5 Walks from Port Melbourne
Surviving lockdown No. 5.
5KM Where can I go?
SIGNS, SIGNS, EVERYWHERE THERE ARE SIGNS
I know how lucky I am to live in Port Melbourne and if we have to be in lockdown this is where I want to be.
HERE THEY ARE:
Here are my 5 favourite walks to do during lockdown that are within my 5km radius.
1. ALBERT PARK LAKE.
The lake is almost 5km around the outside and 2.5km each way from Port Melbourne. Fabulous place to take the kids to the park or have a picnic. The bird life is always amazing and the swans are beautiful. Perfect walk for lockdown.
2. TAN TRACK - BOTANIC GARDENS MELBOURNE
The tan track is 4.5km from Port Melbourne via Dorcas Street, South Melbourne. The tan track goes around the outside of the Botanic Gardens and is 3.9km. A fabulous walk and also it has a couple of good inclines or you can go up and down the stairs that are on the St. Kilda Road side of the tan near the Shrine of Rememberance.
3. ST. KILDA PIER AND ESPLANADE
One of my favourite walks along the esplanade from Port Melbourne to just past St. Kilda Pier. Our St. Kilda esplanade is beautiful and a walk to the end of the St. Kilda pier is a treat. The distance is 4.3km from Port Melbourne to St. Kilda pier.
4. WEBB DOCK LOOKOUT
This one is Mario's favourite. From Port Melbourne it is 3.5km past our favourite Princes pier and all the way to the shipping docks. From the other side you can see across to Williamstown and also see the loading and unloading of the tankers and containers. Sometimes you are lucky to see a large container up close.
There is a fabulous lookout tower that you can look back over Port Melbourne, St. Kilda and Williamstown that has a bit of the history of the area.
5. THE WESTGATE PUNT FERRY SERVICE
This walk is exactly 5km from Port Melbourne. The Westgate Park is a great walk within itself. It has picnic tables and a lake and you walk under the Westgate bridge. You don't realise how high the Westgate bridge is until you are under it.
The path winds around until you get to the Westgate punt ferry service. The service is not operating during lockdown but we have taken it many times and continued to walk all the way to Williamstown past Nelsons Bay. Of course during lockdown we just walked to the sight of the punt ferry.
There are many smaller walks from Port Melbourne that we enjoy. Especially combining with a coffee or some shopping. We like to spread the love during lockdown and support a lot of small businesses. Cafes and small grocers and the market.
South Melbourne Market
Armstrong Street Shops
Victoria Street Shops
To the end of the Kerferd Road Pier