Guided Park walks
Guided Park walks for everyone
Did you know that walking is the most popular type of leisure activity in Australia? No surprise really, it’s free, doesn’t require any equipment beyond comfortable walking shoes and it’s suitable for everyone.
Park Walks are free walks, guided by our trained volunteers. They include Welcome walks, Nature walks, Kids walks, Café walks and Discovery walks.
Park Walks allow you to enjoy walking in urban parks, lakes or bushland without having to worry about where the trail is or how long it might take. You will be free to enjoy the beautiful trees and wildlife or even just to relax and catch up with friends or family.
Bookings are required (for most walks).
And did you also know that walking in nature is also good for you – mentally and physically? It can boost creative thinking, decrease stress levels and blood pressure and helps the whole family lead a happier more active life. Discover why walking in a park should be on your ‘to do’ list!
Welcome walks are the perfect way to enjoy nature, meet new friends and get some gentle exercise. Designed with peak body Victoria Walks for people of all ages and abilities. Welcome walks use safe, flat tracks with minimum trip hazards, so great for taking a pram or stroller. Toilets and seat locations are listed.
These free, short walks take less than 45 minutes to complete and cover less than 2.5km. Everyone is welcome.
Want to try a new nature trail but would prefer some company along the way?
If you have some basic walking experience and basic fitness and are ready to increase your activity but don’t know which walk is right for you, why not join a Nature Walk?
These walks are free and offer a great intermediate walking experience in nature. The walk duration is between 45 minutes and 2 hours.
Who doesn’t like a cuppa or snack at the end or middle of their walk? Café walks are a great opportunity to get some gentle exercise and socialise at the same time. Short or medium length walks (please check on the booking page) with café options either during or at the end of the walk. Check individual walks for accessibility and to see if you can bring along the family dog.
Fresh air followed by a cuppa- what’s not to like!
Playing outdoors in nature is an important part of growing up. Most of us have fond memories of running around our local park or greenspace, letting off steam and making friends.
Not only is it great fun, research has shown that nature its essential for children’s physical, mental and spiritual development. Being in nature inspires children to explore, make friends, push their physical and emotional boundaries, learn about taking risks and it gives them a sense of belonging.
Our free Kids walks are all less than 1km (30 minutes or less) close to toilets, playgrounds and play spaces or somewhere your kids can run around. Are your kids ready for their next park adventure?
Check back soon to find out when the next Kids walks will be available.
Do you want to go for a walk that gives you the opportunity to learn something new? Are you intrigued about the layered histories of our cultural landscapes and heritage places?
Discovery walks focus on interpreting and providing information about a site, including heritage or natural features and Climate Watch trails.
Learning more about your local area provides a sense of connection and belonging for communities. Feeling connected to your surroundings is good for your mental health, it increases wellbeing and boosts happiness.
Alpine Discovery Days
Discover historic huts and iconic landscapes with a Volunteer Park Guide for a free, fun and education experience. No bookings required.
Visit Wallace’s Hut and catch up with our volunteer guides who will tell you the many intriguing stories about this the hut and its surrounds.
Alpine Discovery Days will be running at the following dates and times:
- Saturdays and Sundays: 28 December 2019 to 26 January 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Thursdays: 30 December 2019 to 30 January 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Easter: 10 to 13 April 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
- Anzac Day Weekend: 25 and 26 April 2020, 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
For other walking options please visit our partner Victoria Walks