Skip to main content

Go back to blog

5 Best Adventure Activities in Melbourne

  • Monday 17th June 2019

Wondering what to do in Melbourne that’ll make you feel alive? From swimming with sharks to splashing under waterfalls, here are 5 of the best adventure activities in and around the city.


Dive With Sharks Without A Cage

For the most daring of daredevils, get close up to these beautiful creatures at SEA LIFE Melbourne. Did you know it’s one of only a few shark diving experiences worldwide where you’re guaranteed a shark encounter? Meet our resident Grey Nurse Sharks as well as MASSIVE, elegant rays, Largetooth Sawfish, Groupers and more. Some of our sharks are up to 3 metres in size – yep, that’ll send the heart racing.

This bold experience is for ages 14+. Don’t worry, it’s completely safe and seriously fun. Bonus: your ticket includes all-day admission to the aquarium. So take the plunge and explore until your heart is content!

Book your Shark Dive Xtreme experience:



Gear up for All-levels Mountain-biking

Adrenaline junkies will love weaving through the trails in Lysterfield Park. This huge 1,398-hectare nature playground is only 30km from Melbourne. With 10 bush trails catering from easy to challenging, and stretching from 200m to 6.3km, everyone will find their path.

The forest is home to over 170 species of birdlife that’ll delight your eyes and ears too. Tired? Relax by the calming Lysterfield Lake while a stunning sunset unfolds in front of you. It’s a great picnic spot to spend a lazy afternoon after your action-packed morning. Oh, don’t forget to pack biking protection gear!


Visit a Slice of Antarctica

That’s right. You can embark on an exciting penguin expedition right in the heart of Melbourne CBD. With your Penguin Passport experience, SEA LIFE Melbourne will suit you up with snow gear and take you on a 45-minute, out-of-the-ordinary experience, on the ice. Our colony of majestic King and Gentoo Penguins all have different cheeky personalities to make you laugh and adore.

What’s more, get behind the scenes and discover how SEA LIFE Melbourne takes care of our penguins. You’ll also be amazed by how this state-of-the-art exhibit maintains its sub-zero temperatures.

Book your once-in-a-lifetime penguin encounter: 



Zoom Through Tree Canopies

Who wouldn’t want to know what it’s like to fly? Just 3 hours from Melbourne, Otway Fly Treetop Adventures offers two unique nature activities in one. Thrill-seekers can take on the action-packed 2.5-hour Zipline Tour. Higher and higher you go, suspended in the air.

Next, the Treetop Walk, a 1.9km walk with a 600m steel bridge 25m above ground ascending to 47m at its pinnacle. This adventure gives you a special bird’s-eye view of Otway’s lush surrounding forests.


Swim Under a Waterfall

Stop twiddling those thumbs; Melbourne has spectacular falls to brave under. Stinking hot? 75-minutes from the city, you can submerge in Turpins Falls; an invigorating treat. Want to relax? A local favourite is the multi-tiered waterway of Burrong Falls in the magnificent Grampians National Park. Willing to travel the distance? The small but pristine Ladies Bath Falls is totally worth it.


Phew! That’s enough high-action options to satisfy even the most energised adventure-seekers.