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About the walking and cycling trail

Parks Victoria is creating 19 kilometres of new trails that link to the walking and cycling trails in Plenty Gorge Park.

The new Plenty River Trail will see the creation of a primary trail running from Doreen in the north to University Hill (Bundoora) in the south and 5 kilometres of secondary trails. The trails will cater for cyclists, walkers, runners, scooters, and on-lead dog walkers.

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

Environmental and cultural heritage assessments will inform exactly where, when and how components of the project are delivered.

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Where will the trail be located?

The trail is located in Plenty Gorge Park about 35 kilometres north-east of Melbourne’s CBD, on Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Country.

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When will the trail open?

Plenty Gorge Park is open for visitors to enjoy today. The final stages of the new trail are expected to be completed by the end of 2024.


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

    Completed November 2018

  2. Planning phase

    Completed 2019-2022

  3. Cultural values session with Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People

    Completed late 2020

  4. Community consultation - Stage 1

    Completed late 2020

  5. Community consultation - Stage 2

    Completed June - July 2021

  6. Final trail design and construction

    Completed late 2022

  7. Trail completed

    End of 2024

More information

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

For more detailed project updates, visit the Parks Victoria website.

Page last updated: 30/05/24