Walking Trails Near Modeina

January 2022 in Events & Local Area

These boots were made for walking…

From our backyard to beyond, Modeina residents are spoilt for choice when it comes to walking trails. And best of all, they are all FREE! So pull on your hiking boots and let’s go exploring…

Kororoit Creek Trail

Right on our doorstep, the Kororoit Creek Trail runs from just beyond the southern end of Modeina near the Isabella Williams Memorial Reserve: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/victoria/kororoit-creek-trail. Winding its way through numerous parks and reserves along the way, the trail covers 21.7 km through to Barnes Road in Altona North and is perfect for walking, running and bike riding. Dogs are permitted to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

The Kororoit Creek Trail also has a 10.9km loop running from Burnside though to Waterfield Park in Cairnlea: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/victoria/kororoit-creek-trail-via-burnside.

Federation Trail

If you are looking to extend yourself further, join the Federation Trail where it joins the Kororoit Creek Trail in Altona North. The Federation Trail runs from Yarraville all the way through to Werribee Open Range Zoo: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/australia/victoria/federation-trail.

Melton Botanic Garden

Just a short drive west from Modeina off the Western Freeway on Lakewood Boulevard is the Melton Botanic Garden. The perfect location for a leisurely stroll, it is also packed with garden inspiration.

Dotted with magnificent old River Red Gums, the gardens surround a large lake that is home to abundant birdlife and feature many indigenous plants that tolerate a dry climate and low water conditions. The dryland eucalyptus arboretum accommodates more than 100 species of Eucalypt.

Other highlights include the Victorian Volcanic Plains Aboriginal Plant Usage Garden and the Bushfoods Garden. BBQ facilities onsite make it the perfect location to spend the entire day.

Best of all, the Friends of the Melton Botanic Garden operate a plant nursery onsite at 21 Williams St (check brochure for opening times: https://www.fmbg.org.au/), so you can pick up a few plants to take home to your own garden.

Make the most of your visit by booking in to join a public guided tour, or book a private guided walk with a group of friends: https://www.fmbg.org.au/.

Alternatively, you can take yourself for a self-guided tour via Walking Maps: https://walkingmaps.com.au/walk/3979.

Werribee Gorge

If you really want to go wild, you can’t go past Werribee Gorge: https://www.parks.vic.gov.au/places-to-see/parks/werribee-gorge-state-park.

Just over 30 minutes’ drive from Modeina, this magnificent State Park offers a selection of shorter and long loop walks. From a 2-hour 5 km circuit to the full 10km circuit (allow roughly 4.5 hours), all walks are Grade 3, requiring a moderate level of fitness. There’s also some rock hopping and steep hill sections which are perfect for those who enjoy a challenge, but the spectacular scenery is definitely worth it!