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Travel to the beautiful township of of Torquay. Join your small group and listen as your skilled instructor provides you with basic surf awareness. Follow your expert guide through a basic warm-up followed by a sand session overviewing the fundamentals of surfing. Next, your instructor takes you into the water and helps you surf your first waves.
After an eventful day, stop by the iconic Bells Beach for great photo opportunities. Later, return to your private cabin where you can rest, or choose to explore Surf City Plaza for shopping opportunities, where you’ll browse through a variety of local and international stores.
Drive along the Great Ocean Road, where you’ll catch views of spectacular scenery along the coastline. Reach the majestic Twelve Apostles at Port Campbell National Park and walk to the lookouts to gaze over the dramatic sea cliffs before returning to Melbourne. Read More close
Get a glimpse of the Great Ocean Road's majestic shore as you travel to Torquay, one of the best surfing beaches in the region. Before getting started, join a small group session for a thorough briefing on surfing fundamentals, secrets, safety, and etiquette from your expert instructors.
Next, learn basic surfing skills and wave-riding techniques. Make forehand and backhand turns, practice paddling, and ride waves. Under the guidance of your skilled instructors, move on to transitional turns, speed generation, compressions, extensions, and advanced paddling.
Drive past the famous Bells Beach at the end of an eventful day, and be sure to look out for kangaroos. Once you return to your private cabin, you can rest or choose to visit the nearby Surf World Museum, which celebrates the story of surfing through exhibitions, artifacts, and memorabilia.
Start your day early in the morning, hit the ocean after breakfast, and refine your newly acquired moves as you ride the mid-tide waves. Take the opportunity to integrate your instructors' feedback and comments and feel a rush of pride when you surf a big wave, standing up and gliding toward the shore.
After another fun day at the beach, stop at Surf City Plaza for great shopping opportunities, browsing through a variety of local and international stores before heading back to Melbourne.
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Start your excursion by leaving Melbourne behind as you travel to Torquay's beautiful white-sand beach. Grab some breakfast and morning tea before you join a small-group session for a thorough briefing on surfing fundamentals, safety, and etiquette.
Next, follow your expert guide through a basic warm-up followed by a session on the sand, overviewing the fundamentals of surfing before tasting your first waves. Stop by the iconic Bells Beach for some great photos after an eventful day.
Rise early to continue honing your surfing skills and wave-riding techniques on the second and third days of your stay. Make forehand and backhand turns, practice paddling, and ride waves under the guidance of your skilled instructors.
Once you master the basic techniques, move on to transitional turns, speed generation, compressions, extensions, and advanced paddling. Take advantage of your coaches' advice and feedback and feel a rush of pride when you surf a big wave, standing up and gliding toward the shore.
Follow up your time at the beach with some great shopping opportunities at Surf City Plaza. Look around this popular shopping mall and stroll through a variety of local and international stores before returning to Melbourne.
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Travel to the gorgeous white-sand beach of Torquay, one of the best surfing beaches in the region. Before your first surf, attend a thorough briefing on surfing fundamentals, safety, and etiquette from your expert instructors.
Next, learn basic surfing skills and wave-riding techniques like forehand and backhand turns. After an action-packed day, drive past the famous Bells Beach and look for wild kangaroos before arriving at your private cabin in Torquay, where you can choose to rest or visit the nearby Surf World museum.
Days 2 and 3
Wake up to the fresh seaside air in the morning and hit the ocean after breakfast. Refine your newly acquired skills as you ride the mid-tide waves at different beaches nearby. Learn to catch and stand up to unbroken waves with progressive practice.
Between your lessons, break for lunch, refreshments, and relaxation. After lunch, master a few more skills like extensions and advanced paddling moves. In the evening, enjoy a beer at a local bar or unwind and lounge around in your cabin.
On your last day, enjoy an early breakfast and head out again to the ocean for your final surf before packing up for your return ride to Melbourne. Visit Torquay's Surf City Plaza for some quick shopping on the way back.
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Meet your professional guide at Wonga Park and start with a safety briefing. Then put on your safety harness and helmet and head to the Tower of Fear to conquer any remaining hesitation with heights. Climb up the ladders on 3 different platforms to reach the top of the tower.
At the peak, take in the pristine bush land scenery of Wonga Park as you get ready to descend. Your guide explains and demonstrates the correct techniques of abseiling, including belaying. Then it’s your turn to show off your skills as you rappel down its 29 feet (9 m).
After your adrenaline-pumping abseiling experience, move on to the obstacle course, where the challenges get harder and harder. Test your fitness level as you try to climb over walls, up ropes, along wires, through tires, and across muddy water on this fast-paced adventure.
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Meet with your professional race team, put on your safety helmet, and hop into the light Japanese drift car—the Nissan 180sx. Learn the basic principles of drifting, including acceleration, braking, and cornering.
Speed down the dirt racetrack for 8 hot laps, speeding and steering your car sideways around turns. Before your experience ends, your professional driver unleashes the true power of the car and drives you for 1 last mind-blowing hot lap. Read More close
Meet your experienced pilot at Barwon Heads Airport and listen to a briefing on the logistics and safety of your plane. Hop into the front seat of a Nanchang CJ-6A, a powerful training aircraft designed for the Chinese air force. Once you're strapped in, listen in on your pilot's calls to air traffic control before you take to the air.
Hold on to the side handles for a true aerobatic flight as you zip through the Melbourne sky. This electrifying flight takes you through dogfighting maneuvers, 360-degree barrel rolls, loops, spins, and breathtaking drops—enough thrill to leave your heart pounding from excitement. Read More close
Meet your knowledgeable instructor on the beautiful Anglesea coast to learn the basics of paddling, standing, and balancing on your board. Your lesson will be in shallow, waist-deep water, so zip up your wetsuit and head out into the sparkling, clean ocean to ride the waves.
Paddle out into the ocean until you reach the waves, and feel the heart-pounding anticipation as you sit on your board, waiting for the perfect swell. Then, paddle hard and push your board out as the wave approaches, before hopping up to stand on the deck of the board. Following the expert advice from your lesson, skillfully pilot your board along the wave, letting it crash behind you as you surf back to shore. Read More close
Meet your guide in Bunyip, where you're transported to Labertouche Cave, about an hour drive from Melbourne. Upon arrival, listen to a safety briefing and a description of the granite boulder cave formations. Then put on your safety equipment and helmet and get ready to explore the underground cave.
Climb into this underground world and see if you can find phosphorous worms and cave crickets. Get down and dirty, scrambling with the glowworms and trying to find your way out. Along your adventure, your guide gives you information about the cave's history, rocks, and escape route.
Don't worry if you get a little bit wet; the caves are located at the head of a gully that creates a constant but gentle stream of water flowing down the cave walls. After your exploration, head out of the cave and enjoy a tasty lunch to satisfy your built-up appetite before you are brought back to your starting point.
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In the city center, meet your group of 8 or fewer keen people and introduce yourself to your guide, an experienced and professional commercial photographer. Set up your camera with the help of your guide and get ready to improve your photography skills. Receive all the tips and tricks you need to capture great images while walking around the city's famous sites and hidden gems.
As your guide teaches clever and inventive techniques, build your understanding of composition. Learn to manipulate light and texture using the full manual settings on your device. Amateur photographers with any type of camera enjoy this practical course without confusing technical jargon. After receiving individual help, leave feeling confident with your camera and amazing photos of Melbourne.
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Your helicopter adventure starts at the V. I. P. lounge of Essendon Airport. Listen to a flight briefing and enjoy refreshments before boarding the helicopter for your 20-minute aerial tour. After taking off, admire the wonderful view of Melbourne as your helicopter makes an orbit around the city skyline and coastal sights of St. Kilda beach.
Experience the rush of the helicopter above the suburb of Docklands; Eureka Tower, the highest building in Melbourne; Melbourne Cricket Ground, Australia's largest stadium; Rod Laver Arena; and the Exhibition Building.
On your return route, hover above Flemington Racecourse and F1 Grand Prix circuit. While your pilot provides you with informative commentary, make sure you don’t forget to snap some pictures along the way.
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Your experience begins as soon as you arrive, with red carpet treatment and a photo shoot with a Ferrari 360. Admire the car for a while and then meet with an experienced driver, who guides you through a brief training of vehicle operations.
After training, you can either take the passenger seat for a ride along the roads of Mornington Peninsula or strap yourself into the driver's seat for complete control of the powerful Ferrari. Drive along a 10-mile route, which has been specially chosen for this particular supercar.
This unbelievable experience is the ideal gift for Ferrari lovers, sports car fans, or anyone with the need for speed. Sit back, relax, and enjoy a glass of champagne after your ride or drive, taking in the utter buzz of what you just completed. Read More close
Your experience begins as soon as you arrive, with a VIP red carpet treatment. Pose alongside the gleaming red Ferrari 360 Modena with a friend before you meet your experienced driver, who guides you through the features of the car.
Climb into the driver's seat, strap yourself in, and begin your 60-minute adrenaline-pumping ride. Test your mettle behind the wheel as you accelerate from zero to 60 miles per hour (100 km/h) in a jaw-dropping 3. 8 seconds, your expert guide sitting passenger and your guest in the back seat.
Throughout your drive, your professional instructor guides you through some of the best driving roads of Dromana in the Mornington Peninsula, showing you to the city's top sights. Get a glimpse of the area's bustle, striking structures, and iconic architecture. Then return to Dromana and enjoy a glass of champagne to celebrate your luxurious driving experience. Read More close
After hotel pickup from your Melbourne city hotel, head directly to the gorgeous Torquay Beach. Meet your professional surf guru, who provides basic surf awareness and safety information, including facts about waves and etiquette.
Next, take to the water with your instructor and try to stand up on your board. Don't worry about falling—your guide runs you through step-by-step tricks to avoid nasty spills. As you receive feedback on your basic technique, notice your skills begin to improve throughout each of the 5 courses.
After your surf lessons end, make your way to visit the splendid white sand and marvelous waves of Bell Beach. Before you transfer back to your city hotel, stop at Surf City for some quality shopping. Read More close
In the morning, travel to the beautiful white-sand beach of Torquay. Join your small group and listen as your skilled instructor provides you with ocean facts and basic surf awareness. Once you collect your surfboard and put on your wetsuit, follow your expert guide through a basic warm-up and a sand session covering the fundamentals of surfing.
Next, your instructor takes you into the water and helps you surf your first waves. Over the course of your coaching session, learn to catch and stand up to unbroken waves.
Break for a delicious lunch and refreshments before continuing your lesson. With the help of your surf guru, you can see how to trim and turn waves with speed and power. As the sun warms the water and the breeze blows through your hair, stand up to ride the waves for the first time and cruise to the shore.
Afterward, visit the famous Bells Beach and stop off in the popular surf town of Torquay for some shopping at Surf City Plaza, popular with locals and tourists alike. Read More close
Your flight adventure starts at the Barwon Heads Airport. Certified pilots welcome and brief you on the logistics and safety of your flight before directing you to your closed-cockpit plane. Once inside, hold on to the side handles for a truly aerobatic flight and then zip through the Melbourne sky.
This electrifying high-speed flight consists of barrel rolls, tumbling, heartbeat-skipping drops, and adrenaline-pumping dogfighting maneuvers—enough thrill to put butterflies in your stomach. Read More close
Grab a padded seat on the bright-red jet boat, and hang on as your experienced pilot revs the 650-horsepower engine and cruises out past the Southport Yacht Club. Equipped with twin jet-power turbo engines, this vessel offers an unmatched thrill ride and a whole new way to see the city sights from the water. Set off over the waves, reaching speeds up to 50 mph (80 km/h), and be prepared—at any point, your pilot might send the boat into a 360-degree spin, a fish tail, or a power-brake stop.
Between these high-speed, high-powered moves, listen as your pilot shares commentary on the landmarks, attractions, and natural features of the Gold Coast area. Admire the chic seaside properties of Broadbeach, the glamorous Palazzo Versace Hotel in Surfers Paradise, and the waterfront shopping center Marina Mirage. Cruise along The Spit to see the stretches of parkland along this 3-mile (5-km), sandy isthmus before leaning back in your seat for your return ride to shore. Read More close
Your experience begins as soon as you arrive, as you're treated to a red carpet reception. Don't forget to dress the part, as you take part in a stunning photoshoot with the sleek Lamborghini.
Either be guided into the passenger seat for a spirited ride along the rolling roads, or after training, strap yourself into the driver's seat for complete control of the powerful vehicle. Drive along a 10-mile route, which has been specifically chosen for this supercar.
This unbelievable experience is the ideal gift for Lamborghini lovers, sports car fans, or anyone with the need for speed. Sit back, relax, and taking in the complete buzz of what you just completed.
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Make your way to Morabbin Airport and meet your experienced pilot. Your introductory light aircraft flight commences with a classroom briefing on the functions of each aircraft control as well as necessary information that enables you to pilot the aircraft when you take to the sky.
Once you're ready, head out to the tarmac, where your instructor guides you through a pre-flight inspection. Then take your place in the pilot's seat and listen to your guide explain how to start up, taxi, and take off.
After, take to the sky with your expert instructor for a real-life flying experience. You fly south of the airport up to an exhilarating 2,000 to 3,000 feet (600 to 900 m) in the air. As your instructor assists you with the craft, take in splendid aerial views of Mentone and the beautiful Beaumaris Bay.
After 30 minutes of flying, begin your descent while your guide prepares you for a smooth, safe landing at the airfield. Following your flight, you have the chance to ask any questions you might have about flying.
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Put your puzzle-solving skills to the test in these immersive scenarios that get your mind whirling and your heart pounding. In Law and Disorder, take on the role of an undercover detective investigating the disappearance of your partner, gathering evidence left behind in order to convict a notorious crime boss. The Secrets of the Brewery has you assisting the Victorian police with the murder case of a Melbourne-based brew master—find the master's stolen recipes and bring the perpetrator to justice before it's too late.
As a detective in Abduction at the Graveyard, you must crack codes and puzzle your way through a hot kidnapping case that leads you to a gravekeeper's workshop in the countryside. Each of these engaging games is designed to keep you on your toes, test your skills of observation and problem-solving, and get you out of your comfort zone. Read More close
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Considered by some as the ocean’s scariest predator, this up-close-and-personal peek stands to change your mind. Meet your instructor, suit up, and participate in an introductory scuba class, to ensure you’re calm, cool, and comfortable upon diving into deeper waters.
As you descend, observe colorful fish, creative-looking crustaceans, and the smooth-moving, toothy machines that quite possibly tormented your childhood. Before you panic—consider the following fact: these sleek creatures are some of the oldest animals on the planet—trolling shallow waters for more than 400 million years. Watch in wonder while sharks swim about their aqua arena, and anticipate the look of shock and serious awe from pals upon your resurface.
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Just before dawn, arrive at the launch site for a truly remarkable adventure. As your hot air balloon is readied for takeoff, receive a quick briefing on flight routines. Then hop into the balloon's basket to embark on your early morning journey over Melbourne.
Float tranquilly for about an hour over the scenic parks and gardens of stunning Melbourne. As the sun rises and shines on the city skyline, see famous landmarks like Eureka Tower, Melbourne Cricket Ground, and the Albert Park racetrack seemingly awaken. Drift gently over the city and make sure to capture this stunning backdrop on your camera.
Upon landing, cap off your morning with a delicious champagne breakfast at the Pullman on the Park before returning to your Melbourne hotel to continue the day's adventure.
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Head out in the afternoon from your hotel toward the Wombat State Forest, which sits at the mountains of the Great Dividing Range. Your driver guides you into the forest, which is spread over a massive 170,000 acres (70,000 hectares) and is home to an abundance of native Australian flora and fauna. As the sky begins to darken, start looking for nocturnal wildlife along your drive. Keep an eye out for groups of kangaroos hopping between the trees and sweet wallabies waking up from their daytime slumber.
Climb out of your vehicle and set out on foot, flashlight in hand, to try to catch a glimpse of iconic wombats. Although fuzzy and cuddly in appearance, the wombats may be harder to spot than you think thanks to their surprising speed. As you look through the brush, your guide supplements your marsupial knowledge with heaps of facts and anecdotes. Pause to look up at the sky as the stars begin to shine, helping light the rest of your search before it's time to head back to your hotel, grabbing dinner on the way. Read More close
Grab a seat on a comfortable safari vehicle and set out into the brush of Werribee Open Range Zoo. Though you're just 30 minutes from Melbourne, it feels like a world apart as you enter into a grasslands habitat filled with animals from the African plains.
A safari guide provides expert narration along the way as you pass rhinoceroses nibbling the grass and roaming herds of black and white striped zebras. Curious giraffes may stick their fuzzy noses into the bus for a closer look, and ostriches might just shake their wings and feathers in an elaborate dance. Hippos swim through a pool as you cross a bridge through the wetlands, and antelope and buffalos dot the landscape.
After your safari winds to a close, spend the rest of the day checking out the keeper talks, demonstrations, and other wildlife throughout the park. Lions and meerkats stick close to a watering hole in the arid plains, a silverback lounges in one of the world's largest gorilla habitats, and Australian animals from kangaroos to platypuses populate the riverbanks. Read More close
Your private helicopter adventure begins in the comfort of a luxury vehicle from your city hotel to the VIP departure lounge at the heliport. While here, receive a pre-flight briefing from a friendly staff member.
Once onboard the helicopter, enjoy the stunning sights of the Great Ocean Road, which commemorates the soldiers who died in World War I as the world's largest war memorial.
Fly along the rugged coastline, taking in the sights of southern Victoria from the Otways wilderness to the Twelve Apostles. Land next to the apostles' boardwalk for on-the-ground sightseeing of the breathtaking coast and stacks of limestone rock.
Refill your energy with a light picnic lunch before you become airborne again on your scenic journey back to Melbourne. Read More close
Head to Urban Central in Southbank, just outside of Melbourne's bustling center, and meet up with your guides for the day. Learn the basic principles behind forward abseiling, which allows you to walk face-first down the front of a building. Get fitted for a harness, and then head to the roof to watch a demonstration before you take the leap for yourself.
After a final safety check, make your way to the roof's edge and start your dizzying descent toward the ground. Alternate between, walking, running, and hopping down Urban Central's concrete face as you zoom straight toward the ground. Slow to a graceful stop just above the ground and then touch down, ready to unhook and head back to the roof to do it all over again. With 3 jumps included in this experience, you're sure to find your inner Spiderman before the day is through. Read More close
Meet your guide at the Victorian Arts Center Spire and transfer to your climbing site, either You Yangs, Brisbane Ranges, or Warrandyte. Upon arrival, a professional guide is available to offer instruction in both climbing and abseiling. You're matched with the right rock according to your skill level, giving you the best abseiling and top rope climbing experience.
Get into your safety harness while you listen to your instructor's information on the equipment. Guides teach you the basics of belaying, rappelling, and setting anchors; then you're ready to climb your way to the top of the cliffs. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of mountains and the surrounding parks from the peak.
After rappelling your way down, join your group for a tasty lunch to refuel your energy. Next, move to your second rock climbing site, where your instructor demonstrates how to rap jump properly. Try this newly acquired skill as you climb your second rock. Enjoy the thrill of sailing down the rock face again before you are transferred back to Melbourne city.
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Start with a safety briefing and presentation from your guides, and listen as they explain each step of the course. Next, head out to the stunt-driving range and get behind the wheel of a vehicle specifically modified for stunt training.
You do not need to have any previous experience, as your instructor walks you through 3 different stunts and helps you master each one. Try parallel parking with a 180-degree handbrake turn, making multiple 360-degree spins on a split surface, and a ramp-to-ramp jump.
Once you get familiar with the steps, it's time for you to show off your newly acquired skills and perform all these exciting stunts yourself. After the adrenaline wears off, get the once-in-a lifetime experience of a mind-blowing driving stunt as you ride a modified car on 2 wheels.
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Make your way to the Essendon Airport where your adventure starts. Enjoy some refreshments before boarding the helicopter for your half-hour aerial tour.
After taking off, admire the view as your helicopter circles around the city skyline and take in the coastal sights of Port Melbourne and St. Kilda beach. Listen to your pilot's commentary on the sights below, and make sure to take some pictures over the city.
Enjoy your flight above the Docklands suburb. See landmarks including Eureka Tower – the highest building in Melbourne – AAMI Park, Rod Laver Arena, the Melbourne Cricket Ground – the largest stadium in Australia – and the Exhibition Building, before returning to the heliport at Essendon Airport.
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Meet your guide for the evening who is a professional commercial photographer. Discuss your existing knowledge and goals for the workshop with a small group of passionate photographers. When sunset arrives, learn creative tips and tricks for generating high quality images, understanding more about your camera’s full manual settings. Melbourne comes alive in front of your eyes as you set up your camera for an illuminating experience.
Move locations as the light changes, discovering some of Melbourne's famous locations as well as some hidden gems. Understand how to expose for mood, compose inventive night portraits, artfully capture moving lights and take a variety of photos in low light situations. Comprehend simple yet inventive techniques for making light blur trails, advancing your composition skills along the way.
You are sure to never make an amateur mistake with your camera again after this high quality tour. Leave with a greater comprehension of composition, texture, and light as well as a card full of amazing nighttime images. Read More close
Begin your tandem skydive adventure at St Kilda Marina with a safety briefing by your expert guide. Then embark on a scenic plane ride to height. As your excitement builds, your experienced instructor prepares you for the countdown. Together, make the ultimate jump from up to 14,000 feet (4. 2 km) above the stunning Victorian coastline.
Freefall for an entire minute and reach speeds of up to 124 miles per hour (220 km/h). When your instructor pulls the chute, soak in the breathtaking view of Melbourne from the gorgeous Port Phillip Bay as you soar serenely like a bird for the next 5 minutes. Take the chance to control and steer the parachute while your instructor guides you safely from the back.
Celebrate the success of your skydiving adventure after your safe landing with your certificate of achievement, and perhaps buy an HD video and photo of your experience. Read More close
Make your way to the gorgeous St. Kilda Beach and meet your professional instructor. Before your water adventure begins, your guide gives you some basic surfing instruction and safety information, including facts about waves and etiquette. Develop solid kite skills even before you attempt to jump on the board.
Next, get hooked up to your full-sized 4-line inflatable kite, building up confidence in the device as you head into the water. Over the course of your coaching session, learn to ride waves by holding on to your kite and making forehand and backhand turns. Continue to practice your newfound skills and experience the power and excitement of flying with the kite.
With the help of your instructor, you can make huge strides in a short amount of time, leaving the lesson with advanced skills such as unassisted setup, launching, tuning the kite, water starting, edging, board control, changing direction, and staying up in fierce wind. Read More close
Meet your qualified instructors on the beautiful St Kilda Beach, with white sands and perfect waves for kiteboarding. Before the practical portion of your lesson begins, listen for an introduction to basic safety and learn facts about waves and etiquette. With expert guidance on the beach, you are sure quickly develop a great understanding of how you are going to utilise wind and power zones in the ocean.
Run out onto the water with your device and try out the technical aspects of the kiteboard. Over the course of your fantastic lesson in the clear waters of Victoria, the main goal is to have you feeling confident control of the kite. Learn flying techniques, how to generate and control power, how to re-launch your kite, as well as all-important self-rescue skills. Read More close
Your qualified instructors are waiting for you on the picturesque beach of St. Kilda, with white sands and picturesque vistas that immediately have you in the mood for kiteboarding. Become acquainted with all the necessities of the exhilarating sport, including an introduction to basic water safety, along with some facts about the waves, safety, and etiquette.
In this hands-on lesson, get a feel for the machinery, including a full sized 4-line inflatable kite, and take the crucial first steps to challenge the big waves. With friendly and experienced guidance, you can quickly develop a detailed understanding of the sport, from selecting the correct equipment to choosing the right site for your board and using the power of the wind window appropriately. Read More close
Arrive at the sparkling coastline of St. Kilda—one of the most popular surfing areas in the region— and meet up with your qualified instructor. Join your group for a brief orientation and information on basic surf awareness, before you are given your beautiful paddle and board. Stick to the shore while you practice the basic stances and movements that help you stay balanced while on top of your board.
Put your theoretical knowledge to the test as you begin to control the unique device, learning essential maneuvering such as forehand and backhand turns. Cruise around calm waters, and if you're feeling confident, head further out into the ocean and then gracefully ride the waves back toward the shore. Read More close
Upon arrival at the Bacchus Marsh Motorsport Park circuit, meet with your professional race team. The adrenaline starts running as you are fitted for a certified race suit and safety helmet. Hop into the powerful, fully modified Subaru RS Impreza, strap yourself into the race harness, and hear the engine's roar.
Learn the basic principles of rally driving, including acceleration, breaking, and cornering. Then fly around the course for several hot laps, speeding around the bends and feeling the force of the premium race tires gripping tightly to the road. After your exhilarating ride, return to the pits to let the car—and yourself—cool down.
At the completion of your experience, take photos and videos with your stunning vehicle and receive a printed completion certificate to show your friends and family before leaving the course. Read More close
Torquay Beach—famous for its fantastic surfing swells—is the perfect beach to start your surfing adventure. Meet your friendly and experienced instructor, and pick out the perfect beginner surfboard together. After selecting your board, practice basic surfing techniques on the beach before moving into the nearby waist-deep water to become more comfortable with your board and learn the correct surfing techniques.
After that, it's time to launch into deeper water to catch your first wave, so strap the surfboard leash to your ankle, head down to the shoreline, and get amped up surf. Using your new knowledge, take long, steady strokes to paddle out into the ocean and then stand up on the deck of your board. Applying the skills your instructor taught you, maneuver your board expertly among the waves, letting the water crash around you as you surf back to shore. Your surfing adventure doesn't end there, however. Paddle your board out again and again, and enjoy this popular water sport to the fullest.
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For anyone new to skydiving, a tandem flight is the ideal introduction. After a full safety briefing from your expert instructor, you're ready to board the plane and ascend to the jump height of 12,000 feet. Following the final safety checks and a few deep breaths, step to the plane's edge ready to launch.
The surge of adrenaline in your body as you fall through the sky provides a rush like no other. Admire far-reaching views of the beautiful coastline and the majestic Great Ocean Road. After your instructor pulls the cord, parachute gently down to the sand and breaking waves of Bells Beach.
With your feet firmly on solid ground, have the opportunity to buy an HD video and photo to remember this thrilling, unforgettable experience. Read More close
Arrive at Barwon Heads Airport and get an up-close view of planes on the ground. After a certified instructor briefs you on safety and the logistics of your flight, suit up, hop in the cockpit, and enjoy that surreal feeling of sitting in a classic fighter plane.
After takeoff, soar in loops across open fields, dive hundreds of feet through the air, and experience dogfighting maneuvers. Feel the power of the World War II-style fighter aircraft and even experience the nearly heart-stopping plunge of your first "hammerhead"—a maneuver that could put any rollercoaster to shame. Read More close
Meet your guide at Jumping Creek Reserve in Warrandyte, where a team of professionals greets you and gives you a brief training session. Learn proper paddling techniques and important safety tips before you put on your rafting gear and set off down the river.
Prepare yourself for a pulse-pounding whitewater adventure on the Yarra River's Grade 2 rapids. Ride through vortexes of swirling foamy water and natural ramps, passing the peaceful surrounding bush lands. Keep an eye out for local wildlife and soak in the sun as you go.
Kayak until you reach Warrandyte. Then enjoy a well-earned picnic lunch before your afternoon of abseiling. Get geared up while your instructor teaches you the basics of belaying and setting anchors. With expert guidance, step over the edge and descend the rocky cliffs, taking in views of the rough terrain. At the end of your experience, transfer back to the city center. Read More close
Meet your guide at Warrandyte for a brief training session. Learn different paddling techniques as well as some safety information before you put on your rafting equipment and life vests. After soaking in these pointers from your experienced guides, get in your kayaks for a flat water skills session. Once you can steer the boat, you're ready to head downstream and tackle the rapids.
On this pulse-pounding whitewater adventure, set off with your instructor down the rushing Yarra River. Maneuver and ride the challenging Grade 2 rapids passing through the peaceful bush lands. Once in a while, you hit vortexes of swirling foamy water and natural ramps over the course.
While kayaking, spot native animals like koala, wallaby, and even platypus. If you're lucky, see ducklings following their mom and a gray-headed flying fox soaring through the clear air. Your whitewater kayaking adventure concludes as you reach the township of Warrandyte.
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Leave the hustle and bustle of the city before sunrise and arrive at the balloon take-off site. Receive a quick briefing on flight routines, then hop into the balloon's basket and embark on a relaxing hot air balloon ride over the picturesque Yarra Valley, greeting the dawn as the breeze ushers you through the air.
Take in the lush landscape of the scenic valley below and enjoy views of mountains to the north and the Melbourne city skyline to the south as the sun peeks over the horizon. Back on terra firma, cap off this truly unique way to begin the day with a champagne breakfast, awaiting you at Rochford Wines or Balgownie Estate.
Take the option to continue your journey with an afternoon winetasting tour. Visit 4 premium wineries and sample the best wines of the region. Enjoy a sumptuous lunch accompanied by, of course, wine. Round out the day at Domaine Chandon with some light, tasty snack platters and a glass of sparkling wine before returning to the city.
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