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Revised in 2017 with new walks, and including food stops

By Laura McKinnon
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Walks in Nature Melbourne (2nd edition)

Walks in Nature Melbourne (2nd edition)

Cape Schanck Lighthouse, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria
the views at Jack Rabbit - Australia's Best Tourism Restaurant
Melbourne skyline and Yarra River, Melbourne, Victoria
Cape Schanck boardwalk, Mornington Peninsula, Victoria


Walks in Nature – Melbourne is not a book but a set of cards, each featuring a walk, with easy-to-follow maps, and now also with foodie stops.

The cards make the joy of finding a rewarding walking journey that little bit easier. Each gives details of a scenic walk, and by flipping the card, you get a map of the walk’s location. This is a fantastic tool for people who just want to get up and go – the location research has been done for you. And even in these days of technology, it's easier than an app. 

Each card grades the walk (easy, medium, hard), gives a return distance (none longer than 19kms), gives a Melways reference and has notes particular to that particular walk (info like a track being unsealed, dogs not permitted, etc.). The cards also give a brief description of the walk which points out specific highlights and each has a photo of the location.

Another great feature is that the walks are organised seasonally. The creators specify what they believe to be the best time of the year to undertake each walk.

Some walk selections include:

  • Cape Schanck (Mornington Peninsula)
  • Sorrento to Blairgowrie (Mornington Peninsula)
  • Domino Trail (Great Dividing Range)
  • Sherbrooke Forest (Dandenong Ranges)
  • Yarra River (Southbank)
  • O’Shannassy Aqueduct Trail (Yarra Ranges National Park)

Each box contains 32 walks and is a great buy for the casual walker. For those environmentally minded, the package is also FSC certified; the paper used in making the package is from responsible sources.

If you own the previous edition it is not really worth buying the newer edition – there are only four newly added walks. However if you do not own the set already then it is certainly worth purchasing – particularly for getting the kids outdoors!

Walks in Nature: Melbourne (2nd edition) by Viola Design is published by Hardie Grant Travel/Explore Australia (Sydney, NSW; Oct 2017; 32 cards; RRP A$24.99).

It can also be found to purchase online via »

Read the media release here »


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