Whitehorse City Council

Walking & Cycling

Walking and cycling get you where you need to go while keeping fit and enjoying the outdoors. Walking is the most popular form of recreational activity for Victorians, and provides environmental, health and social benefits. Cycling is a great way to keep fit, save money and get around without contributing to global warming.

Father and son cycling Whitehorse is blessed with some fantastic walking tracks and bike routes. Council’s pdf icon Walking and Wheeling Guide (2.77MB) highlights some of the wonderful parks and walking tracks within the municipality. The guide includes information on required levels of fitness, disability access, general facilities, and lists the location of some of the BMX tracks, mountain bike tracks, skate parks and playgrounds in Whitehorse.

Some of the most popular walking tracks and bike routes include:

  • The 1.6km walking path around the lake at Blackburn Lake Sanctuary - one of the largest bushland sites in the municipality. The sanctuary offers protective habitat for native animals and indigenous plants whin its 26 hectares. There are a number of informal bike routes in the surrounding areas.
  • The shared tracks for walkers and cyclists at Gardiners Creek Reserve in Burwood. The reserve offers visitors the choice of numerous tracks around the northern section of Gardiners Creek. If travelling close to the billabong, you are likely to see a multitude of open woodland and wetland birds including the Purple Swamphen and the Little Pied Cormorant.
  • The Eastlink Shared Trail in Mitcham boasts beautiful scenery and picturesque views. The old Mullum Mullum Creek Track joins the historic Schwerkolt Cottage and Yarran Dheran Reserve before diverting into the City of Manningham at the north-western corner of Yarran Dheran. The track crosses back to the City of Whitehorse near Quarry Road.
  • The Lookout Trail Park in Vermont South offers a 1.3km shared track for walkers and cyclists. There are great views of the beautiful landscape within the Dandenong Creek Valley and Dandenong Ranges. 

So grab what you need – whether it be walking boots, your bike, your wheelchair or your family, friends or dog – and discover Whitehorse's great outdoors.  

Ride2Work Day Community Breakfast

National Ride2Work Day is Australia’s largest celebration of commuter riding. Held annually in October, the day celebrates the benefits of riding to work and brings together the communities that support it.

The main objective of the day is to normalise the idea of riding to work. It encourages people who have never ridden to work before to give it a go, and it allows regular riders to stay motivated and encourage their work mates to get involved.

Whitehorse Council and Box Hill Institute are hosting a community breakfast for all cyclists to enjoy. There will be fantastic giveaways throughout the morning!

Event Details

When: Wednesday 17 October 2018
Where: Box Hill Institute – Nelson Campus forecourt
(near corner of Whitehorse Road, Box Hill)  6:30-9:30am

Register at bicyclenetwork.com.au or just come along on the day

Love to Ride - Biketober Whitehorse

Get back on a bike and rediscover the joys and benefits of cycling!

You can ride anywhere, anytime– for fun, fitness or transport – log it on your Love to Ride profile and you will go in the draw for amazing prizes.

Its all about participation! Its not about who can clock up the most kilometres but who can spread the joy of cycling and get the most people on bikes!

Biketober Whitehorse is a friendly cycling campaign to get more people cycling more often.

Register for the October Challenge and get more information on Love to Ride.