Have a blast in Victoria
Add a dash of excitement and a sprinkle of adrenaline to your fun-packed escape in Victoria with a visit to some of the state’s best attractions. From swimming with dolphins on the Mornington Peninsula to picnicking over a cliff edge at Mount Buffalo National Park, thrill seekers of all levels can chase a rush in Victoria’s regions.
Engage your mind with a spot of history
Strike it rich in Ballarat and wander the streets of a town frozen in time at Sovereign Hill. The outdoor museum is beloved for its working gold mines, rare trades, exhibits and costumed interpreters. Find a similar experience on the banks of the Marraboor River in Swan Hill at Pioneer Settlement. Take a horse drawn cart ride through the historical township and shop for old fashioned lollies at the General Store.
Journey through a landscape of lush fern gullies and towering mountain ash trees on Australia’s oldest, best preserved steam train, Puffing Billy.
Image: Puffing Billy Railway, the Dandenong Ranges
Learn about the Traditional Owners of the Land in Budj Bim National Park and explore the area around a dormant volcano which holds significant importance to the local Gunditjmara people. Join a tour to experience the park through an Indigenous lens.
Joyful wildlife encounters
See fluffy fairy penguins emerge from the sea at dusk and scurry across the sand to their colony’s resting place at Phillip Island Penguin Parade, or pretend you’re on an African safari and spot giraffe, zebras and rhinos on vast plains at Werribee Open Range Zoo.
Image: Werribee Open Range Zoo, Melbourne
Explore Echuca’s beautiful countryside and get a taste of farm life at Billabong Ranch Adventure Park. Take a trek with camels or take to horse back on a trail ride along local waterways and meandering bush tracks.
When the weather is nice, make a splash on the Mornington Peninsula with Polperro Dolphin Swims. Take an unforgettable marine adventure and frolic with playful seals and come face-to-face with dolphins on a three hour tour which departs from picturesque Sorrento.
Chase an adrenaline rush
Head beyond Melbourne in search of an action-packed day of adventure. Travel towards the Mornington Peninsula and take a pit stop at Melbourne Cable Park in Bangholme. Here, you’ll find the state’s only cable wakeboarding circuit, an aqua fun park and a high ropes adventure circuit.
Image:Phillip Island Go Karts, Phillip Island
In the opposite direction, in Melbourne’s west, try your hand at clay target shooting, or head a little further to Lethbridge near Geelong and take flight in a single engine bi-plane at Lethbridge Airport.
Love a spot of Mario Kart? Suit up and jump in a real life go kart at either Stony Creek Go Karts in Gippsland or Phillip Island Go Karts in Ventnor. Both venues offer high octave fun on world-class circuits.
Amusement park fun
Dial up the excitement at electrifying adventure parks across Victoria. Find Live Wire Park along the iconic Great Ocean Road in Lorne, where you can zipline, navigate high ropes courses and wander the treetop canopy.
Image:Adventure Park Geelong, Geelong & the Bellarine
For a theme park experience which combines epic rides with wildlife and water activities, head to Tynong North in Gippsland for a day of fun at Gumbuya World, or dial up the excitement at Adventure Park Geelong where you can twist and turn down an array of epic waterslides.
Climb to new heights
Lift your feet off the ground and see Victoria from a higher perspective with these incredible experiences that take place way above ground level.
Image: Arthur's Seat Eagle, Dromana, Mornington Peninsula
Soak up scenic views of Port Phillip Bay while quietly gliding above Dromana in a gondola operated by Arthur’s Seat Eagle. For something more active, test your skills at trapeze and circus tricks at Listo Trapeze Co in The Murray. Here, take lessons on the art of flying trapeze, aerial circus, juggling and tumbling.
In the Grampians, test your limits on a rock climbing or abseiling adventure with a number of tour providers, or for something a little different, travel to Mount Buffalo in the High Country for a Cliff Side Picnic, where you dine suspended 300-metres above ground level.