The best walks in Sunbury - Maplestone

The best walks in Sunbury

With spring around the corner, it’s a great time to get outdoors for some sunshine and fresh air. Surrounded by lush greenery and city vistas of Melbourne’s CBD, explore the best walking trails on offer in Sunbury.

Jacksons Hill Loop

This 2.3km loop trail offers great vantage points overlooking Jackson’s Creek and around the lake. The pleasant, short walking loop is great for bird watching and exploring and you can also detour off-trail to a very small waterfall nearby.

Kismet Creek Reserve

Conveniently located near the Sunbury Recreation Reserve (or known more commonly locally as ‘the Nook’) and Town Centre, this well-formed 3.5km path is generally flat, which makes it perfect for a casual stroll or to explore on two-wheels (also pram-friendly). Take in the sights of one of Sunbury’s many attractive reserves, alongside Kismet Creek, where an abundance of bird-life can be heard and found.

Blind Creek Trail

Starting from the Sunbury Aquatic and Leisure Centre, this family-friendly walk meanders alongside Blind Creek, with several playgrounds along the walk for the kids to explore. With a concrete path, it is also suitable for prams.

The creek has been restored to native fauna, which has attracted birds, frogs and other wildlife in this area making it a popular trail, especially on weekends. Dogs are welcome too but must be on a leash.

The Nook Loop

Grab a coffee and a friend and visit the Nook Loop in Sunbury via Jacksons Creek Trail. An easy 1.8km loop trail, it’s a popular spot for trail running and walking, but you can still enjoy some solitude during quieter times of the day.

Emu Bottom Trail

A great mix of open parkland and bush-walking, this picturesque walk is a good place for dogs to mingle, as there is an off-leash area for your furry friend to roam free.

From here, you can also come across Emu Bottom Homestead, a historic property and one of the oldest existing farmhouses constructed by early settlers in Victoria. This unspoiled area is surrounded by picturesque wetlands that are home to our native platypus.