Hiking in City Trail
Visit Melbourne's most
famous landmarks, historic properties and world-class parks and gardens on
this on this easy ride through peaceful river landscapes.
Length: 29 kilometres
Cycle: 4 hours
This trail links some of the best cultural, entertainment, sporting and outdoor
recreation opportunities that Melbourne has to offer. Starting at the vibrant
entertainment hub of Southbank, it winds along the grassy banks of the Yarra
River past the Victorian Arts Centre, Royal Botanic Gardens, the MCG and Melbourne
Park, and the elegant grandeur of historic Como House. Other highlights along
the Yarra include Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park, the Burnley
Gardens, Dights Falls and Yarra Bend Park, with its native bushland, popular
boathouses and excellent public golf course.
The trail follows the route of the old Inner Circle Railway through Royal
Park, home of the world-renowned Melbourne Zoo, before heading back along
Moonee Ponds Creek to the exciting new Docklands precinct, past the Polly
Woodside Maritime Museum and Melbourne Exhibition Centre back to Southbank.
Make the most of the trail by allowing plenty of time to stop at your favourite
attractions or picnic in leafy gardens or on a tranquil riverbank.
Note: Some temporary difficulties may be experienced between Footscray Rd
and the Yarra, due to the Docklands redevelopment.
Ph +61 3 9328 3000