The Murrindindi Scenic Reserve in Victoria sits at the edge of the Toolangi state forest, less than 2 hours drive from the city of Melbourne and popular hiking, camping and bushwalking area for those looking for some wild outside and tranquillity away from the bustling city. Just one of the many trails in the region is the Murrindindi River Walk, a 7 mi out-and-back trail that starts at the Cascades Picnic Area and ends at the Suspension Bridge car park.
A well-maintained and well-marked path, this is a family-friendly hiking path that follows the winding Murrindindi River on a beautiful route, passing Murrindindi Cascades, on a forest path and along the fern-covered gully. Crossing the river over five footbridges, this lovely trail offers endless photo opportunities and is considered to be Medium difficulty. Usually completed in 3 hours, it can be hiked in either direction or shortened for young explorers who aren’t quite up to all the miles.
The trail is also dotted with campsites so for those looking for a longer adventure; operating with an honesty box policy, campsites cost $7AUD per night and have basic toilet facilities, picnic tables and water can be collected from the river (which must be treated).
Dogs are not allowed in the Murrindindi Scenic Reserve for the protection and conservation of the park and its wildlife.