Get active by the water

Wetlands, rivers and creeks are a part of what makes Melbourne’s lifestyle so enviable. Whether you're seeking a new bike path or barbecue location, there are many ways to enjoy, learn about and protect Melbourne's waterways.

 

Woman jogging along river

Walking tracks and bike paths

Cycle, stroll or jog along Melbourne’s rivers and creeks, through urban settings or lush parklands, and feel a million miles from city life. 

 

Find walking or bike paths

 

 

Fishing spots

Did you know Melbourne Water cares for waterways to ensure healthy habitats and fish? Read about responsible fishing, licence requirements and protecting native fish.

 

Prepare before you fish

 

 

 

Mother and children having a picnic by their local waterway

Barbecue locations

In the mood for a barbecue? Melbourne has an abundance of spots for the perfect afternoon cook-up alongside our rivers, creeks and waterways.

 

See barbecue locations

 

 

 

 

Birdlife reclining in their local waterway, Edithvale Seaford Wetland

Birdwatching

Spot hundreds of different bird species – some rare and endangered – amongst Melbourne's wetlands, rivers and creeks.

 

Go birdwatching

 

 

 

Just remember, there are risks associated with any open body of water, so stay safe when you visit your local waterway.

 

 

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Be a citizen scientist

Platypus in the wild

Help the environment by counting frogs, monitoring platypus, removing litter, monitoring water quality and much more.
 

Find out how

 

 

Last updated:
4 August 2020