Mitta Mitta River, High Country, Victoria, Australia
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Outdoor activities

Enjoy Victoria's breathtaking scenery and diverse natural environments on an outdoor adventure. Whether you're on skis or floating high in a balloon, out on the water or hiking up a mountain, the best way to see Victoria is in the open air.

Two legs and two wheels
Pack a picnic, map and camera and go for a hike just a short drive from the city. If you prefer being on two wheels, try mountain biking in the High Country or just cruise around Melbourne's numerous city bike trails. For the adventurous, have a go at waterskiing on Victoria's expansive lake systems or strap on a helmet and climb one of the Grampians' famous rock faces.

Slow down
Pitch a tent under the stars in a campsite equipped with all manner of creature comforts or pick a secluded spot and camp out the old fashioned way. Wake up early to take in Victoria's stunning landscapes from a height with a dawn hot air ballon trip. Alternatively, play a round on a championship golf course in Victoria's south-eastern sandbelt, where the climate and landscape merge to create the ultimate golfing experience.

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


Grab your treddly and hit the road, track or trail to make the most of Victoria's thriving bike culture and dizzying mix of bike-friendly terrain.

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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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