Top Things to Do Outdoors in Melbourne

From city streets to rugged coastlines to lush bushland and vineyards, stepping outdoors in Melbourne will always take you on an amazing adventure.

See the best of the city as you travel down the river on Melbourne River Cruises, or soar above the sights on the Melbourne Star. The lookout from SkyHigh Mount Dandenong delivers breathtaking views, and if you dare, you can even observe Melbourne as you plummet towards it on a skydive you'll never forget with Skydive Australia!

A great day at the beach can be had at beautiful St Kilda, which is also home to wild and wacky Luna Park.

Get in and amongst nature at Healesville Sanctuary or Melbourne Zoo, where you can see Australian wildlife up close, or travel out to Phillip Island to meet adorable penguins in person. The floral displays at the Royal Botanic Gardens and Fitzroy Gardens are also natural wonders, and the Australian Garden at Cranbourne will stun with its red desert landscapes and native plants.

For a day trip like no other, tour the Geelong Wine Region and enjoy an ever-changing landscape of volcanic plains, coast and vineyards, or if you simply want to get out and active for a while, head to Tennis World for a quick game or two.

Melbourne is a fascinating place to explore, and whether you prefer an urban or rural paradise, it's sure to delight.