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Hiking spots within hours from Melbourne

Hiking spots within hours from Melbourne

Wilsons promontory national park

Wilsons Promontory National Park is on a peninsula southeast of Melbourne, Australia. It’s known for its rugged granite mountains and abundant wildlife, including kangaroos and wombats. Trails from the Tidal River settlement lead to Squeaky Beach, with its white quartz sand. You can start Mount Oberon summit walk from Telegraph Saddle car park. It’s 2 hours (6.8km) medium to hard windy and shaded journey to Mount Oberon.

Lerderderg state park

50 Km drive from CBD you will reach this real Victoria bush. During 4 hours (13.5km circuit) medium difficultly walks you will meet up with rock hopping or river crossing upon the weather. Your journey will start from Mackenzie’s flat picnic area and mostly follow the river.

Great Otway National Park

Great Otway National Park is in southern Victoria, Australia. It covers rugged coastland, beaches, and the mountains of the Otway Ranges. Your walk is to discover one of Victoria’s best-hidden waterfalls called Beauchamp Falls. You will reach to the path through mountain ash forests, built staircase and over rocks, you will arrive at this spectacular beautiful 20M waterfall after a 1 hour (3 Km) walk. You need to be careful when walking back due to slippery rocks so take baby steps to walk down.

Alpine national park

Are you more into hard walks? This is for you. You will reach the Diamantina Hut just 2.5 Km from Hotham Village and start the journey to Victoria’s second-highest mountain Mount Feathertop. During 7 hours (22 Km) hard walk you will be able to witness the most beautiful breath-taking views above the tree line. 

Point Nepean National Park

If you are interested in historical places as well as hikes this is the place you should go. old quarantine station and some world war II military buildings are the historical things you can explore during your 3 hours (14.5km) journey. Also, this was an early European settlement in Victoria. Point Nepean entry gate will be your starting point for a flat easy to medium level of the difficult walk where you can turn back any point you want.

Grampians national park

This is one of the Bushwalkers’ favorite destinations. This park is filled with hidden waterfalls, hollow mountains, and natural amphitheaters. Reasoning the bushwalkers to go back again and again. During 2 hours (4.2 Km) medium level of the difficult walk starts from Sandial car park. Hikers can experience a walkthrough major piece of rock sitting above Fyans Valley.

Werribee Gorge Circuit Track

You can experience rock scrambling and perfect views including a panorama of the park’s nature miracles. There is also a swimming hole where you can just jump in for a refreshing bath, upon the season you visit. Your circuit walking path wraps around the river and uphill through a rocky crest. 1-hour drive from CBD will take you to this circuit walk and it will take 4 hours (10 Km) to complete the journey. Your journey starts and ends in the Meikles point picnic area and car park.

Dandenong ranges national park

1-hour drive from CBD You will reach to this Sherbrooke Forest Walk filled with lots of greenery and birds. 2.5 hours (6.6km) medium-difficult journey starts from the Grants picnic ground and past the bird feeding enclosure to reach the first section of the track “Lyrebird Walk”.