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Hot Air Ballooning

Either from the incredible valley scenery or a touch of fear, nothing makes one more appreciative of being alive like an early morning hot air balloon ride across the Yarra Valley. Gentle early morning winds are the most suitable for ballooning and also give passengers an amazing sunrise view. Rides usually last for…

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Skiing

June is wintertime in Australia, and the start of the ski season. While New South Wales is usually considered the ski capital of the country, Victoria comes a close second in the ski stakes with some great resorts spread out northeast of Melbourne, most within easy reach of the city. Some of the country's best cross-country…

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Surfing

Surfing in Australia has become more of a culture than a sport, the long coastline providing countless beaches with a diverse spread of wave scapes, from giant storm to perfect point breaks at Kirra and Ragland in Western Australia, and fun beach breaks. No matter what time of year, there will be good waves somewhere…

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Vintage train

The 'Puffing Billy Railway' is Australia's Oldest Steam Railway. A century old, the train still follows its original mountain track in the scenic Dandenong Ranges, offering spectacular mountain views and winding through cool fern gullies between Belgrave, Emerald Lake and Gembrook. The whole trip takes two hours in…

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Wine tasting

Despite humble beginnings, Australia's Victoria wine region now produces some of the finest wines in the world. Located at the southernmost part of the main continent, Victoria plays off a favourable coastal and subtropical climate to host three principle wine growing regions, Mornington Peninsula, Yarra Valley and…

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