GET ACTIVE

The Heart of Victoria is well known as a great place to relax, recharge and unwind, but many would also know that this region is a great place to get active. Let’s discover how you can make your trip to the Heart of Victoria adventurous, action-packed and utterly unforgettable.

Rail trails are a unique way to get active whilst experiencing the natural beauty of the terrain. With hundreds of kilometres of rail trail winding throughout the region including the Great Victorian Rail Trail, there is simply no excuse when it comes to pedalling, walking or running. You will find other great rail trails in Murchison and Dookie, and walking tracks can be conquered right across the Heart of Victoria.

Explore a track of a different kind at the State Motorcycle Sports Complex. Experience recreational or competition motorcycle riding from the sidelines or partake in one of many organised events throughout the year. Try your hand at a game of golf at one of the picturesque courses across the region, go horse riding or have a safe wilderness adventure in Kinglake.

Gather up your family or mates and enjoy a day of fun, thrills and spills on the water at Lake Eildon or Lake Nagambie. Take a canoe safari, go for a swim or drop a line to catch whatever lies below at the Goulburn River.

Enjoy affordable family fun at any time of the year at Lake Mountain. Depending on the season, there’s a myriad of activities to try, from mountain biking and road cycling to bushwalking and trail running. Come winter, why not get your thrills from the toboggan slopes or the flying fox, or simply enjoy playful shenanigans with your friends thanks to snow-making capabilities that guarantee fun on the slopes. Don’t forget the world-class cross country ski trails!

For the little ones, there’s always plenty to do. Enjoy the delights of Kidstown, Australia’s largest outdoor playground or the new all-abilities adventure play-ground and fun park in Wallan, where opportunities for adventure and activity are always just around the corner.

The Great Victorian Rail Trail starts at Tallarook and meanders through the picturesque Trawool Valley. It follows the Goulburn River in to Yea and Molesworth before providing trails to Alexandra, Yarck and onto Mansfield. For more information go to www.heartofvictoria.com.au/greatvictorianrailtrail

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