Take a ride unlike any other and explore our parks by bike. Cycling is a fun, family-friendly activity to get deeper into nature, whether you’re looking for a leisurely ride along urban bike paths or a multi-day cross country adventure.

Two men ride bikes along a track in Maribyrnong Valley ParklandsExplore the Yarra River

Start at Southbank, then leave the hustle and bustle of the city behind on one of several popular Melbourne cycling trails.

Ride alongside the Yarra River to Yarra Bend Park on the Capital City Trail. The smooth, flat trail is a great way to see the Melbourne skyline before ducking into Yarra Bend Park. The full circuit is just under 30km, so after exploring the park you can easily loop back to Southbank.

The Maribyrnong River Trail takes you through the Maribyrnong Valley Parklands. The track is 28km one-way, but you can start at anywhere along the route. Wherever you begin, leave plenty of time to explore the peaceful setting of Brimbank Park and enjoy picnics, fishing, canoeing and bird watching.

Follow the Main Yarra Trail and ride through Melbourne’s leafy outer suburbs and the Yarra Valley Parklands. The shared paths run for 33km, taking you through Yarra Bend Park and a wildlife corridor of native flora and fauna, ending at Westerfolds Park.

A man stands with his bike on a beach boardwalk in MelbourneTake a tour along Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail

Enjoy a leisurely ride along the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, passing through Stony Creek Backwash and Cheetham Wetlands.

Along the way, don’t forget to stop off at Jawbone Flora and Fauna Reserve and Point Gellibrand Heritage Park for unique coastal habitats, wildlife and historic sites of northern Port Phillip Bay.

A woman on a bike and a child on a scooter at Jells ParkTackle the Dandenong Creek Trail

Stretching 49kms, The Dandenong Creek Trail is a tree-lined journey through the native conservation areas of Dandenong Valley Parklands.

Enjoy the wide open spaces of Jells Park, pause for refreshment at Madeline’s cafe or stop off for a spot of birdwatching at one of the wetland bird hides.

Bike riding in Point Nepean National ParkFollow the sea coast at Point Nepean National Park

Explore Fort Nepean and the Quarantine Station of Point Nepean National Park by bike.

You can bring your own or hire one from Emocean. For all bike hire inquiries, availability and bookings visit emocean.com.au

The beach at French Island National Park at sunsetCycle the idyllic French Island National Park

For a ride where you can really get away from it all - just a short day trip from Melbourne - French Island offers a full day’s exploration of coastal landscapes, thriving native habitats and sweeping sea views.

Two women ride mountain bikes along the Goldfields Track in Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage ParkDiscover history along the Goldfields Track

Make an epic journey of the 210km Goldfields Track through multiple parks and historic towns. Climbing and winding along varied terrain, you can explore eucalypt forests, Gold Rush heritage, rolling hills and native bushland of Creswick Regional Park, Hepburn Regional Park, and Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park, as well as skirting around the edge of Mount Alexander Regional Park and Bendigo Regional Park. Tackle the full track as a multi-day adventure, or take one of the shorter day-trip rides.

For challenging wilderness terrain or an adrenaline rush, see our mountain biking trails.

Parks with cycling tracks

South Channel Fort in Port Philip part of the Point Nepean National Park.

Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean has played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defense of Australia. Walk or cycle through this rugged coastal landscape.
A family share a picnic while a father and son play with a model aircraft in the background.

Jells Park

Jells Park is nestled in the Dandenong Creek Valley, Wheelers Hill, away from the hustle and bustle of urban life. The park attracts over 900,000 visitors a year, with over nine kilometres of paths and trails, 127 hectares of wide open spaces and enough picnic areas for everyone to enjoy.
A couple row a boat on the yarra with four inquisitive geese near Studley Park Boat House.

Yarra River

The Yarra River offers a multitude of picturesque settings. The banks of the river have a number of barbecue and picnic facilities, fishing platforms and jettys. In addition, there are trails and paths which cater for cyclists, walkers and joggers.
Four friends walk alongside the Yarra River through Yarra Bend Park.

Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. Enjoy the leafy grounds and abundant wildlife while strolling or biking its many trails. Stop for a picnic, walk your dog or play a round of golf.

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Get more into nature

Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.


Head outdoors for lunch in the warmer months and enjoy a picnic in some of nature's most relaxing and inspiring settings.
A young mountain biker attempts a drop while cheered on by his father and older sister at the You Yangs Regional Park.

Mountain biking

Explore parks on two wheels with mountain bike trails to suit most experience and fitness levels.
A couple run through the bush and leaves at Lysterfield Park.

Trail running

Get active and healthy in nature by taking your exercise fitness routine outdoors to one of many park running trails.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.


Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
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