From the High Country and Gippsland's endless coastline to the rugged Great Ocean Road, there are plenty of hiking and bushwalking trails for visitors of all fitness levels.
Walking & hikingDay hikes near Melbourne
Some of our best walking trails are just a short drive from Melbourne, perfect for a day trip. We've picked out our favourites for you to explore.
Walking & hikingTwo Bays Trail
Walk the longest continuous walking track on the peninsula, through natural bushland and stunning beaches in the Mornington Peninsula National Park.
Walking & hikingMount Buller to Mt Stirling Trail
Walk the scenic trail from Mt Buller to Mt Stirling taking in the glamour of a popular downhill resort and the quiet of a cross-country skiing Mecca.
CyclingMurray to Mountains Rail Trail
Wander through the beautiful and peaceful Ovens River Valley, enjoying views of the rugged landscape of Mount Buffalo and the Victorian Alps.
Walking & hikingGreat Prom Walk
Set up camp and spend time walking around Wilsons Promontory National Park on the southernmost tip of the Australian mainland.
Walking & hikingKokoda Memorial Walk (1000 Steps)
Make your way up the steep, 1000 step-climb to experience a tiny sense of the exhaustion felt by Australian soldiers following the Kokoda Trail.
Walking & hikingGrampians Peaks Trail
Set off for three days hiking the rugged landscape of the Grampians Peaks Trail's first section, camping overnight in exclusive, sustainable camps.
Great trailsGreat Ocean Walk
Journey from Apollo Bay to the 12 Apostles along the Great Ocean Walk, weaving through national parks, deserted beaches and rugged coastal scenery.
At your own pace
Take a slow stroll along coastal walks with stunning views. Hike the full 104 kilometres of the Great Ocean Walk or head south to Wilsons Promontory National Park for a more gentle walking experience.
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Victoria's national parks offer a range of short day walks, suitable for all kinds of hikers. Meander along quiet beaches, hike up granite slopes and tramp through rugged coastal hinterland.
Walking & hikingShelly Beach Circuit Walk
Stroll along one of the best short walks on the Great Ocean Walk, this track traverses through fern gullies, coastal scrub, beach and rocky platforms.
Walking & hikingTriplet Falls Rainforest Walk
Wind through the ancient rainforest of the Otways on the Triplet Falls walk toward elevated platforms offering spectacular views of the cascades.
Walking & hikingCape Bridgewater Trail
Trace the carved shoreline of Bridgewater Bay to a viewing platform overlooking a busy seal colony or continue the trail through the petrified forest.
Walking & hikingThe Horn Trail
The road to the carpark at The Horn, the highest point on Mt Buffalo, runs along the sheer Wall of China, an excellent introduction to the scenery that...
Walking & hikingMt Bogong via Staircase Spur Trail
Work your way to the top of Victoria's highest and most beautiful peak and experience the commanding views of this high country wilderness.
Walking & hikingCape Conran Nature Trail
Explores white sandy beaches, rock pools, boardwalks, banksia woodlands and lookouts.
Choose from a range of long-distance walks, where you can hike the whole distance or stroll along shorter sections. Enjoy the panoramic views, quaint towns, beaches and landmarks along the way.
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Grab your treddly and hit the road, track or trail to make the most of Victoria's thriving bike culture and impressive mix of bike-friendly terrain.
Nature and wildlifeScenic lookouts
Head for the hills to explore Victoria's stunning alpine regions and rugged mountains all year round, taking in soaring views of the valleys below.
Nature & wildlifeNational parks and reserves
Be inspired and get active in the alpine, desert, forest, coastal, outback and urban landscapes of Victoria's 100-plus parks and reserves.
Pitch a tent and set up camp to sleep under canopies of stars in campsites with the comforts of home, or rough it in undiscovered, secluded spots.