Quality Suites D'Olive
454 Point Cook Road
Point Cook, VI 3030
Phone: (61) 3 83765300
Fax: (61) 3 83765350
The Cliffhanger Climbing Gym, which is only a 15-minute drive from the city center, has different climbing surfaces, ranging from easy to very challenging. The feel of outdoor climbing is well replicated, and there are no time limits, so there is no need to rush and injure yourself. The gym also runs tours to various climbing locations around Victoria.
Situated near the famous Melbourne landmark the Westgate Bridge, the Westgate Golf Course is a good par 32 nine-hole course that is in top condition all year. The links are reasonably flat, suiting all ages and levels of ability. The dress code stipulates neat clothing. On Sundays a mixed competition is played and you will need to be a guest of a member or have approval from the club captain or president to line up.
Starting at Southbank, this 23.61 miles path shows you the best of Melbourne as it winds its way to the north-eastern suburb of Eltham. Following the meandering Yarra River through inner urban areas and parkland, you will see gardens, historic homes and schools, bushland and impressive city views. The surface is mainly asphalt, concrete or gravel, suitable for beginners to intermediate level cyclists. Of course you do not have to go the whole 23.61 miles. Every section of the path offers something to see and there are plenty of cafes and refreshment stops along the way.
Perfect your stroke or learn to swim in this three-pool aquatics center. The Maribyrnong Aquatic Center offers something for swimmers of all levels, with separate pools for lap swim, leisure, and warm water swimming. Programs for first time swimmers provide helpful guidance to those who desire to get their feet wet in the area of aquatics, while the veterans of the sport can showcase their abilities in the 50 meter pool equipped with stadium seating. The Maribyrnong Aquatic Center also has a spa, sauna, and gymnasium with state of the art workout equipment.
Even though you are in Australia, you can still enjoy ice skating, and other similar activities at the Medibank Icehouse. The center offers two Olympic-sized ice skating rinks, high-tech sound and light systems, stadium seating for up to 1000 people, a café/bar, a gym, and more! Whether you are skating for the very first time, or are an skating expert, Medibank Icehouse is sure to be your new favorite fun spot. Every age is welcome to enjoy the rink, but be sure check their website for pricing information, since it changes according to season.
Get away from the city chaos and head to the St Kilda Pier. The surrounding lush green trees and views offered by the bay make for an interesting day picnic complete with barbecue facilities. You can also enjoy activities like cycling, fishing or take a short stroll along the pier. For more details, check website.
Melbourne's newest sports and aquatic center is also its best. The MSAC houses state of the art training and recreation facilities for a range of sports from swimming and basketball to table tennis and badminton. Squash and volleyball facilities are also available for hire. It does tend to become quite busy in the pool area, mainly due to the fact there is a competition pool, diving area, wave pool and toddlers pool, definitely something for everyone looking to cool off.
At the Riverside Golf and Tennis Center, the driving range comprises two storey with 44 individual bays, along with putting and chipping areas. On the tennis front, there are 12 flood lit courts with varying surfaces ranging from rebound ace to hard court and synthetic grass. Coaching is offered in both sports.
Backed by the leafy Elwood Park and Point Ormond Reserve, rather than the screeching traffic of Beaconsfield Parade that lines the beaches further to the North, Elwood is a popular beach for families to visit. The facilities in place include barbecue areas and playgrounds on the lawns, tennis courts, an angling club, lifesaving and boating clubs, and a no boating zone for swimmers. At the southern end of the beach an area has been set aside especially for water skiers.
Skinners Adventure Playground has evolved as a community project over the past 20 years. Not recommended for children under five, it is very much a do-your-own-thing place. And there is heaps to do, such as climbing, bike riding and trampolining, as well as ponds and creeks to explore. The atmosphere is rather like an overgrown backyard, with new things being added all the time in consultation with the local community. There is also an indoor area with a fireplace and facilities for heating food and drink. This serves as a play area on rainy days.
One of the best ways to see the Lake is on the water. Choose the type of conveyance to suit your abilities and energy levels. Best still, sit back and relax in the aqua bike and let your enthusiastic youngster do the hard work! On weekends the Lake hosts water craft of all sizes from radio-controlled model boats to yachts.
Set right in the heart of cosmopolitan St Kilda, this adventure playground was originally created as a place for street kids to play, but is open to all. If your kids like to run wild, they will have a great time here having a go on the trampolines, flying fox, climbing structures and maze. Vivid imaginations have even created a giant elephant, rocking horse and boat to explore. For rainy days there is a large inside area with tea and coffee making facilities and a microwave. Parties can be held here by prior arrangement.