Great Ocean Walk, Victoria, Australia
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Outdoor activities

Victoria's breathtaking scenery and diverse natural environments are a great excuse to head outdoors. Experience the adrenalin rush of white-water rafting, have a gentle walk through tall forests, play a round of golf on a championship course, or set up camp for a longer stay.

Croajingolong National Park, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Walking and hiking

Pack a picnic, map and camera and discover Victoria on foot on walking trails close to Melbourne or within easy driving distance of the city.

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Cycling along Torquay Esplanade, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia


Get out your trusty old bike and join the growing community of cyclists discovering unique perspectives of Melbourne and regional Victoria.

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Commonwealth Golf Course, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. Credit: David Scaletti


Tee off on Victoria's outstanding sand-belt, links-style and resort courses, following the swings of some of the world's biggest names in golf.

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Falls Creek, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Victoria's snowfields

Find out about skiing and snowboarding at Victoria's alpine resorts, their proximity to Melbourne, on-mountain accommodation and annual activities.

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Canoeing, Otway National Park, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia

Water sports

Set sail for a day on Victoria's waterways, explore an underwater shipwreck, swim at a calm Murray River beach, or waterski around Gippsland Lakes.

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Fishing, Cape Bridgewater, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia


Fish Victoria and cast a line on the bay, a lonely beach, river or inlet, head out to sea or fly-fish for trout in a mountain stream or alpine lake.

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Ballooning, Yarra Valley, Victoria, Australia

Ballooning and scenic flights

Take to the skies and survey Victoria's landscape from a hot air balloon or scenic flight, or experience the thrill of skydiving or hang-gliding.

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Camping, Great Ocean Walk, Great Ocean Road, Victoria, Australia


Pitch a tent and set up camp to sleep under canopies of stars in campsites with the comforts of home, or rough it in undiscovered, secluded spots.

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Gunnamatta Trail Rides, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria, Australia

Horse riding

Experience Victoria from the saddle and explore windswept beaches, snow-capped alps, rolling hills and eucalypt forests from a different perspective.

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Baw Baw National Park, Gippsland, Victoria, Australia

Four-wheel driving

Head off the highways to tackle spectacular scenery and some of Australia's best four-wheel drive country, including rocky outcrops and sand dunes.

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Mt Buffalo, High Country, Victoria, Australia

Action sports

Strap on a helmet and get out of your comfort zone with adventures in rock climbing, caving, abseiling, or even jumping out of a plane.

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Adventure in the Grampians (1:30)

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