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  • 4.0/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8 km
  • 3 hrs

Marble Quarry

Follow a jeep track into history to investigate an old marble quarry overlooking the Thompson River.  Marble from the quarry was used in the William Bailey Mansion in Ballarat and also Rupertswood Homestead in Sunbury. Two lecterns in St. Paul's Church, Ballarat East, and a counter top in Australia House, London.

  • 3.6/5 rating (17 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 9 km
  • 3 hours

Maroondah Reservoir - Donnelly's Weir - Maroondah Reservoir

Yarra Ranges National Park

Visit Maroondah Reservoir and take a short very pleasant figure-of-eight route, mainly along dirt roads through open forest.

  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 11 km
  • 4 hours

Marum Point Circuit

Alpine National Park

This easy walk is a good introduction to the apline area and high plains.  The walk is on fire trails and beside one of the aqueducts that feed water into Rocky Valley Dam.  Excellent views, interesting vegetation and flowers in spring and early summer.

  • 3.2/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 5 hours

Marysville - 3 Lookouts - Bismarck Track

This is a delightful walk that encompasses the best features of the areas around Marysville, including bush tracks, a steep climb, breathtaking views, forests, quiet gullies and rushing waterfalls and streams. Car shuffle required or can be made a circuit walk by walking through Marysille back to the car/s.

  • 4.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 9 - 10 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

Melbourne Historic Trees walk

There are hundreds of natural features registered with the National Trust in Melbourne and throughout Victoria. This walk takes us to several magnificent trees that are registered as treasured landmarks while also seeing some of inner Melbourne. The trees range from 70 to over 400 years, indigenous to exotic.  This walk also takes you to many parts of inner Melbourne with many shops, cafes and restuarants along the way.

  • 2.3/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Short
  • Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • 5 km
  • 2 hours

Merri Creek

In the heart of inner suburban Melbourne, this trail passes through areas of trees and wetlands giving an unexpected sense of bush only a few kilometres from the CBD. The walk passes relics of earlier times when bluestone was quarried in this area and leads to CERES, a fascinating place dedicated to community and environmental initiatives.

  • 3.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 7 km
  • 4 hours

Middle Creek - Cave Hill - Middle Creek

Mount Buangor State Park

An interesting walk through a variety of vegetation, Cave Hill overhang and rock crossing.

  • 4.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 8 km
  • 4 -5 hours

Middle Creek - Ditchfields - Middle Creek

Mount Buangor State Park

A walk between two camping grounds, with one long steep section (about 400m in altitude).  There are great views from near Cave Hill and visit Ditchfields Hut and a large cave overhang.

  • 2.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 5.5 hours

Middle Creek - Ferntree - Mt Sugarloaf - Middle Creek

Mount Buangor State Park

A circuit walk via Cave Hill, Mt Sugarloaf and Ferntree waterfalls with some steep sections.
Great views to the south and west. This walk is exposed in bad weather and involves a climb of 600 metres.

  • 4.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 7.2 km
  • 3 hours

Middle Creek - Ferntree Falls - Middle Creek

Mount Buangor State Park

A pleasant walk through open grassy woodland to a fern gully containing
a series of waterfalls. The track links 3 picnic areas.  There are some steps and some steep sections but handrails are provided.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Mineral Springs & Gold Mining Relics

Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Visit the Tubal Cain mining complex with its horizontal chimney, dam, building ruins and several open shafts. Sample mineral water at the Vaughan Mineral Springs where alluvial gold was discovered in July 1851, and where a township called The Junction was formed, together with a market garden. 

  • 4.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Mollison's Galleries

Mount Buffalo National Park

At 18 km the walk to Mollison's Galleries is one of the longest on the Buffalo Plateau, but it is well worth doing. Mollison's Galleries are actually a series of huge boulders that overlook the Buffalo Valley and Lake Buffalo a long way below. The walk involves a 300m climb (and descent).

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13 km
  • 4.5 hrs

Mollongghip to Barkstead

Wombat State Forest

This walk in the Wombat Forest features many gold rush artefacts. The remnants of the Andersons timber tramway and the sawdust of the Andersons sawmill can be seen in the firewood cutters' hamlet of Barkstead. The walk also takes in a gold mining dam and remnants of the Barkstead stamping battery.

  • 2.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 14 km
  • 5 hrs

Mormon Town Track

Baw Baw National Park

A circuit walk on the Britannia Spur and the Mormon Tracks near Walhalla.

  • 4.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 4 -5 hours

Mornington - Mt Martha

You will see suburban streets, a picturesque track to Mills beach, rocky headlands, rugged cliffs, secluded beaches, marshland boardwalk and a small bay side village.  Car shuffle required.

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