Activities & Itineraries

Dog Gone | Here Are Melbourne’s Best Dog-Friendly Walking Trails

By Tayla Rabie
21st Mar 2018

How are dogs just so GOOD? They encapsulate the perfect combinations of love, happiness and cheekiness. They give us all the love in the world and the one thing they ask in return? Walks. So you know what really ruffles our features, or rather fur? When walking trails aren't dog-friendly.

Here are the best walking trails in Melbourne that are both breathtaking and dog-friendly. 

The Tan

Your pup is going to have some seriously happy feet when they see what you have in store for them. Load up some crime podcasts and hit the pavement around this stunning 3.8km park. It’s time for you and your pupper to wingman each other–because both humans and their K9 friends running around are WILDLY attractive. Once you’re done, reward yourself and the pup at The Kettle Black café across the road. Their ricotta hotcakes are insane.

Sandringham To Half Moon Bay Walk

Bring bae and of course Mr. Sniffles on a short late-afternoon stroll down to the romantic, Half Moon Bay. But first, pack a picnic or grab some takeaway fish and chips from Cerberus Beach House, cuddle up and watch the sunset. Stroll hand-in-hand-in-leash down the pier and appreciate the natural beauty.

Albert Park Lake

Pack a human and dog-friendly picnic then strap your doggo into the car and make your way down to Albert Park Lake. Impress your Fitbit with a 5km walk around the beautiful green lawns surrounding the lake. Share a romantic date with your pup and lay out your picnic box at their Swan Picnic area. Much better than a human date…they don’t talk back.

St Kilda Botanical Gardens

You may want your significant other to join for this one. Deep within the beautiful gardens is one of the most beautiful outdoor altars, decorated with fresh flowers and pews of white seats. Hint Hint. Or maybe just marry your one true love, your dog, right there and then. Head down to Acland street afterwards for a massive parma from La Roche.

Point Ormond to Brighton Coastal Walk 

Peek into some of the most expensive real-estate in Melbourne on your scenic walk along the coast. At the end of your 5km walk, dip into the beautifully kept dog beach in Brighton. Lie back on the sand, tentatively dip your toes in the water or go for an all-out splash around with your pup. Prepare yourself to get sprayed with sandy sea water when they shake, shake, shake after!

Image credit: Ben Tyers

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