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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.
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.
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.
A. Urban Forest
B. Phoenix Park
C. Urban Forest (end point)
Paved: 1.5kmGravel: 700m
Download map(PDF, 1MB)
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.
A. Como Park
B. Prahran Square
C. Prahran Market
Download map(PDF, 2MB)
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.
A. Malvern Public Gardens
B. Sir Robert Menzies Reserve
C. Malvern Town Hall
D. Malvern Cricket Ground
Paved: 1.8kmGravel: 428m
Grass: 772m approx. (loops around MCG and Sir Robert Menzies ovals)
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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.
A. Victoria Gardens
B. Princes Gardens
C. Hawksburn House
D. Como House
E. Victoria Gardens (end point)
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.
A. Hedgeley Dene Gardens
B. Central Park
C. Ardrie Park
Paved: 4.5 km
Gravel: 1 km
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.
A. High Street Shops
B. Caulfield Park
C. Glenferrie Road Shops
D. High Street (End point)
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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.
A. Malvern Town Hall
B. Malvern Cricket Ground
C. Malvern Public Gardens
D. Central Park
E. Glenferrie Road Shopping Precinct
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.
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
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.
A. Central Park
B. Djerring Trail
C. East Caulfield Reserve
D. Caulfield Racecourse - Guineas Tunnels (Gate 21) Check opening hours on their website.
Asphalt: 2kmTunnels: 400m
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.
A. Chapel St Shopping Precinct
B. Jam Factory
C. South Yarra Shopping Precinct
D. Fawkner Park
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.
A. Malvern Village Shops
B. Toorak Village Shops
C. Hawksburn Village shop
D. Malvern Hill Village Shops
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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.
A. Como Park
B. Thomas Oval
C. Orrong Romanis Park
D. Toorak Park
E. Prahran Square
Paved: 6.5kmGravel: 1.5km
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.
A. Sir Robert Menzies Reserve
B. Toorak Village
C. Fawkner Park
D. Chapel St
Download map(PDF, 4MB)
Come along to Stonnington's walking group, Walk and Talk Buddies, every Monday and Wednesday at 10.30am.
Whether you enjoy a leisurely, moderate, or brisk walk. Anyone can join in this free activity as long as you book. Different locations each week.
We acknowledge we are meeting on the Traditional Lands of the Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Bunurong peoples of the East Kulin Nations and pay our respect to their Elders past, present and emerging.
We extend that respect to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples. We acknowledge their living connection to Country, relationship with the land and all living things extending back tens of thousands of years.