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Hiking - Yarra River

Cycle along a scenic riverside path from Melbourne's eastern suburban fringe to the CBD. The main route in the city's bicycle system, the main Yarra Trail passes ancient gum trees and billabongs (not sure this is the right term to use as it means a waterhole in a river that dries up outside rainy season) before ending at Southbank. The path is also suitable for walkers.

Melbourne
Length: 33 kilometres
Cycle: 5 hours one way
Track: Good
Grade: Flat
Start: Westerfolds Park Templestowe
Finish: Southbank
Permits/bookings: None required

The route, the linchpin of the city's bicycle system, passes ancient gums and billabongs upriver before ending at Southbank. If you wish, you can also walk any section.