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Walking & cycling

Walking and cycling groups and trails

Click here for a map of Hobsons Bay's walking and cycling trails(PDF, 300KB)

Regular physical activity is important for good health. The Department of Health and Ageing has developed National Physical Activity guidelines for Australians, recommending that all people, from young to older, incorporate some level of physical activity into every day. Council's research supports the importance of physical activity as a contributor to good health.

Walking and cycling provide some of the easiest ways to be active and improve your health and fitness.  At the same time walking and cycling enables you to explore the outdoors, help the environment and get to where you want to go.  

Hobsons Bay offers many fantastic environments for walking and cycling, including:

  • Friendly local streets and shopping strips;
  • An extensive network of coastal and inland shared trails; and
  • A wide range of formal parks and nature reserves. 

Whatever your preferred environment is, you can get outdoors, keep fit and get to know your local area in Hobsons Bay.

Popular walking tracks and bike routes in Hobsons Bay

Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail

The Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail is approximately 23 kilometres long. Commencing at the West Gate Bridge in Spotswood the trail follows the Williamstown and Altona foreshores to Skeleton Creek in Altona Meadows. Download the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail map for more information.

Skeleton Creek Trail, Altona Meadows

At approximately 6.5 kilometres long, this shared path begins at the Cheetham Wetlands in Altona Meadows, and meanders along the north and south banks of the creek to Seabrook.  The flora, fauna and unique bird life of the creek provides a picturesque and tranquil setting for travelling along the shared trail.

Laverton Creek Trail

Commencing at the Laverton Creek Bridge in Altona this 6.2 kilometre trail is located along the creek corridor through parkland and indigenous conservation precincts.  For those looking to extend their journey the Laverton Creek trail connects to the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail.

Kororoit Creek Trail

This trail includes sections of gravel and unmade trail taking the traveler through parkland, industrial areas and conservation zones.  A concrete trail of approximately 7.6 kilometres in length is in the planning stages.

Cherry Lake Trail

The Cherry Lake trail in Altona is an attractive circuit path bordering the lake and taking walkers or riders through a wildlife conservation zone.  At approximately 3.5 kilometers long this trail also provides access to picnic and barbeque facilities, and a large regional playground.

Information about walking and cycling in Hobsons Bay

General resources for walking and cycling

These external web site links provide tips and information about walking, cycling and staying fit.

  • To access more tips and information on how to promote walking you can look at the Victoria Walks website.
  • The Heart Foundation supports the development of local walking groups and has a range of tips for getting your own group started.
  • To get some more ideas on how to maintain your health by increasing your levels of physical activity try the Victorian Government’s Better Health Channel.
  • Bicycle Network Victoria is a self-funded community organisation, dedicated to getting more people cycling more often.

Walking and cycling groups in Hobsons Bay

There are five community centres and neighbourhood houses that run walking groups in Hobsons Bay

The etiquette of using shared paths

Shared paths are designed for multi-use by people of all ages including pedestrians, joggers, cyclists, and families