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Short Walks

Short Walks are of less than 4 hours walking time.

  • 2.6/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 3 km
  • 1.5 hours

Corral Peak and Mahomet's Tomb

Mount Buffalo National Park

This is a short walk in an area of Mt Buffalo that has numerous large rock features. 100m climb and descent.




  • 4.2/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 1.5 km
  • 30 - 45 mins

Distillery Creek Nature Trail

Great Otway National Park

The Nature Trail follows a circuit through gently rolling woodlands back to the picnic area. There are information boards along the walk explaining the natural history of the area.  Can be combined with the Ironbark Gorge Walk (4.5km) follows a circuit through the gorge and back to the picnic area.

  • 4.0/5 rating (16 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.

  • 3.4/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 8 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

Erskine Falls to Lorne

Great Otway National Park

Starting from the Erskine Falls carpark, you walk up to the imposing Erskine falls, then along the Erskine river, past Straw falls, to see Splitter Falls and past the cascades to the end of the Erskine river at Lorne.  Car shuffle required.

  • 3.5/5 rating (2 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 9 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

Flinders - Shoreham - Point Leo

Walkers will view excellent coastal scenery, go past small coastal holiday villages and see offshore rocky reefs. The Royal Australian Navy has its gunnery range at Flinders. This walk is best at low tide to avoid walking along the cliff tops and having to enter private property (you should obtain prior permission).  Car shuffle required.

  • 2.7/5 rating (15 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 3 - 5 km
  • 45 - 75 mins

Galada Tamboore Park

Galada Tamboore is part of Kulin land for which the Wurundjeri, the traditional owners, are custodians. The name means "Creek Waterhole".  The Merri Creek runs through the middle of the area which has extensive grasslands.  The walks, on sealed and gravel tracks take in views of the Merri Creek, which include basalt cliffs at a bend in the creek, and a variety of  bird life in a bushland setting.

  • 3.7/5 rating (24 votes)
  • Day Backpack
  • Medium Hard Experienced
  • Various
  • Various

Grand Strzelecki Track

Tarra-Bulga National Park

The Grand Strzelecki covers in excess of 100km of walking and hiking tracks stretching from Morwell National Park to Tarra-Bulga National Park and Balook in a 3 or 4 day hike. Divided into segments, the GST can also be walked in shorter sections, ideal for 1 or 2 day hikes.

  • 3.1/5 rating (17 votes)
  • Short
  • Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • 0.5 - 2.5 km each
  • 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.

  • 3.2/5 rating (35 votes)
  • Short Day Backpack
  • Easy Medium Hard Experienced
  • 300km+
  • Various

Great Dividing Trail

Pathway to central Victoria's hidden treasures, from deep gorges and fern-lined rivers to the artefacts and cultural heritage of the greatest gold rush the world has ever seen.

  • 4.0/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Short Day Backpack
  • Easy Medium
  • Various
  • Various

Great South West Walk

Lower Glenelg National Park

The Great South West Walk has been developed as a bushwalking trail suitable for most ages and abilities comprising short 2 hour loop walks, full day walks, or for the intrepid, the whole 250km loop that begins and ends at the Maritime Discovery and Visitor Information Centre in Portland Victoria, Australia.

  • 2.8/5 rating (30 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 3.8km
  • 1.5 - 2 hours

Hanging Rock

Macedon Regional Park

An easy walk that explores an unusual rock formation made famous by the film 'Picnic at Hanging Rock'.  Although this walk is short it is rated medium because of an uphill walk to the top of the rocks which, has some quite steep sections and requires walking over rocks at the top.

  • 3.3/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 11.5 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

In from Moggs Creek

Great Otway National Park

This is a circuit walk, starting along the beach west of Moggs Creek, then looping inland, via Moggs Creek picnic ground, Distillery Creek walking track, Gentle Annie track and Lialeeta Rd, back to the beach.

  • 3.4/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 4.5 km
  • 1 - 1.5 hours

Ironbark Gorge Track

Great Otway National Park

A beautiful walk, starting at Distillery Creek picnic area,  going up Ironbark Gorge high above the river, then returning via a lower track which crosses the river several times.  Can be combined with the Nature Trail (1.5km) follows a circuit through gently rolling woodlands  back to the picnic area.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 3.5 hrs

Jacksons Lookout & Hunts Dam

The walk starts at the Hepburn Primary School and visits the Hepburn Springs Mineral Reserve. Sections of the walk follow the Dry Diggings Track, which is a leg of the Great Dividing Trail (GDT). The walk is through open stringybark and box forest.

  • 3.8/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Short
  • Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 4 km
  • 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. 

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