Parks Victoria - Great places to walk
Parks Victoria look after some of the best spaces for walking in Victoria. Parks Victoria is an independent statutory authority and its role is to protect, conserve and enhance Victoria’s parks and waterways on behalf of all Victorians.
** COVID-19 / Coronavirus update: As of March 2020 the Victorian Government has closed some popular national parks as part of containment measures for the disease. Please check this link to see if your intended destination is impacted. Note also that in addition to closing some popular parks, Parks Victoria has closed water fountains and BBQ facilities, and some viewing platforms at popular parks and no camping is allowed at present at any parks managed by Parks Victoria.
Wilson's Promontory has a daily visitor cap (and camping and cabins in the park have been closed).
Playgrounds and skate parks across Victoria have also been closed by directive of the state government. For parks, reserves and beaches managed by local government / councils - please check specific local council websites as they will not be listed at above link.
Parks Victoria walking tracks
Click on the name of the walk in the list below to see the map. Share this page with your friends and follow our Facebook page or subscribe to our monthly newsletter for more great walking ideas.
* Remember to check link above for park closures in 2020.
- Plenty Gorge Walk, South Morang (north east)
- Warrandyte State Park - Blue Tongue Bend (north east)
- Lysterfield Park (south east)
- Jells Park Walk, Wheelers Hill (east, south east)
- Maroondah Reservoir Park walk (east)
- Kurth Kiln Walk, Kurth Kiln Regional Park Gembrook (outer east)
For walks in Dandenong Ranges gardens managed by Parks Victoria please see our Yarra Ranges walks page here.
North and West
GREATER GEELONG (75 kms south-west of Melbourne)
- Barwon River Walk
- Brisbane Ranges
- You Yangs East-West walk
- You Yangs Big Rock Walk
- Edwards Point walk, Swan Bay, St Leonards
MOOROOLBOOL AREA (45 minutes west of Melbourne)
CARDINIA AREA (Melbourne’s eastern fringe)
- Button Grass Walk, Bunyip State Park Tonimbuk
- Tarra-Bulga National Park
- Stringybark Ridge Track - Morwell National Park
- Fosters Gully Nature Trail - Morwell National Park
WILSON’S PROMONTORY NATIONAL PARK (southernmost tip of Victoria, Gippsland)
- Loo-Errn Track
- Tidal River to Squeaky Beach return
- Fairy Cove from Dary River (6km return)
- Mt Bishop Summit Walk return
- Tidal River to Refuge Cove overnight hike
- Lilly Pilly Gully loop walk
- Darby Saddle to Darby River via Tounge Point
THE GRAMPIANS (far north west)
GREAT OTWAY NATIONAL PARK (south west)
- Crayfish Bay circuit walk
- Maits Rest rainforest walk
- Lake Elizabeth
- Great Ocean Walk - Blanket Bay to Cape Otway lighthouse
- Great Ocean Walk - Elliot River to Apollo Bay
- Cora Lynn Cascades Waterfall Walk
Parks Victoria run regular guided walks in the below parks. See this link for times and dates
- 2020 Covid-19 / Cornavirus popular parks closed list here
- For general information on walking and Parks Victoria, head here.
- More dog-friendly walk ideas try our list here.
- For dog-friendly Parks Victoria walks, head here.
- Changed conditions: Is the park currently affected by fire, flood or other? Check this page
- Planned burns: Is your walk subject to a planned burn by park managers? FFM link to check