Walking in Brimbank Park


Walking in Brimbank Park


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. 

1. Brimbank Loop Walk – 3.5km, 1.5 hours

This wonderful walk allows you to experience much of Brimbank Park’s landscapes. The shared path follows the Maribyrnong River as it winds around the natural basin of Brimbank Park, then leads you up the escarpment away from the river, to panoramic views of the area. Along the way, admire the old River Red Gums, with many hollows serving as homes to birds and other wildlife. The geological history of the land can be seen on the river valley escarpments, where layers of basalt and sandstone were laid around 400 million years ago. The best location to begin this loop walk is from Carpark A, where you can make your way down the hill to the trail alongside the river.

2. Main Regional Trail – 25km

A pleasurable 5.5km section of this trail runs through Brimbank Park, with another 7.5km following the Lower Maribyrnong River through Melbourne’s northwestern suburbs all the way to Southbank in the city. It is an unsealed shared pathway for cyclists and pedestrians. Over a long time this river has cut a valley through the basalt plains of northern Melbourne. Those on the trail will experience a variety of landscapes, and a window into Melbourne’s past and present land use.

3. Horseshoe Bend Loop Walk – 2km, 45 minutes

Horseshoe Bend Loop Walk is a serene place to experience nature. Begin at the farm driveway, and follow the gravel trail down to the Maribyrnong River. From here, the path is mostly flat and follows the river in a loop, where you can spot wildlife, including many bird varieties and sometimes shy swamp wallabies. At Horseshoe Bend, there is an original 1930s weather board cottage and farm outbuildings, a reminder of the site’s farming past.


Things To Do


Brimbank Park Playscape

The Brimbank Park Playscape is a haven for creative play that will inspire children and families to connect with nature. The playscape has been designed specifically to create opportunities for children of all abilities, including those in wheelchairs, to have fun in the park, explore and socialise in the outdoors.
A mother, father and two primary-aged children sit outside with coffees at Brimbank Park

Café and picnic spots

The café at the visitor centre is open during park hours each day, with both indoor and outdoor eating areas. The café’s furnished room can also be hired for events. There are also several picnic areas in the park. Gas barbecues, shelters and picnic tables are available free of charge with no bookings required.

How to get there

Walking in Brimbank Park

Brimbank Park is approximately 15 kilometres north-west of Melbourne CBD in Keilor East. Vehicle access is from Keilor Park Drive which is off the Western Ring Road.

Need to know

Walking in Brimbank Park

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