Hit the trail

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Looking for trails to walk, run or cycle to get active and get your steps up?

We've come up with a selection of trails to help you clock up some kilometres and take in the sights of the local neighbourhood.

Whether it's a gentle stroll or a power walk to boost your fitness, select from short or longer trails suitable to all levels of fitness.

Choose your trail

Selecting from the list below, start with a leisurely 3.5km stroll and work your way up to a longer 12km walk.

Expand your preferred walk and View on Google maps to follow the trail on your smart phone.

Urban Forest to Phoenix Park return (3.5km / 4,600 steps)

Easy walk. Great for any fit level. Easily accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Start this walk off at the urban forest, set within natural bushland, with ponds, bridges and extensive tree plantings. This walk will take you to Phoenix Park, which features an adventure playground for children.

Points of Interest

A. Urban Forest
B. Phoenix Park
C. Urban Forest (end point)

Surfaces

Asphalt: 1.3km
Paved: 1.5km
Gravel: 700m

 

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Como Park - Prahran Square return (5km / 6,500 steps)

Easy walk. Great for any fitness level.

Starting at one of the most symbolic sports reserves in our city, Como Park and heading down to the new cultural and recreational heart at Prahran Square along the iconic Williams Road.

On the way back, don’t forget to enjoy the experience of shopping at Prahran Market.

Points of interest

A. Como Park
B. Prahran Square
C. Prahran Market

Surfaces

Asphalt: 1.9km
Paved: 3.2km

 

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Malvern Gardens to Malvern Cricket Ground return (5km / 6,500 steps)

Easy walk. Starting at our beautiful Malvern Public Gardens and walking by two of our local sports reserves. Include a lap around each sport oval to complete your 5km.

On the way you can grab a coffee at one of our local shops around Malvern Town Hall.

Points of Interest

A. Malvern Public Gardens
B. Sir Robert Menzies Reserve
C. Malvern Town Hall
D. Malvern Cricket Ground

Surfaces

Asphalt: 2km
Paved: 1.8km
Gravel: 428m
Grass: 772m approx. (loops around MCG and Sir Robert Menzies ovals)

 

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Victoria Gardens - Hawksburn House - Como House return (5km / 6,500 steps)

Easy walk. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Set over two hectares, the Victoria Gardens are a green oasis away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. Continue from Victoria Gardens, to Hawksburn House, one of the earliest houses in the area, built in 1851. Then, continue walking to historic Como House, built in 1847.

On your way back to Victoria Gardens, you will walk through High St shopping precinct where you will find some great cafes for a take-away treat.

Points of Interest

A. Victoria Gardens
B. Princes Gardens
C. Hawksburn House
D. Como House
E. Victoria Gardens (end point)

Surfaces

Asphalt: 2km
Paved: 3km

 

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Hedgley Dene - Central Park - Ardrie Park return (5.5km / 7,000 steps)

Easy walk. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

This beautiful walk starts at Hedgeley Dene, one of Malvern’s most beautiful gardens. It takes you to Central Park where you can do a loop around and then on to Ardrie Park, where you can enjoy sitting under the shaded elm trees, with a dog park and leafy playground.

Points of Interest

A. Hedgeley Dene Gardens
B. Central Park
C. Ardrie Park

Surfaces

Paved: 4.5 km
Gravel: 1 km

 

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High Street - Glenferrie Road - Caulfield Park return (6km / 8,000 steps)

Easy. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

Start the journey by walking along High Street shops and then head to Union Street Gardens. Continue your walk to Caulfield Park to enjoy the amazing facilities this park has to offer.

On your walk back, you will pass through Malvern Central Shopping Centre and Glenferrie Road shops, where you can grab a coffee or a take-away treat.

Points of Interest

A. High Street Shops
B. Caulfield Park
C. Glenferrie Road Shops
D. High Street (End point)

Surfaces

Paved: 3.5km
Asphalt: 2.5km

 

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Malvern Town Hall to Central Park return (6.5km / 8,500 steps)

Easy walk. Great for any fitness level. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

This diverse walk will showcase some of Stonnington’s beautiful architecture, leafy reserves and lively shopping precinct. There is something for everyone along this walk.

Points of Interest

A. Malvern Town Hall
B. Malvern Cricket Ground
C. Malvern Public Gardens
D. Central Park
E. Glenferrie Road Shopping Precinct

Surfaces

Paved: 4km
Asphalt: 2.5km

 

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Malvern to Armadale return (7km / 9,200 steps)

Intermediate. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

This walk takes you along some local shops along Glenferrie Road, High Street and Armadale business precincts.

Then it will take you to some of our most remarkable sports reserves: Orrong Romanis and Toorak Park.

On the way back, you can walk along Hawksburn shops and then walk down along Williams Road to High Street. Take the short cut walking along Hampden Road to finish at Malvern Central Shopping Centre.

Points of Interest

A. Glenferrie Road, Malvern Shops
B. High Street, Armadale Shops
C. Orrong Romanis Reserve and Toorak Park
D. Hawksburn Village Shops
E. Malvern Central Shopping Centre

Surfaces

Paved: 4.8km
Asphalt: 2.2km

 

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Ardrie Park to Caulfield Racecourse return (8km / 10,000 steps)

Intermediate. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

This walk takes you from Ardrie Park to the amazing Djerring Trail, passing through East Caulfield Reserve to get to Caulfield Racecourse Reserve, where you will be able to walk through racecourse tunnels to access the facilities that this reserve has to offer.

Points of Interest

A. Central Park
B. Djerring Trail
C. East Caulfield Reserve
D. Caulfield Racecourse - Guineas Tunnels (Gate 21) Check opening hours on their website.

Surfaces

Paved: 5.6km
Asphalt: 2km
Tunnels: 400m

 

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Chapel Street - Fawkner Park (8km / 10,000 steps)

Intermediate level walk. Good fitness required, easily accessible paths.

This walk takes you down the famous Chapel St and South Yarra shopping precincts, to experience the wide variety of retail shops, restaurants and cafés that Prahran and South Yarra have to offer.

Points of Interest:

A. Chapel St Shopping Precinct
B. Jam Factory
C. South Yarra Shopping Precinct
D. Fawkner Park

Surfaces

Paved: 5.5km
Asphalt: 2.5km

 

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Malvern Village - Toorak Village - Hawksburn Village return (8km / 10,000 steps)

Intermediate. Easily-accessible paths. Suitable for all skill levels.

Start the journey by walking along Malvern Village shops and then heading up to Sir Robert Menzies Reserve to walk along Toorak Road.

Grab a coffee from one of the local shops at Toorak Village and walk back coming down along Williams Road to start your way
back walking along Malvern Road.

Points of Interest

A. Malvern Village Shops
B. Toorak Village Shops
C. Hawksburn Village shop
D. Malvern Hill Village Shops

Surfaces

Paved: 3.7km
Asphalt: 4.3km

 

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Como Park - Prahran Square return (10km / 13,000 steps)

Intermediate level walk. Good fitness required.

Walking around some of the most remarkable sports reserves in our city and passing through the new cultural and recreational heart of Prahran, Prahran Square.

Don’t miss the opportunity to walk through Prahran Market and get some hydration for your walk back.

Points of Interest

A. Como Park
B. Thomas Oval
C. Orrong Romanis Park
D. Toorak Park
E. Prahran Square

Surfaces

Asphalt: 2km
Paved: 6.5km
Gravel: 1.5km

 

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Sir Robert Menzies Reserve - Fawkner Park return (12km / 15,000 steps)

Intermediate level walk. Good fitness required, easily-accessible paths.

This 12km walk takes you from Kooyong to South Yarra. Start the walk at Sir Robert Menzies Reserve, along the way you can grab a coffee or a bite to eat from the famous Toorak Village. Continue to Fawkner Park to rest and relax in the beautiful surrounds.

On your way back, you will pass through Chapel St, where you can get a drink to help fuel you for the walk home.

Points of Interest

A. Sir Robert Menzies Reserve
B. Toorak Village
C. Fawkner Park
D. Chapel St

Surfaces

Asphalt: 2km
Paved: 10km

 

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