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Park Walks in SE Melbourne

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by Dayna Chu (subscribe)
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Published March 7th 2023
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Dandenong Ranges National Park: Located just outside of Melbourne, the Dandenong Ranges National Park offers a variety of walking trails through lush forest, with stunning views of the surrounding hills.
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Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne: The Royal Botanic Gardens Cranbourne is a beautiful place to walk, with over 363 hectares of gardens, wetlands, and woodlands to explore. The Gardens are home to a wide variety of flora and fauna, including rare and endangered species.
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Beaches: Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs are home to some of the best beaches in the city, including Sandringham Beach, Half Moon Bay, and Seaford Beach. Take a leisurely stroll along the shoreline and enjoy the views of Port Phillip Bay.

Jells Park: is located in the eastern suburb of Wheelers Hill, about 25 kilometres from Melbourne's city centre. The park covers an area of 127 hectares and features a lake, walking and cycling tracks, picnic and barbecue facilities, playgrounds, and a cafe. It's a popular spot for families and nature lovers, with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities.
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Koomba Park: Koomba Park, also known as the Yarra Ranges National Park, is located in the Dandenong Ranges, about 50 kilometres east of Melbourne. The park covers an area of 7,750 hectares and features a range of natural landscapes, including forests, waterfalls, and scenic views. The park is home to a variety of wildlife, including kangaroos, wallabies, wombats, and lyrebirds, and offers a range of activities such as hiking, picnicking, and camping.
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Wattle Park: Wattle Park is located in the eastern suburb of Burwood, about 16 kilometres from Melbourne's city centre. The park covers an area of 55 hectares and features a historic mansion, formal gardens, picnic areas, playgrounds, and walking tracks. The park is known for its beautiful ornamental lake and impressive collection of wattle trees, which bloom in spring and attract crowds of visitors.
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Urban Walks: If you prefer walking in urban areas, then consider exploring the local neighborhoods and streets. Many of Melbourne's South Eastern suburbs have charming streets lined with shops, cafes, and restaurants, such as Glenferrie Road in Malvern or Centre Road in Bentleigh or some of these walks.

There are many other great places to go for a walk in the South Eastern suburbs of Melbourne for locals and visitors alike, offering opportunities to relax, connect with nature, and enjoy a range of outdoor activities. Don't hesitate to explore and discover new paths and trails! Did we miss any of your favourites? Let us know in the comments.
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