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Multi-Day Winter Adventure Tour

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WAM is an Eco-conscious purpose driven operator in all we do. From our regenerative tourism practices to giving back through The WAM 4 Project, we do tourism differently so it's good for you, the environment and community. WAM is one of the first and only Tour Operators in Australia to be a Certified B-Corporation which means we have met incredibly high standards of social and environmental performance, accountability and transparency.

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Here is a taster of DAY 2 of our epic multi day winter road trip: The Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure

🏔️ Today is all about the slopes of Mt Hotham!
⛷️ 🏂 we spend a full day on the mountain with your lift pass included or a group ski/snowboard lesson if you are just starting out
🍜 Lunch is on the mountain in one of its picturesque food shacks and restaurants
🍻 After a day on the slopes try the local beer or mulled wine at the many apres ski bars in Dinner Plain.
🔥 Dinner is a home cooked meal back at our ski chalet in front of the open fire.
♟️ spend the evening playing board games, movies, or checking out more apres bars

That’s just day 2 of this incredible 5 day winter adventure in the Victorian Alps and Gippsland Lakes.
Click link in bio to find out more…

Limited spots available for this August and September.

#seeaustralia #australianwinter #greatalpineroad #thrillseekingnature #everybitdifferent #positiveimpacttourism #visitmelbourne
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Today is International Day For Biological Diversity.

The future of tourism relies on nature flourishing, so it would be shortsighted of Wild Adventures Melbourne (WAM) to operate in a way that delivers extraordinary experiences in Australia’s spectacular and iconic nature, yet did nothing to support and protect ecosystems and biodiversity.

As a tourism operator, we’re acutely aware that WAM needs to be part of the solution, rather than part of the problem. That has been in our DNA since the very beginning.

This is why we created the WAM 4 Project.
The WAM 4 Project is dedicated to supporting the long-term conservation and protection of nature, wildlife and culture on the Mornington Peninsula and surrounds so that it can thrive and be enjoyed for generations to come.

WAM strives to protect, restore and enhance biodiversity in multiple ways including supporting restoration of reefs and kelp forests, planting native trees and other plants, saving energy, cleaning up eliminating and reducing waste, ethical supply chains and more.

Click link in bio to find out more about the WAM 4 Project and our other positive impact tourism practices.

#biodiversity #internationaldayforbiologicaldiversity #positiveimpacttourism #ecotourism #protectourplanet
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Let’s talk about Day 1 of The Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure:

🌅 Early morning departure from Melbourne in the WAM van
☕️ We drive up into the breathtaking Australian Alps (with a coffee stop along the way) and start making our way along the iconic Great Alpine Road.
🥧 Lunch and coffee stop exploring the awesome alpine town of Bright
🏔️ Arrive in Mt Hotham & Dinner Plain to pick up any ski or snowboard hire gear and check into our snow chalet.
❄️ Early evening we head on a guided snowshoe adventure to an eco village with Jean Francois at @alpine_nature_experience
🫕 We settle in for a guided fondue cooking class in a cosy tipi
🔥 The day ends back at our chalet with our feet up by the open fireplace

That’s just day 1 of this incredible 5 day winter adventure in the Victorian Alps and Gippsland Lakes.
Click link in bio to find out more…

Limited spots available for this August and September.

📷 Photo credit people sitting by fire pit outside tipi: @katiepurling

#seeaustralia #australianwinter #greatalpineroad #thrillseekingnature #everybitdifferent #positiveimpacttourism
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The Mornington Peninsula is such a beautiful place to visit at all times of year.
After guiding a private adventure tour yesterday the stunning sunset ocean vibes had me pulling over the WAM van to capture this flyover adding to the serenity.

As winter approaches, there are plenty of adventures to be had including our Hot Springs Hikes & Humpbacks adventure.
Click link in bio to find out more or reach out for details.

#morningtonpeninsula #pinkocean #everybitdifferent #seeaustralia #visitmp
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WAM’s Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure

5 days, 4 night extraordinary winter adventure tour along The Great Alpine Road in Victoria:
14th - 18th August 2024
4th - 8th August 2024

And for a limited time only, we have a very special bring a mate and save offer. Bring multiple mates and save more!

Book between now and 13th May 2024 and:
Save $100 each when booking for 2 people.
Save $150 each when booking for 3 or more people

If you are a solo traveller, fear not, score $50 off and get ready to meet a bunch of new mates.

Offer ends Monday 13th May 2024.
To take up this offer email us at hello@wildadventuresmelbourne.com and quote code: BRINGAMATE

Here is what’s in store for you on The Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure:
🏔️ 5 day / 4 night winter trip along The Great Alpine Road
🚐 Return transport from Melbourne
🔥 Stay in cosy alpine ski chalets, then chilled lakeside accom.
🏂 Enjoy skiing & snowboarding at Mt Hotham (beginners welcome!)
🫕 Snowshoe to a eco village for a fondue dinner
♨️ Bathe in the Metung Hot Springs by the lakes
🛶 Kayak the Gippsland Lakes to an island of koalas
🐨 Hike ancient rainforests
⭐️ Free stuff including a beanie from our mates at Will & Bear
And much much more!

Just 9 spaces on each trip.

Click link in bio to learn more about the trip.
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For a limited time only, we have a very special offer for WAM’s Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure this August & September.

Here’s the deal, bring a mate and save. Bring multiple mates and save more!

Book between now and 13th May 2024 and:
Save $100 each when booking for 2 people.
Save $150 each when booking for 3 or more people

If you are a solo traveller, fear not, score $50 off and get ready to meet a bunch of new mates.

Here is what’s in store for you on The Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure:
5 day / 4 night winter trip along The Great Alpine Road
Return transport from Melbourne
Stay in cosy alpine ski chalets, then chilled lakeside accom.
Enjoy skiing & snowboarding at Mt Hotham (beginners welcome!)
Snowshoe to a eco village for a fondue dinner
Bathe in the Metung Hot Springs by the lakes
Kayak the Gippsland Lakes to an island of koalas
Hike ancient rainforests
And much much more!

To take up this offer email us at hello@wildadventuresmelbourne.com and quote code: BRINGAMATE

Offer ends Monday 13th May 2024.
Click link in bio to learn more about the trip.

Photo by @astronomattty
#winterroadtrip #greatalpineroad #victorianalps #gippslandlakes
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Today is Earth Day 2024 🌍🌿

Today, we reaffirm our commitment to protecting the environment and ensuring a healthier future for all life on Earth. At Wild Adventures Melbourne (WAM), we take direct action to support the places, wildlife, and communities where we operate with a long-term vision for future generations. It goes way beyond simple statements and promises.

During a recent eco adventure hosting a private group from @shesups_ , dolphins joined us as we were Stand-Up Paddleboarding the beautiful Mornington Peninsula coastline.

Just a few minutes before the dolphins joined us, we were picking up plastic bottles and cans from a nearby beach. WAM carries portable bins on our outdoor activities with an aim to leave every place we visit cleaner than we found it.
Any bottles and cans we find from beaches, oceans and foreshores, we take to the local container deposit scheme and use the funds generated to donate to the @dolphinresearch .

We are also supporting a shellfish reef restoration project near where we saw the dolphins with @nature_aus . This project is regenerating entire ecosystems and ultimately can help provide a healthier environment for the dolphins of Nerm (Port Phillip Bay).

So when a dolphin pops up to say hello as we SUP, and we encounter these incredible creatures up close, we want to be able to look those dolphins in the eye, safe in the knowledge WAM is taking action in multiple ways to help protect them and their environment (and yet still strive to do more).

At WAM, having a positive environmental and social impact is embedded in every decision and action we make, not just today, but every day. #EarthDay2024 #sustainability #regenerativetourism #environmentalimpact #wildlifeconservation #protectouroceans @earthdaynetwork #morningtonpeninsula
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Looking to do something this Aussie winter that’s adventurous, relaxing and bloody incredible scenery throughout?

Below is a Google review left by one of guests who joined WAM’s Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure last year, click link in bio to find out more about the trip and to book.

“We just got back from the Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure and it was amazing! Nic has a real passion for hosting people and went above and beyond to make sure we had a good time. We spent 2 nights at a cosy cabin in Dinner Plain near Mt Hotham where we got to enjoy our first Australian skiing experience which greatly exceeded expectations. Plus an unforgettable fondue dinner at a hidden little lodge hosted by a lovely Frenchman. We then continued the drive south and spent 2 nights at a lakeside house overlooking the Gippsland Lakes where Nic took us kayaking on the lake before spending our final evening at the luxurious and picturesque Metung Hot Springs where we got to bathe in numerous naturally heated tubs and pools. The 4 night adventure was the perfect combination of adventure and relaxation, I highly recommend giving it a go when winter comes back around!”
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Take it from us (and our guests), wildlife encounters are even more special and memorable when you are venturing out on an active adventure.
On this SUP adventure a few weeks ago we met this snoozing Australian Fur Seal, had dolphins come and say hi, and saw loads of rays.
WAM offers minimal impact human powered activities like stand up paddleboarding, bushwalking, snorkelling, wildlife watching.
No engines, no motors, just our small groups of 9 people max having awesome and non-intrusive interactions with iconic native animals.
🦭 🦘 🐬 🐨 🦅 🐋 🦔 🦜 🐢

#morningtonpeninsula #wildlife #marinelife #seeaustralia #visitmelbourne #everybitdifferent #drivevictoria #ecotourism #australianfurseals #positiveimpacttourism #standuppaddleboarding
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There are a lot of layers to WAM on our mission to be a business that’s a force for good.

On the surface we are delivering the most extraordinary multi-activity adventure tours on the Mornington Peninsula and beyond so you are guaranteed to have the most incredible day with us.

But underneath we are also progressively tackling taking action on issues in a way that isn’t detrimental to our customer experience, in fact it often enhances it.

Here is WAM’s multi-faceted approach to tackling waste.

Are you more likely to book an experience with a business taking environmental and social action and trying to make a positive difference?

#everybitdifferent
#thrillseekingnature
#morningtonpeninsula
#tacklingwaste #positiveimpacttourism #regenerativetourism
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WAM’s lunch experience on our full day adventure hits different.
Delicious local produce, ocean views, and surfers providing the lunchtime entertainment, from the back of our specially converted van.
#localproduce #morningtonpeninsula #everybitdifferent #seeaustralia #visitmelbourne #drivevictoria
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Did you know WAM offer an EPIC multi-day adventure trip in winter along the Great Alpine Road?

5 days / 4 nights

Plenty of amazing active adventure, great food, and relaxing with the most incredible inclusions:

Take a road trip with us along The Great Alpine Road
Ski, snowboard, snowshoe and apres in Mt Hotham and Dinner Plain for 2 nights staying at a cosy ski chalet with an open fire.
Kayak, chill, and relax in the hot springs at the Gippsland Lakes for 2 nights staying in a stunning waterfront accommodation.
Be guided on snow, nature trails, and wildlife spotting.
Taste delicious food and meet a fantastic small group of likeminded people.

Bookings are open and we just require a $350 deposit to secure your spot.

24th – 28th July 2024 – SOLD OUT
14th – 18th August 2024 -LIMITED SPOTS AVAILABLE
4th – 8th September 2024
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A couple of times a year we host a fantastic group of ecotourism & hospitality students.

Today we provided a Stand Up Paddleboarding experience, beach clean-up, plus lunch at our friends @redgumbbq (also a Certified B-Corp) to share our purpose driven business practices.

It’s really important for us to support and hopefully inspire the next generation of tourism professionals who are vital in driving the industry forward in a progressive way to become a force for good and have a positive environmental and social impact.

Thanks to @williamanglissinstitute for joining a WAM adventure, excited to see your students kicking purpose driven tourism goals in the future!
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We always say to our guests before arriving at this location, that you feel like you are in multiple countries at the same time. You get vibes of Ireland 🇮🇪, Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿, Mexico 🇲🇽, Iceland 🇮🇸, Hawaii 🇺🇸and of course Australia 🇦🇺.

From walking through native bushland to rolling hills to dramatic coastal rock formations to waterfalls to turquoise rock pools.

It’s one of the very special lesser known natural wonderlands we often explore on our adventures of the #morningtonpeninsula

Our full day adventure including Paddleboarding, hiking, rock pool swims, picnic lunch, hot springs, and wine tasting runs until the mid-late April so there is still time this season to experience it.

Click link in bio to book…

#everybitdifferent #seeaustralia #drivevictoria #visitmp #visitmelbourne #ecotourism
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WAM's Great Alpine & Lakes Adventure returns this July, August & September!

This phenomenal 5 days, 4 nights of pure winter adventure takes you along the magnificent Great Alpine Road connecting and enjoying the best of the Australian Alps with the Gippsland Lakes.

Return transport from Melbourne or Mornington Peninsula:
❄️ 2 nights ski chalet accommodation in Australia's highest alpine village
🌿 2 nights waterside accommdoation at the Gippsland Lakes
❄️ Skiing and Snowboarding Mount Hotham
🌿 Kayaking experience on the Gippsland Lakes
❄️ Snowshoeing experience to Alpine Eco Village for dinner
🌿 Bathe at the Metung Hot Springs overlooking the lakes
🌿 Enjoy a guided walk in Tarra Bulga National Park

This is trip that gets us excited for winter so get in quick as spaces are limited...

TRIP 1: Wed 24th – Sun 28th July 2024 – SOLD OUT
TRIP 2: Wed 14th – Sun 18th August 2024 - SELLING FAST
TRIP 3: Wed 4th – Sun 8th September 2024

Email hello@wildadventuresmelbourne.com to reserve your spot, just a $350 deposit required.
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Whatever the temperature, WAM has the perfect adventure for you.

When it’s really warm like it is this weekend, our full day adventure will:

🐠 Spend more time cooling off on and in the ocean,
🌳 Take you on shady rainforest hikes with a micro climate that feels cooler than everywhere else,
🌊 Enjoy at picnic at a breezy ocean viewpoint,
♨️discovering the cold water wellness experiences at the @peninsulahotsprings (the hot pools also feel amazing on a warm day after you have been on an active adventure of SUPing and hiking)
🍷 Tasting wine at a cellar door in the comfort of aircon.

Our guests this weekend, rather than feeling drained from the heat, they all felt totally rejuvenated even after a full day of adventure!

#thrillseekingnature
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A few years ago I was watching a film/documentary called '2040' which explores what the future could look like by the year 2040 if we simply embraced the best solutions already available to us to improve our planet and shifted them rapidly into the mainstream.

One of the points raised in the film that really struck a cord was that more girls completing education is crucial for fighting climate change.

It made me wonder if there was a program here in Australia that WAM could donate to which supported Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander girls and young women through education.

This led to connecting with the @starsfoundationaustralia who run programs to improve health, education and employment outcomes for First Nations girls and young women across Australia.

Coincidentally it turned out that the executive director of the Stars Foundation had spoken at the premier of the 2040 film about the power of women completing education as part of the solution to climate change.

To cut a long story short, fast forward a few years and WAM is committed to supporting the Stars Foundation, and i'm proud to say in 2022-23 we funded one school year of education for a Stars Foundation female student based here in Victoria.

Bringing things full circle, last week I was fortunate enough to meet Damon Gameau the director of 2040, and was able to thank him for the inspiration through his film making.

WAM is committed to supporting the Stars Foundation for years to come as part of our WAM 4 Project and 2030 goals which you can learn more about on our website.
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We’re extremely proud to announce that Wild Adventures Melbourne (WAM) has been chosen as a finalist in the 35th National Banksia Sustainability Awards, regarded as the most prestigious sustainability Awards in Australia and longest-running Sustainability Awards in the world.

WAM is a finalist in the Sustainable tourism award category which recognises outstanding businesses in the tourism industry that prioritise environmental conservation and have demonstrated a commitment to minimising their ecological footprint, promoting responsible travel and visitor education, supporting local communities, and preserving natural and cultural heritage.

As a micro-tourism owner-operator business, WAM doesn't enter many awards due to limited resources. So being recognised as a finalist in these national awards makes it even more special and gives us confidence our unique progressive approach to positive impact tourism has the potential to help transform the industry into a force for good.

@banksiafdn @australia @officialmorningtonpeninsula @visitmelbourne
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Small group adventures (max group size = 9 pax) with a local spending minimum time on the road and maximum time adventuring, tasting and chilling in nature.

#everybitdifferent
#thrillseekingnature #regenerativetourism #smallgroupadventures #australia #morningtonpeninsula
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Here is the WAM Adventure Menu for March 2024.

The perfect time of year to venture on an outdoor adventure:

STEP 1: Take a screenshot of this.
STEP 2: Share with your friends/family
STEP 3: Choose a WAM experience
STEP 4: Book it in!
STEP 5: Get ready for the Mornington Peninsula's greatest day adventures!

#morningtonpeninsula #ecoadventures #outdooradventures #ecotourism
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