Birra-rung Marr, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Outdoor activities

With excellent facilities, a beautiful bayside setting and plenty of bright sunny days, it's little wonder Melbourne is considered one of the world's most liveable cities.

Green Melbourne
Make the most of the city's rivers, parks, coastline and bay. Pack a picnic lunch for a day wandering around the lush surrounds of the botanic gardens, take in city views on a bike ride along the Yarra River, or take a hot air balloon ride over the city at dawn.

Choose your own adventure
Whether it's golf or boating, tennis or Tai Chi, Melbourne has plenty of things to see and do outdoors to suit your interests and lifestyle. Stroll along the boardwalk in St Kilda or go for a dip at one of the many Melbourne beaches. Cruise down the Yarra on a boat tour or catch the ferry across to Williamstown for a day of fishing.

Kite surfing, Kite Republic, St Kilda, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Water sports

With sandy bay beaches and a river through the city, there's plenty to do on, in and by the water from kiteboarding to kayaking by moonlight.

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St Kilda pier, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Get out there and try your luck with the fish in Port Phillip Bay from the pier or join a Melbourne fishing charter cruise out on the open water.

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Commonwealth Golf Course, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Swing your way around five of Australia's top 10 golf courses located within the south-east 'sandbelt' corridor of Melbourne making it a golfing must.

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Follow a heritage trail through Melbourne streets and hidden laneways or set your own pace with a jog, run or walk around the Royal Botanic Gardens.

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Bicycle parked outside Pushka Espresso Bar in Presgrave Place,  Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


Join the cycling set pedalling between Melbourne's hidden bars and cafes in a city set to rival the most cycling-friendly European capitals.

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Hot air balloons, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Ballooning and scenic flights

Watch the sun rise over Melbourne from a hot-air balloon or take in the expansive sights of the city, its hills and iconic bay on a scenic flight.

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