Hiking and bushwalking
Victoria's dramatic and diverse landscape and climate provide the perfect excuse to get outdoors and hike mountain peaks and ranges, beaches and desert dunes.
Whether it's hiking through the Alpine region or the Great Ocean Walk, Parks Victoria offers a variety of experiences to suit all kinds of hikers and bushwalkers with a range of experience levels.
Find out more about the experiences on offer, how to choose the right hike for you, the health benefits of hiking, new hikes being created and more.
Choose the right hike
We've put together a simple guide to ensure everyone has a great time when hiking and to help you choose a walk that is the right match for you.Learn how to pick the perfect trail
Where to hike
Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail. From alpine mountain peaks to rugged coastal cliffs and inland ranges, hiking and bushwalking is a popular nature activity all year round.Find our favourite hiking spots
Health benefits of hiking
Most of us know the physical benefits of exercise, but did you know that hiking in nature can amplify those benefits and offer more? A hike or bushwalk may seem like a fun way to pass an hour or a day, but research shows it is far more valuable than that.Health benefits of hiking
Hiking with kids
Getting kids outdoors hiking in nature is great for their physical and mental wellbeing, as well as their cognitive development.See our top tips for hiking with kids
New and upgraded walks
To improve access to parks and enable more people to enjoy and gain the health benefits of time spent in nature we are investing in a range of new walking and hiking trail experiences.
These trails will not only offer unforgettable natural and cultural experiences in stunning places, they will also help stimulate the economy across regional Victoria.
Here are just some of the key experiences that have been or are being created.