There’s only one thing better than a pleasant walk in the bush – a pleasant walk in the bush in the company of your dog. Welcome to a collection of dog walks and dog hikes tried and reviewed by two whippets. Refreshments are important after a walk, so you’ll also find some suggestions for dog-friendly cafes and pubs. And I mean TRULY dog-friendly. We are not talking about sitting outside on the pavement with your dog lying on the asphalt. We are talking about properly covered decks or courtyards with heating. And those extremely rare establishments where your dog is allowed inside!
Melbourne and Victoria dog walk map
Select a walk below. Some have more info and pictures, some are just a location with a description and photographs coming soon.
More dog-friendly walks near Melbourne
- Seven Acre Rock dog walkTake your dog with you to this short walk through beautiful rainforest near Bunyip State Park. Big views from big boulders.
- Toolangi rainforest dog walk: Myrtle Gully CircuitAn easy three-hour walk through glorious old growth rainforest near Healesville.
- Dog walks near Melbourne: the abandoned goldmineAboriginal rock wells, cyanide tanks, miners’ cottages and abandoned mine shafts add plenty of interest to this short walk through open forest.
- Dog walks off the Princes Highway: Cabbage Tree CreekIf you’re on a long drive on the Princes Highway, give yourself and your dog a break at Cabbage Tree Creek and see a unique slice of the Australian bush.