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Capital City Trail

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Address: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Great walking and cycling

I walk parts of this trail almost every day. It links the Docklands and Yarra River with the Moonee Ponds Creek path, the Upfield path and the Merri Creek path. It is used by... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 November 2016
Melbourne, Australia
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I walk parts of this trail almost every day. It links the Docklands and Yarra River with the Moonee Ponds Creek path, the Upfield path and the Merri Creek path. It is used by both commuter and recreational walkers, runners, and cyclists. It crosses many public transport routes (trams and trains) and allows long or short journeys. And most of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

I completed this "trail" two days ago with my twins aged 18. Some parts of this trail are world class and others it just vanishes into thin air. Thankful for GPS . No maps of trail are available , believe me I tried hard to get one. There's some political issue about this since the 29K route crosses political administrative... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

I have walked a section of this long trail. It is well maintained and a pleasure to walk on. You can bike it as well if you prefer too.

Thank Natalie1964
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

I rented a road bike to ride around Melbourne on the Capital City Trail. It was amazing! I did get lost once near the zoo due to a missing sign, but a bit of backtracking and consulting my phone set me straight. Aside from that it was smooth riding!

Thank Bec_BK
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2016

The Capital City Trail is 29 km (18 mile) loop around Melbourne City that can be traversed by bicycle or foot. The Capital City Trail takes in mostly the eastern and northern suburbs of Melbourne. It connects to other trails. On the whole, the trail is quite pleasant and takes in some scenic areas like theYarra River. You don't have... More 

Thank Jeffry B
London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2016

When staying in Melbourne with friends, we cycled this so that we could see lots of the city in one go. Had a great time - the route is well marked and you pass lots of interesting places.

Thank travels_ahoy
Agra, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016 via mobile

It's a lovely walk on the whole. I have the following observations. 1. Very very scenic in most places especially after the built up area has been crossed. Though this point is the smallest but it really was in large segments really really beautiful. 2. The gurgling Merri river right next to the track, takes the walk to another level... More 

Thank aviator1970
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016

If you enjoy a weekend ride the Capital City Trail is ideal. There is a bit of work occurring which will improve the ride which is welcome. Just one of many great Melbourne cycling options.

Thank Simon C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016

Hire a bike, or ride your own. Peaceful, teh pedestrians are mindful of the space. Ideal trail for a Sunday morning bike ride!

Thank Kunal S
Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

off road bicycle paths that take you along the rivers and creeks, casual slow ride or a bit of speed its safe . Great as no car traffic or noise, the paths are shared with pedestrians but everyone respects the space and I have never seen any issue. Melbourne has hire bikes and the paths can be short distance or... More 

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