About Melbourne Activities

Outdoor activities
With excellent facilities, a beautiful bayside setting and plenty of bright sunny days, it's little wonder Melbourne is considered one of the world's most liveable cities.

Green Melbourne
Make the most of the city's rivers, parks, coastline and bay. Pack a picnic lunch for a day wandering around the lush surrounds of the botanic gardens, take in city views on a bike ride along the Yarra River, or take a hot air balloon ride over the city at dawn.

Choose your own adventure
Whether it's golf or boating, tennis or Tai Chi, Melbourne has plenty of things to see and do outdoors to suit your interests and lifestyle. Stroll along the boardwalk in St Kilda or go for a dip at one of the many Melbourne beaches. Cruise down the Yarra on a boat tour or catch the ferry across to Williamstown for a day of fishing.

Melbourne is a pedestrian paradise with its flat landscape, lush parks and gardens, riverbanks and bayside scenery. Discover the best of the city by exploring it at an easy walking pace.

River views and bayside strolls
Wander along a Yarra River path to enjoy stunning views of the city then settle in for a picnic lunch in the Royal Botanic Gardens. For something different, head further afield to St Kilda for a stroll along the foreshore.

Cycle the city and beyond at your own pace
Melbourne is generally flat, so you can coast along the bike lanes and paths to shops and cafes, or through the Yarra River's parks and gardens without working up too much of a sweat.

Push the old treadly even further to the St Kilda foreshore or on to the beautiful beaches of the peninsula.

Getting from A to B around town
Jump on a Melbourne Bike Share hire bike from one of the CBD docking stations. Bring your own helmet, or purchase one from a nearby vending machine or 7-Eleven. Return it for a refund when you drop off the bike.

Safety first
Be sure to follow the road rules and wear bright clothing when cycling. Helmets are compulsory, and night riders must affix a light to their bikes and wear reflective clothing.

Spend a relaxing day by the water and head home with dinner in the cooler. Whether it's bream in the Maribyrnong or snapper in the bay, you don't have to go far in Melbourne to find a great fishing spot.

What you'll find
Snapper is the big catch around Melbourne - it comes into Port Philip Bay as early as September and stays until around March. Flathead and whiting also populate the bay. Try your luck with bream in the Yarra or the Maribynong rivers along the stretch between the river mouth at Williamstown and the junction with the Maribynong.

Where to go
Fishing in the bay is permitted from the piers at Port Melbourne, Middle Park, St Kilda, Brighton or Sandringham, or you can hire a motor boat and set out for a day on the water. If you'd rather be driven by someone else, join one of the organised fishing charters that operate in the bay.
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