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Best walks and Hikes in and around Melbourne – For the adventure enthusiasts

Melbourne has plenty to offer, but if you're looking to get some fresh air and exercise then a hike or a lovely walk is ideal! Here are some great spots for both walks and hikes in and around the Melbourne area.

1

1000 Steps Kokoda Walk

Located in Dandenong Ranges National Park, this 4.3 kilometre walk is not too difficult! In fact, this walk is quite close to the Melbourne CBS and is great for burning some fat away after a heavy meal. This walk in also full of stone steps and great views of the Dandenong ranges and end at One Tree Hill.

2

Point Nepean Walk

The Point Nepean Coastal Walk is a great way to explore the Morington Peninsula! In between this walk you will pass Cheviot Beach, which holds the crumbling remains of Fort Nepean. The route is pretty easy going and you also get a chance to explore the twisty Moonah woodlands!

3

Steavenson Falls

You get to kick off your hike by seeing one of the state's tallest and most impressive waterfalls! You will being your ascent on a rough dirt track passing the De La Rue lookout and you'll go through a lot of hills. If there was rain previously, the tracks tend to be quite slippery so make sure you take extra precaution if this is the case. Marking the half point on the hike is the Keppel Lookout which gifts you with views that stretch toward the Cathedral Ranges on a clear day!

4

Lerderderg Gorge Circuit Walk

You will pass through a lot of great flora and fauna as this location is real Victorian bush! This spot is characterized by a 300-metre deep gorge that has cut through the park's sandstone and slate. You're to expect a lot of rock hopping, relics from the gold mining days and some river crossing, depending on the weather. Make an early start from Avani Melbourne Central Residences if you want to really enjoy the beauty that you are to be surrounded by.

5

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Among Melbourne city attractions, this is definitely one you shouldn't miss out on, if you're looking for a nice walk. This walk is great because you are surrounded with breathtaking clifftop views and a secluded beach as well! The jaw-dropping views of the Mornington Peninsula will make this walk easily one of the top ones on your list. You can either return the same way or walk down the beach and go through a loop path that will take you back to the start, but this route is twice as long!

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Mt Stapylton Loop Walk

Located in Grampians National Park, this walk is a 3 hour drive from Melbourne. It is well wroth the trip, however, as it a challenging walk and has views overlooking the deep Fyans Valley, mountains and waterfalls. The walk is not too difficult and is great for those just looking to escape Melbourne for a bit!