Yarra Ranges National Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia
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Walking & hiking

It's easy to get active in the Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, with a range of tracks and trails to suit all abilities in the stunning national parks and gardens.

Leisurely walks and energetic hikes
Set out on leisurely walks past tall trees, clear creeks and fern-fringed waterfalls for majestic views of the surrounding countryside and to Melbourne and beyond. Look out for sneak peeks of local wildlife as you unpack a gourmet picnic from regional producers. 

If you're after a more strenuous bushwalk or hike, you're in luck, with craggy peaks and rugged escarpments offering solid climbs. Tackle the 1,000 steps of the Kokoda Walk at a frenetic pace for the ultimate workout.

Magnificent national parks 
You'll stumble upon stunning scenery and secluded secrets as you walk through Yarra Ranges National Park, the Dandenong Ranges National Park, Kinglake National Park, Bunyip State Park, the Cathedral Ranges State Park and Warrandyte State Park.

Around town
In and around Marysville you'll find walks ranging from leisurely strolls to Steavenson Falls and the Big Tree to the more challenging Lake Mountain Summit Walk and Keppel Lookout Trail.

From Warburton, choose between a series of short walks along the historic rail trail, stopping at the old railway station at Yarra Junction or the Sam Knott Hotel at Wesburn, or tackle the whole 38 kilometres to Lilydale.

Find your stride with some of the popular walks below. 

Taggerty Cascades, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Taggerty Cascades Walk

Follow this short, winding, stepped path to a wooden bridge spanning the roaring Taggerty River. Keep an eye out for lyrebirds scratching for grubs.

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Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Cumberland Walk

Walk among rare mature-aged mountain ash to the majestic Big Tree, visit the Cora Lynn and Cumberland waterfalls and take in sweeping valley views.

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Kokoda Walk, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

1000 Steps

March your way up the steep, 1000 step-climb to experience a tiny sense of the exhaustion felt by the Australian soldiers following the Kokoda Trail.

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Gallipoli Park, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Tree Fern Gully Trail

Stroll or cycle among manna gum, mountain ash and shady fern trees as you make your way to Steavenson Falls, one of Victoria's highest waterfalls.

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Sherbrook Forest, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Sherbrooke Falls Trail

Enjoy a gentle introduction to the Dandenong Ranges on this gentle walk to Sherbrooke Falls and find a new favourite escape for walks and picnics.

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Beauty Spot Trail, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Beauty Spot Trail

Spot beautiful flora and fauna and abundant bird life on this easy nature trail that follows Leary Creak. One of Marysville's most-loved short walks.

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Keppel Falls, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Keppel Falls Walk

Stretch your legs on this upstream climb to the lookout below the cascading, tiered Keppel Falls. The falls are particularly impressive in spring.

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Hiking, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Warburton Rail Trail

Walk along the railway line that was built in 1901 to carry produce from Warburton to Melbourne and delivered tourists to the area on the return trip.

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Steavenson Falls, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Steavenson Falls Trail

Take an easy stroll to the viewing platform at the base of one of Victoria's highest waterfalls. Night owl? The falls are floodlit till midnight.

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Lake Mountain, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Lake Mountain Summit Walk

Take in landscapes of snowgums and alpine heath, plus panoramic views of the Victorian Alps across to Melbourne and the Great Dividing Range.

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Keppel Lookout, Yarra Valley and Dandenong Ranges, Victoria, Australia

Keppel Lookout Trail

Climb up through stunning forest to four lookouts for spectacular views across Marysville, the Cathedral Range State Park and Steavenson Falls.

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