Capital City Trail

Capital City Trail, Melbourne: Address, Phone Number, Capital City Trail Reviews: 4.5/5

Capital City Trail
4.5

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The area
Neighbourhood: Chapel Street
Seek and ye shall find! Prahran is a treasure hunter’s paradise of vintage stores, upscale boutiques and emporiums. Chapel Street is a one-stop shop with specialty stores selling just about everything. The famous Chapel Street Bazaar has so many curious and vintage knick-knacks that you will feel as if you're in a huge and busy museum. By contrast, at the northern end of Chapel Street, South Yarra and Windsor cater to high-end designer labels and exclusive boutiques. The community flocks to Prahran’s organic markets as a Saturday ritual, while art and film students leaf through vinyl LPs on Greville Street. The gay community also has a strong presence here. Prahran’s heritage buildings like the Reads Emporium and Prahan arcade offer a grand sense of scale and history. No matter your interest, come feel the pulse of one of Melbourne’s most loved precincts.
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia22,677 contributions
Upfield Shared Path
Aug. 2020
Branching off this Trail between The Royal Park and Jewell railway stations is the Upfield Shared Path for cyclists and pedestrians. With some minor interruptions, this path extends to near Gowrie and is good quality bitumen with some on-road sections. Currently interrupted for level crossing removals between Moreland and Coburg and for housing being built at Jewell station, it is a well used and popular route to the North. It has many useful interconnections with shopping precincts and roads.
Written 13 August 2020
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discerning24
Melbourne, Australia59 contributions
Excellent walk
Jul. 2020
A really enjoyable way to see inner Melbourne. Only drawback for pedestrians is when cyclists decide to use it as a racetrack. Leisurely recreational cycling only please.
Written 19 July 2020
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia22,677 contributions
Walking and Cycling
Mar. 2020
Walking and cycling are two of the activities that you can still do during this time of social distancing. Today people, dogs, and bikes are in good use in the Royal Park and North Carlton area with people still visiting the nearby parks.
Written 27 March 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia8,402 contributions
Take a trip around the city
Mar. 2020
The Capital City Trail is a collection of other trails, which end up in the city of Melbourne. A good starting point is the Merri Creek Trail in Coburg. Eventually it conects up with the Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and eventually the Inner Circle Traiil. The trail is dual use -- both cyclist and walkers are welcome. It would be a long hike, however -- it's 29 km (18 miles) from start to finish. Be aware that quite a bit of the trail is quite isolated and if you have an accident, as I did, you might have quite a long walk to get help.
Written 2 March 2020
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platypus150
Melbourne, Australia22,677 contributions
Springtime Flowers
Sep. 2019
I walked the Trail through Royal Park today. After recent rains the vegetation was lush and green and some of the Spring flowers had come out. Good for walking and cycling, as always.
Written 21 September 2019
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Andrew R
Melbourne 2 contributions
Scenic pathway for walking, running and cycling around Melbourne. Stop/start and safety concerns in some sections
Aug. 2019
Fantastic scenery along the Yarra River, Merri Creek and through Docklands. The pathway provides great and enjoyable access into CBD, MCG and Rod Laver Arena. We cycled to Tennis from Abbotsford which was perfect. Unfortunately a lack of suitable signage make it a challenge to find your way on the Merri Creek and Royal Park sections of path.
Stop/start cycling at Abbotsford, Gipps St bridge, no ramp access from river bank to bridge, Fitzroy section with crosses made on both minor roads and some larger roads (St George Rd, Nicholson St and Lygon St). Suitable ramp access for Gipps St bridge is needed, either right of way at road crossing point and or bridge/underpass where required on main roads should be considered to improve connectivity and safety of path users.
Written 15 August 2019
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Darrin R
Newcastle, Australia1,024 contributions
Work off the feeds
Jun. 2019 • Couples
A good place to work off all of Melbourne's eateries and feeds, has good running and cycling tracks.
Written 13 June 2019
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fluffynut
Melbourne, Australia32 contributions
Yummy!
Jun. 2019 • Friends
Foodie Trail, Melbourne.
Saturday morning, our Guide, Giovanna, met us at the Immigration Museum in Flinders Street - a very interesting place to discover all manner of the city’s secrets!
A group of only six, we visited several very ‘tasty’ city venues, and ate far too much.
Giovanna imparted her extensive knowledge in a warm, fun manner, happily answering all manner of questions about the food, vendors, and the history of this great city. Everyone had a most enjoyable Foodie Trail.
Highly recommended as a fun way to spend 4 hours!
Written 6 June 2019
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Brondog
Melbourne, Australia27 contributions
Fun and easy ride :)
Mar. 2019
Lovely ride through parts of Melbourne I hadn't explored before. The only downside was the signage in some parts but luckily it wasn't too hard to get back on track. It was an easy ride and about 30kms. I especially enjoyed riding along the creek and river.
Written 4 June 2019
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Joanne M
Brisbane, Australia70 contributions
A ride To Remember
Jan. 2019 • Couples
My husband and I hired bikes (Melbournes city bikes not recommended) If you're looking for a bike shop to hire your bikes look near the bridge near the little restuarnats and bars behind the main railway station. We rode for thirty klm and spent a lovely day sight seeing along the Yarra River. REally worth while if you love to cycle. Will be going back to do the complete trail at some stage.
Written 8 January 2019
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