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.
Need more motivation for getting out to your local waterway or reservoir? Take a peek at some of the gorgeous views you could be soaking up:
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.
Did you know Melbourne Water cares for waterways to ensure healthy habitats and fish? Read about responsible fishing, licence requirements and protecting native fish.
In the mood for a barbecue? Melbourne has an abundance of spots for the perfect afternoon cook-up alongside our rivers, creeks and waterways.
Spot hundreds of different bird species – some rare and endangered – amongst Melbourne's wetlands, rivers and creeks.
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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