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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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Short Walks

Short Walks are of less than 4 hours walking time.

Aireys Inlet Beaches and Cliff Tops
  • 3.6/5 rating (44 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 11km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours

Aireys Inlet Beaches and Cliff Tops

Starting from the Uruquhart Bluff carpark, west of Anglesea, The walk goes along the beach to Split Point near Airey's Inlet, then returns via the clifftops to the start point.

The beaches and rock shelves between Urquhart Bluff and Split Point Lighthouse provide excellent walking and wonderful views at low tide. Rock formations, colourful cliffs, coastal views from water level, clifftop panoramas, rock pools and coastal heathland provide contrast and variety along this very scenic section of coastline.

  • 3.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 9 km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours

Anthony's Nose - Kings Falls - Seawinds - Anthony's Nose
Arthurs Seat State Park

You will see excellent views over Port Phillip Bay, Bass Strait and the Rip. You will visit a waterfall and there may be some medium climbing around here. The gardens at Seawinds are very pleasant in Spring.

  • 3.2/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 6.5 km
  • Walk duration: 2.5 hours

Apex Lookout, Bright

The Apex Lookout offers good views of Bright and also the Alps.  Involves a 350m climb (and descent).

  • 1.7/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 10 km
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours

Baldry's Crossing - Gwenmarlin Road
Mornington Peninsula National Park

Features native coastal bushland, a Grass Tree forest, good views and wild life such as kangaroos. Car shuffle required.

  • 3.9/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 8 km
  • Walk duration: 2 - 3 hours

Beaufort Lake and Forest Walk
Trawalla State Forest

A walk around Beaufort Lake and out into the adjoining State Forest through
an old gold mining area.  This walks starts and finishes at the Beaufort Caravan Park.

Black Hill Reserve
  • 3.6/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 2 - 12 kms
  • Walk duration: 1 - 3 hrs

Black Hill Reserve

Black Hill comprises large granite outcrops rising to a summit 614 meters above sea level from a base which is some 530 meters above sea level. Walks from 2km to 12 kms allow walkers to enjoy extensive views together with impressive rock formations.

  • 2.4/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 6 km
  • Walk duration: 3 hours

Blackwood Historic Tour
Lerderderg State Park

This walk visits some of the interesting features in and around the historic town of Blackwood.  Additional information on Blackwood can be obtained from the Information Stand in the Blackwood General Store.  Also refer to the attachment 'About Blackwood'.

Blowhard Spur
  • 2.8/5 rating (16 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 12 km
  • Walk duration: 4hrs

Blowhard Spur
Lake Eildon National Park

Circuit walk with views over Lake Eildon from ridegetop and lakeside.  Includes a number of steep ascents and descents but the reward is panoramic views from the top.

Boneo Road - Cape Schanck - Boneo Road
  • 2.1/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 12 kms
  • Walk duration: 3 - 4 hours

Boneo Road - Cape Schanck - Boneo Road
Mornington Peninsula National Park

Rolling hills, farmland, Main Ceek, rocky offshore reefs and a pleasant boardwalk at Cape Schanck.  Beautiful views of the coast, plenty of kangaroos, ti-tree scrub, sandy tracks, views of the lighthouse and rocky cliffs around Cape Schanck.

Braeside Park
  • 3.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle
  • Walk duration: 40 - 60 mins

Braeside Park

Braeside Park has a fascinating history, once a sewage treatment site and home to a training track for Phar Lap, this park is now a mix of revegetated bushland and wetlands. There are a variety of easy walking options that take in views of protected Heathland, tranquil ponds and a variety of  bird life in a beautiful bushland setting. You would never guess that you are on the edge of urban Melbourne.

Branding Yard Trail
  • 3.8/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
    Day
  • Walk Grade: Easy Medium
  • Walk Length: 6.6 km - 9.8 km
  • Walk duration: 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.

  • 3.6/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Very Easy
  • Walk Length: 3 - 6 km
  • Walk duration: 1 - 2 hours

Bright Canyon Walk

This is a delightful walk along the Ovens River, and is all the more remarkable because it is virtually in the centre of Bright.

  • 3.2/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle
  • Walk duration: 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. 

Bundoora Park
  • 2.8/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Very Easy
  • Walk Length: 6.2 km
  • Walk duration: 2 hours

Bundoora Park

The Darebin City Council describes this park as 'Melbourne's most diverse park'.  The park features natural habitat, a golf course, many picnic areas and a tourist attraction known as Cooper's Settlement.  The walk is a little more challenging in parts, involving some walking on uneven and uphill paths.  There are optional walks to extend the distance for those who want a longer walk.

  • 3.5/5 rating (16 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 11.4 km
  • Walk duration: 4 hours

Centenary Walk and The Island
Werribee Gorge State Park

A walk through attractive yellow gum woodland to an isolated volcanic hill between Myrniong Creek and the Werribee River.