Must-Try Extreme Sports Experiences Near Melbourne

Courtesy of Skydive Melbourne
Courtesy of Skydive Melbourne
Monique La Terra

If you’re a thrill seeker who enjoys flirting with danger, then these six exhilarating experiences will get your heart racing. Victorian adrenaline junkies can soar from the skies, rappel down buildings, slither deep underground, get behind the wheel of a fast car or quad bike and use their friends as target practice in a round or two of paintball. Live your life to the extreme in Melbourne.

1. Skydive Melbourne

1. Skydive Melbourne

Skydive Melbourne

Face your fear of heights and take a 14,000-meter leap of faith with Skydive Melbourne, the closest skydiving experience to the CBD. Freefall for 60 seconds at a speed of 200 kilometres per hour over the St Kilda drop zone, before floating over Port Phillip Bay for five to seven minutes as you make your descent back to Earth. Jumping approximately 11 times per day, the crew have racked up plenty of experience, so you’re in safe hands.

Skydive Melbourne, Marine Parade, St Kilda, Victoria, Australia, +61 1300 663 634

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2. Caving


If tight spaces and dark crevices don’t scare you, then perhaps you should try caving. Melbourne Adventure Hub will take you through a labyrinth of deep underground caves in Yarra Junction where you will crawl, slide and climb your way through small gaps and muddy caverns full of overhanging glow worms. The three-hour journey doesn’t require any previous experience and all equipment is provided.

Britannia Creek Rd, Wesburn, Victoria, Australia, +61 1300 182 077

3. Rally School


Get behind the wheel of a rally car at Australia’s Rally School. Choose from a variety of driving experiences, and then sit back and enjoy the ride. There are 20 rally cars on offer, including the Subaru Impreza STIs, Mitsubishi Lancer Evos, Toyota GT86 and Subaru BRZ. If you have a need for speed, then take a few, heart-racing laps in Werribee. Visitors should note that all vehicles are manual, and those interested in driving must be able to operate a manual vehicle.

5. Rap Jumping


5. Rap Jumping

Rap Jumping

Go face-first over the edge of a seven-storey building just like a member of the Special Forces. Rap jumping involves freestyle rope work and forward abseiling as you run down the side of an inner-city building. The team, which has over 26 years of experience, will take you through safety procedures and secure you with a helmet and harness before you begin your rappel. The package allows you to go over the edge three times, and anyone aged seven years and older can have a go.

Rap Jumping, 334 City Rd, Southbank, Victoria, Australia, +61 1300 780 266

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6. Quad Biking

Forest, School

Explore the wilderness in Daylesford on four wheels with a Victorian Quad Bike Tour. After receiving instructions and a brief training course, it’s time for some off-road action. Ride the latest Model Polaris 330cc Fully Automatic Quad Bikes through the forest and enjoy the scenery. There are three tours to choose from, ranging in length from one to three hours.
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