Ride into autumn fun
Whether it's horse riding, bike riding or riding a wave, our parks have plenty of options. Get your adrenaline rush in nature this autumn.
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On horseback, you can explore the diverse landscapes of nature from a unique viewpoint. Ride through the health lands and tall timbers of Great Otway National Park. Enjoy riding at the beaches of Mornington Peninsula National Park or discover the woodlands of Macedon Regional Park. Camp with your horse in Alpine National Park or Howqua Hills Historic Area.
Find out more on our horse riding page.
Popular parks for horse riding:
Make the most of sunny days by jumping on a bike. Cycling is a great way to explore our parks. Cycle the many trails of Jells Park and Yarra Bend Park or ride alongside the Yarra River on the Capital City Trail. Outside the city, hire an ebike at Point Nepean National Park, get amazing views over Lake Eildon on the Great Victorian Rail Trail or jump on the ferry and explore Raymond Island Gippsland Lakes Reserve.
Visit our cycling page for more great trails.
Popular places to cycle:
Our parks have lots of great spots for surfers, whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned surfer. Autumn is a great time to go surfing in our parks. Visit the famous Bells Beach between March and October, ideally when there's a south-west swell and offshore north-west winds. March to May is also a great time to visit the popular Gunnamatta Beach in Mornington Peninsula National Park.
Find more great places to ride a wave on our surfing page.