Melbourne Walks


Inner City

Arcades and lanes (PDF)Arcades and lanes (PDF 530KB)
Explore Melbourne's lanes, alleyways, little streets, arcades, cafe society and fascinating shops. Walking time 1.5 hours. Distance 2.5 km.

A walk in the park (PDF)A walk in the park (PDF 540KB)
Magnificent cathedrals, lush parklands and delightful Flinders Lane. Walking time 2 hours. Distance 3.75 km.



Secret Gardens (PDF)Secret Gardens (PDF 542 KB)
Arts Centre, sculptures, monuments and beautiful Royal Botanic Gardens. Walking time 2.5 hours. Distance 6 km.



On the waterfront (PDF)On the waterfront (PDF 533KB)
Spectacular bridges, Indigenous history, sculptures and Southbank Promenade feature on this walk of discovery. Walking time 2 hours. Distance 4.75 km.



The Cosmopolitan (PDF)The Cosmopolitan (PDF 526KB)
Stunning city views, glamorous Collins St, sophisticated shopping and Chinatown. Walking time 2 hours. Distance 3.75 km.



The Art of Sport (PDF) The Art of Sport (PDF 3.1MB)

Explore Melbourne's sporting and creative achievements. Walking time 2.5 hours. Distance 6 kilometres.



Elegant Enclaves (PDF)Elegant Enclaves (PDF 535KB)
Take a stroll from the city to East Melbourne and discover elaborate ironwork, classic columns and lofty verandas from the Victorian era. Walking time 1.5 hours. Distance 3 km.



Melbourne City Architectural Walk Melbourne City Architectural Walk
A walk through the city centre, along Collins Street, passing some of the city's most notable heritage listed buildings. Walking time 1 hour.




Inner Suburban Heritage Walks

Cremorne Heritage Walk Cremorne Heritage Walk
Cremorne is perhaps one of the lesser-known areas of Yarra. Part of the reason for this is the limited access to into Cremorne, created by the raised railway embankment to its north and east, the Yarra River to the south, and Punt Road to the west.


Fitzroy Heritage Walk Fitzroy Heritage Walk
Fitzroy was founded when Melbourne was a lonely outpost of the British Empire. Many of its earliest buildings were short term solutions, but Melbourne was a frontier settlement intent on becoming something grander.


North Carlton Heritage Walk North Carlton Heritage Walk
The areas now known as North Carlton and Princes Hill were developed from the 1850s as an outpost of Melbourne Town.



Fairfield Heritage Walk Fairfield Heritage Walk
In 1837 Colonial Government surveyor Robert Hoddle divided the lands surrounding Melbourne into parishes such as Keelbundoora and Jika Jika.



Richmond Heritage Walk Richmond Heritage Walk
Richmond is known for its cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is home to a wonderful diversity of people: long-term residents and new migrants, successful professionals and pubic housing residents. All these people come together to give Richmond its life and character.


Collingwood Heritage Walk Collingwood Heritage Walk
Smith Street in Collingwood was developed as a route to Heidelberg by early settlers. Whilst many of the buildings have had their ground levels altered, the upper levels are largely intact.


Queens Parade Heritage Walk Queens Parade Heritage Walk
Prior to 1850, Queens Parade was a track that linked Melbourne to Heidelberg in the east and forked northwards to link to Northcote and the Plenty River district.


Bridge Road Heritage Walk Bridge Road Heritage Walk
Bridge Road was created as a road reserve in Robert Hoddle's Crown Allotment survey of 1837. It is interesting to see some of the uses including blacksmiths, hay and corn stores, hotels, factories and surgeries.


Burnley Heritage Walk Burnley Heritage Walk
The area now known as Burnley was divided into three long narrow allotments which fronted Swan Street and ran down to the Yarra River and were reserved for Police purposes. This walk is five kilometres in length and will take approximately two hours to complete.


Barkly Gardens and Swan Street Heritage Walk Barkly Gardens and Swan Street Heritage Walk
Crown allotments were auctioned in Richmond, Fitzroy and Collingwood in 1839 - these were the first land sales outside of the township of Melbourne. In the early 1900s some of the iconic buildings associated with Swan Street were constructed, such as Dimmeys, the Post Office, Maples, and the State Bank.


Brunswick Street Heritage Walk Brunswick Street Heritage Walk
Brunswick Street was the first street in Fitzroy to develop as a commercial hub. The area now known as Fitzroy was divided into 12 allotments, averaging 25 acres each. Subdivision of the area around Brunswick Street began in 1839.


Richmond Hill Heritage Walk Richmond Hill Heritage Walk
Richmond Hill and Church Street include parts of the first suburban crown allotments sold in the City, including crown portions 20, 21, 26 and 27, each 25 acres in area. The main development period evident on Richmond Hill is that of the Victorian and Edwardian-period, with a contribution from some well preserved inter-war buildings.


Alphington and Fairfield Heritage Walk Alphington and Fairfield Heritage Walk
In 1837 Colonial Government surveyor Robert Hoddle divided the land surrounding Melbourne into parishes, including Keelbundoora to the east of the Darebin Creek and Jika Jika to the west.


Suburban Trails

Mullum Mullum Creek TrailMullum Mullum Creek Trail
A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Mullum Mullum Creek in the outer eastern suburbs in Melbourne. The path is currently split into two sections, which will be linked to form one continuous trail from Templestowe to Croydon.

Dandenong Creek TrailDandenong Creek Trail
A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows Mullum Mullum Creek in the outer eastern suburbs in Melbourne. The path is currently split into two sections, which will be linked to form one continuous trail from Templestowe to Croydon.

Bay TrailBay Trail
A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians which follows the coastline of Port Phillip Bay through the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne. On weekends, a punt ferries pedestrians and bicycles across the Yarra River to Spotswood.

Maribyrnong River TrailMaribyrnong River Trail
A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the Maribyrnong River through the north western suburbs of Melbourne. The path, often on both sides of the river, follows the meandering of the Maribyrnong River.

Hobson Bay Coastal TrailHobson Bay Coastal Trail
A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians, which follows the coast line of Hobsons Bay in the inner western suburbs in Melbourne. It runs from the west side of the Westgate bridge, south and along the coast, finishing at the Skeleton Creek Trail in Sanctuary Lakes.

Federation TrailFederation Trail
A shared use path for cyclists and pedestrians through the western suburbs of Melbourne. There are button-activated traffic light crossings at most major road-trail intersections.

Rail Trails

Outer Circle Rail Trail Outer Circle Rail Trail
A well developed trail along an abandoned surburban rail line. with informative history boards at most former station sites, winds through a variety of suburbs and urban parkland. Distance 40 km.


Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail Lilydale to Warburton Rail Trail
With a backdrop of mountains including Yarra Ranges National Park this trail passes through a scenic landscape following the Yarra River Valley. Distance 25 km.


Rosstown Heritage Rail Trail Rosstown Heritage Rail Trail
The trail is a marked on- and off-road heritage route following a private railway that ran just one train in 1888 through Southern Melbourne suburbs. Distance 7 km.


Sandridge Rail Trail Sandridge Rail Trail
The trail follows the route of Australia's first steam railway from Port Melbourne (Sandridge) to Flinders Street Station. The railway has now been converted to a light rail carrying trams. Distance 5 km.


Inner Circle Rail Trail Inner Circle Rail Trail
Part of the Capital City Trail. There are lots of cafes nearby as well as Yarra Bend Park. Rushall to Royal Park. Distance 4 km.


Belgrave Railway Trail Belgrave Railway Trail
Running beside the suburban railway line from Bayswater to Belgrave in the Dandenong Ranges, it follows the historic route of Puffing Billy which ran from Upper Ferntree Gully until 1962. Distance 12.5 km.


Bush Walks
Merries CreekMerri Creek
In the heart of inner suburban Melbourne, this trail passes through areas of trees and wetlands giving an unexpected sense of bush close to the CBD.

Historic Trees WalkHistoric Trees Walk
This walk takes us to several magnificent trees that are registered as treasured landmarks while also seeing some of inner Melbourne.



Mornington PeninsulaMornington Peninsula
Excellent coastal scenery, historical sites, artists views of the bay, views over Sorrento, a botanical gardens and old historical buildings. Walking time: 6 hours. Distance 16 km.


Braeside Park
Braeside Park has a fascinating history, once a sewage treatment site and home to a training track for Phar Lap, this park is now a mix of revegetated bushland and wetlands. Walking time: 60 mins.


You Yangs: Branding Yard Trail

This is a circuit walk that explores the granite peaks of the You Yangs rise which rise dramatically from the surrounding volcanic plains. Walking time: 3 hours. Distance 10 km.


Brimbank Park
Brimbank Park is located within the Maribyrnong Valley alongside the Maribyrnong River. This area has a rich human history. Walking time: 30 - 60 mins.


1,000 steps1,000 Steps
Located within the Dandenong Ranges National Park, the 1000 steps boasts the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk, a popular walking trail of this area. Nicely maintained by rangers, the Kokoda Track is a beautiful walking track with adjacent forested areas, bushlands and various scenic points.



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