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The Melbourne area has plenty of walking opportunities.


1000 steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Upper Ferntree Gully)  1000 steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk (Upper Ferntree Gully)
The 1000-step Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is set in the Dandenongs and has a series of memorial plaques. The 5 km takes around two hours to walk and the track is very steep. It begins at the Ferntree Gully Rangers' Office Read more..

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Aboriginal Heritage Walk (Central Melbourne)  Aboriginal Heritage Walk (Central Melbourne)
Journey into the ancestral lands of the Kulin nation and explore their rich and thriving culture on this award-winning walk in the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Experience a traditional smoking ceremony with our Indig Read more..

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Albert Park & Albert Park Lake  Albert Park & Albert Park Lake
Albert Park is approximately three km from the CBD of Melbourne. It is a 225 ha sporting and recreational park that caters for formal and informal recreation. Albert Park is the focus for many of Victoria's spectacular e Read more..

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Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve (Springvale South)  Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve (Springvale South)
The Alex Wilkie Nature Reserve is a valuable educational and cultural resource ideal for people interested in walking through some of the region’s most beautiful bushland. A ranger is on hand for guided tours, and to Read more..

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Alexandra Gardens (Central Melbourne)  Alexandra Gardens (Central Melbourne)
On the south bank of the Yarra River, the Alexandra Gardens connect to Kings Domain, the Domain parklands and the landscaped Royal Botanic Gardens. First laid out in 1904, the gardens’ most notable feature is the line Read more..

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Alfred Nicholas Gardens (Sherbrooke)  Alfred Nicholas Gardens (Sherbrooke)
The many linking paths through this garden take you beneath a canopy of the awesome mountain ash trees of the Dandenong Ranges. The garden was part of the historic Burnham Beeches Estate, home of Alfred Nicholas, develop Read more..

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All Nations Park (Northcote)  All Nations Park (Northcote)
All Nations Park is a contemporary 13 hectare regional park created on the site of the former 'Northcote Landfill'. Situated behind Northcote Shopping Plaza the elevated site provides views, which are a striking feature Read more..

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Alowyn Gardens (Yarra Glen)  Alowyn Gardens (Yarra Glen)
Alowyn Garden is designed along strong symmetrical lines that become blurred by the softness of the spaces and the grace of the trees, within an area of approximately 4 acres. There are 5 clearly defined areas within the Read more..

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Alternative Walking Tours  Alternative Walking Tours
Melbourne is a complex and fascinating creature. Glamorous, eccentric, and self-assured, she rewards those who take the time to get to know her best. So where should you start? What you see depends on where you stand Read more..

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Antonio Park (Mitcham)  Antonio Park (Mitcham)
Antonio Park is seven hectares in size and includes a playground, walking trails, remnant bushland, a BBQ area and bird watching opportunities. History - The park is named after the Antonio family who were first assoc Read more..

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Appsolutely Melbourne (Melbourne)  Appsolutely Melbourne (Melbourne)
Are you up for a challenge? Solve the clues & beat the clock as you explore this amazing city. All you need is an iPhone... Simply download the Appsolutely Melbourne iPhone app from the iTunes app store, pick a chall Read more..

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Arnolds Creek Circuit (Melton)  Arnolds Creek Circuit (Melton)
The Arnolds Creek Circuit provides and interesting and scenic tour of Melton’s south. Keep an eye out for the picturesque view of the Melton viaduct peaking out between the valley floor. The viaduct which spans Werrib Read more..

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Arthurs Seat State Park  Arthurs Seat State Park
Rising above the Mornington Peninsula, Arthurs Seat is the most familiar of all Port Phillip Bay landscape features. It's 314 m summit, reached by road, chairlift or foot, gives spectacular views of the bay and Port Phil Read more..

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ArtWalk Melbourne  ArtWalk Melbourne
ArtWalk is a way to explore innovative works of art in a selection of leading galleries and art spaces in Melbourne's creative precincts and regions. An immersive experience, our walks, talks and programs provide an oppo Read more..

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Aura Vale Lake Park (Menzies Creek)  Aura Vale Lake Park (Menzies Creek)
Aura Vale Lake is a popular location for boating and other water sports. The lake forms part of a diverse drainage system designed to channel runoff water from the developed areas of the southern fringe of the Emerald ri Read more..

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Balcombe Estuary Reserve (Mount Martha)  Balcombe Estuary Reserve (Mount Martha)
Balcombe Creek, with its estuary, is the last unspoilt waterway entering the eastern side of Port Phillip Bay. The Reserves cover 44 hectares of natural bushland along the creek’s lower reaches. The Boonerwrung, the M Read more..

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Baluk Willam Flora Reserve (Belgrave South)  Baluk Willam Flora Reserve (Belgrave South)
Baluk Willam Flora Reserve, south-west of the Dandenong Ranges, is particularly significant for its flora and is a sanctuary for over a third of Victoria's orchid species. Facilities are limited, there are no BBQ, pic Read more..

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Banksia Park (Bulleen)  Banksia Park (Bulleen)
In 1841 a punt was installed on the Yarra River at the site of the bridge at Banksia Park. It opened the best route between Melbourne and the Bulleen-Templestowe area enabling the earliest Europeans to settle along the r Read more..

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Barwon Heads Bluff Walk  Barwon Heads Bluff Walk
The Bluff at Barwon Heads is a spectacular walk. A walking track snakes around the headland offering spectacular ocean and estuary views while at low tide you can walk beneath the cliffs and explore the dozens of rock po Read more..

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Bayles Fauna Park (Bayles)  Bayles Fauna Park (Bayles)
Whether you are looking for somewhere to take a gentle stroll or somewhere to take a closer look at wildlife, where else would you go but amongst the peaceful setting here in the Bayles Fauna Reserve. Here at the park yo Read more..

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Bayside Coastal Art Trail  Bayside Coastal Art Trail
The Bayside Coastal Art trail covers seventeen kilometres along one of Melbourne's most picturesque coastlines. The trail celebrate the lives and artwork of notable Australian artists who painted the Bayside coast in Read more..

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Belgrave Railway Trail  Belgrave Railway Trail
Belgrave Rail Trail is a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the Belgrave railway line from Bayswater to Belgrave railway station in Belgrave, in the outer eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Trail S Read more..

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Bellarine Rail Trail (Geelong)  Bellarine Rail Trail (Geelong)
The Bellarine Rail Trail is a 35 km walking and cycling track on the Bellarine Peninsula that follows the route of the former South Geelong to Queenscliff branch line. The trail is primarily constructed of compacted, Read more..

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Bellbird Dell Reserve (Vermont - Vermont South)  Bellbird Dell Reserve (Vermont - Vermont South)
Named after the distinctive sound of the bellbird, the reserve consists of open space, shared trails, feature ponds, picnic facilities and playgrounds, all within a natural bushland setting. Bellbird Dell is a 1.4 km Read more..

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Bike and Walking Trails in Wyndham Area  Bike and Walking Trails in Wyndham Area
There are a range of bike and walking trails in the Wyndham area including: Federation Bike Trail - The Federation Trail is a safe off-road, sealed path for pedestrians and cyclists, providing a link between Werribee Read more..

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Bike or Walk a Rail Trail  Bike or Walk a Rail Trail
Follow a Rail Trail on a bike or foot to experience the history and natural features of an area. There are Rail Trails throughout Victoria. What are Rail Trails? - Rail trails are shared-use paths recycled from aband Read more..

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Birdsland Reserve (Belgrave Heights)  Birdsland Reserve (Belgrave Heights)
Birdsland is a 75ha bushland reserve located in Belgrave South. The reserve is home to many native animals and birds, including platypus. Birdsland is a great spot for a picnic or bush walk, with it's walking tracks, B Read more..

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Birrarung Park (Templestowe Lower)  Birrarung Park (Templestowe Lower)
Situated at the confluence of the Plenty and Yarra Rivers, this 33 hectare park was in important meeting place for the Wurundjeri people. Birrarrung Park is a significant recreation space within the parks along the Yar Read more..

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Blackburn Creeklands (Blackburn)  Blackburn Creeklands (Blackburn)
The Blackburn Creeklands park consists of three continuous bushland reserves along Gardiners Creek: Blacks Walk, Kalang Park and Furness Park – featuring wetlands, two creeks, three playgrounds, walking tracks and more t Read more..

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Blackburn Lake Sanctuary (Blackburn)  Blackburn Lake Sanctuary (Blackburn)
Blackburn Lake Sanctuary has indigenous bushland, a lake, extensive walking tracks, Visitors Centre and two playgrounds. The centre-piece of the Sanctuary is the man-made lake Blackburn Lake which was formed in 1889 b Read more..

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Blind Creek Trail (Wantirna South - Boronia)  Blind Creek Trail (Wantirna South - Boronia)
The Blind Creek Trail is a shared-use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the Blind Creek from the Dandenong Creek Trail in Wantirna South to the Ringwood - Belgrave Rail Trail in Boronia. The path is mostl Read more..

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Blue Waters Lake Reserve (Ocean Grove)  Blue Waters Lake Reserve (Ocean Grove)
Blue Waters Lake is a lovely lake surrounded by a path and flanked by houses which is a regular stop-over for pelicans, swans, ducks and numerous bird life. Review: Maybe not exactly blue, but when we visited in May Read more..

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Bolin Bolin Billabong Walk (Bulleen)  Bolin Bolin Billabong Walk (Bulleen)
The Bolin Bolin Billabong Walk starts and finishes at Bulleen Park, Bulleen Road, Bulleen. Your walk takes you through riverine habitat, along narrow dirt paths and into the sacred domain of the Bolin Bolin Billabong. Read more..

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Box Hill Gardens and Kingsley Gardens  Box Hill Gardens and Kingsley Gardens
Box Hill Gardens is a fairly large area with open grassy areas for games, a large pond with ducks, two playgrounds, War Memorial, cricket pitch, BBQs and toilets. The playgrounds are Irving Avenue Playground on the so Read more..

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Braeside Park (Braeside)  Braeside Park (Braeside)
Braeside Park is a large, natural area in a suburban sandbelt. Nestled amongst golf courses, urban development and busy roads, it has the quality of an oasis. The park offers easy walking and cycling trails that meander Read more..

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Brimbank Park (Keilor East)  Brimbank Park (Keilor East)
Brimbank Park was opened in 1976 as part of the Maribyrnong Valley Park. Fifty-five metres below the western plains, the Maribyrnong River flows at the base of a high bank. This turns the park into a big amphitheatre, id Read more..

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Brisbane Ranges National Park (Mount Wallace)  Brisbane Ranges National Park (Mount Wallace)
Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of Brisbane Ranges National Park has pr Read more..

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Bushy Creek Parklands (Box Hill North)  Bushy Creek Parklands (Box Hill North)
Made up of three distinct parks, Bushy Creek Parklands are jam-packed with cultural history and present-day environmental strategies to conserve water in the garden. Parking is located next to the Evangelical Chinese Read more..

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Bushy Park Wetlands (Glen Waverley)  Bushy Park Wetlands (Glen Waverley)
Bushy Park Wetlands is a linear section of parkland running along the Dandenong Creek. Bushy Park Wetlands is nestled at the north eastern edge of Glen Waverley. Originally this area was timbered with Yarra Gum (Eucal Read more..

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Butterfield Conservation Reserve (Emerald)  Butterfield Conservation Reserve (Emerald)
Butterfield Conservation Reserve is a large area of protected forest, next to the Woori Yallock Creek which was a former logging and gold mining region. The Butterfield Wildlife Reserve Walk which is 3km return start Read more..

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Campbells Croft Reserve and Wetlands - Abbey Walk (Vermont)  Campbells Croft Reserve and Wetlands - Abbey Walk (Vermont)
There is plenty of open space to enjoy and many specimen tree plantings throughout the open grassed areas. Children can enjoy watching the ducks swimming in the creek below the suspension bridge. Together Abbey Walk a Read more..

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Candlebark Park (Templestowe)  Candlebark Park (Templestowe)
Candlebark Park, which is named after the Candlebarks (Eucalyptus rubida), is significant as it represents the gateway to the conservation areas of the parks along the Yarra River. Candlebark Park is an important environ Read more..

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Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve (Cape Schanck)  Cape Schanck Lighthouse Reserve (Cape Schanck)
The Cape Schanck Lighthouse is a fascinating piece of Victoria's history. The museum and lighthouse are open to the public every day for tours. Nearby walking tracks in the Mornington Peninsula National Park lead to look Read more..

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Capital City Trail (Melbourne)  Capital City Trail (Melbourne)
The Capital City Trail is a 29km shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which circles the Melbourne city centre and includes some inner eastern and northern suburbs. The trail is almost completely smooth, pavement Read more..

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Cardinia Reservoir Park (Narre Warren East)  Cardinia Reservoir Park (Narre Warren East)
Visitors who view the huge expanse of Cardinia's water by the morning light will understand why this is one of Melbourne's most popular outdoor destinations. The open parklands, picnic and barbecue areas, and native bush Read more..

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Cardinia Shire Walk Guide  Cardinia Shire Walk Guide
The Cardinia Shire Walk Guide contains information on a range of shortish walks in the areas of Beaconsfield, Bunyip, Emerald, Koo Wee Rup, Pakenham and Pakenham Upper. Walks include: Walk Name: Aspect Wetlands Lo Read more..

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Carlton Gardens (Carlton)  Carlton Gardens (Carlton)
Designed for the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880, the Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens are World Heritage listed. The gardens feature flowerbeds, ornamental lakes, elaborate fountai Read more..

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Caroline Springs Prams in the Park  Caroline Springs Prams in the Park
'Prams in the Park' is a specially designed workout for parents of children of all ages. It comprises a mixture of cardio-vascular and resistance (strength) training suitable for all fitness levels. Participants are able Read more..

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Central Geelong Arts and Cultural Walking Trails  Central Geelong Arts and Cultural Walking Trails
Central Geelong is home to a range of interesting cultural and historical sites such as art studios and galleries, striking public artworks, creative spaces and exciting performing arts locations. There are four separ Read more..

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Central Melbourne Walking Tour  Central Melbourne Walking Tour
Discover Melbourne from a local’s perspective on a Melbourne city walking tour. Trace the rich history of Australia's cultural capital as you hear stories about traditional landowners and the European settlement and lear Read more..

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Cherry Lake (Altona)  Cherry Lake (Altona)
Cherry Lake is a popular place for weekend barbecues and for daily walks. The lake, which is managed by Melbourne Water, is a flood retarding basin created in the 1970’s to help prevent flooding of the rapidly expanding Read more..

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Churchill National Park (Rowville)  Churchill National Park (Rowville)
Churchill National Park at Rowville in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs is a remnant of natural bush and an example of the original landscape before clearing and settlement. Although most of the park is open regrowth wo Read more..

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Clifton Springs Mineral Springs Walk (Clifton Springs)  Clifton Springs Mineral Springs Walk (Clifton Springs)
A Mineral Springs and Spa Complex operated at Clifton Springs from around 1875-1920. It was the only 19th century seaside mineral springs resort in Victoria and was reached by a regular bay steamship service to the Sprin Read more..

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Cloudehill Nursery & Garden (Olinda)  Cloudehill Nursery & Garden (Olinda)
Australia’s most ambitious garden in one of the finest locations for serious gardening world-wide. Cloudehill is also home to a nursery and restaurant. The Garden:- The garden is highlighted by glorious herbaceous bor Read more..

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Coburg Lake Reserve (Coburg)  Coburg Lake Reserve (Coburg)
Lake Reserve is a popular picnic spot on the Merri Creek. The land was purchased in 1912 and a weir was constructed in 1915 to form a lake. The reserve was popular with diving boards, wading pools, kiosk and gardens and Read more..

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Cockatoo - Gembrook Multi-Use Trail  Cockatoo - Gembrook Multi-Use Trail
This 12 km return route is not currently very well sign posted. From the starting point at the corner of McBride Street and Belgrave-Gembrook Road (where there is a car park), follow a path beside the Belgrave - Gembrook Read more..

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Coolart Wetlands & Homestead (Somers)  Coolart Wetlands & Homestead (Somers)
Coolart is a magnificent late Victorian mansion situated on the shores of Westernport. In the superb grounds are ever-changing wetlands that you can view from the observatory, and a lagoon where thousands of Australian w Read more..

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Currawong Bush Park Walks (Doncaster East)  Currawong Bush Park Walks (Doncaster East)
Currawong Bush Park is filled with stories to tell and gives residents the opportunity to experience a 'wilderness-like' experience close to home. There are eight walks to pick from, each focusing on different aspect Read more..

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Damper Creek Reserve (Mount Waverley)  Damper Creek Reserve (Mount Waverley)
Damper Creek Reserve is situated in the South-Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. Since the re-vegetation of Damper Creek it has become a popular and peaceful place to visit. The features of the Damper Creek Reserve are a n Read more..

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Dandenong Creek Trail (Wellington Rd - Tirhatuan Park) (Mulgrave)  Dandenong Creek Trail (Wellington Rd - Tirhatuan Park) (Mulgrave)
The Dandenong Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Dandenong Creek through the outer eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. The total length is approximately 49 km from Ki Read more..

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Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve (Endeavour Hills)  Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve (Endeavour Hills)
The Dandenong Police Paddocks Reserve is an important addition to the network of parks and reserves in the south-east metropolitan growth corridor of Melbourne. Covering an area of 499 hectares, the reserve has significa Read more..

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Dandenong Ranges National Park (Sherbrooke)  Dandenong Ranges National Park (Sherbrooke)
In 1987 Sherbrooke Forest, Doongalla Reserve and Ferntree Gully National Park were combined to form Dandenong Ranges National Park. Covering 3215 hectares, the park plays an important role in protecting a population of f Read more..

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Darebin Parklands (Alphington)  Darebin Parklands (Alphington)
Darebin Parklands is a conservation park sited along the Darebin Creek. Darebin Parklands is a wonderful setting for walks and escaping into the natural environment, and is located only 5km from Melbourne's CBD. The park Read more..

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Dights Falls (Abbotsford)  Dights Falls (Abbotsford)
Dights Falls marks the point where salt water from the sea meets the fresh water of the Yarra River. The original weir at Dights Falls dated back to 1895 when a timber structure was built to provide water to the Melbo Read more..

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Donna Buang Rainforest Gallery and Skywalk (Warburton)  Donna Buang Rainforest Gallery and Skywalk (Warburton)
At Cement Creek, around 10 kilometres from the summit of Mount Donna Buang, is the Rainforest Gallery and Skywalk. This beautiful site features a 40 metre long observation platform (one of only three of its type in Au Read more..

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Edithvale-Seaford Wetland  Edithvale-Seaford Wetland
The Edithvale-Seaford Wetland is the largest natural wetland of its type in the Port Phillip and Westernport basins. It is all that remains of Carrum Carrum Swamp, which once covered more than 4,000 hectares from Mordial Read more..

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Edwardes Lake Park (Reservoir)  Edwardes Lake Park (Reservoir)
Edwardes Lake Park is a 26 hectare district park and provides the setting for the 6.3 hectare Edwardes Lake. The lake is a part of the Edgar’s Creek catchment, which is a stream of Melbourne’s Yarra River. It is the seco Read more..

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Emerald Lake (Emerald)  Emerald Lake (Emerald)
Emerald Lake Park is a park for all seasons and a delightful destination for absolutely everyone. With two beautiful lakes, Lake Treganowan and Nobelious, and 50 hectares of rolling parklands, Emerald Lake Park offers Read more..

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Emerald-Cockatoo Multi-Use Trail  Emerald-Cockatoo Multi-Use Trail
The Emerald-Cockatoo Multi-Use Trail is a 14 km return trip. The trail starts at Emerald, in Kilvington Drive, just past the Gemco Community Arts Complex. You’ll take in views of the Puffing Billy track, making your way Read more..

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Emu Bottom Wetlands (Sunbury)  Emu Bottom Wetlands (Sunbury)
The reserve and nearby Jackson’s Creek is the home of many platypuses and the occasional echidna has been sighted. The 32 hectares of Wetlands Reserve is where the first sheep to graze colonial Victorian pasture came in Read more..

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Evans Street Native Grassland (Sunbury)  Evans Street Native Grassland (Sunbury)
A four hectare, high quality grassland home to about 100 native plant species, including many that are uncommon in the Melbourne area. This area of grasslands is a fragment of the native grasslands that once covered the Read more..

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Ferndale Park Trail (Glen Iris)  Ferndale Park Trail (Glen Iris)
The Ferndale Park Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians and runs from Summerhill Park to Nettleton Park (2.1 km one-way). To start the walk it is best to park at the south end of Montana Street. In S Read more..

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Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail  Fitzroy Aboriginal Heritage Walking Trail
In 2009, the Yarra Council developed a walking map to enable local residents, tourists and historians to take a self-guided tour through Indigenous Fitzroy. The Wurundjeri (Woiwurrung) people have lived, worked and l Read more..

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Fitzroy Gardens (East Melbourne)  Fitzroy Gardens (East Melbourne)
Fitzroy Gardens has a range of activities and attractions including Cooks’ Cottage, a Tudor Village, the Fairy Tree, dragon playground, fountains, sculptures and the Conservatory. Cooks Cottage is a memorial to Captai Read more..

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Footscray Park (Footscray)  Footscray Park (Footscray)
Footscray Park is one of the largest and most intact examples of an Edwardian park in Australia. The 15 hectare park is located on the south bank of the Maribyrnong River in Footscray. It is classified as a heritage p Read more..

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Forest Glade Garden (Mount Macedon)  Forest Glade Garden (Mount Macedon)
Forest Glade is one of Australia's finest private gardens, and has existed for nearly one hundred years. The magnificent landscaped garden covers fourteen acres (5.6ha) and has four distinct sections: •The large E Read more..

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Frankston Coastal Arts Discovery Trail  Frankston Coastal Arts Discovery Trail
The Coastal Arts Discovery Trail project consists of several sites along the foreshore of the municipality from Olivers Hill to Seaford and is designed to engage with the wealth of cultural heritage material connected wi Read more..

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G'Day Melbourne Walking Tours  G'Day Melbourne Walking Tours
G'Day Melbourne Walking Tours will take you on an thrilling, informative ride through Melbourne. Covering much of 'Marvellous Melbourne's' history, the tour will captivate you with stories at Federation Square, Old Melb Read more..

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Gardiners Creek Reserve (Ashwood - Burwood)  Gardiners Creek Reserve (Ashwood - Burwood)
Gardiners Creek Reserve is a linear park stretching between Highbury Road and Station Street. Within its 2 km length, visitors can enjoy BBQs, picnic facilities, a playground and extensive walking trails that meander ove Read more..

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Gateway Sanctuary (Leopold)  Gateway Sanctuary (Leopold)
Gateway Sanctuary is an aesthetically pleasing reserve with an extensive playground for the kids. Gateway Sanctuary has a strong environmental focus and is home to a vast array of wildlife within its plentiful open s Read more..

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Geelong Bollard Trail Walk  Geelong Bollard Trail Walk
Following the Bollard Trail, you will meet some of the unique characters who played a part in Geelong's history, from the original Indigenous inhabitants to more contemporary characters. Bollard Trail Walk features 48 Read more..

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Geelong Botanic Gardens (Geelong)  Geelong Botanic Gardens (Geelong)
The Geelong Botanic Gardens is an important garden which conserves plants from around the world. Come and explore... Stimulate the senses with the colours and scents of the amazing plant collection as you explore thi Read more..

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Gembrook Historic Walk (Gembrook)  Gembrook Historic Walk (Gembrook)
Gembrook’s Historic Walk starts at JAC Russell park and covers 31 elements of Gembrook's history. Pick-up a map from one of the local shops in Gembrook or download a copy of the map using the link below. Read more..

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Gembrook Park Flora and Fauna Reserve  Gembrook Park Flora and Fauna Reserve
This 28-hectare reserve is 300 metres south of the main street of Gembrook and a five minute walk from the Gembrook Town Centre and Puffing Billy railway station. It is one of the largest areas in the district with a for Read more..

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George Pentland Botanic Gardens (Frankston)  George Pentland Botanic Gardens (Frankston)
The undulating grassed open space and garden beds create a pleasant environment for community and family group activities. Originally part of a nine-hole golf course, the site became known as the George Pentland Botan Read more..

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George Tindale Memorial Garden (Sherbrooke)  George Tindale Memorial Garden (Sherbrooke)
The garden contains a number of plants rarely found in cultivation, which are thriving in the acidic soils, cool temperate climate and shaded conditions found in the Dandenong Ranges. Extensive collections of magnolias, Read more..

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Gisborne Botanic Gardens  Gisborne Botanic Gardens
The gardens are located north of Robertson Street and there is pedestrian access from the bridges over Jacksons Creek on both the Western and Eastern sides of the Gardens. The plan for the gardens is based on the for Read more..

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Glen Iris Park Wetlands (Glen Iris)  Glen Iris Park Wetlands (Glen Iris)
The Glen Iris Park wetlands were inspired by a strong belief that open space along the Gardiners Creek Valley should serve an ecological and educational role, rather than being purely recreational and ornamental. The Read more..

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Glenfern Valley Bushlands (Upwey)  Glenfern Valley Bushlands (Upwey)
Glenfern Valley Bushlands comprises 40 hectares and is located 35 km east of Melbourne. It is bounded on the south by Glenfern Road, on the west by New Road, the north boundary is Ferny Creek and the eastern boundary is Read more..

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Green Walks  Green Walks
The Green Walks in the Park Program aims to get more people walking, more often, in more local parks, state parks and bushland reserves. Research shows being regularly active throughout life is one of the best ways t Read more..

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Greenvale Reservoir Park (Greenvale)  Greenvale Reservoir Park (Greenvale)
Located just 25 minutes from the centre of Melbourne, Greenvale Reservoir Park is a great place to visit and enjoy the relaxing environment of beautiful parkland overlooking the reservoir. Things to Do The park offe Read more..

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Hanging Rock (Woodend)  Hanging Rock (Woodend)
Hanging Rock is a rare volcanic formation located near the townships of Woodend & Mount Macedon in Victoria, Australia. It is home of the Hanging Rock Cup & Races, and setting of the world renown novel & film Picnic a Read more..

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Heronswood Gardens (Dromana)  Heronswood Gardens (Dromana)
Located on the beautiful Mornington Peninsula, Heronswood Gardens, Nursery and Restaurant offer an idyllic location to escape to crowds, relax and shop for a huge range of plants, heirloom seeds and garden hardware. H Read more..

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Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park (South Yarra)  Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park (South Yarra)
Accessible only by boat, Herring Island, 3.2 hectares in size, is just 3 km from the city, and the only substantial island in the Yarra River. This informal parkland has provided the inspiration for curator Maudie Palmer Read more..

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Hidden Secrets Tours (Melbourne)  Hidden Secrets Tours (Melbourne)
Hidden Secrets Tours are the original laneways tours of Melbourne centre. We love to share the City that locals use, rather than the main tourist monuments.. This contemporary team of tour hosts have designed options Read more..

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Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail (Williamstown)  Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail (Williamstown)
The Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the coast line of Hobsons Bay in the inner western suburbs in Melbourne. Embark on a very special journey, the 23km coastal t Read more..

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Holden Flora & Fauna Reserve (Sunbury)  Holden Flora & Fauna Reserve (Sunbury)
Located 40kms north west of Melbourne in Victoria’s western plains, the Holden Flora Reserve adjoins Jacksons Creek, just north of Organ Pipes National Park. The Reserve was created in 1989 to preserve the geology, flora Read more..

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Inner Circle Rail Trail  Inner Circle Rail Trail
Melbourne's Inner Circle Trail is a paved four-kilometre walking and cycling route along an abandoned railway corridor just east of the city centre. After the final closure of this line, the rails were removed (excep Read more..

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Iramoo Wildflower Grassland Reserve (Cairnlea)  Iramoo Wildflower Grassland Reserve (Cairnlea)
The Iramoo Wildflower Grassland Reserve is located on Playhouse Avenue, Carinlea. The main access point to the grassland is on the Victoria University/Jones Creek side. This is a Themeda dominated grassland which is h Read more..

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Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve (Williamstown)  Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve (Williamstown)
The 50 ha Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve consists of open grasslands for passive recreation, two wetland lakes, the salt marsh and mangrove conservation area, Wader Beach and the Kororoit Creek. The open area to the Read more..

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Jells Park (Wheelers Hill)  Jells Park (Wheelers Hill)
Jells Park is at the hub of a network of parklands linked by the Dandenong Creek. Nestled in the heart of suburbia the park is abundant with native plants and wildlife and is a diverse recreation destination for the whol Read more..

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Kalorama Park (Kalorama)  Kalorama Park (Kalorama)
Boasting spectacular views over Silvan Reservoir and the south-eastern face of the Dandenong Ranges, Kalorama Park is perfect for picnics, barbecues or simply relaxing whilst enjoying the magnificent surrounds. Kalorama Read more..

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Kananook Creek Walking Trail (Frankston)  Kananook Creek Walking Trail (Frankston)
Kananook Creek runs parallel to the coastline linking Seaford Wetlands to Frankston Foreshore. Starting near the Frankston Yacht Club site, follow Kananook Creek along the 7.5km walking trail, through urban Frankston and Read more..

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Karkarook Park (Heatherton)  Karkarook Park (Heatherton)
Karkarook Park in Melbourne's south-eastern suburbs has been developed as a recreation and wetland area. Ultimately, the park will be part of a larger open space link providing significant recreational opportunities. Read more..

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Karwarra Australian Garden (Kalorama)  Karwarra Australian Garden (Kalorama)
Karwarra is a distinctive cool temperate Australian garden in the heart of the Dandenong Ranges, laid out over two hectares of shady fern gullies, soaring gums and misty pathways overlooking the Silvan Dam. More than 1,8 Read more..

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Kinglake - Wombelano Falls  Kinglake - Wombelano Falls
Wombelano Falls is located off Captains Creek Road in Kinglake National Park. The 1.5km circuit walking track winds through forest with big old growth trees and leads to the falls viewing platform. How to Get There H Read more..

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Kinglake National Park  Kinglake National Park
Only 65 km north of Melbourne, this 22,360 hectare park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range. Scenic lookouts offer dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the Read more..

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Kinglake West - Mason Falls  Kinglake West - Mason Falls
Masons Falls Picnic Area has gas barbecues, tables, shelter and toilets. There are several short walks that can be combined to form a full day walk of around 13km. Masons Falls walk (700 metres one way) leads to the Maso Read more..

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Kings Domain (Central Melbourne)  Kings Domain (Central Melbourne)
The Domain Parklands include Kings Domain, Government House Reserve, Shrine of Remembrance Reserve and the Royal Botanic Gardens, extending to the river. Features include the Grotto, a former quarry, now transformed i Read more..

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Koolunga Native Reserve (Ferntree Gully)  Koolunga Native Reserve (Ferntree Gully)
Koolunga Native Reserve is a 15 acre reserve, with a variety of native flora and fauna. There are two kilometres of walking tracks throughout the reserve. There is a creek running through it with two bridges as well as s Read more..

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Koomba Park (Wantirna)  Koomba Park (Wantirna)
Koomba Park is one of the parks comprising the Dandenong Valley Parklands in the eastern suburbs of Melbourne. It consists of 92 hectares, of which 33 hectares are publicly accessible. The trail network through Koomba Read more..

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Koonung Creek Parklands (Donvale - Mont Albert North)  Koonung Creek Parklands (Donvale - Mont Albert North)
Discover the array of recreational activities in Elgar Park and Koonung Creek Reserve, which together make up the Koonung Creek Parklands. Hockey, cricket, dog walking, bird-watching, playgrounds, the Box Hill Miniature Read more..

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Kororoit Creek Sculpture Trail (Altona North)  Kororoit Creek Sculpture Trail (Altona North)
The sculpture trail is a fun walk through a beautifully regenerated area with huge quirky sculptures and other art installations along the way. The trail which runs beside Kororoit Creek between Blackshaws Road and Ba Read more..

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Kororoit Creek Trail (Ardeer - Sunshine West)  Kororoit Creek Trail (Ardeer - Sunshine West)
The Kororoit Creek Walking Track starts at More Park and travels along Kororoit Creek, through Ardeer and Albion to Selwyn Park, where you can discover Brimbank’s historic swimming hole. Follow the trail further past att Read more..

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La La Falls (Warburton)  La La Falls (Warburton)
To reach the falls, follow the signs from Park Road along Old Warburton Road to the start of the track on Irruka Road. You can park your car at the end of Irruka Road to start the walk. The walk goes along a well made Read more..

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Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve (Langwarrin)  Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve (Langwarrin)
The 214-hectare Langwarrin Flora and Fauna Reserve, a former military reserve, is an island of relatively undisturbed natural bushland surrounded by the suburbs of Frankston and Langwarrin. The park has an important Read more..

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Lerderderg State Park (Darley)  Lerderderg State Park (Darley)
Lerderderg State Park comprises 20,546 hectares and stretches some 20 km between Bacchus Marsh and Blackwood. Rising in the Great Dividing Range, the Lerderderg River has cut a 300 metre deep gorge through sandstone and Read more..

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Lilydale Lake (Lilydale)  Lilydale Lake (Lilydale)
This attractive and popular lake is a shallow (2 to 2.5m deep) flood-retarding basin located on Olinda Creek, south of Lilydale. The Lillydale Lake and Park were officially opened to the public in July 1990. The Park cov Read more..

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Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail  Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
Walk or cycle along the railway line that was built in 1901 to carry produce from Warburton to Melbourne and delivered tourists to the area on the return trip. Choose between a series of short walks or an exciting tra Read more..

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Little Peninsula and Big Peninsula Tunnels (McMahons Creek)  Little Peninsula and Big Peninsula Tunnels (McMahons Creek)
The Little Peninsula and Big Peninsula tunnels are located on the Yarra River, about 14 km east of Warburton. Directions - Travel east along Warburton-Woods Point Road to McMahons Creek (past Starvation Creek Road) an Read more..

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Long Forest Flora and Fauna Reserve (Long Forest)  Long Forest Flora and Fauna Reserve (Long Forest)
Long Forest Nature Conservation Reserve is a 600 hectare reserve situated 50 kilometres to the west of Melbourne, between Melton and Bacchus Marsh. This park provides the opportunity to view Mallee vegetation in close pr Read more..

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Lysterfield Lake Park (Narre Warren North)  Lysterfield Lake Park (Narre Warren North)
Lysterfield Lake Park is a beautiful spot to visit and it offers opportunities for walking, horseriding, cycling, swimming and boating. Things to do: Relax and have lunch in the picnic ground under the shade of the s Read more..

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Macedon Regional Park (Macedon)  Macedon Regional Park (Macedon)
The Macedon Ranges are famous for their views, native forests, wildlife, historic monuments and, perhaps foremost, their substantial homes and garden flower displays in Spring. At the western end of the range, the 2427 h Read more..

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Malvern East Prams in the Park  Malvern East Prams in the Park
'Prams in the Park' is a specially designed workout for parents of children of all ages. It comprises a mixture of cardio-vascular and resistance (strength) training suitable for all fitness levels. Participants are able Read more..

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Maranoa Australian Gardens (Balwyn)  Maranoa Australian Gardens (Balwyn)
One of Australia's oldest native gardens, this beautiful garden displays Australian plants in a range of colourful, habitat styles. Maranoa Gardens, located adjacent to Beckett Park at the end of Parring Road, Balwyn Read more..

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Maribyrnong River and Trail  Maribyrnong River and Trail
The Maribyrnong River rises on the northern slopes of the Macedon Ranges and joins the Yarra near Port Phillip. Aboriginal tribes frequented its banks for thousands of years and it was a vital part of Melbourne’s industr Read more..

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Maroondah Reservoir Park (Healesville)  Maroondah Reservoir Park (Healesville)
Maroondah Reservoir Park offers a wonderful variety of experiences, from colourful gardens to long and short walks, exotic and native trees, spectacular scenery and an abundance of wildlife. The scenic attraction of the Read more..

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Maroondah Walks and Trails  Maroondah Walks and Trails
Maroondah has some beautiful and historically significant walks throughout the city. The Maroondah Walks and Trails booklet contains 13 recreation and heritage walks, with easy to follow maps and details of level of d Read more..

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Mathias Track (Olinda)  Mathias Track (Olinda)
The Mathias Track is a lovely walking trail through the Dandenongs where dogs (on leash), horses and mountain bike riders are permitted. It is an 8km return walk from one end to the other and there are small car parks at Read more..

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McAlpin Reserve (Ringwood North)  McAlpin Reserve (Ringwood North)
McAlpin Reserve is tucked away off Wonga Road in Ringwood North, and the reserve is the perfect spot for Sunday picnics, school day playdates and a leisurely walk. The reserve has a large playground with BBQs and shel Read more..

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Melbourne by Foot  Melbourne by Foot
Welcome to Melbourne By Foot, your essential walking tour of Melbourne – Australia’s cultural capital. With daily departures from Federation Square, our cultural walk is the best value and most convenient Melbourne day t Read more..

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Melbourne City Arts Trail  Melbourne City Arts Trail
Melbourne's Yarra River Precinct is tailor-made for short, interesting walks on its three great themes: the arts, maritime heritage, and gardens. Each walk is about 90-120 minutes duration, although the wealth of attract Read more..

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Melbourne City Gardens Trail  Melbourne City Gardens Trail
Melbourne's Yarra River Precinct is tailor-made for short, interesting walks on its three great themes: the arts, maritime heritage, and gardens. Each walk is about 90-120 minutes duration, although the wealth of attract Read more..

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Melbourne City Maritime Trail  Melbourne City Maritime Trail
Melbourne's Yarra River Precinct is tailor-made for short, interesting walks on its three great themes: the arts, maritime heritage, and gardens. Each walk is about 90-120 minutes duration, although the wealth of attract Read more..

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Melbourne Golden Mile Guided Walk (Melbourne)  Melbourne Golden Mile Guided Walk (Melbourne)
Melbourne's Golden Mile Trail marked with brass plaques in the footpath runs from the Immigration Museum on the Yarra River to the Royal Exhibition Building and Melbourne Museum in Carlton Gardens. Book a Golden Mile Read more..

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Melbourne Walks  Melbourne Walks
We have been creating unique journeys for individuals, groups and schools through Melbourne's urban, natural, historic and indigenous landscapes for 20 years. It is great fun! We offer over thirty different walking tours Read more..

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Melton Botanic Garden (Melton)  Melton Botanic Garden (Melton)
The Melton Botanic Garden was gazetted in February 2011. You can take in walk, see the a Dryland Eucalyptus Arboretum, lake and indigenous vegetation on Ryans Creek. The are two rotundas with free BBQ facilities plus Read more..

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Melton Bushwalking Inc (Club)  Melton Bushwalking Inc (Club)
Our members are friendly and outgoing, and love to share what Victoria has to offer. We generally walk every two weeks, either Saturday or Sunday. However, we sometimes put special walks in between the regular fortnig Read more..

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MELtours (Central Melbourne)  MELtours (Central Melbourne)
Melbourne’s best Walking Tour Company where you “see more of Melbourne for less”. Why pay more wheb we offer the best value tours. For such a young city, our city has packed so much into such a short period to become Read more..

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Merri Creek Trail (Clifton Hill - Fawkner)  Merri Creek Trail (Clifton Hill - Fawkner)
The Merri Creek Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the Merri Creek through the northern suburbs of Melbourne. The path commences at Dights Falls in Clifton Hill near where Merri Cre Read more..

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Millbank Drive Trail (Deer Park)  Millbank Drive Trail (Deer Park)
The Millbank Drive Walking Track has great rocky escarpments, large pools of water and an abundance of wildlife including ducks, swans and geese. Many large gum trees border the walking track providing shady areas to sit Read more..

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Millionaires Walk (Sorrento)  Millionaires Walk (Sorrento)
This stunning cliff top walk has historic significance as it was the first time the Union Jack was used to claim possession of Australia. The breathtaking water views across Port Phillip Bay to the Bellarine Peninsula, M Read more..

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Mornington Peninsula National Park (Cape Schanck - Portsea)  Mornington Peninsula National Park (Cape Schanck - Portsea)
The Mornington Peninsula National Park has long been a favourite for summer holidays. Its diverse coastal environments range from the basalt cliffs at Cape Schanck to the native bushland of Greens Bush and the roaring su Read more..

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Mount Dandenong Arboretum (Mount Dandenong)  Mount Dandenong Arboretum (Mount Dandenong)
Mount Dandenong Arboretum extends over sixteen hectares and was set aside in 1928 to establish an arboretum of national significance featuring conifers and deciduous trees. The collection includes spectacular trees f Read more..

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Mount Donna Buang (Warburton)  Mount Donna Buang (Warburton)
Under 20 minutes drive from Warburton is Mount Donna Buang. Rising to a height of 1,245 metres, it is the closest snow field to Melbourne. Attractions at the summit include BBQs, walking tracks, toboggan runs, and a 21 m Read more..

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Mount Eliza Regional Park (Mount Eliza)  Mount Eliza Regional Park (Mount Eliza)
The Mount Eliza Regional Park incorporates the former Moorooduc Quarry and offers views across the surrounding plains as well as a lake with picnic areas and a playground. The Mornington Tourist Railway, which offers ste Read more..

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Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Walk (Mount Evelyn)  Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Walk (Mount Evelyn)
The Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Walk uses part of the Mount Evelyn Aqueduct which once cut the town of Mount Evelyn in two. The The Mount Evelyn Aqueduct Walk is 7.2km in length one way and requires moderate to high level o Read more..

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Mulgrave Reserve and Surrounds (Wheelers Hill)  Mulgrave Reserve and Surrounds (Wheelers Hill)
3 km walk through the Mulgrave Reserve and along the Corhanwarrabul wetlands to the south of Jells Park. Read more..

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National Rhododendron Gardens (Olinda)  National Rhododendron Gardens (Olinda)
The National Rhododendron Gardens are host to brilliantly coloured blooms of rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, cherries and daffodils. Seasonal changes ensure the gardens are a delight all year around. The 42 hectare Read more..

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Newport Lakes Park (Newport)  Newport Lakes Park (Newport)
Newport Lakes is a bushland oasis created from a former bluestone quarry and rubbish tip site, in the middle of busy Newport. The park is 33 ha in size and is a great place for a picnic with family and friends, for a lei Read more..

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Nortons Park (Wantirna South)  Nortons Park (Wantirna South)
Nortons Park, part of a chain of parks in the Dandenong Valley, boasts rolling grassed lawns that give the park a definite European feel. The land was once an orchard, and still contains a number of remnant fruit trees t Read more..

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Olinda Falls (Olinda)  Olinda Falls (Olinda)
Situated in the Dandenong Ranges, Olinda Falls has two viewing platforms. The upper platform is only about 350m walk from the car park. The Lower Falls is a futher 140m down stream. Review: At the picnic area there Read more..

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Organ Pipes National Park (Keilor North)  Organ Pipes National Park (Keilor North)
The Organ Pipes, a set of basalt columns formed by the cooling and cracking of molten lava, are the parks best known feature. Visitors can enjoy the fantastic range of picnicking, walking, bird watching and photography o Read more..

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Outer Circle Rail Trail  Outer Circle Rail Trail
The Outer Circle Trail, also known as the Anniversary Trail and the Anniversary Outer Circle Trail is a shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which partly follows the Alamein Line through the inner eastern suburb Read more..

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Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary and Secret Gardens (Boneo)  Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary and Secret Gardens (Boneo)
Panorama Wildlife Sanctuary and Secret Gardens is a privately owned 55 acre garden and wildlife reserve. The property includes over 25 acres of gardens with panoramic views for over 100 kilometres looking out across both Read more..

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Pauline Toner Butterfly Reserve (Eltham)  Pauline Toner Butterfly Reserve (Eltham)
This small, 2.5 hectare reserve is the habitat for the rare Eltham Copper Butterfly and also is noted for its wildflowers. The reserve is named after the former member for Greensborough who worked to protect the Eltham Read more..

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Pipemakers Park (Maribyrnong)  Pipemakers Park (Maribyrnong)
Pipemakers Park is part of the Maribyrnong River valley and is one of Melbourne's oldest industrial sites. Pipemakers Park is a historic pipemaking industrial site which has been transformed into a park and wetlands. His Read more..

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Pirianda Garden (Olinda)  Pirianda Garden (Olinda)
Pirianda Garden is an 11 heactare beautiful woodland garden containing a unique collection of plants including many trees which are botanically significant and considered rare in cultivation in Australia. Unusual trees a Read more..

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Plenty Gorge Park (South Morang)  Plenty Gorge Park (South Morang)
Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide diversity of natural and cultural experiences only 20 km from the Melbourne CBD. The spectacular gorge sets a back drop for stunning landscape views and the abundant native wildlife are al Read more..

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Point Cook Coastal Park (Point Cook)  Point Cook Coastal Park (Point Cook)
Point Cook Coastal Park features abundant birdlife, a historic bluestone homestead, intertidal sand banks and a Marine Reserve. Located 20 km southwest of Melbourne, it is a popular destination for birdwatchers, nature l Read more..

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Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park (Williamstown)  Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park (Williamstown)
Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park is a new regional park that has been created to protect the cultural heritage values and coastal character of the area, whilst providing a range of visitor facilities and passive op Read more..

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Queen Victoria Gardens (Central Melbourne)  Queen Victoria Gardens (Central Melbourne)
The Queen Victoria Gardens are part of the Domain Parklands, taking up a peaceful triangle of land just across St Kilda Road from the Arts Centre Melbourne. Its most famous feature is the Floral Clock, but venture fur Read more..

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Queens Park (Moonee Ponds)  Queens Park (Moonee Ponds)
Queens Park is a small retreat from the busy streets near by. It is a popular park, featuring a rose and sunken gardens a lake and playgrounds. A picturesque cottage is the focal point of the park with its idyllic sur Read more..

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Redwood Forest (Warburton)  Redwood Forest (Warburton)
A forest of Californian Redwoods, Sequoia Sempervirens, located a few kilometres outside Warburton is one of the regions best kept secrets. The Californian Redwood trees were planted by the Board of Works about 1930 f Read more..

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Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (Beaumaris)  Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary (Beaumaris)
With its rockpools close to shore, Ricketts Point is the perfect place to introduce kids to the wonder of Victoria’s underwater marine life. Sandstone platforms are home to an array of marine creatures and are excellent Read more..

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Ringwood Lake Park (Ringwood)  Ringwood Lake Park (Ringwood)
Ringwood Lake Park is located at the corner of Maroondah Highway and Mt Dandenong, Ringwood and is used for various recreational activities. Features at the park include a lake and bridge, sound shell, Miner's Cottage Read more..

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RJ Hamer Arboretum (Olinda)  RJ Hamer Arboretum (Olinda)
Visitors to the RJ Hamer Arboretum can take a quiet, peaceful stroll along the many walking tracks and roads providing access to the 126 hectares of breathtaking scenery and tranquil beauty that the Arboretum has to offe Read more..

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Ronald E. Gray Reserve (Nunawading)  Ronald E. Gray Reserve (Nunawading)
This 3.6 hectare neighbourhood park is known for its lovely display of wildflowers. It features bushland surrounded by historical stands of Monterey Pine, open space parkland, a playground, a wildflower preservation area Read more..

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Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail (Elsternwick)  Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail (Elsternwick)
The Rosstown Railway Heritage Trail is an unusual kind of rail trail, covering the former Rosstown Railway line in Melbourne. Almost the entire length of the former private railway has been replaced by roads, except for Read more..

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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (Cranbourne)  Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne (Cranbourne)
The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is one of Victoria’s most precious areas of native bushland and offers nature-lovers the chance to explore 363 hectares of untouched heathlands, wetlands and woodlands. These expansiv Read more..

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Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Melbourne)  Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne (Melbourne)
Founded in 1846, the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne is an inner-city oasis comprising 38 hectares of garden beds, lakes and sweeping lawns. It is home to 52,000 individual plants representing more than 10,000 species fr Read more..

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Ruffey Lake Park (Doncaster East)  Ruffey Lake Park (Doncaster East)
Ruffey Lake Park occupies 68 hectares in Manningham. Ruffey Creek crosses the park and large expanses of grass are dotted with a mixture of native and exotic trees. Four picnic areas on the periphery of the gardens provi Read more..

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Sandridge Railway Trail  Sandridge Railway Trail
Follow the route of Australia’s first steam railway, still evident after 150 years, and discover the early heart of Melbourne. A self guided walking and light rail trail from Flinders Street Station to Sandridge, now kno Read more..

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Sassafras Creek Forest Trail (Sassafras - Emerald)  Sassafras Creek Forest Trail (Sassafras - Emerald)
Sassafras Creek's pure fresh spring water flows in its natural state through Kallista, Monbulk and onwards to Woori Yallock Creek. Surrounding the creek is a spectacular forest, forming a linear corridor encompassing Read more..

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Scotchmans Creek Trail (Malvern East)  Scotchmans Creek Trail (Malvern East)
5.5 km walk beginning at the corner of Midlothian Street and Prior Road in Malvern East and finishing at Forster Road, Mount Waverley. Read more..

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Serendip Sanctuary (Lara)  Serendip Sanctuary (Lara)
The sanctuary, an excellent example of the open grassy woodlands and wetlands of the volcanic Western Plains, is the perfect place to learn about and experience birdlife and wetlands ecology. See some of the 150 speci Read more..

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Sherbrooke Forest Walks (Sherbrooke)  Sherbrooke Forest Walks (Sherbrooke)
Sherbrooke covers the southern area of the Dandenong Ranges National Park from Selby in the south to Sherbrooke in the north. This area has magnificent Mountain Ash forests and a number of walks from picnic areas. You Read more..

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Silvan Reservoir Park (Silvan)  Silvan Reservoir Park (Silvan)
The beautifully landscaped picnic areas and open lawns of Silvan Reservoir Park help to make it an ideal location for a day away from it all. Things to Do Try one of the forest walking tracks that commence from the Read more..

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Simpson Park / Somers Trail / Heatherdale Bushland Reserve (Mitcham)  Simpson Park / Somers Trail / Heatherdale Bushland Reserve (Mitcham)
The indigenous (i.e. local) plants of an area are of special significance as they are most suited to the local weather and soil conditions (in other words they are environmentally appropriate). They also provide habitat Read more..

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Somers Koala Reserve (Somers)  Somers Koala Reserve (Somers)
The Somers Koala Reserve was originally a farmer's paddock and over the last 12 or so years dedicated volunteers have systematically revegetated the 17 acres with indigenous plants and Koala food trees (manna gum and swa Read more..

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Spavin Drive Lake (Sunbury)  Spavin Drive Lake (Sunbury)
This dam primarily serves as a home for water birds. It offers a diversity of habitats including muddy flats, three small islands, nesting boxes and overhanging vegetation offers feeding, roosting and nesting places for Read more..

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St Kilda Botanical Gardens  St Kilda Botanical Gardens
The facilities at the Gardens include conservatory, glasshouse, rotunda, playground, giant chessboard and chess tables, ornamental pond, toilets with disabled access and Eco Centre. The site of the St Kilda Botanical Read more..

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St Vincent Gardens (Albert Park)  St Vincent Gardens (Albert Park)
St Vincent’s Gardens is boarded by St Vincent’s Place, St Vincent’s Place North and South and Ferrars Street with Montague Street dividing the East and West sections. Access gates are located on each corner section. F Read more..

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Sugarloaf Reservoir Park (Christmas Hills)  Sugarloaf Reservoir Park (Christmas Hills)
Sugarloaf Reservoir Park, located in the spectacular Christmas Hills, offers visitors a unique opportunity for bush walking, picnicking, bird watching, sightseeing, sailing and shoreline fishing. Things to Do Have a Read more..

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Surf Coast Walks (Anglesea)  Surf Coast Walks (Anglesea)
Discover awe-inspiring coastal scenery along the Great Ocean Road, the crashing Southern Ocean, endless stretches of golden surf beaches, craggy cliffs, and cool rainforest gullies with glistening waterfalls, rock pools, Read more..

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Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve and Walking Trails (Frankston South)  Sweetwater Creek Nature Reserve and Walking Trails (Frankston South)
Anyone looking for a tranquil hour or just a few minutes to enjoy a beautiful, natural reserve, will find it here. There is a profusion of indigenous trees, shrubs and grasses, thrilling bird life and the serenity of Read more..

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Taylors Creek Linear Trail (Taylors Lakes)  Taylors Creek Linear Trail (Taylors Lakes)
This pathway takes you along the beautiful Taylors Creek and through ‘The Lakes’ Reserve, here you can stop to enjoy the bird life, view community art work or maybe have a workout on the fitness stations. The pathway sta Read more..

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The Best Family Walks in Melbourne  The Best Family Walks in Melbourne
Melbourne has a wide range of family walks which cover art trails, bayside views, rainforests, huge Botanic Gardens, creeks, rivers and flora and fauna. Many of the longer walks can easily be broken up into smaller secti Read more..

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The Nobbies (Phillip Island)  The Nobbies (Phillip Island)
The Nobbies, at the eastern tip of Phillip Island, offers spectacular views along Phillip Island's southern coast. Wander along the boardwalks to the amazing blowhole. The boardwalks take you through the breeding colonie Read more..

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Toolern Creek Trail (Melton)  Toolern Creek Trail (Melton)
Toolern Creek is a small tributary of the Werribee River in Victoria. The creek rises near Toolern Vale and flows through the Melbourne suburbs of Melton and Melton South, separating the industrial and residential areas Read more..

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Toorourrong Reservoir Park (Whittlesea)  Toorourrong Reservoir Park (Whittlesea)
Toorourrong Reservoir is a scenic reservoir park located on Melbourne's outer north east fringe. Nestled at the base of Mount Disappointment, it is ideal for picnics and those who are nature lovers or history enthusiasts Read more..

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Torquay - Surf Coast Walk  Torquay - Surf Coast Walk
Offering natural beauty and easy access, the 44km Surf Coast Walk lets you relax and enjoy a world-class walking destination at your own pace. Many distinctive tracks invite you to explore inspiring landscapes on foot or Read more..

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Treasury Gardens (Central Melbourne)  Treasury Gardens (Central Melbourne)
The Treasury Gardens provide a tranquil green edge to Spring Street and are a picturesque segue to the Fitzroy Gardens, just over Lansdowne Street. The gardens features include a Robert Burns memorial; an ornamental p Read more..

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Trin Warren Tam-boore (Parkville)  Trin Warren Tam-boore (Parkville)
Trin Warren Tam-boore (Bellbird waterhole) was previously five hectares of little-used land in the north-western area of Royal Park adjacent to a busy freeway. Launched officially in 2006, this area has been transformed Read more..

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Truganina Swamp (Altona)  Truganina Swamp (Altona)
Truganina Swamp covers an area of approximately 148 hectares and is mostly owned by Melbourne Water. Laverton Creek flows through the site to the Bay. Truganina Swamp provides valuable habitat for fauna such as waterbird Read more..

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Two Bays Walking Trail  Two Bays Walking Trail
The 26km Two Bays Walking Trail from Dromana, on Port Phillip Bay to Bushrangers Bay near Cape Schanck, is the longest continuous walking track on the Mornington Peninsula. Most people will not walk the entire length Read more..

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Upper Yarra Reservoir Park (Reefton)  Upper Yarra Reservoir Park (Reefton)
Up in the peaceful high country, 24 km east of Warburton, lies the popular Upper Yarra Reservoir Park - the upper most point of the Yarra River accessible to the public. The carefully maintained gardens and picnic ground Read more..

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Valley Reserve Trail (Mount Waverley)  Valley Reserve Trail (Mount Waverley)
1.5 km walk through the Valley Reserve in Mount Waverley. Read more..

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Walk - Hopetoun Gardens tree walk (Elsternwick)  Walk - Hopetoun Gardens tree walk (Elsternwick)
Hopetoun Gardens is a mature park established in the late nineteenth century and contains an interesting collection of trees including oak, laurel, wild plum, magnolia and chestnut. There is an accompanying brochure desc Read more..

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Walking & Cycling in Whitehorse  Walking & Cycling in Whitehorse
Whitehorse has some lovely walking tracks and bike routes. The guide (link below) highlights some of the parks and walking tracks within the municipality. The guide includes information on required levels of fitness, dis Read more..

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Walking Melbourne Tours  Walking Melbourne Tours
If you are arriving from overseas, interstate, or just want to discover more about our city, come along on our interesting and entertaining walking tours of Melbourne. Choose from our Marvellous Melbourne shopping arcad Read more..

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Walks in Port Phillip  Walks in Port Phillip
A wide range of walks are guided or self-guided walks are available for the Port Phillip area. The Guided Neighbourhood Walks Program is a free program of walks that explores the heritage treasures of the seven neighb Read more..

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Warrandyte State Park (Warrandyte)  Warrandyte State Park (Warrandyte)
The closest state park to Melbourne, Warrandyte is a haven for picnickers, bushwalkers, canoeists, birdwatchers and those who enjoy peace and solitude. The lightly wooded landscape is dominated by the Yarra River as i Read more..

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Warrien Reserve (Croydon North)  Warrien Reserve (Croydon North)
Warrien Reserve has excellent facilities for people of all ages, including ample off street parking, a well equipped children’s playground, a large undercover barbeque facility, numerous outdoor picnic tables and seats, Read more..

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Warringine Park (Bittern)  Warringine Park (Bittern)
Warringine Park is one of the best kept secrets on the Mornington Peninsula. It was declared a conservation park in 1994 and came under Mornington Peninsula Shire management in 2006. The park is divided into three sectio Read more..

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Waterfield Park Trail (Cairnlea)  Waterfield Park Trail (Cairnlea)
The Waterfield Park trail will take you through Cairnlea, one of Brimbank’s newest suburbs where you will be able to see an abundance of animals including ducks, swans, frogs and if you’re lucky, even native fish. Th Read more..

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Wattle Park (Surrey Hills)  Wattle Park (Surrey Hills)
Wattle Park's singular appeal comes from a delicate balance between historic buildings, man-made landscape and natural bush. Opened in 1917, the park was modelled on the American trolley parks, designed to draw customers Read more..

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Waurn Ponds Trail (Waurn Ponds)  Waurn Ponds Trail (Waurn Ponds)
The Waurn Ponds Trail is located along the Waurn Ponds Creek. The Waurn Ponds Trail commences approximately 200 metres to the West of the Princes Highway-Anglesea Road intersection and runs through the Waurn Ponds Val Read more..

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Waverley Bushwalking Club  Waverley Bushwalking Club
Waverley Bushwalking Club provides a range of outdoor activities: day walks, base camps, pack carries, bike rides and occasional skiing and canoeing trips. All activities are conducted with correct procedures to ensure m Read more..

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Werribee Bushwalking and Outdoor Club  Werribee Bushwalking and Outdoor Club
The Werribee Bushwalking and Outdoor Club comprises approximately 50 members ranging in ages from 15 to 75 who all share a common interest for enjoying the bush and the pleasure of walking. Walks vary from metropolit Read more..

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Westerfolds Park (Templestowe)  Westerfolds Park (Templestowe)
Westerfolds defies its suburban setting. Its gracious, rural character is derived from the manor house overlooking the ancient River Red Gums and the broad sweep of the Yarra and all landmarks around Templestowe. Thi Read more..

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Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)  Westgate Park (Port Melbourne)
Westgate Park offers a range of attractions and activities within close proximity to the city. It is located along the eastern banks of the Yarra River under the Westgate Bridge and offers spectacular views to the mouth Read more..

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Whittlesea Walking Maps  Whittlesea Walking Maps
Six walking track maps that are accessible for all ages and abilities, including wheelchair and pram users have been created which cover the suburbs of Bundoora, Epping/Lalor, South Morang, Thomastown, Mernda Villages an Read more..

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William Ricketts Sanctuary (Mount Dandenong)  William Ricketts Sanctuary (Mount Dandenong)
The William Ricketts Sanctuary covers four acres of beautiful fern gully land with 92 ceramic sculptures, near the top of Mt Dandenong. Situated in the Dandenongs in a ferny glade, William Ricketts Sanctuary is a plac Read more..

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Williamstown Botanic Gardens (Williamstown)  Williamstown Botanic Gardens (Williamstown)
Nestled by the sea, complete with rare and significant trees, a formal palm avenue and a charming Edwardian ornamental pond amongst its many attractions, the Williamstown Botanic Gardens, opened in 1860, provides a peace Read more..

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Wilson Botanic Garden (Berwick)  Wilson Botanic Garden (Berwick)
Only minutes from the Monash Freeway, the park attracts local and international visitors and is sanctuary to an abundance of native animals. Perched on the edge of the Basalt Lake, the Birdhide provides the perfect co Read more..

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Woodlands Historic Park (Greenvale)  Woodlands Historic Park (Greenvale)
Woodlands Historic Park gives visitors a fascinating glimpse of the landscape seen by settlers in the 1840s. Many physical links remain, including the history-packed Woodlands Homestead. First established as a public par Read more..

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Wright Forest Bushland Reserve (Cockatoo)  Wright Forest Bushland Reserve (Cockatoo)
Located above the Wattle Creek Valley between Avonsleigh and Cockatoo, Wright Forest is the perfect place for exploring natural bushland. A variety of walking tracks meander through the park’s serene setting, offering fa Read more..

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Wurundjeri Walk (Blackburn South)  Wurundjeri Walk (Blackburn South)
Wurundjeri Walk is a linear park of 20 hectares extending between Middleborough and Blackburn Roads in Blackburn South. The park is made up of the following parks and reserves: Orchard Grove Reserve – including a Read more..

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Yan Yean Reservoir Park (Yan Yean)  Yan Yean Reservoir Park (Yan Yean)
Yan Yean Reservoir Park provides visitors with peaceful picnic areas, a variety of walking tracks and breathtaking views of Melbourne's oldest water storage site. Things to Do Walk along Melbourne's oldest dam wall Read more..

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Yarra Bend Park (Kew)  Yarra Bend Park (Kew)
At Yarra Bend Park, the largest area of natural vegetation near the City of Melbourne, the landscape varies from steep, wild river escarpments to open woodlands, formal parkland, playing fields and golf courses. It has o Read more..

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Yarra Flats Park (Ivanhoe East)  Yarra Flats Park (Ivanhoe East)
Yarra Flats Park, nestled beside the Yarra River, features 85 ha of pastoral and heritage landscapes, natural bushland, shimmering wetlands, abundant birdlife and informal picnic areas. Things to Do Enjoy a picnic o Read more..

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Yarra River Precinct Arts Walk (Central Melbourne)  Yarra River Precinct Arts Walk (Central Melbourne)
Melbourne is a city crammed full of art: traditional and contemporary; static and living. The Yarra River Precinct is the hub of Melbourne’s artistic and cultural scene. Probably nowhere in the world is there such a conc Read more..

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Yarra River Precinct Sports Walk (Central Melbourne)  Yarra River Precinct Sports Walk (Central Melbourne)
Melbourne is often referred to as one of the world’s great sporting cities. There are so many world-class facilities within walking distance. Melburnians love nothing more than rugging-up in winter, or slip-slop-slapping Read more..

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Yarran Dheran Reserve (Mitcham)  Yarran Dheran Reserve (Mitcham)
Yarran Dheran is a reserve situated on the southern bank of the Mullum Mullum Creek. It is a mixture of original indigenous bushland and reconstructed bushland on a previously industrial site and covers 7.2 hectares. Read more..

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Yarraville Prams in the Park  Yarraville Prams in the Park
'Prams in the Park' is a specially designed workout for parents of children of all ages. It comprises a mixture of cardio-vascular and resistance (strength) training suitable for all fitness levels. Participants are able Read more..

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