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Best places in Melbourne to visit for an adrenal rush

Consider yourself a thrill seeker? Melbourne is a great place to test your limits and experience an adrenaline rush of a lifetime as you’re faced with danger. From the feeling of speed as you take to a race track to the fear of the unknown as you jump from a plane, this thrilling list is for the adrenaline junkies among us.

1. Visit the top theme parks in Melbourne

For a family friendly warm up, visit the top theme parks in Melbourne. Close to the CBD, there’s Luna Park in St Kilda where you can find classic carnival rides like the Twin Dragon, The Power Surge, Coney Island Top Drop and Pharaohs Curse.

For those that like a little more of a challenge, hit the road and head out to Adventure Park in Geelong. As the biggest water park in Victoria, you’d expect find some pretty impressive rides including the state’s longest and biggest waterslide plunging 7.5 storeys!

2. Take to the track on a rally ride

Get behind the wheel and test your driving skills with an experience on the track at one of these Melbourne venues. Head to Werribee and strap yourself into one of twenty turbo charged gravel rally cars at the Rally School. Have a few laughs and enjoy the spills as you drive a Wild Buggy over rough terrain, through water obstacles and get airborne over crazy jumps. Or rev your engines as you take to the Sandown Raceway in a V8 supercar!

3. Scale a building

No fear of heights? How does running face down along the side of a seven-storey building sound? Rap Jumping offers the ultimate on-the-edge experience as you run, walk or dance your way down Melbourne’s hi-rise buildings face first. It’s the ultimate city abseiling adventure!

4. Jump from great heights

Tandem skydiving has to be on the top of the list for any adrenaline junkie! Thankfully, Melbourne has three awesome spots to take to the skies and feel the thrill of the freefall while enjoying the scenery. Choose the only beach dive in Melbourne with a jump at St Kilda beach. Take in the 360-degree coastal views of Torquay and the Great Ocean Road as you take off from a Barwon Heads drop zone. Or visit Melbourne’s acclaimed wine region, the Yarra Valley, to experience a high in the vines.

5. Get face to face with a shark

Get face to face with one of the most dangerous creatures during a shark dive experience at the Melbourne Aquarium. Without the comforts and security of a cage, you’ll enjoy a 40-minute dive amongst huge Grey Nurse and Sandbar Whaler Sharks, giant Stingrays and hundreds of curious exotic fish.

6. Feel the g-force during a jet fighter ride

Have your Top Gun moment with a high-speed ride in a L39 Albatros Jet Fighter. Travelling at speeds of more than 500kms per hour, this is the fastest ride in the country. Located in Echuca, your limits will be tested as you scream across the sky performing aerobatic moves while strapped into the cock pit. Perhaps don’t eat before you try this one!