Activities & Itineraries

Your Guide To Your Ultimate Summer Of Adventure In Melbourne

By Amber De Luca-Tao
15th Nov 2019

There’s nothing like an adventure to help you reconnect with nature, your friends and yourself. And because Melbourne is (unofficially) the most liveable city in the world, there’s countless ways for you to get your adventure on in and around the city.

Whether it's a two-day hike, a road trip or navigating your way through a gorge, what are you waiting for? Choose your own adventure. Check out our guide for all of the best adventures you need to tick off this summer.

November

A Trip To Gumbaya World

While there’s plenty to do at Gumbaya World on any given day, their Sounds Of Nature event, a unique Aussie music experience is one of the best reasons there is to make the trek. Surrounded by nature and thrilling rides, you can expect an awesome line-up of home-grown acts set to take the stage including Daryl Braithwaite, Vanessa Amorosi and more.

When: Saturday 30 November
Where: Gumbaya World
For more information, click here.

Beginner Walks Around Melbourne

Hiking is the one workout where eating chocolate out of the bag isn’t only accepted, it’s practically encouraged. And that’s whether you’re athlete level or you’re only just starting out. If you’d classify yourself as more of a beginner, you’re in luck, ‘cause we’ve rounded up the best beginner walks to get you into the swing of things.

When: All Month
Where: Various Locations
For more information, click here.

December

Beyond The Valley

There’s so much to love about ringing in the New Year at a music festival in and around the bush with nothing but your mates, a camping tent and some quality music. And lucky for us Melburnians, Beyond The Valley is as good as they come. Their line-up for this year is arguably their best yet, featuring headlining acts including Rufus Du Sol and Tyler The Creator. Tickets are currently sold out but are available to purchase through the official resell platform, Tixel.

When: Tuesday 28 December to Wednesday 1 January
Where: 155 Burnt Store Road, Lardner 3821
For more information, click here.

Hike Through Werribee Gorge

Be prepared for anything but your average nature walk. Werribee Gorge is one of Melbourne’s most rugged natural beauties, with the hike following the length of the gorge through a disused water channel built around the year 1926, through escarpments and along the river bed itself.

When: Sunday 29 December
Where: 728 Heidelberg Road, Alphington 3078
For more information, click here.

Tree Surfing At Enchanted Adventure Garden

The Enchanted Adventure Garden is an award-winning outdoor nature park on Victoria's Mornington Peninsula. And one of their most exciting activities you should consider is their tree-top climbing tour. It has over 50 aerial obstacles per course, bridges and five zip-lines linked to tree-based platforms at 10 metres high. We won’t blame you for feeling relaxed but nervous at the same time.

When: All Month         
Where: Enchanted Adventure Garden, Arthurs Seat 3969
For more information, click here.

Get Your Glamp On

Camping is definitely not for everyone, but that doesn't mean glamping isn't. You can still claim you went camping, just with most of the comforts of your own bedroom and without the humiliation of not knowing how to actually construct a tent. Sounds pretty dreamy, doesn't it?

When: All Month
Where: Various Locations
For more information, click here.

January

Doggy Picnic Adventure

Doggy Picnic Adventures are designed for you to have the best day out enjoying a picnic with your furry friend. The day includes guided walks, your own individual picnic basket of goodies as well as sessions on the art of canine massage. You can choose from two locations to set up your picnic including Hanging Rock or the Dandenong Ranges. There will also be an organised bus for the trip.

When: Saturday 4 January
Where: Rest Stop G The Boulevard, Port Melbourne
For more information, click here.

Mt Cobbler High And Camp

If high country hiking is your thing, you’re going to want to sign up to Take Shape Adventures. It’s recommended that you have some hiking experience under your belt before you embark on this adventure. Along the way of the two-day hike, you’ll come across amazing natural wonders including Lake Cobbler, Dandongadale Falls and more.

When: Tuesday 24 January Sunday 26 January
Where: 728 Heidelberg Road, Alphington
For more information, click here.

Summer Walks Around Victoria

We’re pretty spoilt with hiking choices in Victoria. While some tracks are best explored in spring or autumn, others are home to flora, fauna and pristine swimming areas that flourish in warmer weather. All in all, we’ve rounded up some of the best summer walks you should definitely consider getting around.

When: All Month
Where: Around Victoria
For more information, click here.

Road Trip To Swan Hill

With temperatures sitting at a balmy 28 degrees on average all season long, there’s no better time than the peak of summer to visit Swan Hill. Trust us when we say that guaranteed sunny skies are only just the beginning. If you’re the kind of person who’s easily excited at the prospect of snapping a FOMO-inducing sunset Insta story after a long day of sipping premium wines, this is certainly one road trip for you.

When: All Month
Where: Swan Hill
For more information, click here.

Need more activities on your plate? Check out the rest of our Best Summer Ever itineraries here.

Image credit: Kate Mason

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