Walks and Hikes Near Melbourne

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Best walks & hikes near Melbourne: Find your perfect adventure

Here’s some of the best day walks and hikes around Melbourne for you to explore. Want to explore further? Search the map and head into Victoria’s regional and national parks for an excellent range of trails.

Walks and hiking trails near Melbourne and around Victoria

Lace up your boots and hit the trail. Some of Victoria’s best walking trails are just a short drive from Melbourne (within 90-minutes), perfect for a day trip. Wander along coastal cliff top trails, follow towering rainforest fronds to tumbling waterfalls, and clamber up peaks overlooking open plains.

Victoria, Australia is home to a diverse range of landscapes, from the towering mountains of the Great Dividing Range to the rugged coastlines of the Mornington Peninsula and Wilsons Promontory. This variety makes it a great destination for hikers of all levels, with trails to suit every ability and interest.

For day adventures near Melbourne, Dandenong Ranges National Park remains a classic, with forested paths leading to cascading waterfalls and panoramic lookouts. Embrace the challenge of Werribee Gorge’s dramatic cliffs and native bushland, or explore the hidden gems of the Lerderderg State Park, where the Lerderderg River winds through towering rock faces. Cathedral Ranges, with its majestic peaks and sweeping valleys, beckons for exploration, while the Grampians National Park, further afield, promise unforgettable hikes amidst sandstone escarpments and wildflower-dotted plateaus.

No matter what your level of experience or fitness, there is sure to be a hike in Victoria that will take your breath away. So lace up your boots and start exploring!

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