Great walks in regional Victorian towns

Travel free to Victoria's regions during Seniors' Week 2018

Regional walks close to train stations

Victorian Seniors Card holders can explore Melbourne and regional Victoria with free travel from Sunday 7 October to Sunday 14 October 2018.

This covers all public transport in Victoria, including:

Melbourne’s MYKI trains, trams and buses AND V/Line regional trains, coaches and buses (including regional town buses).

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Click here for timetables for V/Line trains and coaches

Great country walks close to V/Line train stations

Victoria's regional trains cover much of the state and you can get to many beautiful and historic towns and parks for a day away from your usual life! 

Below we've listed some of our best Victorian regional walks (click on the name of the walk to see a map, photos and information). Walks listed below are within easy walking distance of a V/Lne station.

Ballarat, Ararat, Maryborough lines

Source: V/Line and PTV

Melton
From Melton Train station it is a 3.2 km walk to Melton Botanic Gardens but you could get the 455 bus along Station Road and Barries Road most of the way there to do our Melton Botanic Garden Walk

Ballarat 


Ararat
Our Amazing Ararat walk starts at the train station! 

Maryborough
Try this Discover Maryborough walk

From Maryborough you can get a V/Line coach to Avoca where you can experince the gorgeous 
Avoca Chinese Garden river walk.

Bendigo, Echuca, Swan Hill lines

Elmore train station: Great Victorian regions

Sunbury
Paul has created a fantastic walk taking in his favourite sites in the lovely town.  Walk from Sunbury's village green fountain, through the birthplace of the Ashes, Clarke Oval and central Sunbury back to the village green fountain.

Kyneton
This lovely walk called ‘Long way to the Post Office’ takes in some of Kyneton’s loveliest landmarks including the botnic gardens and Campaspe River, the Town Hall and a coffee stop!  Walks starts about 400m from train station.

Castlemaine

Bendigo


Elmore
Discover Elmore walk (there’s a miniature train!) 

Echuca
It's a short walk to this beautiful Banyule State Forest walk which traverses the banks of the Murray River

Swan Hill
A great way to discover the natural bauty of this town is this Swan Hill River walk

Geelong, Warrnambool lines

Geelong
It’s just a short walk from Geelong’s main train station to the waterfront where you can pick up this great walk. Head east along the waterfront if you’d like to finish up at the Geelong Botanic Gardens 

From Geelong train station you can get buses to the Surf Coast townships where we've mapped some great walks. Try this link for information about bus routes to towns such as Torquay, Anglesea, Aireys Inlet and Lorne. 

Warrnambool
It’s a short walk from the train station to the start of this walk which takes in the best of Warrnambool’s waterfront reserves. If you wish to head further afield, the Warrnambool to Port Fairy Rail Trail is nearby.

Seymour, Shepparton, Albury lines

Currently we don't have any maps of walks in Seymour and the Nagambie area. If you'd like to map some walks for us please click this link.

Shepparton
A walk around the lovely Victoria Lake Park in Shepparton.

Violet Town
This is a gorgeous creek walk just out of the town centre

Albury
Try this scientific stroll at the Albury Botanic Gardens.

Gippsland (V/Line train goes as far as Bairnsdale)

Morwell
This walk takes in the main street and the Morwell Centenary Rose Garden

Traralgon



Many other areas and great Victorian walks are accessible by V/Line's coach service and regional buses. If you'd like to find walks in areas no listed here, please seach the area at our Walking Maps site and check PTV's page to see which services you can use to travel to regional towns not on the train network.