Cheap health and fitness in Melbourne
Help out at the ethically sound Friends of the Earth Food Co-op – purveyors of fine health foods, tonics and body products – and you’re onto a winner. Volunteers can choose to undertake a wide range of activities, from cooking to fundraising, and will receive a 15 per cent discount and free meal for their troubles.
Pound the steps of the Dandenongs’ Kokoda Track, a plaque-lined memorial dedicated to the 625 soldiers that died in World War II on the Papua New Guinean track. It’s not actually 1,000 steps (more like 770 apparently) but don't make the mistake of thinking it's going to be easy.