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Walks you can do in an hour in the Yarra Valley

12 Apr. 2021

Pack a pair of comfy walking shoes and your drink bottle and discover our beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife (you may spot a kangaroo, a koala or even a lyrebird!), waterfalls and mountain tops with breathtaking views.

And you don’t have to walk for hours to Find Your Self either. There are plenty of easily accessible walks that take less than one hour that will fill your lungs with fresh air and make you feel good from the inside out – all just one hour from Melbourne in the pristine loveliness of the Yarra Valley. Here are 13 lucky options for walks you can do with ease.

YARRA VALLEY

Maroondah Reservoir Park – As long or short as you like- options from 30 minutes to 3 hours including along the reservoir wall.

WillaWilla Rainforest Walk – An all-access track that takes you into a rainforest and out again in just 30 minutes return.

UPPER YARRA VALLEY

Riverside Walk, Warburton – Gorgeous stroll on the riverbanks behind the main township, with several lops and seven bridges to explore – form 20 minutes to 2 hours as you wish.

Dolly Grey Park – Gravel path with boardwalks and bridges, you could spend 50 minutes walking or stop for a picnic and linger longer.

Rainforest Gallery – Learn about local Indigenous history as you walk among the treetops during this 20-minute walk suspended up in the Mountain Ash canopy.

Trestle Bridge to Noojee – Shady and sheltered, the trestle bridge walk is a great way to explore this iconic local landmark – around 1 hour.

Brimbonga Walking Track – Flat and easy walk with a viewing platform to reward your efforts. Nature immersion in just 45 minutes.

Fern Gully Walk – Short and sweet – as the name suggests – through fern gullies. Flat and 15 minutes and your back at the car.

Seven Acre Rock – A short walk with a most surprising ending. The view from Seven Acre Rock is uninterrupted all the way to the bay, and on a clear day the city of Melbourne.

KINGLAKE

Wombelano Falls – Discover a waterfall and viewing platform on this 30-minute round trip. Some steep sections.

MARYSVILLE

Beauty Nature Walk – Gently graded track you can do in less than an hour.

Gilberts Gully Trail – Gentle hills with boardwalks and steel bridges through stunning gullies on this 45 minutes return walk.

Lady Talbot Drive to Keppel Falls – Short and sweet adventure trail along the river with some log crossings, in just 30 minutes one way.

Dogs are allowed on many of these tracks: however, are not allowed in National Parks.