With so many fantastic local places to discover, there's never been a better time to get outside and start walking. Here are our top 6 walking tracks.
1. Quarry Hills Park Foothills Circuit
You’ll find stunning views of the city and the Yarra Ranges along the Quarry Hills Park Foothills Circuit. At 5.15km, this is a more challenging walk so the correct footwear and clothing are essential. Make sure you’ve packed enough water and snacks to keep you going.
Begins at 25-35 Ferres Boulevard, South Morang.
2. Plenty Gorge Walk
The native bushland along this track is home to several species, including kangaroos, echidnas, herons and swans. A peaceful walk that takes people around 1.5 hours on average to complete, this is perfect for those looking to escape.
Begins at 40 Gordons Road, South Morang.
3. Henderson Creek Wetlands
The Henderson Creek Wetlands double as a wildlife sanctuary for birds, making this a birdwatcher’s paradise. This quick and easy 30-minute walk takes you through beautiful scenery and is a great way to switch off and wind down.
Begins at 45B The Lakes Boulevard, South Morang.
4. Peppercorn Park Walk
This beautiful track takes you through Peppercorn Park, Darebin Creek Parklands and along the Darebin Creek itself. Just under 3kms in length, it’s the perfect trail for those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.
Begins at 2 Keith Avenue, Epping.
5. Thomastown Main St. Reserve Walk
The Thomastown Main St. Reserve Walk takes you past a historic church and an original 1850s farmhouse. It’s also the perfect track for those looking to bring a picnic blanket and make a day of it. This family-friendly trail includes a playground along the way to keep the kids interested!
Begins at 52 Main Street, Thomastown.
6. Yan Yean Reservoir
Stoll along the easy walking trails around Victoria's oldest water supply. The Yan Yean Reservoir offers access to historical sightseeing, birdwatching, shaded picnic and barbeque areas.
Recreation Road (off Arthurs Creek Rd), Yan Yean.