The Best Bushwalk’s around Melbourne
Metro Melbourne has plenty to offer, but these inspiring bushwalks will get you driving out of the city in no time. With lush rainforests and picturesque picnic spots, you won’t believe how easy it is to shake off the city and immerse yourself in nature. With treks starting at 4 km to a whopping 36 km we have gathered some of the best trails out there with something for everyone!
Grampians Peak Trail – 36 km 3-day/2-night loop trail
Grampians Peaks Trail (parks.vic.gov.au)
An unforgettable multi-day hike incorporating rugged scenery and spectacular mountain peaks. Looping around from Halls Gap this walk is sure to impress (both mind and muscles!)
1000 Steps – 4.3 km
1000 Steps Walk (parks.vic.gov.au)
One of Melbourne’s most iconic walks. With picturesque rainforests and a steep incline, The 1000 steps walk is sure to put a smile on your face and sweat on your brow!
Point Nepean Coastal Walk – 6 km
The Coastal Walk (30km), Mornington Peninsula National Park, VIC (trailhiking.com.au)
Point Nepean National Park (parks.vic.gov.au)
Part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape this trek will mesmerize you as you trail through the coastal landscape enjoying panoramic views of the ocean.
Mount Macedon Walk – 18.8 km
Macedon Ranges Walk (Macedon R.P.) (parks.vic.gov.au)
Ever-changing scenery will keep you entertained as you tackle 18 km of one of Victoria’s most tranquil mountains. Be prepared with a nice lunch and really take in all this gorgeous trail has to offer.
Mount Stapylton Loop Walk – 4 km
Mount Stapylton Loop Walk (parks.vic.gov.au)
Navigate this rollercoaster of a walk with its many dips and steep inclines and feel your thighs burn!
Mount Oberon – 6.8 km
Mount Oberon (parks.vic.gov.au)
With one of the greatest views in Victoria, this trek to the summit will not only be a great way to get those legs moving but will also be an unforgettable experience.
Hiking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get that body moving. Your mind and body will thank you for the fresh air and all that extra energy. Why not get a group together and make a day of it? While we may not be able to travel overseas yet we can start to enjoy what is waiting for us just around the corner.