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About the walking and cycling trail

We are working with Parks Victoria to create a new walking and cycling trail in Plenty Gorge Park. The trail will deliver the missing link between University Hill (Bundoora) in the south and Doreen in the north.

The trail will also link to the new Mernda and Hawkstowe railway stations and enhance community access to Plenty Gorge Park.

plenty river trail gorge river

Where will the trail be located?

The trail will be in Plenty Gorge Park on Woiwurrung Country, about 35 kilometres north east of Melbourne’s CBD.

plenty river trail map

When will the trail open?

Construction is expected to start in late 2021. The new trail will be open in stages from Spring 2022. Meanwhile, Plenty Gorge Park is open for visitors to enjoy.


  1. Government commitment to create a ring of parkland around Melbourne

    November 2018

  2. Planning phase


  3. Cultural values session with Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People

    Late 2020

  4. Community consultation - Stage 1

    Late 2020

  5. Community consultation - Stage 2

    June - July 2021

  6. Final trail design and construction

    Mid - late 2022

  7. Trail completed


Parks Victoria is managing the project. We are working with key partners, stakeholders, Traditional Owners and the community to create the vision for the new trail.

Want to get involved?

Community consultation is currently closed. For more information, visit Engage Victoria.

More information

For a fact sheet, contact the Suburban Parks Program team.

Page last updated: 01/03/24