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Day visits

Family cycling in a park

Metropolitan parks

It may seem surprising but more accidents occur in our metropolitan parks than in any other parks.

Before you go

  • Be prepared to share the trail with others - Melbourne’s parks are extremely busy on weekends
  • Be bike safe! Always wear a helmet when riding
  • Ensure shared trails are enjoyed by all
    1. Ride at a safe speed
    2. Keep to the left
    3. Warn when you are approaching on a bike
    4. Move off the trail when you stop
    5. Control your dog
  • Check where you can walk your dog.
  • The park you are visiting may have Emergency Markers 
  • In an emergency, dial Triple Zero 000 to access police and emergency services.

Day visit from Melbourne

Did you know that there are almost 30 parks within a day’s return trip from Melbourne?  

Before you go

  • Check the  Bureau of Meteorology for weather forecasts and warnings, including Total Fire ban days. Be prepared to change your plans on days of Severe, Extreme or Code Red Fire Danger Ratings
  • The days get shorter in Autumn and Winter. Allow plenty of time to finish your activity in daylight, and pack extra food and water in case you lose your way
  • Pack clothing for all weather conditions
  • In an emergency, dial Triple Zero 000 to access police and emergency services.