Special occasion? Team day out? Luxury escape?
We love designing bespoke eco adventures to perfectly suit your group of up to 8 people.
We also offer a Pick-up/drop-off transfer service on the Mornington Peninsula and airport transfers.
“Ticks all the boxes! A terrific day. Professional, perfectly paced and a great way to experience a wonderful part of Victoria”…read more
“Awesome tour of the Mornington Peninsula”…read more
“One of the best trips I ever had, beautiful places and really good activities. Coops has organised it so well, everything was on time and all ready for us. He is one of the nicest person and will surely recommend wild adventures Melbourne to everyone”
“Great day that was really well thought through and organised. It was a full day with a lot of activities but it was still relaxing and didn’t feel rushed. Would recommend if you want to see the best of what the peninsula has to offer”…read more
“WAM crafted the Mornington Peninsula itinerary to almost perfection”…read more
“An excellent tour, a great guide and a fantastic way to explore the Mornington Peninsula! I would definitely recommend WAM!”
“What an awesome day experiencing the Peninsula on the Paddle, Pinot & Pools tour. I loved that it offered the opportunity to experience a range of activities”
“Being a born and bred kiwi, it was a fantastic opportunity to explore the wilderness near Melbourne whilst meeting a great bunch of people”
“Coops (Nic) is a super easygoing person, and he knows everything about the place, so if you wanna throw yourself in the embrace of the nature and enjoy every second of the day, this trip is for you!”
“These tours are perfect for those who love adventure but care about the planet”
“Absolutely loved this tour. Got some active adventure in whilst seeing loads of wildlife close to Melbourne”…read more
“We had such an amazing day on our WAM tour! Paddle boarding was a definite highlight. Great views, crystal blue water…Highly recommend this great value tour”
“The activities were great value for money and a lot of fun. I loved how we went to places that were a little different and not filled with other tour groups and people”
We are honoured that WAM has been featured as one of Tourism Australia’s Sustainability Storytellers alongside other truly inspirational tourism products and people in Australia.
“WAM’s business ethos is ‘make no compromise’ on sustainable choices: every decision, partnership, purchase and destination has to satisfy the criteria of significantly benefitting the client, the local community and the environment”
For us the problem wasn’t going to be creating epic eco adventures on the stunning #morningtonpeninsula it was looking at all the other negative impacts tourism can cause and how we can find solutions to them in the way WAM operates…
❓How do we operate at zero waste
❓How can we be climate positive
❓How do we leave each place we visit cleaner than we found it
❓How do we support long term conservation and regeneration on the Mornington Peninsula
❓How can we support small local conscious businesses
❓How can we be respectful and supportive of First Nations businesses and culture
❓How can we operate our back of house as ethically as possible (home office, cleaning vehicle etc)
❓How can we proactively support community
As a regenerative tourism business we are constantly evolving, improving and finding further solutions to be a force for good. Just by joining an adventure with WAM our guests can be safe in the knowledge that they are also giving back.
You can read about the other Sustainability Storytellers on the Tourism Australia sustainable tourism page.
There are many reasons why you have to visit the Mornington Peninsula, in Victoria, Australia but if there is one thing you NEED to do, it's experience a WAM Eco Adventure. Join our awe-inspiring small group adventures for a day full of wonder, adventure, relaxation and the very best local produce.
For bookings or to find out more check out @wildadventuresmelbourne or wildadventuresmelbourne.com
Come and discover your #thrillseekingnature
Thanks for @australia @officialmorningtonpeninsula @visitmelbourne @twopalmsmedia for the stunning footage!...
There are some places on the Mornington Peninsula that are so extraordinary, it feels like you are moving into the realms of fantasy.
Looking forward to showing you on our small group eco adventures…
The warmer months are coming 🌞, Australia is undeniably one of the adventure capitals of the world 🌏 so what better place to visit than the adventure seekers paradise of the Mornington Peninsula (Bunurong / Boon Wurrung country) 🦘 🏝🌳 🐨 🐬 🌊 🍷
Click link in bio to check out our new blog on why we think our Peninsula Paddle Pinot & Pools Adventure (available October to April) might just be the best day tour in Australia.
We are all about showcasing the best of the Mornington Peninsula on multi activity eco adventures.
The two bits of feedback we get more than any other is firstly that our full day eco adventures do a lot of activities BUT don’t feel rushed and are relaxing as well as active.
The other is about how much effort and thought we have put into making our tours as eco-friendly as possible.
It’s the best feeling to know our guests are noticing our hard work and commitment to creating the perfect blend of action relaxing and indulgence on our day adventures that also have a positive impact on our planet.
Here is the full review:
“Great day out that was really well thought through and organised. It was a full day with a lot of activities but it was still relaxing and didn’t feel rushed. Would recommend if you want to see the best of what the Peninsula has to offer. Nic was a great guide and really knowledgeable about the area and has had a real effort to ensure the tour is as eco friendly as possible”
Come and discover your #ThrillSeekingNature on the #morningtonpeninsula...
Just a bunch of 8 likeminded legends hanging out for the day
🦘 🦘 🦘 🦘 🦘 🦘 🦘 🦘
All WAM eco adventures have a maximum group size of 8 people so you are guaranteed a personalised service and be taken to spots where bigger groups simple can’t go.
Click link in bio to see our range of guided and self guided epic adventures on the #morningtonpeninsula
Come and have a taste of the Peninsula in more ways than one…
We may be an adventure company offering outdoor activities in epic nature locations but we also partner with some of the best local food and beverage providers on the #morningtonpeninsula so that our guests are refuelled and revitalised!
This incredible spread is from our Peninsula Paddle Pinot & Pools full day adventure which includes lunch (available October to April)
We think local and eco across all aspects of our days: the vibrant picnic mats are made from recycled plastic by the lovely @solseekersau and they also support conservation and rehabilitation of black cockatoos in Australia.
Native ingredients infused drinks from our friends at @etchsparkling and carbon neutral beers from @bonzabrewing
Drinks coasters made from plastic waste by @coasters4coasts
Sensational fresh produce filled picnics from @cellarandpantry
Organic fruit from @torellofarm We even searched high and low so that the picnic boxes were home compostable.
Tag someone you’d love to paddle the majestic waters of the Mornington Peninsula with.
This photo was taken above one our favourite SUP locations on the Peninsula, we’ve scoped out the best of them ready to take you on your next adventure during the warmer months.
Click link in our bio to see our range of eco adventures from October to April that include Paddleboarding, our guides are also SUP instructors so you’ll learn new skills at the same time. Just 8 people per tour and guaranteed to be one of the best days you’ll ever have.
Located just an hour from Melbourne, why wouldn’t you!?
It’s time to start heading on more adventures and we can’t think of a better place than the Mornington Peninsula, one of the most magnificent places you could visit anywhere in the world!
SUP, Hike, Bike, Taste & Chill with WAM on day adventures that are simply a must-do experience.
Did you know that WAM operates our eco tours at zero waste? We also carry portable bins on our epic eco adventures so we can clean up any rubbish we see along the way. But we wanted to do more to find ways of tackling plastic waste as it’s not going away any time soon!
Every piece of plastic ever made still exists today.
We need to protect our oceans and prevent plastic destroying marine ecosystems even more. Every action towards this helps…
Introducing Coasters 4 Coasts.
Transforming plastic waste into beautifully crafted drinks coasters with all profits going to ocean conservation and clean-ups.
Buy your set of 4 or 2 coasters @coasters4coasts
An initiative by @wildadventuresmelbourne
Our awe-inspiring eco adventures of the Mornington Peninsula are not just designed to give you an epic active day out in spectacular nature, they also give back. So we decided to take a proactive approach to tackling plastic waste…
🚮 We collect plastic waste
🍹 Transform it into beautiful drinks coasters
💯 All profits from coasters sold go to local ocean conservation and clean up projects on the #morningtonpeninsula
🐠 We protect our oceans from plastic waste
Follow @coasters4coasts and head to coasters4coasts.com to buy your set of 4 or 2.
Free shipping Australia wide.
An initiative by @wildadventuresmelbourne
Want to know what makes the ‘wild’ in Wild Adventures Melbourne?
It’s the wild ocean viewpoints, wild coastlines, wildlife, wild active adventures and wild parts of the Mornington Peninsula we take you to that not many know about.
WAM is the company that lets you discover the best aspects and hidden gems of the spectacular #morningtonpeninsula on awe-inspiring eco adventures that are healthy for you, the environment and community.
We feel so lucky to be exploring, respecting and living on Boon Wurrung country.
We have noticed quite a few new legends following WAM recently so wanted to say hello!
I'm Nic ‘Coops’ Cooper and i'm the founder of Wild Adventures Melbourne (WAM).
I spent my entire childhood going on adventures in the countryside and in 1995 my parents opened up our family home into a guesthouse and I have been living and breathing tourism and adventures ever since.
During a career working in tourism and travelling to many different countries, I witnessed first hand the negative impacts tourism can have on the environment and local communities.
So when we launched WAM in 2020, we wanted to do things differently and designed the foundations of WAM to be regenerative and give back to the local environment and community whilst also providing exceptional experiences to our guests.
Known as Melbourne's playground, the Mornington Peninsula is an adventure seekers paradise full of natural wonders so it was the perfect destination to start an eco adventure company, and call home together with my wife Shanti, baby daughter Indah and adventure dog @chroniclesofcrumpet .
So what makes our eco adventures totally unique and special?
For us the best way to truly experience the #morningtonpeninsula is to discover it's incredible variety with a local, from learning new skills in awesome outdoor activities, viewing wildlife and marine life, exploring magical spots in nature, tasting the best local produce, and relaxing at hot springs and rock pools, WAM is the company that connects you to it all.
Thank you to everyone (past, present and future WAM guests) for following along on our journey so far, we really appreciate you spreading the word about us and we look forward to welcoming you on an awe inspiring adventure of the Mornington Peninsula soon. #thrillseekingnature
Keen for road trip and adventure but fuel prices are just going through the roof? ⛽️ 😵💫
Come down to one of Melbournes closest and most magnificent regions this winter, the #morningtonpeninsula
🚘 By car it’s only an hours drive from Melbourne.
🚉 Or catch a train to Frankston Station and we can pick you up.
We have some amazing people powered eco adventures waiting for you these cooler months such as exploring Arthurs Seat (Wonga) by bike followed by craft breweries/distilleries or taking a hike along the balcony of the southern ocean to spot whales followed by the hot springs.
Come and discover your #thrillseekingnature
Click link in bio to learn more and book...
Looking to visit the Mornington Peninsula over the coming months? We have the perfect winter eco adventure for you…
Hot Springs, Hikes & Humpbacks
🐋 Join our coastal hike whilst whale watching from the balcony of the southern ocean as humpbacks and southern right whales make their annual migration along the Australian coastline
🍃 Relax surrounded by nature at the Peninsula Hot Springs
🧺 Taste fresh local produce with an included lunch as you go.
Get your fix of active relaxation and book now via link in bio, every Saturday from July and there are just 8 spots per tour.
Come and discover what all the fuss is about!
Since we launched in 2020, we have received fantastic international and domestic media coverage about our awe-inspiring, fun, healthy and totally unique eco adventures of the Mornington Peninsula.
For anyone overseas planning to visit Australia later this year, bookings are now open for our tours during the warmer months (October to April), for those that are based in Australia now, come and join our winter adventures on the Mornington Peninsula, designed to give you that ideal blend of active relaxation.
Click the link in bio to view our media coverage or to book your small group eco adventure with us.
The newest member of the WAM team being shown the ropes and the wonders of nature from our current employee of the month (Crumpet the adventure dog). This might explain why we have been a bit quiet on the socials recently!
Can’t wait to show our daughter all the incredible adventures to be found on the #morningtonpeninsula and it further motivates our commitment as a small eco business that’s a force for good, to have a long term positive impact on the environment and community so that it can be healthy and vibrant. WAM is a tour operator in the present, operating regeneratively now for the future of our nature, wildlife and children.
Read more about how we give back by clicking on the link in our bio…
Today is World Oceans Day.
The ocean is everything to us and WAM would not exist without it.
We live, work and play on and in the ocean, it connects us and heals us.
Our ocean covers 70% of the planet and supports life as we know it
Every second breath we take comes from the ocean
Our ocean feeds billions of people
Our ocean hosts 80% of the world’s biodiversity.
However, our oceans are in crisis and need our protection.
Here are some of the ways WAM is committed to protecting and supporting the ocean:
🌊We operate our eco adventures at zero waste which prevents plastic waste from entering the ocean
🌊We carry portable bins and clean up rubbish we see along our coastlines or in the ocean
🌊We provide WAM guests with free reef-safe sunscreen from the legends at @sunbutterskincare
🌊We support local conservation projects who are doing incredible work regenerating reefs (more details coming soon)
🌊We provide WAM guests a free towel service. The beautiful towels by @somersideaus are made from recycled plastic diverting bottles which may have otherwise ended up in the ocean
🌊We are turning plastic waste into awesome funky items which we are going to be selling with 100% profits going back to funding ocean clean-ups and conservation (more details coming soon)