Published 30 May 2019

No visit to the Yarra Valley is complete without a walk in nature.

Pack a pair of comfy walking shoes and your drink bottle and discover our beautiful trees, flowers and wildlife (you may spot a kangaroo, a koala or even a lyrebird!), waterfalls and mountain tops with breathtaking views.

And you don’t have to walk for hours to Find Your Self either. There are plenty of easily accessible walks that take less than one hour that will fill your lungs with fresh air and make you feel good from the inside out – all just one hour from Melbourne in the pristine loveliness of the Yarra Valley. Here are 13 lucky options for walks you can do with ease.

Yarra Valley

Maroondah Reservoir Park – As long or short as you like- options from 30 minutes to 3 hours including along the reservoir wall. More info

WillaWilla Rainforest Walk – An all-access track that takes you into a rainforest and out again in just 30 minutes return. More info 

Upper Yarra Valley 

Riverside Walk, Warburton – Gorgeous stroll on the riverbanks behind the main township, with several lops and seven bridges to explore – form 20 minutes to 2 hours as you wish More info

Dolly Grey Park – Gravel path with boardwalks and bridges, you could spend 50 minutes walking or stop for a picnic and linger longer. More info

Rainforest Gallery – Learn about local Indigenous history as you walk among the tree tops during this 20-minute walk suspended up in the Mountain Ash canopy. More info

Trestle Bridge to Noojee – Shady and sheltered, the trestle bridge walk is a great way to explore this iconic local landmark – around 1 hour. More info

Brimbonga Walking Track – Flat and easy walk with a viewing platform to reward your efforts. Nature immersion in just 45 minutes. More info

Fern Gully Walk – Short and sweet – as the name suggests – through fern gullies. Flat and 15 minutes and your back at the car

Seven Acre Rock – A short walk with a most surprising ending. The view from Seven Acre Rock is uninterrupted all the way to the bay, and on a clear day the city of Melbourne. More info

Kinglake

Wombelano Falls – Discover a waterfall and viewing platform on this 30-minute round trip. Some steep sections. More info

Marysville

Beauty Nature Walk – Gently graded track you can do in less than an hour. More info

Gilberts Gully Trail – Gentle hills with boardwalks and steel bridges through stunning gullies on this 45 minutes return walk. More info

Lady Talbot Drive to Keppel Falls – Short and sweet adventure trail along the river with some log crossings, in just 30 minutes one way. More info

Dogs are allowed on many of these tracks: however, are not allowed in National Parks.

See our website for more information  or download our full Walking and Riding Trails Map here - also available as a printed resource from tourist destinations and accommodation suppliers throughout the Dandenong Ranges.

Click here if you are looking for more walks that take less than one hour in the Dandenong Ranges