SUMMER in Melbourne and regional Victoria is worth spent outdoor, exploring its sights and sounds. Go on an unforgettable adventure from exploring places on wheels, learning how to make chocolate, taking up fun challenges to greater heights, to simply immersing in a true blue Aussie ‘barbie’ experience. Here are some to fit every traveller’s style. For more information, go to www.visitmelbourne.com.
WHEELING IS BELIEVING
With Real Melbourne Bicycle Tours, visitors will see more in a few hours than most see in days. Gear up and soak up the atmosphere with the lads to explore bohemian backstreets, lively markets, cafes, hidden arcades, bike paths and bluestone pathways. These rides promise a fun and interesting time, showcasing the real Melbourne.
TRAIL THE WATERFRONT
Having started from humble beginnings when Geelong was founded as a port in 1836, the waterfront has now attracted a series of prestigious awards.
The trail of bollards along the spectacular waterfront are an iconic attraction to the region that represent the rich history of the town.
With over 100 of them scattered between Rippleside and Limbeburners Point, each one depicts a different person from the past who added to the making of Geelong.
Watch the bollards come to life as the group uses the Activate Geelong augmented reality (AR) app for a truly unique and immersive experience!
THE SWEETEST HANDMADE GIFT
Who says guys can’t be in the kitchen? Sweeten the trip by taking a one-hour hands-on Chocolate Discovery Class, filled with an abundance of chocolate and truffle tastings and the chance to learn how chocolate is made.
Conclude the chocolate education experience with the opportunity to personally create a chocolate bar and even a giant lollipop!
These would make the perfect handmade gifts and sweetest souvenirs for loved ones – be it family, friends or a significant other.
Visit Australia’s most electrifying adventure park at Live Wire Park.
The guys will unplug, recharge and set their senses alight with the beauty of the Great Ocean Road whilst zip lining, roller coasting, climbing, exploring and wandering through this world-class adventure experience.
Home to the Shockwave Zip Coaster (Australia’s most extreme zip line), epic rope courses and treetop canopy circuit, experience nature in a supercharged view.
AUSSIE ‘BARBIE’ IN THE OUTBACK
Halls Gap Lakeside Tourist Park offers a unique bush camp experience with modern facilities. One of the pull factors for visitors is its new outdoor pool which is heated by woodfire, all year round!
The park offers spacious sites for a typical summertime Aussie ‘barbie’ (barbecue) experience and modern cabins overlooking the valley where kangaroos and emus hang out.
A GLORIOUS FOOD HAVEN
Queen Victoria Market’s 141-year old heritage houses a wide range of Australian goods, clothing and food where visitors can shop and eat for hours!
Hungry visitors will find this charming market a gem that offers various food, baked goods, cheeses, fresh seafood stalls and more.
What’s special this summer is its crowd-favourite night market – the Summer Night Market, which brings an epic and mouth-watering line-up of food and beverages, perfect for enjoying summer in the city.