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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 ...
 
Replacement of Toilet Block - Ritchie's Hut
 
Parks Victoria are currently in the process of replacing the existing toilet at Ritchie's hut.

The works are scheduled between February and April 2017.

There may be no toilet available for use between this period as the old toilet will be decommissioned. Please ensure you walk at least 100 metres from the river or any water way, dig a hole and bury your waste and toilet paper very carefully.

If you have any queries, please contact Parks Victoria, Mansfield on 13 1963.

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Winter

When walking in very cold conditions:

  • Carry and wear suitable clothing to ensure you always have adequate protection from the cold particularly when combined with wet and windy conditions
  • Ensure a regular intake of food (high calorie) and drink. Do not drink alcohol which accelerates heat loss
  • On overnight walks be self sufficient and do not rely on reaching mountain huts for shelter
  • Avoid physical exhaustion by walking within your party's capabilities
  • Take particular care when walking with more susceptible people, such as young children, slightly built, weak or less fit individuals
  • Be aware of the early signs of hypothermia.  Take into account that long stops or immobilisation due to injury increase susceptibility

See Extreme Cold in the WalkSafe section for more information.

Bundoora Park
  • 2.8/5 rating (24 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.

Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills
  • 2.8/5 rating (18 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 16 km
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hours

Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills

A pleasant circuit around the reservoir, with views across the water, and from the high point, views of the city.  Kangaroo sightings.   

Tirhatuan Park
  • 3.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Gentle
  • Walk duration: 40 - 75 mins

Tirhatuan Park

Tirhatuan Park in Dandenong North forms part of the Dandenong Creek vegetation corridor, providing important habitat for native flora and fauna. The park includes  two lakes, a wetland, boardwalk and bushland, the walk also takes in the Dandenong Creek as well as views to the Police Road Retarding Basin.

Trentham – Domino Rail Trail
  • 3.1/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Walk Type: Short
  • Walk Grade: Easy
  • Walk Length: 12 km
  • Walk duration: 3 hours

Trentham – Domino Rail Trail
Lerderderg State Park

Visit Trentham and take an easy walk along the old railway line towards Lyonville.

  • 2.0/5 rating (1 votes)
  • Walk Type: Day
  • Walk Grade: Medium
  • Walk Length: 15 km
  • Walk duration: 4.5 hours

Waterloo State Forest

The walk takes you through the state forest at Waterloo, and begins and finishes at the Waterloo cemetery.  On the walk you go through the heritage listed alluvial gold site of Baxter Gully.