Merri Creek Trail

Merri Creek Trail, Melbourne, Vic

Estimated time:

Total length 21km


About this walk

The Merri Creek Trail is an easy walk just outside  of Melbourne. The paved pathway is approximately 21kms long, however you can walk as long or as little as you like.

Dights Falls is a popular starting point where the Merri Creek enters the Yarra River. The trail follows the creek, through remnant and revegetated bushland, to Moomba Park in Fawkner. The shared pathway weaves from one side of the bank to the other over a series of suspension bridges.

merri creek

Dights Falls, Abbotsford
By Redtree21 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0,

Landmarks along the Merri Creek Trail include;

  • Brunswick velodrome
  • Coburg Lake
  • HM Prison Pentridge

Other step on step off points along the Merri Creek Trail include;

  • Yarra Bend Park – Yarra Bend Rd,  Fairfield
  • Coburg Lake Reserve – Murray Rd, Coburg
  • Moomba Park – McBryde St, Fawkner

By Takver from Australia – Rapids on Merri Creek in Fawkner – bushland in the middle of suburbia, CC BY-SA 2.0,

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  • Toilets
  • Playground
  • Disabled access
  • Dogs ok
  • BBQ
  • Cafe
  • Parking
  • Picnic table
  • Running