Best Hiking Trails in Melbourne

Best Hiking Trails in Melbourne
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Below is a list of the top and leading Hiking Trails in Melbourne. To help you find the best Hiking Trails located near you in Melbourne, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

This article is updated every 3-4 months.]

Melbourne’s Best Hiking Trails:

Here are the leading Hiking Trails in Melbourne:

  • Point Nepean National Park
  • Werribee George State Park
  • Plenty Gorge Park

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Point Nepean National Park

Visitors enjoying riding the new eBikes Point Nepean National Park. From Parks Victoria
Visitors enjoying riding the new eBikes Point Nepean National Park. From Parks Victoria

Point Nepean is truly one of Victoria’s beautiful natural landscapes. A special place with so much to see and discover.

It has a rich history and played an important role in shaping the early settlement, quarantine and defence of Victoria.

The park is located at the very tip of the Mornington Peninsula, with outstanding coastal scenery and panoramic views of Bass Strait, the Rip and Port Phillip Bay.

Explore the military forts and tunnels, discover the historic Quarantine Station, view the memorial where Prime Minister Harold Holt went missing or simply enjoy the coastal surrounds.

Products/Services:

Quarantine Station, Walking and Cycling, Shuttle service, Bike hire, and Observatory Point Picnic Area

LOCATION:

Address: Portsea VIC 3944
Phone: (03) 131963
Website: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/point-nepean-national-park

REVIEWS:

“Amazing history and you can get awesome photos, bus it or ride bike. Can be quite hot so wear appropriate clothing as there is little shade until you go inside the barracks.” – Kerri H.

Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge State Park
Werribee Gorge State Park

Werribee Gorge retains a wild, rugged natural beauty. The park offers spectacular views and great opportunities for bushwalking and rock climbing.

There are a variety of walks in the park. A popular walk follows the Werribee River from Meikles Point picnic area, offering impressive view of both the river and the cliff faces of the gorge. It leads to popular swimming holes, historic sites and other park features.

Products/Services:

Walking, Picnicking and Rock climbing

LOCATION:

Address:  204 Myers Rd, Pentland Hills VIC 3341
Website: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/werribee-gorge-state-park

REVIEWS:

“We did the circuit and it has everything one needs… Great look outs, some good sleep climbs and opportunity to scramble around works when navigating the river… High level beginners track. Get there early as it gets busy. Has good spots for picnic near river. Saw a bunch of kangaroos and wallabies early on (on the track). Recommended and will return for sure.” – Paul H.

Plenty Gorge Park

Plenty Gorge Park
Plenty Gorge Park

Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences only 20km from Melbourne CBD.

With views of the Plenty River and a backdrop of the wooded Plenty Gorge, this is a perfect spot for a quiet picnic or barbecue. Visitors to Yarrambat can enjoy views of the Kinglake Ranges and the Plenty River valley.

Nioka Bush Camp is a great place for group camping, with bunkhouse accommodation available.

Products/Services:

Yellow Gum Recreation Area, Nioka Bush Camp, Hawkstowe Picnic Area, Yarrambat Picnic Area and Red Gum Picnic Area

LOCATION:

Address: 25 Linacre Dr, Bundoora VIC 3083
Website: www.parkweb.vic.gov.au/explore/parks/plenty-gorge-park

REVIEWS:

“Nice and clean place. Really great work the Council has done to keep it looking good.”                                                                                                             – Nick P.

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