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  • 3.2/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Day Backpack
  • Hard
  • 22 km
  • 9 hours

Dibbins Hut Circuit

Alpine National Park

This is a hard, long walk beginning high up with good views and descending to the Cobungra River and Dibbins Hut, which is set in a beautiful flat by the river. The return route goes past the Red Robin Mine. Involves a 650m height gain (and descent).  Alternatively complete the walk as a 2 day backpack (Medium to Hard depending on fitness).  It is essential that you check the Parks Victoria website prior to visiting this area.

  • 3.5/5 rating (13 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 3.5 hrs

Domino Rail Trail

Wombat State Forest

The walk follows the disused railway line, the Domino Rail Trail that opened in 1880 and closed in 1978.  Walk through open forest between Lyonville and Trentham and visits the historic Trentham Railway Station.  The Trail uses the endangered Powerful Owl as its symbol.

  • 3.3/5 rating (42 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 21 km
  • 8 hours

Donnelly's Weir - Condons Track - Mt St Leonard - Donnelly's Weir

Yarra Ranges National Park

This walk involves a steep climb to the Monda Rd and Mt St Leonard, and a steep descent down a fire track back to the start of the walk.  Good views from fire tower on Mt St Leonard. Not for the faint hearted.

  • 3.0/5 rating (22 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Donnelly's Weir - Road 11 - Mt St Leonard - Donnelly's Weir

Yarra Ranges National Park

This walk is the beginning of the Bicentennial National Trail which ends in Cooktown 5,300 km away.  It involves a 900m climb from Donnelly's Weir to the top of Mt St Leonard, and hopefully a good view.  The return is by the same route.

  • 3.4/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 10 km
  • 4 - 5 hours

Eagle Point via Og, Gog and Magog

Mount Buffalo National Park

The walk to Eagle Point is gently undulating, and clearly sign-posted.  It has some good viewing points of the Buffalo Plateau - in particular from Eagle Point. It passes through snow-gum and alpine ash forests, rocky areas and snow-grass plains.  Total climb of 200m.

  • 3.6/5 rating (25 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.

  • 2.8/5 rating (9 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 13.8 km
  • 5 hours

Grass Tree Walk

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Part of this interesting walk is a section of the 3-day Burchell Trail. Most of the walk is on quiet vehicle tracks through undulating woodland, with an understory of grass trees. Of interest are old slate quarries, good views and a little gorge. There is a short steep descent into the gorge and then a climb out. 100m change of elevation a series of small ascents and descents toward the end of the walk.

  • 3.0/5 rating (26 votes)
  • Backpack Accommodated walks
  • Medium
  • 96km
  • 8 days

Great Ocean Walk

Great Otway National Park

The Great Ocean Walk, on Victoria's spectacular west coast, stretches 96 kms from the idyllic resort town of Apollo Bay, to within sight of the magnificent 12 Apostles.

  • 2.3/5 rating (20 votes)
  • Short
  • Medium
  • 13.25 km
  • 4 hours

Green Gully from Jack Cann Reserve

Wombat State Forest

This walk samples the varied scenery and mining relics of the upper reaches of the Lerderderg River, including remnants of Crown Dam. A highlight of the walk is the Lower Lerderderg River Heritage Walk.

  • 2.8/5 rating (31 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 3.4/5 rating (5 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.

  • 2.8/5 rating (25 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16 km
  • 5.5 hours

Lake Mountain: Snowy Hill Car Park - Keppel Hut - Gerratys Car Park

Yarra Ranges National Park

A circular walk through beautiful and diverse forest starting on a 4WD track followed by an ascent up a very overgrown walking track then on undulating walking tracks with a moderate climb through snow gum forest. An easy descent on ski trails completes the circuit. Total climbing about 450m.  As at August 2012 the Upper Taggerty Road (Track) was closed.  It is strongly recommended that prospective walkers check the Parks Victoria website and/or contact the local ranger for current information before visiting this park.

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