MICE Affairs Media Group, News Bureau, 22 June 2023
A city surrounded by nature, there is no
shortage of unique outdoor group activities across Melbourne and regional
Victoria. To help get you started, we chatted with the Melbourne Convention
Bureau (MCB) and rounded up nine exciting outdoor experiences!
If you are looking for an authentic
Australian wildlife experience, Zoos Victoria Healesville
Sanctuary is one of the best! Immerse yourself in the stunning bushland
with expert rangers on field to share stories and fun facts about Australia’s
unique and native wildlife like koalas and kangaroos.
Take a fully guided tour of the Sanctuary topped off with VIP seating at the renowned Spirits of the Sky free-flight bird show.
2.Pick fresh fruit at an orchard
Visit an orchard in Yarra Valley or Mornington Peninsula and experience a real working farm or orchard. Pick your own tree-ripened fruit, take a guided tractor tour of a farm, or engage in exciting workshops like fruit bottling, fruit pickling and making fruit jams. Enjoy fresh produce-based meals at cafes and restaurants on the farm. MCB can craft a bespoke itinerary and connect you with the best these regions offer.
Host your next incentive group with the captivating
backdrop of nature and wildlife of The Werribee
Zoo - another exciting offering by Zoos Victoria, just a 30-minute drive
from Melbourne. The Sunset Safari is ideal for small groups for an immersive
and intimate business event. The large grassy surrounds are an inviting place
for guests to relax, and the variety of dining venues are great to host lunches
4.Seal Watching Cruise
Enjoy an up-close encounter with one of
Australia’s largest colonies of fur seals on a high speed 90-minute boat ride
along Phillip Island’s spectacular coastline. Pull into a protected inlet to
see the naturally curious and playful seals and their antics. Conclude your seal
watching cruise in time to make it to the sunset viewing at the Penguin
Top off the day with the infamous Phillip
Island Nature Parks’ penguin parade by observing from an exclusive skybox, the
nightly penguin count of Australia’s largest penguin colony in Australia,
waddle back home at sunset before heading to the Underground viewing area for
up-close views of the penguins. The penguin
parade is one of Victoria’s most unique phenomena.
6.Snow experiences at Mt Buller
With 21 lifts, Mt Buller has the largest lift network in Victoria. Experience everything from skiing and snowboarding, fine dining, snowshoeing to spa treatments and so much more. A popular destination for international visitors, Mt Buller is the home to the Olympic Winter Institute of Australia.
7.Aboriginal Heritage Walk
Gain insight into the rich history and thriving culture of the First Peoples of Australia through a journey of identifying significant native plants within the Royal Botanical Gardens during this 90 minute experience. Learn about Aboriginal plant uses, customs and ongoing connection to country.
8.Paddle along the Yarra River on a Melbourne City Kayak Tour
Explore the banks of the Yarra from a unique vantage point and book your
group into a . Suitable for even the least experienced seafarers, guests will be able
to marvel at an array of sights along the way including the former Customs
House, turning basin, historical ships and former waterfall.
Rejuvenate in style at Victoria’s first
geothermal thermal mineral springs and day spa where you can enhance your
experience with wellness activities.
Multiple award-winning Peninsula Hot Springs offers more than 20 bathing experiences set in a beautiful natural environment. Experiences include thermal mineral pools, a cave pool, reflexology walk, Turkish Hammam, hilltop pool with 360-degree views and spa treatments.
Connect with the team at Melbourne Convention Bureau for expert advice and event support for your next incentive group to Melbourne.