Victoria, Australia, is a treasure trove of natural beauty, from its rugged coastline to its lush forests and picturesque mountains. In this blog, I will explore five of the best day walks in Victoria, offering diverse landscapes and unforgettable experiences. So, let's lace up those hiking boots and embark on these incredible adventures.

1. George Bass Coastal Walk:

The George Bass Coastal Walk is situated south east of Melbourne between San Remo and Kilcunda. It is a cliff-top trail that stretches from the outskirts of San Remo at Punchbowl Road, to the Bass Highway (just opposite the hall at Peppermint Road) in Kilcunda. This walk offers spectacular views of coastline and follows the route of the explorer George Bass' epic voyage of discovery along the southern edge of the Anderson Peninsula, over 200 years ago.
  • Duration: 4 Hours
  • Length: 7 Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate

2. 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk:

The 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk located just east of Melbourne. The steep climb is challenging but rewarding.  The 1000 Steps Kokoda Track Memorial Walk is probably Melbourne’s most popular bush-walk.

  • Duration: 1.5 Hours
  • Length: 3.1 Km
  • Difficulty: Moderately Challenging 

3. Yarra Bend Park Loop:

The Yarra Bend Park Loop meanders through Yarra Bend Park, located just 4km northeast of Melbourne CBD in Clifton Hill. The reserve has Melbourne’s largest natural bushland still in-tact. If you're after a place to escape the hustle and bustle of the city, this trail is for you. Along the banks of the Yarra you can fully immerse in nature with native bushland and wildlife including but certainly not limited to rainbow lorikeets, yellow-tailed black cockatoos, water rats and brush-tail and ringtail possums.

  • Duration: 4.5-5 Hours
  • Length: 9.2 Km
  • Difficulty: Easy


 4. Summit Circuit Walk:

The Summit Circuit Walk is an easy to follow circuit walk through the Park guides visitors to the major points of interest close to the summit of Arthurs Seat. It allows you to explore and appreciate Arthurs Seat’s wide variety of scenic views, natural features, and flora and fauna.

  • Duration: 0.8 Hours
  • Length: 1.9 km
  • Difficulty: Moderately Challenging

5. Point Nepean Walk

The Point Nepean Walk located in the Point Nepean National Park, Victoria. It takes you right to the tip of the Mornington Peninsula in Point Nepean National Park, past the old Quarantine Station, World War Two military defences, along coastal and bush tracks.

  • Duration: 3 Hours
  • Length: 14.5 Km
  • Difficulty: Moderate

These are just a few of the many fantastic day walks in and around Melbourne. Whether you're looking for coastal views, lush forests, or urban exploration, Melbourne and its surrounding areas have a diverse range of walking trails to suit your interests and fitness levels. Don't forget to check the current trail conditions and weather forecasts before heading out.