The good weather is coming to an end as the cooler months start to roll in, so NOW is the final chance to enjoy the outdoor adventures! From child friendly activities to romantic dates or group outings, we’ve got you covered.

 8. Trekking

Photo: Great Ocean Walk

For the beginners, we recommend the Triplet Falls Rainforest Walk in the Great Otway Park. A 1 hour loop of 2km trail seems to be the light afternoon walk. Get lost among the fungi growing on the forest floor, giant Mountain Ash trees, and of course, the waterfalls. For the mediocre walkers, the Great Ocean Walk near the 12 Apostles has breathtaking views. This experience will ensure you leave behind the hustle and bustle city lifestyle to engage your mind, body and soul into the landscape, wildlife and nature. And of course, if you want a little more of a challenge, the Kokoda Memorial Walk, also known as 1000 Steps, out at Dandenong ranges is the place to be to work up a sweat.

$: free

7. Kayaking

Photo: Stand Up Paddle Board

How about a yoga class on the water? Paddle Life Barwon Heads offer ‘maximum enjoyment’ as they offer a diverse variety of classes running from the front of Bass Strait, including ocean ski paddling and stand up paddle boarding.

$: starting at $25

6. Penguin parade

Photo: Phillip Island Penguins

A weekend away to visit the infamous Penguin Parade is the ideal step out of reality. Over 4,000 of the 32,000 little penguins living in the waters around Phillip Island have their burrows around Summerland Beach. About an hour before sunrise, they swim up to 100kms each day before returning at dusk, which is the perfect time to see the birds return to the mainland. Don’t forget your beanie and scarf, as the beach nights can get very cold. Brrrrr…

$: Adult $25.10

5. Horse Riding

Photo: Uncle Nev’s horseriders

Uncle Nev’s Trail Rides is located 50 minutes north of Melbourne’s CBD in the State Forest. The stable holds over 60 horses, so you are very likely to have at least one horse fancy you best! All riding levels are welcome. Individuals or group bookings must be made prior to your selected riding day. And of course the ‘breathtaking views’ are well deserved of a picture-perfect moment; you might even pass kangaroos, wombats, wallabies or echidnas.

$: starting at $90

4. Balloon Flights

Photo: Global Ballooning

The Yarra Valley  is ‘one of Victoria’s most spectacular winery regions’, and the area is able to show off its highlights by offering Balloon Flights to visitors. The great views amongst the mountains make it easy to lose yourself in the countryside, finishing off with excellent locally grown food and wine.

$: starting at $365

3. Paintballing

Photo: Delta Force Paintball Melbourne

Ever wanted to pretend you’re in the movies? Round up the troops and head to Delta Force Paintball Melbourne for an action packed day filled with outdoor entertainment. Duck and weave through the movie-sets of pyramids and sphinxes, aircrafts and missile silos, saloons in the wild, wild west or trading post office. For the most trilling paintball experience, round up the group of mates to shoot it out!

$: starting from $14.95

2. City walking tour

Photo: Melbourne by Foot

Melbourne By Foot teamed up with Eureka Skydeck in March for an exclusive member event. The tour was a customised, historic walk through Melbourne’s CBD, visiting Flinders St Station, Immigration Museum, ANZ Gothic Bank Building, Collins Street Business District, Degraves Street, Hosier Lane and finishing at Federation Square.  A great way to spend the day out, learn more about the city you were born and bred in, or newly settling in the City of Melbourne. Don’t be afraid to ask Melbourne by Foot for a customised tour for you and your friends.

$: starting from $40

1. Eureka Skydeck – sun & stars

Photo: Eureka Skydeck

Step out on the outdoor terrace and enjoy our Sun and Stars package. Simply use within the same day or over two consecutive days to experience the different sights of Melbourne from above. Last chance to enjoy the warmer weather before the temperatures drop on the 88th floor.

$: Adult $25.50

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