There are plenty of ways to enjoy Melbourne’s waterways: whether it’s to exercise, socialise or connect with nature. From walking to unwinding, here are some of the best spots that make the most of our rivers, creeks and reservoirs.
Walking tracks and bike trails
Explore trails that follow our waterways through urban settings and lush parklands, and feel a million miles from city life.
Barbecue and picnic spots
Fancy outdoor dining with a waterfront view? Find a place for the perfect afternoon cook-up along Melbourne’s rivers, creeks and reservoirs.
Spot hundreds of different bird species – some rare and endangered – among our waterways and wetlands. Or apply for a permit to access the Western Treatment Plant: Victoria’s premier birdwatching destination.
We care for waterways to provide healthy habitats for fish. Read about licence requirements and steps you can take to fish responsibly.
Remember: there are risks associated with any open body of water, so stay safe when visiting your local waterway.
Need more motivation for getting out and about? Take a peek at some of the gorgeous views you could be soaking up: