15 Easy Walking Trails Around Australia

15 Easy Walking Trails Around Australia - Merry People

15 Easy Walking Trails Around Australia 

Live in a city but miss the music and scents of nature? Luckily for us, Australia has no shortage of beautiful walking trails, parks, and day hikes.  Rain or shine, these easy bushwalks will let you immerse in nature without travelling far! 


Yarra Bend Park (Melbourne)

Nestled between Abbotsford and Kew, Yarra Bend is Melbourne’s largest bushland park.  It is a serene escape from the hustle and bustle of the city, with paths suitable for prams. Our favourite trail picks up near Abbotsford Convent, then winds up and around the river. 

yarra bend park


Darebin Parklands (Melbourne)

A 33-hectare bushland on the edge of Alphington and Ivanhoe, this is a great place to have a stroll and picnic with the family. Keep an eye out echidnas, flying foxes, and even the occasional kangaroo!

Darebin Parklands

(photo via Melbourne Playgrounds)

Bayside Art Trail (Melbourne)

Stretching 17km from Brighton to Beaumaris east of Melbourne, this beautiful stretch of Bayside coastline is so picturesque that the walk is dotted with 90 artworks inspired by the scenery!

Cape Woolamai (Phillip Island)

South of Melbourne, Cape Woolamai on Phillip Island has multiple tracks ranging from 4km to 8km.  All trails start with a 1km walk across the beach, before heading inland.  

Cape Woolamai

(photo via Visit Phillip Island)

Kings Park (Perth)

Located on the edge of Perth’s CBD, Kings Park is an icon.  Full of bushland and spectacular views, this is a great place for a walk and a picnic with the family 



Bibbulmun Track (Perth & Beyond)

The Bibbulmun Track is one of the world’s great long-distance walking trails, stretching 1000km from Kalamunda in the Perth Hills, to Albany on the south coast.  While a multi-day walk is a big commitment, the Bibbulmun can be picked up at any point on the track for a nice day walk.  



Bradley’s Head to Chowder Bay (Sydney)

With beautiful views of Sydney Harbour, this easy walk takes you from Taronga Zoo to the beach and cafes at Chowder Bay. Bradley's Head Walk

(photo via Parks NSW)

Two Valley Walking Trail & Wolli Creek (Sydney)

This 13km bushwalk in Sydney’s east is known for its bird watching - a rare treat in the city. If 13km is a bit too much, check out Wolli Creek, a more manageable 2km section of the walk. 

Wolli Creek

(photo via Parks NSW)

Forest Path, Royal National Park (Sydney)

Forest Path is in Royal National Park, just one hour south of Sydney. Wander through cabbage tree palms and Gymea lilies on the path beside Bola Creek and the Hacking River. It is a great path for kids!

Forest Path Royal National Park

(photo via Parks NSW)

Mt Coot-tha (Brisbane)

Did you know its only a 30-minute walk to the summit? Leave the car behind as you wander through eucalpyt bush along the way to an amazing view! You can go up and down the same path, or take the Summit Circuit by walking the 2km paved Summit Track one way, then returning via the 3km dirt Mahogany Trail down.  Both paths are easy grade. 


D'Aguilar National Park, Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre (Brisbane)

A large national park on the doorstep of Brisbane, D'Aguilar has something for everyone with trails ranging from 45 min through wet eucalypt forest to 2+ hours through giant hoop pines. Start at the Walkabout Creek Discovery Centre to get your bearings, then choose your path.  As a National Park, you can also stay for a ranger talk and platypus feeding at the Wildlife Centre.

Morialta Conservation Park (Adelaide)

A national park, Morialta Conservation Park has waterfalls, extensive walking trails, and a very good chance of spotting koalas. What more could you want on a walk?  


Coast Park Path (Adelaide)

At 70km one way and stretching along Adelaide, the Coast Park Path can be picked up at various points in the city for a quick walk or a longer trek.

Adelaide coast path

(photo via Trails SA)

New Town Rivulet Track (Hobart)

Starting in the city, this 7.5km track gradually transitions from urban to suburban to bushland.  It is dog and pram friendly!



Bicentennial Park (Darwin)

Darwin and surrounds are chock full of stunning bushwalks.  If you don't want to leave town, then the Bicentennial Park Walking Trail is a great pram-friendly walk nestled between the CBD and coastline. 


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