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.
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.
Plan and book ahead for a smooth trip. Check open times and conditions before you go.
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