Winter - Bushwalking Victoria
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When walking in very cold conditions:

  • Carry and wear suitable clothing to ensure you always have adequate protection from the cold particularly when combined with wet and windy conditions
  • Ensure a regular intake of food (high calorie) and drink. Do not drink alcohol which accelerates heat loss
  • On overnight walks be self sufficient and do not rely on reaching mountain huts for shelter
  • Avoid physical exhaustion by walking within your party's capabilities
  • Take particular care when walking with more susceptible people, such as young children, slightly built, weak or less fit individuals
  • Be aware of the early signs of hypothermia.  Take into account that long stops or immobilisation due to injury increase susceptibility

See Extreme Cold in the WalkSafe section for more information.

  • 2.9/5 rating (36 votes)
  • Short
  • Very Easy
  • 6.2 km
  • 2 hours

Bundoora Park

The Darebin City Council describes this park as 'Melbourne's most diverse park'.  The park features natural habitat, a golf course, many picnic areas and a tourist attraction known as Cooper's Settlement.  The walk is a little more challenging in parts, involving some walking on uneven and uphill paths.  There are optional walks to extend the distance for those who want a longer walk.

  • 3.1/5 rating (37 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 16 km
  • 4.5 hours

Sugarloaf Reservoir Circuit, Christmas Hills

A pleasant circuit around the reservoir, with views across the water, and from the high point, views of the city.  Kangaroo sightings.   

  • 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 (4 votes)
  • Day
  • Medium
  • 15 km
  • 4.5 hours

Waterloo State Forest

The walk takes you through the state forest at Waterloo, and begins and finishes at the Waterloo cemetery.  On the walk you go through the heritage listed alluvial gold site of Baxter Gully.

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