Victoria

Below is a collection of hiking trails in Victoria, Australia, listed roughly from west to east and north to south. The table may also be sorted alphabetically or by distance to help you pick your next hike in Victoria. Each trail links to its own report complete with photos, maps, directions, and all the other information needed to locate and enjoy these hikes.

Melbourne Victoria Australia
Melbourne is the capital of Victoria, Australia

Hikes in Victoria, Australia

Victoria is Australia’s second most populous state with the nation’s second biggest city, Melbourne (and a fantastic city it is). Behind this metropolis, there’s a backyard of nature to explore. Get out of the city to one of Victoria’s 36 national parks, or one of the state’s other parks or reserves. Use hikespeak.com to find information on hiking and camping in Wilsons Promontory National Park, the southernmost point on Mainland Australia. Or visit Phillip Island, the well-preserved home of adorable little blue penguins and many coastal walks.

Phillip Island Penguin
A little penguin on Phillip Island
Trail
Description
Distance
Location
Nobbies Boardwalk750Nobbies Boardwalk
This short out and back walk on Point Grant at the west end of Phillip Island provides excellent coastal views highlighted by Seal Rocks, Nobbies, and the Nobbies Blowhole.
1 km
15 meters
-38.517163,
145.117576
Penguin Parade to the Nobbies760Penguin Parade to the Nobbies
This 4-kilometer one-way road can be walked, driven, or biked between the Penguin Parade Visitor Center and the Nobbies Centre, exploring beautiful coastline along the way.
8 km
25 meters
-38.508812,
145.147153
Summerlands Beach770Summerlands Beach
This short out and back return hike brings you to a picturesque surf beach that is taken over by little penguins in the evening.
1 km
10 meters
-38.508812,
145.147153
Pyramid Rock780Pyramid Rock
This short out and back walk takes hikers out onto a grassy point to two overlooks of Pyramid Rock, a triangle-shaped rock island just off the southern coast of Phillip Island.
0.8 km
10 meters
-38.525928,
145.221826
Koala Conservation Centre790Koala Conservation Centre
This loop explores the fantastic boardwalks in Phillip Island's Koala Conservation Centre as well as a longer trail through eucalyptus woodlands.
1.2 km
15 meters
-38.485668,
145.262828
Cape Woolamai Walk800Cape Woolamai
This loop along beaches and bluffs is packed with Cape Woolamai highlights, including Woolamai Surf Beach, the Pinnacles, Cape Woolamai Beacon, Old Granite Quarry, and Cleeland Bight.
8.5 km
112 meters
-38.543936,
145.339985
Little Oberon Bay Walk850South Norman Bay, Norman Point, and Little Oberon Bay
This out and back hike in Wilsons Promontory National Park is packed with coastal views, traveling from Tidal River Campground to Norman Bay and across Norman Point to Little Oberon Bay, a pristine beach with pale sand and clear turquoise water.
9.5 km
70 meters
-39.030653,
146.321366

Camping and Lodging in Victoria, Australia

Phillip Island Big 4 Caravan ParkBig 4 Caravan Park on Phillip Island
This holiday park offers convenient cabin and camping accommodations on the east end of Phillip Island.
Wilsons Promontory CampingTidal River Campground
This 484-site campground is the major camping facility within Wilsons Promontory National Park, the coastal paradise at the southernmost point of Mainland Australia.

 

Transportation in Victoria, Australia

Britz Voyager CampervanVoyager Campervan
Find out more about the Voyager, a four-person campervan that can be rented from Britz.

 

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Coal Mines Historic Site Convict Precinct Walk Tasman Peninsula Tasmania Australia Hike Penal Colony Tour
If you think being a prisoner at a Tasmanian penal colony sounds bad, add coal mining to that prison sentence and you get something truly awful. Such was the case in the 1830s and 40s when, just after the famous Port Arthur Penal Colony was established, convict laborers were sent to another part of the Tasman Peninsula to work in coal mines (and you can imagine that... Read more.
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Tagged with · Mines · Ocean Views · Ruins · Saltwater River · Tasman Peninsula
Distance: 0.8 kilometers / 0.5 miles · Elevation change: 10 meters / 30 feet
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Cape Raoul Track Tasman Peninsula Bushwalk Tasman National Park Stormlea Tasmania Cape Raoul Cliffs Walk
With some of the tallest sea cliffs in Australia, Cape Raoul is a daunting promontory jutting south from the Tasman Peninsula. While it is listed as one of Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks, this hike is longer and harder than other tracks on that list at 12 to 14 kilometers (7.45 to 8.7 miles) round trip. The out and back bushwalk follows a track through wild vegetation... Read more.
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Tagged with · Ocean Views · Tasman National Park · Tasman Peninsula · Tasmania's 60 Great Short Walks
Distance: 14 kilometers / 8.7 miles · Elevation change: 240 meters / 790 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 30, 2016
Tasmans Arch Devils Kitchen Lookout Tasman Peninsula Walk Tasman National Park Eaglehawk Neck Devil's Kitchen Tasman's Arch Sea Cliffs
The Tasman Peninsula extends into the Tasman Sea in the southeast corner of Tasmania. While the peninsula was once used as a penitentiary, a visit to the peninsula's impressive coastline today will feel like anything but prison. Just south of the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck, the east coast of the peninsula has several easy-to-reach wonders, including Tasmans Arch... Read more.
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Tagged with · Australian National Parks · Eaglehawk Neck · Natural Bridges · Ocean Views · Tasman National Park · Tasman Peninsula
Distance: 0.9 kilometers / 0.55 miles · Elevation change: 5 meters / 15 feet
By: Published: Last updated: December 9, 2016
Tasman Blowhole Fossil Bay Lookout Tasman Peninsula Tasman National Park The Blowhole Eaglehawk Neck Doo Town Fossil Bay Walk
The Tasman Peninsula extends into the Tasman Sea in the southeast corner of Tasmania. While the peninsula was once used as a penitentiary, a visit to the peninsula's impressive coastline today will feel like anything but prison. Just south of the narrow isthmus at Eaglehawk Neck, the east coast of the peninsula has several easy-to-reach wonders, including the Blowhole... Read more.
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Tagged with · Australian National Parks · Blowholes · Eaglehawk Neck · Ocean Views · Tasman National Park · Tasman Peninsula
Distance: 0.45 kilometers / 0.3 miles · Elevation change: 10 meters / 30 feet
By: Published: Last updated: June 30, 2016
Camping Lime Bay State Reserve Campground Tasmania Australia Lime Bay Campsites Tasman Peninsula
If you're on the lookout for a campground on the Tasmanian coast with grassy plots shaded by eucalyptus trees, don't overlook Lime Bay State Reserve. This off-the-beaten-path campground is located on a remote thumb of the Tasman Peninsula, set in a picturesque bay with light sand beaches framing the campground on both sides. Lime Bay State Reserve Campground Lime... Read more.
By: Published: Last updated: June 29, 2016