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Melbourne - West

  • 4.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Short Day
  • Easy Medium
  • 6.6 km - 9.8 km
  • 2.5 hours

Branding Yard Trail

You Yangs Regional Park

This is a circuit walk that explores the central area of the You Yangs Regional Park. The granite peaks of the You Yangs rise dramatically from the surrounding volcanic plains between Melbourne and Geelong and are clearly visible from as far away as the bay side of Melbourne and beyond.

  • 3.2/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 30 - 60 mins

Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park is located within the Maribyrnong Valley alongside the Maribyrnong River. This area has a rich human history with surveys indicating that Aboriginal occupation extends back as far as 40,000 years and European settlement dates back to the 1830's, soon after Melbourne was founded. 

  • 4.3/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 3.2 km - 7.0 km
  • 2 - 3 hours

East - West Walk

You Yangs Regional Park

This is a circuit walk that explores the slopes of Flinders Peak in You Yangs Regional Park. The undulating track includes some short steep sections as it weaves its way around and between granite boulders.  There are great views out over the volanic plains.

  • 4.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • 7 km
  • 2.5 hours

Kororoit Creek

A well-defined, sealed trail along the valley of Kororoit Creek which contains mini-rapids, large waterholes and basalt cliffs.   Spring is the best season for this walk, which goes through many areas replanted by community volunteers and Melbourne Water.  The walk starts and finishes with short bus trips to and from Sunshine Station.

  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 2.6 - 6.5 km
  • 45 - 90 mins

Pipemakers Park

Easy walking along flat, sealed tracks taking in points of interest including an historic manufacturing site, the beauty of the river and surrounding parks.  Some native birds that may be seen include:  Seagulls, Wood and Black Ducks, Small Pied Cormorants, White-faced Herons, Rainbow Lorikeets, Magpies and Mudlarks.

  • 3.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 60 mins

Point Cook Coastal Park

Easy walking along a mix of flat, gravel tracks and uneven dirt tracks. These walks take in views of  Port Phillip Bay, and the city skyline of Melbourne. The walks start at the historic Homestead which is well worth spending time to explore. The Tower, which is a Monument to Migration and Aspirations is well worth the visit.

  • 3.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 4 km
  • 1.5 hours

Williamstown

A beachside walk past contrasting sandy and rocky beaches as well as interesting geological features. Walk through this well-preserved historical area of early Melbourne with its fascinating naval artefacts and choose between picnicking in one of several parks or pausing for refreshment in one of its abundant cafes.  Add on a self-guided walk past many early buildings.

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