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Summer

When walking in hot weather:

  • Drink plenty of water
  • Avoid activity in the hottest part of the day by planning to rise early or reduce the distance to be covered during the day
  • Do not overextend the party
  • Wear a hat and avoid sunburn
  • Drink plenty of water before commencing the day's walking
  • 3.4/5 rating (25 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 4 hours

Back Wall Walk

Mount Buffalo National Park

This is a delightful walk through snow gums, granite tors and open frost hollows, terminating at the Back Wall where there is an excellent view.  Involves a 240m climb.

  • 2.7/5 rating (16 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium Hard
  • 12.5 km or 18km
  • 4 hours or 6 hours

Cobungra Ditch Walking Track, Mt Hotham

Alpine National Park

A journey to discover why and how this water race was constructed in 1883-84. This is not just an ordinary water race, this was an engineering wonder that had to be surveyed and cut through one of the harshest and rugged landscapes in Australia.  There are a number of information boards along the walk.  Involves a descent at the beginning and a steady ascent at the end with walk along the ditch being mostly level with good views of the mountains. 

  • 3.3/5 rating (3 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.




  • 3.2/5 rating (19 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.

  • 3.3/5 rating (33 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.

  • 3.1/5 rating (18 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.

  • 3.3/5 rating (7 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.

  • 3.7/5 rating (14 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 12 km
  • 5 hours

East Walk – Cowan Track Circuit

Lerderderg State Park

Starting and finishing at O'Briens Crossing, This is, at times, a challenging walk following the east bank of the Lerderderg River, returning via ridges above the river.

  • 3.8/5 rating (19 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (21 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.

  • 2.0/5 rating (3 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 5 hours

Heathy Spur to Mt Nelse

Alpine National Park

Starting from Bogong High Plains Tourist Road follow Heathy Spur footpath up a gentle ascent through varied vegetation with lovely flowers until it joins the main Australian Alps Walking Track (AAWT). Follow the AAWT until the turnoff to the cairn at the summit of Mt Nelse.  Great views.

  • 2.7/5 rating (18 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.

  • 3.0/5 rating (5 votes)
  • Day
  • Easy
  • 11 km
  • 4 hours

Marum Point Circuit

Alpine National Park

This easy walk is a good introduction to the apline area and high plains.  The walk is on fire trails and beside one of the aqueducts that feed water into Rocky Valley Dam.  Excellent views, interesting vegetation and flowers in spring and early summer.

  • 2.8/5 rating (8 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 (6 votes)
  • Day
  • Hard
  • 18 km
  • 6 hours

Mollison's Galleries

Mount Buffalo National Park

At 18 km the walk to Mollison's Galleries is one of the longest on the Buffalo Plateau, but it is well worth doing. Mollison's Galleries are actually a series of huge boulders that overlook the Buffalo Valley and Lake Buffalo a long way below. The walk involves a 300m climb (and descent).

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