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The Best 5 Adventures in Yarra Valley – Exciting Experiences for the Active Visitor

The Yarra Valley in the environs of Melbourne always captures the interest of the discerning visitor. Here you will have the opportunity to engage in a number of thrilling adventures, such as those described below.


Horse riding at Chum Creek

If you are a horse rider, take the opportunity to engage in this rewarding activity at Chum Creek which is situated in the midst of Yarra Valley. This horse riding facility is conducted by an experienced operator and is sure to appeal to horse riding enthusiasts. On one of these enjoyable rides, you will have the chance to experience stunning views of the valley along with some sensational highland scenery. These rides will also provide you with the chance to observe some of the wildlife to be seen in the Australian bushland. A number of varied ride options are available at this equestrian centre.


The Cumberland Walk

This pleasant walk will take you amidst the world's loftiest flowering trees at the appealing Yarra Ranges National Park. The Cumberland Walk will take you through stretches featuring the rare mountain ash trees whilst leading you to the mammoth Big Tree which stands at no less than 85 m. This majestic giant boasts an age of around 400 years. You will also have the opportunity to view the Cumberland and Cora Lynn waterfalls within a gully in the local rainforest. Visitors will also be able to enjoy the panoramic landscapes of the Cumberland Valley on offer at Sovereign View.


Cycling food and wine tours

If you enjoy cycling take the opportunity to undertake a relaxed cycling excursion across the picturesque countryside of the beautiful Yarra Valley. On your route, you will pass vineyards and farms that will capture your interest. The cycling on these leisurely expeditions is easy and gentle, making them suitable for a wide range of visitors to the valley. After your cycling trip, you will have the chance to savour a tasty lunch of pizza at one of the local wineries or alternatively opt for a classy picnic. You will also have the opportunity to taste wines at a local vineyard and conclude your trip with a visit to a chocolate or cheese factory.


Hedgend Maze and Laser Sport

This splendid attraction in Healesville extends over 20 acres of beautifully created and maintained area. At this attraction, you will find plenty of enjoyable and stimulating activities that will appeal to visitors of diverse ages. The Hedgend Maze boasts a captivating environment which inspires creative thought and will lead to many pleasant memories. Here the active visitor will have the opportunity to run across the mazes as well as challenge friends or family members to a session of Frisbee golf, mini golf or laser sport. If you are based at one of the hotels in Southbank, Melbourne such as the conveniently located WRAP on Southbank you can easily plan a day out to this attraction.


The attractions of Lake Mountain

Adventure lovers should undoubtedly take the opportunity to visit the captivating Lake Mountain. During the months of winter, you will have the chance to enjoy activities like tobogganing and cross-country skiing as well as the stunning views on offer here. On the other hand in the warmer seasons, you will be able to engage in mountain biking and exciting adventure experiences here. Lake Mountain also has the distinction of being Australia's most frequented ski resort when considering the numbers of visitors. On the other hand, avid cyclists will appreciate the opportunity to undertake the gruelling but rewarding climb up this mountain.

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