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Croanjingolong National Park

Parks Victoria need a lot of work to be done in this fantastic park. Camping from 10 June to 18 June is free. Parks Victoria will provide one to two BBQs over this period. Read more...

Goldfields Track - Yarra Ranges

Parks Victoria has asked BTAC if we can provide 12 volunteers to help with track clearing on Saturday, 13 May on the Goldfields Track in the Yarra Ranges. Read more...

Grampians Peak Trail

Excitement in the Grampians is building, as construction on the northern and southern sections of the Peaks Trail gets underway.
Parks Victoria is working with hikers to plan the most scenic walks through the area. Watch this video

Deer Hunting on Snake Island

The Victorian Government announced recently that it would allow a trial to hunt hog deer on the island for a two year period. Bushwalking Victoria has a number of concerns reagrding this proposal. Read more ...
 

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Pusher/Wheelchair

Walks suitable for pushers or wheelchairs are up to 5km long, on formed tracks over even or gently undulating terrain.

The walk grades on the where2walk directory are provided as a guide only.  A range of individual factors can affect the actual grade such as size and mix of party, individual fitness and experience levels, weather conditions.

Grants Picnic Ground Walks
  • 3.2/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • Walk Length: 0.5 - 2.5 km each
  • Walk duration: 20 - 45 mins each

Grants Picnic Ground Walks
Dandenong Ranges National Park

Grants Picnic Ground is located in Sherbrooke Forest in the Dandenong Ranges National Park, 41km east of Melbourne.  There are magnificent Mountain Ash trees, cool moist tree fern gullies, and lots of colourful rosellas, galahs, cockatoos and possibly a lyrebird.

There are four short walks that all start from the Visitor Centre, and are all beautiful.

Jells Park
  • 3.9/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 4 km
  • Walk duration: 1.5 hours

Jells Park

A large park in the Dandenong Creek Valley, this circuit walk goes around the peaceful lake which is edged on one side by large grassy slopes that welcome play and picnics, while on the far side is a quiet conservation area that is natural bush.  Visit a bird hide or several delightful children's playgrounds. 

Karkarook Park
  • 1.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 2-4 km
  • Walk duration: 40 - 60 mins

Karkarook Park
Karkarook Park

Karkarook, (Aboriginal name for "Sandy Place"), was originally used for flood retarding, market gardens and horse agistment. The park was later mined for sand and then transformed into the beautiful park you see today. The walks, on sealed and gravel tracks take in views of Karkarook Lake, tranquil ponds and a variety of  bird life in a bushland setting.  There are two walk options - 2km or 4km.

Kororoit Creek
  • 4.0/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • Walk Length: 7 km
  • Walk duration: 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.

Merri Creek
  • 2.3/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • Walk Length: 5 km
  • Walk duration: 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.

Pipemakers Park
  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 2.6 - 6.5 km
  • Walk duration: 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.

Port Melbourne - St Kilda Pier
  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 4.5 km
  • Walk duration: 1.5 hours

Port Melbourne - St Kilda Pier

Take a walk beside the sea, play or laze on the beach, swim, gaze at the yachts, revel in the sea air, stroll along the piers and then grab a coffee on the historic St Kilda Pier or in one of the many cosmopolitan caf├ęs.

Ricketts Point
  • 3.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 3.5 - 4.7km
  • Walk duration: 2 hours

Ricketts Point

Spectacular cliff top views of beaches stretching across Port Phillip Bay to Arthur's Seat in one direction and of the City skyline the other way.  Early Heidelberg artists' views of the area are preserved on the information boards along the track by displaying their paintings next to the area they depicted. Opportunities for beach and rock-pool exploration.

Royal Botanic Gardens
  • 5.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 4.5 km
  • Walk duration: 2 hours

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens has huge shady trees, an ornamental lake and amazing plants from many countries. It also has indigenous plantings and a Children's Garden.  Walking and picniking on the lawns is welcome.

Williamstown
  • 3.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 4 km
  • Walk duration: 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.

Yarra Bend Park - Studley Park
  • 2.8/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • Walk Length: 850m
  • Walk duration: 25 mins

Yarra Bend Park - Studley Park

This area has been appreciated by Victorians for a long period of time. The area of the Yarra River a short way downstream was an important meeting site for the Wurrundjeri people, with good hunting and fishing.  In 1863 the boat house was established and is now the oldest operating boathouse in Victoria.  Around this walk you will see original native bushland and maybe some local lorikeets, parrots and cockatoos.