Melbourne Walking | Bike Paths


Melbourne Walking | Bike Paths

There are many walking and cycling shared paths that wind along our waterways and allow you to take in the 84Hundred*.

Whether you like going for a bike ride, a jog or a leisurely stroll, there are many places for you to enjoy.

Before you go, see if there’s a Know Your River brochure for the river or creek you’re going to visit, to learn about the history, geography and wildlife of the waterway.

Maribyrnong River Trail


This path starts and finishes at Southbank, just over the Yarra River from Flinders St Station, although you could easily join (or leave) it at other points where it comes close to the train line, such as in Docklands, Kensington or Flemington.

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Main Yarra Trail


The Main Yarra Trail starts and finishes at Southbank and follows the Yarra for 35km to the Mullum Mullum Creek Trail in Templestowe, going through Yarra Bend Park, Warrigal Park, Birrarung Park, Westerfolds Park and alongside many golf courses.

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Merri Creek Trail


This path starts at Dights Falls in Yarra Bend Park and winds its way along Merri Creek for approximately 21 kilometres through the northern suburbs to the Western Ring Road Trail.

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Gardiners Creek Trail


This path starts and finishes at Heyington Train Station, Toorak and follows Gardiners Creek for approximately 17 kilometres through the eastern suburbs of Melbourne to Blackburn Train Station, Blackburn.
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Capital City Trail


A popular starting point for this path is at Princes Bridge, near Flinders St Station, and you can go either east towards Docklands or west along the Main Yarra Trail to Dights Falls. The path is approximately 29 kilometres long and circles the Melbourne city centre and some inner eastern and northern suburbs.
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Dandenong Creek Trail


This shared path is approximately 49 kilometres long and follows Dandenong Creek through the outer eastern and south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne.
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More biking and walking trails


To find out more about cycling and other cycling trails visit the Bicycle Network website.

* 84Hundred' Reasons to Explore Your Local Creek
Saturday 27 February 2010

A new public awareness campaign is encouraging Melburnian's to discover the delights of the 8400 kilometres of rivers and creeks that flow through greater Melbourne.



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