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13 Best Walks Near Melbourne for Some Fresh Air | Man of Many

The Ironbark Basin Walk is nestled between Bells Beach and Point Addis and takes you along the beautiful inland bush basin that runs down into the beach. Stunning ocean views make for great pictures and you may even spot some of the local wildlife like echidnas, lizards and native birds.

1. Ironbark Basin Walk

Starting at More Park and travelling along the Kokoroit Creek, the Kokoroit Creek Trail is one of the best walks near Melbourne. The trails leads you along to the historic Brimbank swimming hole, past rocky outcrops to Buckingham reserve and ends in Sunshine West.

2. Kororoit Creek Trail

Perfect for beginners and casual day walkers, the Den of Nargun Loop Walk takes you through lush gully trails, waterfalls, pools and lookouts. The main attraction though is, of course, the Den of Nargun, the aboriginal legend of a half-human half stone being that lives in a lair behind the falls.

3. Den Of Nargun Loop Walk

Elwood to Sandringham is a culmination of beaches all connected and a 16km coastal walk that includes picturesque beach scenes and views of the Melbourne city skyline. Attractions include the colourful Brighton Beach’s bathing boxes, boardwalk piers and the Sandringham Yacht Club.

4. Elwood to Sandringham Walk

The Mount Oberon Summit Walk is one of the best walks near Melbourne when you need to get out of the house and get some exercise. It’s a steady uphill climb that is suitable for all fitness types and ages and features one of the best views in Victoria, a 360-degree panoramic view at the summit.

5. Mount Oberon Summit Walk

Just east of Melbourne in Gippsland is one of the best walks near Melbourne, the Toorongo Falls Circuit Walk. It’s worth the drive to find yourself immersed in the beauty of the lush native bush and cool temperate rainforests of Toorongo Falls Reserve. The observation platform offers a fantastic view and photo ops.

6. Toorongo Falls Circuit Walk

Take a leisurely stroll from Port Melbourne’s foreshore past the many cafes and lifesaving clubs, all the way to iconic St Kilda. Take in the sights of Port Melbourne’s heritage blocks and cute terraces and stop by the beautiful Catani Gardens and the St Kilda pier.

7. Port Melbourne to St Kilda

Take the Werribee Gorge Circuit hike for an exploration of Werribee Gorge. It’s got some magnificent lookouts, picturesque river scenes and perfect spots for picnics making it one of the best walks near Melbourne and the perfect spot to get some exercise among nature.

8. Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk

A wonderful idea for a day trip, the Warburton Redwood Forest Walk offers up some beautiful scenery and awe-inspiring Redwood trees. Just a 10-minute drive from the town of Warburton, the walk will take you through the pine forest, down to Cement Creek and then back around the pine forest.

9. Warburton Redwood Forest Walk

Situated at the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula, the Point Nepean Walk is just one of the many walks you can take in The Point Napean National Park. Visit the old Quarantine station, explore the historic world war two military defences and soak up the beauty of the local flora and fauna.

10. Point Nepean Walk

Enjoy the stunning Tongue Point coastal area with this intermediate coastal hike. Views of the Darby Swamp, Vereker Range and Cotters Beach can all been seen during this stable hike. Numerous lookouts, beaches and beautiful heathland make the Tongue Point Walking Trail one of the best walks near Melbourne you can get.

11. Tongue Point Walking Trail

The 1000 Steps Walk has to be one of Melbourne’s most notorious bush walks and is officially a part of the Kokoda Track Memorial Walk commemorating the physical struggle of Australia Soldiers in Papa New Guinea During World War Two. The 4km walk features scenic spots, beautiful bushland and numerous lookouts.

12. 1000 Steps Walk

Follow the Main Yarra trail which goes along the iconic Yarra River through the North Eastern suburbs of Melbourne. You’ll feel a million miles away from the city as you walk through the lush parklands and take in the scenic views of the city. You might even be lucky enough to spot a platypus or two.

13. Main Yarra Trail

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