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Walks and trails

Bike riders on a path

Maroondah has some beautiful and historically significant walks throughout the city.

Maroondah interactive map

Some of our significant walking and cycling trails are shown on our interactive map.

Select Walking & Cycling Trails on the map to see the trails, and zoom in to see more features, such as road and rail crossings.

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Walks and trails booklet

The Maroondah Walks & Trails booklet contains 13 recreation and heritage walks, with easy to follow maps and details of level of difficulty and accessibility, and special features of each walk. An additional two walks are provided on this web site.

The complete booklet can be downloaded in PDF format from the link below, or each walk can be viewed separately.

Maroondah Walks & Trails  (pdf, 5MB)

Individual walks and trails

The map shows the location of each walk.

  1. Dandenong Creek Trail  (pdf, 293KB)
  2. Heathmont Historic Walk  (pdf, 626KB)
  3. Wombolano Park and Sensory Trail  (pdf, 209KB)
  4. Ringwood Central Historic Walk  (pdf, 311KB)
  5. Ringwood Lake Circuit Walk  (pdf, 227KB)
  6. Ringwood East Historic Walk  (pdf, 276KB)
  7. Mullum Mullum Creek Trail  (pdf, 301KB)
  8. Taralla Creek Trail  (pdf, 284KB)
  9. Croydon Central Historic Walk  (pdf, 547KB)
  10. Alto Heritage Walk  (pdf, 371KB)
  11. Croydon Hills Walk  (pdf, 356KB)
  12. Warrien Reserve Walk  (pdf, 149KB)
  13. Hochkins Ridge Flora Walk  (pdf, 289KB)
  14. Dorset Recreation Trail  (pdf, 169KB)
  15. Maroondah Lakes Scenic Walk  (pdf, 331KB)

Cultural and Heritage Sites

B. Wyreena Community Arts Centre

Wyreena Community Arts Centre is of historical and cultural significance to the area. There are two gracious 1920's buildings on the 4 acre estate; these host a large variety of arts and lifestyle courses and community events. Walk through the spacious grounds and visit the majestic 80 year old evergreen Algerian Oak; have a coffee at the Conservatory Cafe, see the current art gallery exhibition and gift shop windows.

C. Maroondah Federation Estate

Maroondah Federation Estate is a community, cultural and arts facility located at 32 Greenwood Avenue, Ringwood, on the site of the former Ringwood Primary School. The Estate incorporates a Cultural Centre, a Lifestyle Centre and the Maroondah Art Gallery. Maroondah Federation Estate is surrounded by beautiful gardens and throughout the site there is a range of innovative artistic features such as a sensory time trail, public art sculptures and an all abilities sensory playspace AMazing Space. For further details please contact Maroondah Federation Estate.

D. William Barak commemorative monument

Brushy Park, Maroondah Highway, Croydon North

William Barak was an important Indigenous person who features significantly in Melbourne’s history. He was born in the early 1820s into the Wurundjeri tribe at Brushy Creek (which is now known as North Croydon).

The Woi-wurrung language group, specifically the Wurundjeri people, occupied the Melbourne area prior to European colonisation. The territory of the Wurundjeri lies within the inner city of Melbourne and extends north of the Great Dividing Range, east to Mt Baw Baw, south to Mordialloc Creek and west to Werribee River.

William Barak was the last traditional great Ngurungaeta or leader of the clan, who witnessed the signing of the ‘treaty’ between the Woi-wurrung and Boonerwrung Elders and John Batman. The Ngurungaeta of the Wurundjeri clan at the time was his father Bebejan, from whom Barak inherited the title. He was a strong, powerful and intelligent man who led his people, communicated between the clans and the early settlers of the time. He was an influential spokesman for Aboriginal social justice and an important teacher of Wurundjeri culture. He was also a painter and several paintings by Barak are in the National Gallery of Victoria and the Melbourne Museum.

Barak died on 15 August 1903 from blood poisoning after a burn. At the time of his passing he was said to be the most famous indigenous person in Victoria. A memorial garden to honour Barak, last Chief of the Yarra Yarra tribe, is taking shape around the commemorative monument erected by the Croydon Historical Society in 1985.

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