One of Victoria’s leading adventure parks, Funfields offers a range of rides and activities for p
The Ultimate Karting Experience
Get your adrenalin pumping at The Ultimate Karting Experience. Get a bunch of friends together and take to the track. You can speed along the winding course challenging your friends or attempt to beat your own record. Whether experienced or amateur it is sure to be a fun filled day.More Info
Get your adrenalin pumping at The Ultimate Karting Experience.
Bicentennial Park is an old favourite with many locals who know it as Mount Chelsea. The park is located on Scotch Parade and features a regional play space, kilometres of walking trails with links to the Long Beach Trail and the Chelsea Netball Centre.
Bicentennial Park was awarded the 2011 National Playspace Award. There is a Liberty swing, shelters with BBQs and tables, toilets, seats (including some wonderful curved seats) and water taps are spread around. The area is surrounded by fences with child proof gates. Come and expolore the magnificant playgrounds with big mound slides, a smurf village, giant basket swing, flying fox, monkey bars and so much more. This renowned park is guaranteed to give the family hours of entertainment.View Map
Bicentennial Park is an old favourite with many locals who know it as Mount Chelsea.
Ponyland Equestrian Centre
Enjoy the tranquility of a trail ride through the Australian bush. Ponyland has a wonderful team of horses and ponies to suit every rider. Hosted by experienced and friendly guides.
Opening hours: Open 7 days.
Location: Osborne Road, Christmas Hills. Melways Ref 266 A10
Contact: 9730 1334; email@example.comMore Info View Map
Enjoy the tranquility of a trail ride through the Australian bush. Ponyland has a wonderful team of horses and ponies to suit every rider.
Bicycle Discovery Trails
Bayside’s picturesque foreshore, parks and architectural highlights are exciting to explore and discover on your bike. Six bicycle discovery trails cover distinct areas of Bayside, so you can enjoy a variety of interesting cycling routes. Each trail is suitable for cyclists of all abilities and the trails include opportunities for rest stops at parks, cafes and other points of interest. All the trails include a section of the attractive foreshore to enjoy!More Info
Bayside’s picturesque foreshore, parks and architectural highlights are exciting to explore and d
From the nineteenth century, Bayside has offered top-class sailing in one of the world’s safest and most picturesque bays. Officials involved in the 1999 World Sailing Championships – held for the first time in Port Phillip Bay – declared it was one of the best ‘yachting venues’ in the world. No matter what your age or status, sailing the Bayside foreshore offers untold pleasures – the joy of the sport itself, spectacular views, exercise, outstanding companionship and the challenge of competition (if sought).
From the nineteenth century, Bayside has offered top-class sailing in one of the world’s safest a