Spring into action and get active
With the colder months behind us, get a new lease on life with renewed motivation to focus on your health and wellbeing. Get active by walking the dog, cycling or trying a new fitness activity.
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There's no better excuse to get active than walking with your best buddy by your side. Explore nature together in Victoria's metropolitan, regional and reservoir parks. Many of these parks allow dogs on-lead, so they're the perfect spot for walking, sightseeing or picnicking. Remember to plan ahead, as some parks allow dogs in some part of the park but not the whole park.
Dogs aren't allowed in all parks so make sure to check out our dog friendly parks page to plan your visit.
Popular dog walking parks:
Make the most of sunny days by jumping on a bike. Cycling is a great way to explore our parks. Cycle the many trails of Jells Park and Yarra Bend Park or ride alongside the Yarra River on the Capital City Trail. Outside the city, hire an ebike at Point Nepean National Park, get amazing views over Lake Eildon on the Great Victorian Rail Trail or jump on the ferry and explore Raymond Island Gippsland Lakes Reserve.
Visit our cycling page for more great trails.
Popular places to cycle:
Did you know that exercising in nature has greater health benefits than doing the same activity indoors? Why not challenge yourself to a new fitness activity this spring. Many of our parks offer Parkruns, which are a great way to improve your fitness each week. Try yoga or pilates in the park with a licensed tour operator. For socialisation and fitness, join a community sport at Albert Park.
Not sure where to start? Try one of our top circuit walks.