There are several picnic areas in Brimbank Park. Gas barbecues, shelters and picnic tables are available free of charge. If picnics aren't your style, stop by Lumbar & Co for your caffeine fix, a sweet treat or a delicious healthy lunch.
Walk or cycle along the extensive network of trails. Take a long stroll around the park to observe its expansive size and incredible views. With over 10km of tracks in Brimbank Park and the Maribyrnong River Trail, you're bound to find a walk that's right for you.
Those looking for a bit of a challenge will find the Maribyrnong River Trail. This 25km trail is truly breathtaking. The tree-lined river path meanders along the Maribyrnong River all the way to Footscray.
In parts of the park, native grasslands sweep across open plains, down through rocky outcrop escarpments to majestic River Red Gums lining the Maribyrnong River. These natural areas are home to a host of local wildlife.
See if you can spot birds including parrots, galahs, large wetland birds and birds of prey. Brushtail and ringtail possums live in the large River Red Gums. Wallabies and bats are known to frequent the area, as well as different species of reptiles.
Things To Do
This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:
Café and picnic spots
This area has an abundance of wildlife. Keep an eye out for:
Tours and adventure experiences in parks
One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.
There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.
Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more.
Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.
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Need to know
Change of Conditions
Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.
Notices Affecting Multiple Sites
Temporary BBQ ClosureOur BBQ facilities at Brimbank Park are temporarily closed due to safety requirements and essential maintenance activities.
Main Regional Trail (Maribyrnong River, Brimbank Park, Maribyrnong Valley Parklands (COM))
Maribyrnong River Trail ClosuresMaribyrnong Valley Parklands Brimbank ParkParts of the Maribyrnong River Trail have been closed due to flood damage. From Brimbank Park Car Park C picnic area to Solomon’s Ford (Canning St) the track is closed due to landslips, damaged tracks, hazardous trees, and exposure to potential hazardous materials. There is no access to the Maribyrnong River Trail between Car Park picnic area and Canning St.