Activity-Filled Holiday in Melbourne, Australia

By jen - Last updated: Thursday, August 16, 2012 - Save & Share - Leave a Comment

Australia is an ultimate holiday destination for many, but if you’re planning on heading Down Under, you may as well make the most of it and take in all the great activities and visual wonders that Australia has to offer. Take Melbourne, for instance, which offers plenty of fun-filled tours and activities that will surely leave holiday-goers with fond memories to look back on.

To get a taste of Australia’s wonderfully unique wildlife, consider taking the Savannah Walkabout, which gives the opportunity to roam wide open spaces in the hopes of seeing koala bears, kangaroos and the area’s many exotic birds, including emus and cockatoos, and it’s not too far from the city centre, either. The open forest walkabout is as close as you can come to witnessing these magnificent creatures in the wild. An expert e guide will be on hand to guide you around the park, which is within short distance of the city centre and is of great importance to the Aboriginal people. 

If you fancy something more aquatic yet still nature-centric, then perhaps the Shark Walking Experience will be more your style. This thrilling underwater walk, as offered by Melbourne Aquarium, is sure to be unforgettable as you stand face-to-face with shark and stingrays and walk among the aquarium’s hundreds of fantastical fish. No diving experience is required. and the custom-made Shark Walker helmets will allow you to breathe naturally, so all you have to worry about is your adrenalin levels for the 20-minute tour.

A staring contest with a shark may not be everybody’s idea of fun, but if you still want to get your feet wet, Melbourne’s Kayak Tours are a slightly less exhilarating way to do so. The tours are offered during the afternoon and at night and both offer a chance to take in the Melbourne skyline while in the midst of Melbourne’s gorgeous dockland vistas. If you decide to take the nocturnal option, you can expect a quirky dining experience while on the water, as you are served fish and chips aboard your kayak, but that’s before you start paddling. After dinner, you’ll tour past Bolte Bridge, through downtown and out past the Melbourne Cricket Ground and Rod Laver Arena. Again, no kayaking experience is need for this one of a kind tour.

If you’re tiring of Melbourne’s great weather and summer vibe, Mt Buller isn’t far away. It may surprise you, but Melbourne does in fact offer Ski Tours. You can take a full tour to try out Melbourne’s premier ski resort between June and October, and hone your skiing skills in an unlikely environment. Book now and you can save 50% on a Yara Valley Wineries tour.

Fraser Place provides four-star accommodation at a reasonable rate and renowned hospitality, while the BreakFree Heritage on Little Bourke is convenient as well as cosy and distinctive, making it the most affordable option. Rydges on Swanston is very well located and has some of the city’s best skyline views, also.


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