the perfect walk

 

Melbourne has been locked down for longer than we would care to remember. The one thing which has stayed constant throughout all the lockdowns, is the time we get to be able to walk daily and explore new tracks and new streets. While this lockdown may put a bit of a halt on the ‘exploring’ side of walking. We want to help you discover an adventure that is within those 5km from home, and to do that, we’ve compiled a list of our favourite walks close to each Melbourne Victory Office location.

Location: 35, 333, 416, 420 & 567 Collins Street, Melbourne

Flinders Street to Jolimont walk is by far one of the most pleasant walks I have done in a while. It is hard to find a walk in the inner city that allows you to take in nature and have breath-taking views from both directions. The walk is roughly 2.15km and takes you via Federation Square, Birrarung Marr and the William Barak Bridge.

Location: 727 Collins Street & 600 Bourke Street, Melbourne

The Waterfront Wander is a 2.2km walk along the Docklands’ waterfront. The walk starts at point park and takes you past sites such as the Yarra Edge Marina, Webb Bridge and through a series of sculpture works by Adrian Mauriks. This walk is even more beautiful at night, the buildings lights reflect off the water and all the boats light up and absolutely shine.

Location: 12 Clarke Street, Sunshine

The Maribyrnong River Trail follows along the river around the north-western suburbs of Melbourne. The Beautiful trail is 28km, beginning in Southbank and ending in Brimbank. The walk however can be started or finished at multiple spots along the track. On this walk you’ll experience all aspects of nature, wetlands, bush, residential areas and stunning city views.

Location: 180 St Kilda Road, St Kilda

The classic Foreshore trail is a great trail for an early morning walk, taking in the sunrise that happens right over the beautiful water and lights up the whole trail. The walk is over 11km and goes from Port Melbourne all the way to Elwood. You can begin and end your walk wherever you like along the trail.

Location: 311 Lonsdale Street, Dandenong

Dandenong has a beautiful green bushland reserve called the Dandenong Creek Trail. The trail is 8km long, running from Wantirna Road to Chandlers Lane. If you don’t want to complete the entire 8km, there are plenty of points to either start or end your walk.

Location: 988 and 990 Whitehorse Road, Box Hill

A bit of a shorter walk, the walk around Box Hill Gardens is about 1km but features a beautifully large urban park including playgrounds, netball and basketball courts and a war memorial. The best part about this walk is its very close to a café with delicious coffee- Nelson.

Location: Chadstone

Scotchmans Creek Trail is a walking track that takes you through several different parks around the Monash area such as Caloola Reserve, Brickmakers Park and many more. The track is roughly 5.5km and features an abundance of birdlife and a beautiful lake.

Enjoy your outside time, soak up the sun, take in the beautiful views and step away from the crazy life that is happening right now!

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