Melbourne's Best Hiking Spots

One of my favourite things to do on the weekend is get up early (no, I’m not crazy), put on my joggers and get out and explore the beautiful country around me.

I’m lucky enough that some of Australia’s most stunning hikes happen to be just a stones throw away from my own front door here in Melbourne.

Below I’ve rounded up my some favourites (in no particular order) so if you’re a local or just visiting Melbourne for the weekend and feeling inspired, you can get out and explore too!

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Toorongo Falls Circuit Walk

Gippsland

A quick trip from Melbourne to Noojee to the Toorongo Falls / Amphitheatre Falls circuit walk is one of my go to’s for a weekend adventure! Both falls are absolutely gorgeous and Loki loves to get in for a sneaky dip in the Summer months.

Ironbark Basin Walk

Great Ocean Road

Ironbark Basin is one of those sights you won’t soon forget, located just between Bells Beach and Point Addis, it’s a bushy basin with some stunning ocean views. This walk is perfect for nature lovers as there is plenty of local wildlife and Australian natives along the track (you may even spot an echidna or two if you’re lucky).

Werribee Gorge Circuit Walk

Daylesford & Macedon Ranges

This walk isn’t for the faint hearted and is about an hours drive north-west of Melbourne, but trust me, it’s worth it! The Werribee Gorge Circuit walk has something for any avid bushwalker - lookouts, on and off-track exploring and waterholes. Pack yourself some healthy snacks and you’re in for the perfect day filled with adventure!


Ella Doyle