Tracks & Trails

Looking for somewhere to hike on a weekend or perhaps during the week? You’ve come to the right place. Below is what I consider to be some of the very best hiking tracks in Victoria.

Each track report includes¬†information pertaining to distance, difficulty level, track information, highlights, as well as some images that will give you an idea about to expect. But, let’s face it, there’s nothing like getting out there and experiencing it first-hand.

Whilst I have tried to include the best hiking tracks in Victoria, I have also tried to include some other not so well-known tracks that some people may have never heard of.

This section of the website will be never ending as there will always be a hiking track in Victoria to be explored.

freemans mill walking track
Located in the north-east section of the Bunyip State Park, the Freemans Mill Walking Track is a 14km return hike that includes a large campground at the halfway mark. Starting at the Aqueduct Track at the make-shift car park under the power lines, head north for a kilometre until you come to a sign heading...
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tanglefoot loop
Located in the Toolangi State Forest, the Tanglefoot Loop is a track like any other that you might find in the Yarra Valley area. And by that, I mean well-formed, well-marked, and full of stunning Mountain Ash and Myrtle Beech trees. There are two car parks you can start this hike from – the Wirrawilla...
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rollasons falls track
Located in the Mount Buffalo National Park, the Rollasons Falls Track is a short 3km return track consisting of upper and lower viewing points of the falls. Starting at the Rollasons Falls Picnic Area, the well-formed track winds its way down to a t-intersection; heading left to the upper falls and right to the lower...
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mount beauty gorge walk
If there’s one thing that is a constant with the outdoors, it’s that it’s constantly surprising me. And this was certainly the case with the Mount Beauty Gorge Walk in the Victorian Alpine National Park. I’m definitely one of those people who will enjoy the hike regardless of the kilometres awaiting me. However, this 5.9km...
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The main event for our trip to New Zealand was undoubtedly the hike up to Mount Ruapehu in the Tongariro National Park. After spending several days in New Zealand forests, which included the Timber Trail and the 42 Traverse, we entered the volcanic area of the Tongariro National Park. The park itself, home to the...
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the ada tree
Despite the fact that Warburton is one of my favourite hiking places in Victoria, the Ada Tree Walk has eluded me for some time. But, after this weekend, this Grade 2 walk eludes me no longer. I had the pleasure of leading the MeetUp group’s first parents and kids hike for 2018 along this 3.5km...
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42 Traverse
The second of three main trails we hiked during our time in New Zealand, the 42 Traverse was a 2-day walk through the quiet Tongariro Forest. Often used by 4WDs, hunters, mountain bikers, motorbikes, horse riders, and fishermen, the 42 Traverse is also used by hikers; particularly those who are hiking the Te Araroa trail....
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la la falls
Not the most challenging walk you will ever do, the La La Falls return hike in Warburton is a 3.5km track that climbs gently to the falls. At the base of the track is a reasonably sized car park with your usual information board about the hike itself and surrounds. There is nothing overly difficult...
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big pats creek
The first section of the Walk Into History trail in Warburton, Victoria, the return track from Big Pats Creek to Starlings Gap is your typical bushland area. An 18km round trek, the trail is a gentle incline from campground to campground. If you’ve ever been out that way before for a look around, you’ll know...
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cathedral ranges southern circuit
If you have ever wondered where the best place in Victoria to go for a day hike is, you can’t go past the Cathedral Ranges. More specifically, the Cathedral Ranges Southern Circuit is a must-do for any hiking enthusiast. Located in Taggerty, some 120 kilometres from Melbourne, the Cathedral Ranges is home to some of...
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