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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
Track: Good
Grade: Easy
Start: Southbank
Finish: Southbank

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.

Further information
Bicycle Victoria
Ph +61 3 9328 3000