Melbourne Attractions & Things to Do » Walking & Hiking

Mitchell River Walking Track

A section of Mitchell Road is closed to vehicles due to soil slips. Access to the Mitchell River walking track via Mitchell Road is still available. Location: Mitchell River National Park Distance: 18 kilometres one way Duration: Two days Grade: Level Four – Bushwalking experience and a good level of fitness required. Tracks may be long, rough and very steep.… Read more →

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures

Otway Fly Treetop Adventures is the ultimate outdoor-nature experience and located only 20 minutes from the start of the Great Ocean Road. Experience a breath taking birds-eye-view of the magnificent Otway Ranges from the 25 metre-high elevate walkway or fly 30 metres high from tree to tree on the Zipline Tour. The Treetop Walk is a one hour rainforest walk… Read more →

Tarra Valley Rainforest Walk

Tarra Bulga National Park is known for giant mountain ash trees and ancient myrtle beeches, and you could spot a lyrebird on the walk through lush fern glades and rainforest to Cyathea Falls. Location: Tarra Valley, Tarra Bulga National Park Distance: 1.4km return Duration: 35 minutes Grade: Level 2 –  No experience required. The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle… Read more →

Triplet Falls Rainforest Walk

Triplet Falls is one of the most spectacular waterfalls in the Great Otway Park and offers a stunning one hour loop walk through ancient rainforest. View the lower cascades as you follow raised walkways through the forest of Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech to the main falls. As you leave the forest you can begin to hear the roar of… Read more →

Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit Walk

The Lilly Pilly Gully Circuit takes you into one of the Prom’s most southern temperate rainforests. Location: Wilsons Promontory National Park Distance: 5.8km return Duration: 3 hours Grade: Level 2 –  No experience required. The track is hardened gravel or compacted surface and may have a gentle hill section or sections and some steps. Walks up to 10km. Start: Lilly Pilly Gully car park Finish: Lilly Pilly Gully car… Read more →

Kokoda Memorial Walk (1000 Steps)

Site closure: This site is temporarily closed to visitors as a public health precaution in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. This is a rapidly changing situation. For up-to-date information on affected visitor sites, visit March your way up the steep, 1000 step-climb of the Kokoda Walk and experience a tiny sense of the exhaustion felt by the Australian… Read more →

Silverband Falls Walk

From the carpark, stroll 700m through shady, ferny forest. Cross a rock crossing to arrive at the base of Silverband Falls. Return via the same route. Currently not suitable for prams and wheel chairs. Location: Grampians National Park Distance: 1.4km return Duration: 40 minutes Track condition: Good Grade: Easy Start: Silverband car park Finish: Silverband car park Nearby: Stawell/Halls Gap Safety: A good map should always be carried. Wonderland… Read more →

Sanatorium Lake Eco-Trail

This family walk introduces you to the native forests of the Macedon Ranges, passing through stands of tall eucalypts and gullies of beautiful ferns with interpretative signs along the way. The diversity of vegetation types provides habitat for over 150 species of native birds and a wide variety of mammals, including kangaroos, wallabies and wombats. Loop around the peaceful tree-fringed… Read more →

McKenzie River Rainforest Walk

Park closure This park is closed due to fire activity. For the latest information on fires, visit Explore a rainforest river valley, walk over the McKenzie River on swing bridges and see the magnificence of the forest from within the canopy. Location: Bemm River Scenic Reserve Distance: 1km return Duration: 45 minutes Grade: Level 2 – No experience required. The track is hardened… Read more →

Maits Rest Rainforest Trail (closed)

Please note: Maits Rest is currently under renovation, to raise and widen the trail. The anticipated re-opening of the trail is in late June 2020. Take the self-guided rainforest boardwalk at Maits Rest in the Otways and see beautiful fern gardens and giant rainforest trees up to 300 years old. Tread the boardwalk A wooden boardwalk has been built over… Read more →