I took a trip to the Southern capital of Australia recently, and me being the adventure freak that I am, I decided to try out some adventurous things to do in Melbourne on my off days. So I scheduled the weekend for some activities and trudged through my boring weekdays until Saturday finally came. I had decided on tandem skydiving, some paranormal investigations and kayaking in the bay as my weekend activities.
- Kayaking in the Port Philip Bay: I’d mastered the art of kayaking a few years before, when I took up some kayaking lessons back home, so I thought kayaking through the bay of Port Philip would be a cinch. My experience was quite the contrary though as I struggled to find my footing on my kayak. Or rather, instead of footing, I should say my paddling. As the day progressed though, I managed to pick up the pace and I was able to view a large part of the Melbourne skyline, including but not limited to the Eureka towers and the Prima pearl residential spaces.
- Paranormal investigations: During the night, I decided to indulge the horror-loving side of me as I embarked on a journey of paranormal investigation with Lantern Ghost Tours. Their package included a ghost tour in the evening followed by supper and then 3 hours to bed down the spirits with paranormal investigations. I was able to pursue these experiences at the Old Pentridge Gaol and I had a blast of a night calculating every move I made around the spooky corridors and halls of that place.
- Tandem Skydiving: If you think bungee jumping induces a rush like no other, you are quite wrong. Tandem skydiving brought the blood rushing from my feet to my head in mere seconds, and the adrenaline in my body was being spewed out like I’d taken a few doses of epinephrine. The rush from bungee jumping lasts at maximum for about 10 seconds as you feel yourself plummet to the ground, but the rush of this experience lasted a solid 10 minutes and got me so scared that I think I may have soiled my pants a little.
My title might say moderately difficult adventure activities, but apart from the extreme emotions I encountered with skydiving, I’d say the other two are fairly moderate. There are many more adventurous things to do in Melbourne and I feel I have merely scratched the surface.