Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Outdoor activities

Work up an appetite on the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges' tracks and trails, snowfields and golf courses, or float high above it all in a hot air balloon.

See the scenery from way up high or on two feet
Float above the Yarra Valley on a sunrise balloon flight and pinpoint the tracks, trails, and locations for the rest of the day's activities.

Set out on two feet along the tracks and trails of the region's national parks. Hike to waterfalls and wineries, over rugged escarpments and along clear creeks.

Exploring the mountains on bike or skis
Try mountain biking like a pro at the site of the Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games mountain biking events, or hit the roads and rail trails for a different look at the region.

In winter, ski cross country, toboggan or have an old-fashioned snowball fight at Lake Mountain or Mount Donna Buang – Melbourne's two closest snow playgrounds.

Before you move on to the wineries and restaurants, find time to play a round of golf, catch a fish at a trout farm, or pitch your tent in preparation.

Ballooning, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Balloon and scenic flights

Rise above the Yarra Valley at sunrise on a silent, scenic hot air balloon flight – a tranquil way to experience the wonders of the landscape.

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The Sebel Heritage, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Golf

Tee off and play 18 holes at a designer golf course in the Yarra Valley, or at one of the small public courses tucked between trees in the Dandenongs.

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Couple and child bike riding through bushland, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Cycling

Experience nature by bike on professional-class tracks and trails, or take to the highway in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

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Steavensons Falls, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Camping

Camp out in beautiful bush or beside clear mountain streams in the scenic state and national parks of the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges.

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Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Walking and hiking

It's easy to get active in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, with a range of tracks and trails to suit all abilities in parks and gardens.

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Lake Mountain, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria

Snowplay

Head off for premier cross-country skiing and snowplay just a stone's throw from Melbourne at the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges snowfields.

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Nature & wildlife

Action sports