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Short Walks are of less than 4 hours walking time.

  • 3.6/5 rating (69 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 11km
  • 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.

  • 2.9/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 9 km
  • 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.

  • 2.0/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 10 km
  • 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.

  • 3.6/5 rating (28 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8 km
  • 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.

  • 3.4/5 rating (18 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 2 - 12 kms
  • 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.

  • 3.3/5 rating (20 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 6 km
  • 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'.

  • 3.0/5 rating (30 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 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.

  • 2.5/5 rating (17 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 12 kms
  • 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.

  • 3.2/5 rating (6 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 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.

  • 3.8/5 rating (17 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 3 - 6 km
  • 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (11 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. 

  • 2.9/5 rating (36 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 6.2 km
  • 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.

  • 3.4/5 rating (25 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11.4 km
  • 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.

  • 3.7/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 8.5 km
  • 2.5 hrs

Central Springs to Tipperary Springs

Hepburn Regional Park

The walk takes the Tipperary Walking Track from Central Springs, at the picturesque Lake Daylesford, to Tipperary Springs. There are several mineral springs visited en-route to sample the waters. 

  • 3.1/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 6 km
  • 2.5 hours

Cherry Walk

This is a delightful amble along the Ovens River virtually in the town of Bright. The name of the walk comes from the Cherry family which lost six children to diphtheria in an epidemic in 1871.

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