Find Adventures in Melbourne

Melbourne Outdoor Activities: Expert Guides, Tips & More

Known for being Australia’s cultural hub and one of the world’s most liveable cities, Melbourne is also ripe for adventures. Close to the Mornington Peninsula, Wilsons Promontory, the Great Otway National Park, and the Yarra Ranges, Melbourne is your springboard into a ripper weekend.

Discover the best hikes, secret swimming holes, camping sites, waterfalls, and picnic spots within a stone’s throw of the city!

Go make memories!


Choose from one or more of the experiences below and journey around the map to see where they're found.


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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that this land on which we tread, whilst beautiful and revered by us, has even deeper layers of significance for its Traditional Owners; we pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging.

We Are Explorers is aware that the land is never truly being explored anew, given the ancient cultures that came before us who still call this land their home.