Walking in Glen Eira

Overview

With its predominately flat terrain, Glen Eira is the perfect place to walk. There are numerous parks and beautiful gardens to explore throughout the municipality.

Glen Eira Walking Strategy

The target for this Strategy is to:

  • increase the walk to work percentage by 0.3 per cent;
  • increase the percentage of all walking trips in Glen Eira by two per cent;
  • ensure no fatalities involving walking occur on roads under the management of Glen Eira;
  • reduce pedestrian casualty crashes on roads under the management of Glen Eira by 20 per cent by 2016;
  • increase the percentage of community that would consider walking as a preferred mode by 10 per cent by the end of the Strategy; and
  • increase the existing number of children walking to school by 10 per cent.

The Strategy aims to improve the environment for walking and in turn, improve prospects for walking in Glen Eira. The targets above have been formulated with this aim in mind. However, the targets, by their nature, should be regarded as aspirational.

Glen Eira Walking Strategy — Towards a Walking Community 2014–2017(PDF, 19MB)

Walk to School

For further information about walking to school in Glen Eira, visit the Walk to School webpage.

Walking guides

We have put together a walking guide to enable residents to make the most of getting around Glen Eira. The guide has been developed to incorporate some of Glen Eira's most popular parks, reserves and heritage sites.

Download a copy of the guides or contact us on 9524 3333.

Caulfield Park Short walks — Significant trees and landmarks(PDF, 2MB)

Greenmeadows Gardens — Short walks and landmarks(PDF, 2MB)

Mallanbool Reserve Short walks — Native and indigenous plants Kulin Nation Trail(PDF, 2MB)

Great parks to walk

  • Caulfield Park — 2,182 metres*
  • Duncan Mackinnon Reserve — 1,200 metres*
  • Centenary Park — 687 metres*
  • Murrumbeena Park — 784 metres*

* Perimeter length of walking paths

Interpretive walks

Alongside the many informal paths and trails walkers can enjoy in Glen Eira, there are a number of specific interpretive trails, guided by interesting and informative brochures.

Hopetoun Gardens tree walk

Hopetoun Gardens is a mature park. It was established in the late 19th century and contains an interesting collection of trees. The interpretive tree walk is not so much a historical trail, but rather an informative exploration. This relaxing walk around the tranquil gardens will delight the biologist at heart.

Download a copy of the Hopetoun Gardens tree walk(PDF, 341KB)

Rosstown rail trail

This is a guide to the route of the former Rosstown railway line. Follow the extinct railway route, which started as one man’s innovative dream and became his personal folly. Walk, cycle or drive this historical route.

Download a copy of the Rosstown rail trail(PDF, 2MB)

Mallanbool Reserve interpretive walk

We have developed a cultural and botanical interpretive trail through Mallanbool Reserve that allows visitors to learn about the Kulin (aboriginal) community, who were the original inhabitants of the area.

The trail takes people on a journey through the Kulin way of life, which included harvesting plants, fishing and hunting. The botanical element outlines the native plant life that was abundant prior to European settlement.

For further information regarding the interpretive signage at Mallanbool Reserve, download a copy of the information sheets below:

Mallanbool Reserve — history(PDF, 343KB)

The Kulin — 'the local mob'(PDF, 377KB)

Women’s business(PDF, 350KB)

Traditional hunting(PDF, 294KB)

The Kulin continuum(PDF, 209KB)