Short Walks - Bushwalking Victoria
a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z #

Short Walks

Short Walks are of less than 4 hours walking time.

  • 4.0/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8.5 km
  • 2-3 hours

Jenny Clayton Walk

Mount Buangor State Park

A pleasant walk on the edge of the forest with a good variety of vegetation, animals and birdlife.  Orchids and other wildflowers in spring.  Note: As at August 2012 this walk is closed due to storm damage.  Check with Parks Victoria prior to visiting this area for updated information.

  • 3.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 9.5 km
  • 3 hours

Kalimna Falls returning by Garvey Track

Great Otway National Park

Starting from Sheoak Picnic Area, walk up the lovely Sheoak valley to visit the Kalimna Falls, returning via the Garvey track to the starting point.

  • 2.8/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 2-4 km
  • 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.

  • 3.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • 7 km
  • 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 1.8 km
  • 30 mins

La-Ne-Jeering Walk

Langi Ghiran State Park

A short walk to an aboriginal art site which is unique to this area. To the Djab Wurrung people, this area is a sacred site.  Please treat it with respect.

  • 3.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 6 km
  • 2 - 2.5 hours

Langi Ghiran Reservoir Walk

Langi Ghiran State Park

A pleasant walk from the picnic ground to the 1880 reservoir and the quarry used to built the reservoir.  Follow a creek to the reservoir and then a stone water race en route to a lookout close to a pipe outlet (Ararat water supply).  The lookout gives good views to Ben Nevis and the Mt Buangor Range.

  • 3.7/5 rating (18 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8.7 km
  • 3 hours

Lerderderg River Heritage Walk

Wombat State Forest

A pretty walk, mainly on old water races beside the upper reaches of the Lerderderg River to the site of the old Crown Dam. The return is along a slightly different route on the same side of the river. There are some great views of the river and nearby hills. There is time to admire the beautiful forest and lovely stonework on the races.

  • 3.6/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 8 km
  • 3 hours

Lower and Upper Kalimna Falls

Great Otway National Park

This walk starts from Sheoak Picnic Area and combines visits to the Upper and Lower Kalimna Falls on Sheoak Creek with a walk overlooking the steep Cumberland River valley to the Castle Rock lookout.

  • 3.5/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8 km
  • 3 hrs

Marble Quarry

Follow a jeep track into history to investigate an old marble quarry overlooking the Thompson River.  Marble from the quarry was used in the William Bailey Mansion in Ballarat and also Rupertswood Homestead in Sunbury. Two lecterns in St. Paul's Church, Ballarat East, and a counter top in Australia House, London.

  • 2.8/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Short
  • Pusher/Wheelchair Very Easy
  • 5 km
  • 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.

  • 4.0/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 7.2 km
  • 3 hours

Middle Creek - Ferntree Falls - Middle Creek

Mount Buangor State Park

A pleasant walk through open grassy woodland to a fern gully containing
a series of waterfalls. The track links 3 picnic areas.  There are some steps and some steep sections but handrails are provided.

  • 3.1/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 8 km
  • 2.5 hours

Mt Blackwood - Lohs Lane

Lerderderg State Park

This walk includes some of the delights of Lerderderg, but with none of the steep climbs. Highlights are the extensive views to Melbourne, the You Yangs, surrounding farmland and into the gorge from Mt Blackwood; old growth manna gums; wildflowers; and picturesque old farm buildings/equipment.  Bring your camera.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 11 km
  • 3.0 hrs

Mt Franklin to Jim Crow Creek

Mt Franklin Reserve

From the top of Mount Franklin to Jim Crow Creek near Franklinford, traverses and interprets much of the former Mt Franklin Aboriginal Protectorate (1842-9), one of the best-documented (but not publicly recognized) sites of early Aboriginal contact in south-eastern Australia. The first and final parts of the walk include a walk around the Mount Franklin crater rim, and Clarkes Pool, on a billabong on Jim Crow Creek. Requires a car shuffle.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 9 km
  • 3 - 4 hours

Paradise Walk

Mt Cole State Forest

Take a walk in the Mt Cole State Forest through a variety of of bush areas including a lush valley of fern trees.  The Mt Cole area is a great place for bird watching and you can also see kangaroos, wallabies, echidna and possums.

  • 3.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 2.6 - 6.5 km
  • 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.

<<  1 2 [34 5  >>  

Looking for something?

Want to receive Bushwalking News?

Subscribe below to our
monthly news bulletin:

Email address:

First Name:

Last Name:


Current Campaigns

Follow us on facebook 240px

Stay Connected

Admin Users only required to login.
Other users no longer have to log in to gain access to walks and member resources