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Short Walks are of less than 4 hours walking time.

  • 3.6/5 rating (12 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 9 km
  • 3 hours

Point Addis - Anglesea

Great Otway National Park

This walk explores part of the Surf Coast.  Starting from Point Addis car park, the walk descends to the beach, past rugged cliffs and a headland.  The walk then ascends up to a clifftop walk through heathland and woods, back to Anglesea.

  • 4.0/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 4.5 km
  • 1.5 hours

Port Melbourne - St Kilda Pier

Take a walk beside the sea, play or laze on the beach, swim, gaze at the yachts, revel in the sea air, stroll along the piers and then grab a coffee on the historic St Kilda Pier or in one of the many cosmopolitan cafés.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 8.5 km
  • 3 hours

Richards - Raglan Falls - Hutching's Track Loop

Mt Cole State Forest

A steep walk uphill via the Raglan Falls with a steep mainly downhill return.  Good views over the Raglan area.

  • 2.9/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 3.5 - 4.7km
  • 2 hours

Ricketts Point

Spectacular cliff top views of beaches stretching across Port Phillip Bay to Arthur's Seat in one direction and of the City skyline the other way.  Early Heidelberg artists' views of the area are preserved on the information boards along the track by displaying their paintings next to the area they depicted. Opportunities for beach and rock-pool exploration.

  • 2.3/5 rating (4 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 5 km
  • 1.5 - 2 hours

Roper Lookout, Falls Creek

Alpine National Park

This short easy walk takes you to a small basalt knoll with great views of Falls Creek and the surrounding high country area.  Its well worth the effort.

  • 5.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 4.5 km
  • 2 hours

Royal Botanic Gardens

The Royal Botanic Gardens has huge shady trees, an ornamental lake and amazing plants from many countries. It also has indigenous plantings and a Children's Garden.  Walking and picniking on the lawns is welcome.

  • 0.0/5 rating (0 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 11 km
  • 3-4 hours

Rye - Sorrento - Portsea

Mornington Peninsula National Park

This walk has coastal views, rocky reefs offshore, sand beach walking, quiet bays and lookout views.   Car shuffle required.

  • 3.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 8 km
  • 3.5 hours

South Buffalo Viewpoint

Mount Buffalo National Park

This is an easy walk through snow gums and grass plains, with spectacular granite formations & views, terminating at South Buffalo Viewpoint. 120m climb (& descent).

  • 2.7/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 9 km
  • 3 hours

Swallow Cave, Sheoak Falls and Castle Rock

Great Otway National Park

Starting from Sheoak Picnic Area, this walk winds down Sheoak Creek to Swallow Cave, and Sheoak falls, then climbs out of the valley to reach Castle Rock lookout thence return to the start point.

  • 2.9/5 rating (10 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 10.2 km
  • 4 hours

Ted Errey Nature Circuit

Brisbane Ranges National Park

An interesting walk with a little climbing. The Ted Errey nature circuit includes interpretive signs about the rich flora along the route. Four lookouts provide views over the flat plains to Port Phillip Bay and to the rugged hills of the goldfields. Part of the walk follows the Stony Creek through scenic and twisting Anakie Gorge. Mostly on clearly defined tracks. 150m change in elevation. A number of easy crossings of Stony Creek.

  • 3.3/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 12 km
  • 3 hours

Trentham – Domino Rail Trail

Lerderderg State Park

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

  • 2.8/5 rating (16 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 6.5 km
  • 2.5 hours

Wallace Heritage Trail, Falls Creek

Alpine National Park

Visit Wallace and Cope Huts as part of a walk through alpine meadows with views across the National Park at several places.  An easy walk with a lot of history.

  • 2.1/5 rating (29 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 12 km
  • 3.5 hours

Warburton - O'Shannassy Aqueduct Trail - Don Road

Yarra Ranges National Park

A pleasant easy guaranteed-level walk through tall timbers beside the O'Shannassy Aqueduct. The aqueduct delivered 90 million litres a day to Surrey Hills Reservoir. It was decommissioned in 1997. Car shuffle required.

  • 3.2/5 rating (35 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 10.5 km
  • 4 hours

Werribee Gorge Circuit

Werribee Gorge State Park

A spectacular gorge walk with rugged terrain, grand views and amazing rock formations. The walk starts with a steep ascent to Quarry Picnic Area. It takes in Eastern Viewpoint, Picture Point and Western Viewpoint with their wonderful views, including that of Blackwood Pool.

Blackwood Pool is the largest pool in the gorge and is home to platypus. The track goes south along the Werribee River back to the start point at Miekles Point. Initial section is all on track. Along the river the position of the trail depends on the river height. There is some rock scrambling along the river. In places, fixed steel cables help you sidle around rocks. Unlikely to get wet feet unless the river level is high. 200m change in elevation, with a steep ascent at the beginning of the walk and a steep descent to the river. Walking poles are useful.

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