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Walking maps

Walking maps

We encourage you to use walking as a mode of transport to get to local shops, services, jobs, visit friends and access public transport.

To help you get active, we have created 6 walking track maps that are accessible for all ages and abilities, including wheelchair and pram users.

The walking maps cover the suburbs of Bundoora, Epping/Lalor, South Morang, Thomastown, Mernda Villages and Mill Park.

You can use the walking maps for recreation and to get to shops, schools and parks in each suburb.

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Bundoora Walking Tracks

Track 1 and 2 - These tracks are a combination of a smooth, well kept sand surface and sealed path.

  • Enter the track from McLeans Road.
  • Walk east, towards the tennis club.
  • You will pass a bocce field and the Norris bank Tennis club.
  • Proceed until you come to a 'T' intersection at the creek.
  • If you are after a longer walk (track 1), take the path left.
  • Follow the track until you get to the footbridge and loop around.
  • Walk back to the 'T' intersection and continue forward.
  • Follow the track straight and you will pass a BBQ area with shelters, playgrounds, public toilets and seats.
  • Cross the board walk to get to a basketball court, more seats and a solid concrete wall.
  • Follow the track around and you will end up back at McLeans Road where you started.

View Bundoora walking tracks on the Walking Maps website.

Epping/Lalor Walking Tracks

Track 1 and 2 - This track is made up of both sealed and unsealed sections.

  • Begin this walk at the entrance to WA Smith Reserve on Darebin Drive.
  • Follow the track across the bridge and then between the 2 oval areas.
  • Continue to follow the track and you will be lead to Childs Road.
  • Carefully cross the road and continue until you come to a playground.
  • Cross the bridge here and leave the parklands to reach Narina Way.
  • Continue along the road until you reach an entry back into parklands, opposite Best Close. This will be on your left.
  • Cross the bridge and follow the path alongside Darebin Creek until you reach Childs Road once again.

Mernda Walking Track

Track is sealed and unsealed, even and well kept. It has a sand surface.

  • Begin your walk near the sustainability centre. There is a ramp behind the sustainability centre that leads towards a paved path.
  • Walk towards Plenty Road.
  • As you follow the path you will pass 2 seats.
  • As you continue, the path will slightly incline.
  • There is one bollard in the middle of the path, this may restrict access for some users.
  • As you continue you will see 3 seats that are facing the pond.
  • Continue along path and you will cross a wooden bridge that is approximately 20m long.
  • The path then veers right and you walk towards the picnic area.
  • Cross another wooden bridge over the creek (there is a hand rail available) and back towards the sustainability centre.
  • Cross the road at the pedestrian crossing (ramp available).
  • Follow the path around and you will pass 2 seats (under cover) on your right.
  • As you continue along the path it will loop around and head back towards the beginning.
  • You will pass 2 seats on your left.
  • Use the pedestrian crossing to return to the sustainability centre.

Mill Park Walking Tracks

Track 1 - This track is a combination of paved and unpaved track with multiple wooden bridges. There are 2 sets of bollards which restrict access to 2 entrances and a road crossing.

  • Begin your walk at the Stables Playground, located on Morang Drive.
  • Follow the path across the wooden bridge and walk past the gazebo on your left.
  • Continue to a second wooden bridge and follow this to cross Manning Clarke Road.
  • There is a ramp on both sides of the road.
  • Continue along the path until you see a seat on your left, then veer left down gravel road.
  • This footpath is restricted by 2 sets of 3 bollards.
  • As you follow the path there is a slight incline and no footpath, so you will have to walk on the road. If you do not wish to walk on the road, turn left when you reach Manning Clark Road and follow this road until it rejoins the map.
  • As you continue there will be a ramp which gives access to a paved footpath.

Optional loop

Continue along Romano Ave which is a paved footpath. Follow around circuit (veer left, and then right) until you return to starting position. You can then resume track 1.

To continue with track 1:

  • Cross road via ramps and walk up incline.
  • Here the access is narrowed by 2 bollards.
  • As you follow the path you will walk past a park and seat on your left.
  • Continue through the crossing and you will see a seat on your right hand side, and then further on, a reserve on your left.
  • Follow past the Mill Park Leisure Centre and walk towards the toilets.
  • The path narrows and continues around the back of the toilets, then back towards the footpath on Morang Drive.
  • Follow the footpath up the hill (note there is a moderate incline here) and walk back towards the Stables Playground to return to your starting point.

Track 2 - This track is a combination of both sealed and unsealed track that is mostly even however it does contain bollards and wooden bridges that may restrict some users.

  • Begin at the Mill Park Softball reserve and head towards the Stables playground.
  • Follow the paved track, noting there is a steep incline.
  • Just before the playground, turn left to follow the path.
  • There is a bollard here which may restrict some users.
  • The path here alternates between gravel and sealed for the duration of the walk.
  • As you continue on the path you will cross a wooden bridge.
  • There is a slight incline as you head towards Gilroy Cr.
  • As you reach the top of the peak you will see the softball nets.
  • Follow the path down towards the nets.
  • Follow the path around the softball and recreation reserve towards Mill Park Leisure Centre.
  • Continue following the path past Mill Park Leisure Centre and back towards the toilets.
  • The path narrows and continues around the back of the toilets, then back towards the footpath on Morang Drive.
  • Follow the footpath for approximately 3m and you will arrive at your starting point.

Track 3 - This track is a combination of both sealed and unsealed track.

  • Begin at the footpath on Morang Drive, near the Mill Park Softball reserve.
  • Walk away from the toilet block to follow the gravel path around the reserve.
  • After approximately 10m you will veer left, up a slight incline - this will guide you to a seat.
  • Here the ground alternates between gravel and pavement.
  • As you decline the path returns to gravel.
  • Continue following the path, walk past the Mill Park Leisure Centre and back towards the toilets.
  • The path narrows and continues around the back of the toilets, then back towards the footpath on Morang Drive.
  • Follow the footpath for approximately 3m and you will arrive at your starting point.

South Morang Walking Tracks

Track 1 - This track is sealed, unsealed and grasslands. The surface is, at times, uneven. A large part of the track is steep uphill or downhill.

  • Enter the track from Findon Road, near the Plenty Ranges Arts and Convention Centre.
  • Head left along the sealed track before taking a sharp right when you hit the road.
  • Follow the dirt track up and around the play area and proceed up the hill towards the shelter you can see in the distance.
  • You may wish to rest on the seat here and gaze at the view of the city and surrounding suburbs.
  • When you are ready, continue on until you come to an intersection.
  • Follow the track to the right and continue to descend.
  • When you come to the next track intersection, either take the shortcut back to the playground, or walk along the boundary of the parklands until you come to The Lakes Boulevard.
  • This part of the track is over grasslands – there is no path so beware of uneven ground and slippery surfaces after rain.
  • Once you arrive at the road, take the sealed path that runs around the wetlands until you get back to your starting point.

Track 2 - This track is sealed.

  • Enter this track near Mill Park Lakes Shops.
  • Walk left towards the playground, then cross over the creek and walk along Gabriel Terrace.
  • You can choose to use the footpath, or walk on the opposite side of the road on the grasslands next to the wetlands (choosing this option will lead you to directly to The Great Eastern Way, but beware of the limited access out of the parklands).
  • To continue on the footpath,  turn right onto Darius Terrace, left onto Lazar Grove.
  • Take the first street on the right, then another right to take you to Scenic Drive.
  • Turn left and continue along next to the wetlands.
  • Follow the path down the Great Eastern Way, and then along Findon Road.
  • When you reach The Lakes Boulevard, carefully cross the road, walk over the bridge and take the slightly declining path on your left.
  • Follow this path until it leads you under the bridge and continue on alongside the wetlands until you reach your starting destination.

Thomastown Walking Tracks

Track 1 - This path is a combination of sealed and unsealed walking track, plus footpath. Note: there is a bollard at the entry to the path on Main St, on the east side of Edgars Creek. This could restrict access to the path for some users.

  • Begin on Main St on the east side of Edgars Creek.
  • Follow this sealed track north until you reach the German Lane.
  • Here, turn left and enter the 'Pioneer Precinct' through the gate.
  • As you walk the unsealed path through this historical site, you will see the Lutheran Cemetery on your right, and the Lutheran Church on your left.
  • A little further along is Ziebell's Farmhouse.
  • The unsealed path will finish at Gardenia Road, where you should turn left and follow the footpath back to Main Street Reserve.
  • From here, follow the sealed track to the left, which will lead you to the Thomastown Library and back to your starting point.

Track 2 - This track is mostly  sealed but has a small section of gravel. Note: there is a bollard at the entry to the track on Main St, on the east side of Edgars Creek. This could restrict access to the track for some users.

  • Begin at the Thomastown Library and walk to the track that leads north, around the football oval.
  • Follow this track until you hit a 'Y' intersection, then veer right, across the bridge and Edgars Creek.
  • Take the path on the right, and you will return to Main St.
  • Here, pass through the bollards and take the footpath back to the library where you began.