5 Best Walks To Enjoy This Sunday Near Melbourne!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Pack a picnic, take in the fresh air and make a day of it!

1,000 Steps

Located in the Mt Dandenong Ranges in Upper Ferntree Gully, a hot spot on weekends. Lush greenery and wildlife surround you up the steps to the lookout (you might be lucky enough to see a wallaby or lyrebird during your walk). Parking can be tough during peak times, so park further away near the railway station if you don’t mind the extra walk.

1000 steps

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Werribee Gorge

Located in Pentland Hills, with a wide variety of walks to suit everyone. Many of these walks lead to swimming holes and picnic areas so pack your swimmers!

werribee gorge
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Hanging Rock

Located in Hanging Rock between Woodend and Mount Macedon, 70km North-West of Melbourne. This rare volcanic masterpiece stretches a 30min return trip to the summit, with views of the valley.

hanging rock
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Tooronga Falls Circuit

Located in Toorongo Falls Reserve, the circuit takes between 45min – 1 hour and stretches 2.2km. Greenery and native animals line the path to two waterfalls, which you can relax and cool off mid walk.

Toorongo Falls
Image from Humble Trail

Warburton Redwood Forest

Located in Warburton, this beautiful forest filled with Redwood trees perfectly aligned and handmade nests made from visitors to the forest out of fallen branches.

Warburton Redwood Forest
Image from Adventure Me website, by Clem Robin

Plant Based Picnic ideas

  • Dates stuffed with peanut butter
  • Fruit salad
  • Tamari roasted almonds
  • Fry’s schnitzels sandwiches

*Always let family and/or friends know when you’re going on a hike so they know when to expect you back.

*Only attempt a difficulty level your comfortable with and always pack water, sunscreen and snacks to stay hydrated and full.

Gemma Mullins
Gemma Mullins

I aim to empower people to realise their health and fitness potential by helping them develop habits that support long-term, sustainable results. I lead by example, through thriving on a plant-based diet and advocating for this lifestyle - not as a short-term fix, by showing the many benefits on one’s health, the environment, and the animals.

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