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Short Walks are of less than 4 hours walking time.

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

Werribee Gorge Lookouts

Werribee Gorge State Park

This short walk takes in three of Werribee Gorge's best lookouts, with views into the gorge and across the surrounding countryside. The walk descends into the valley to include a section of the aqueduct track at the base of the spectacular Werribee Gorge. The walk is suitable for most ages and fitness levels, but some bushwalking experience is desirable. There are a few short steep ascents and descents. 150m change in elevation.

  • 3.1/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 8.7 km
  • 3 hours

Whipstick Loop Walk

Wombat State Forest

An undulating walk through varying forest, with only minor climbing. Much of the walk follows old water races. The area's mining history is visible. Fern gullies, tall trees, wattles, and pink and white heath can be seen along the track.

  • 3.6/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 4 km
  • 1.5 hours


A beachside walk past contrasting sandy and rocky beaches as well as interesting geological features. Walk through this well-preserved historical area of early Melbourne with its fascinating naval artefacts and choose between picnicking in one of several parks or pausing for refreshment in one of its abundant cafes.  Add on a self-guided walk past many early buildings.

  • 5.0/5 rating 1 vote
  • Short
  • Gentle
  • 1.5 - 3 km
  • 40 - 60 mins

Wilson Botanic Park

The Wilson Botanic Park was originally a quarry founded in 1859 by William Wilson. The quarry produced some of the highest quality basalt in the Melbourne area until the late 1970s before being transformed by the then City of Berwick, to a botanic park in 1992. The walks take in views of the Anniversary Lake and the Basalt Lake with it's associated birdlife. The various lookouts around the park provide great views of Melbourne, Berwick, and the surrounding area.

  • 3.4/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Very Easy
  • 40 - 60 mins

Woodlands Historic Park

Woodlands Historic Park offers a fascinating glimpse into the life of the early settlers of Melbourne. The park hosts a rare example of an 1840's  'kit home'  (Woodlands Homestead) and scarred trees and stone tool scatters provide evidence of the earliest Aboriginal Inhabitants, the Woiworung people. A variety of walking options are possible.

  • 3.6/5 rating (7 votes)
  • Short
  • Easy
  • 4km
  • 2hrs

Wyperfeld Discovery Walk

Wyperfeld National Park

This relatively easy interpretaive walk provides a great introduction to the landscape and flora and fauna of Victoria's remote and arid north west.

  • 2.6/5 rating (8 votes)
  • Short
  • Gentle Pusher/Wheelchair
  • 850m
  • 25 mins

Yarra Bend Park - Studley Park

This area has been appreciated by Victorians for a long period of time. The area of the Yarra River a short way downstream was an important meeting site for the Wurrundjeri people, with good hunting and fishing.  In 1863 the boat house was established and is now the oldest operating boathouse in Victoria.  Around this walk you will see original native bushland and maybe some local lorikeets, parrots and cockatoos.

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