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Capital City Trail

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Published May 6th 2010
When it comes to burning some calories and taking in the best of marvellous Melbourne, you'd be hard pressed to find a better way than the Capital City Trail.

Consisting almost entirely of smooth, flat pavement, this 29 kilometre circuit makes the ideal lazy cycle. Or, if you're feeling intrepid, you could even walk it.

The fun begins at Southbank. Heading counter-clockwise, you follow the Yarra past landmarks such as the Victorian Arts Centre, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the MCG, Melbourne Park and Como House, while also encountering Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park, Burnley Gardens, Dights Falls and Yarra Bend Park.

For the second half of the Capital City Trail, you follow the old Inner Circle Railway through Royal Park, hug Moonee Ponds Creek as it flows towards Docklands, pass by the Polly Woodside Maritime Museum and then the Exhibition Centre, before making it back to Southbank.

What makes the route so wonderful is that besides taking in many of the city's highlights, it contains plentiful shops, cafes, restaurants and parks in which you can refuel and recharge. Bring a friend, bring your partner or bring the family and you're guaranteed to have a wonderful day.
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Why? The fun and healthy way to see Melbourne
When: Daily
Where: Southbank to Southbank
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