Tan Track
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Friends
The Tan Track circumambulates Melbourne's Botanic Garden. The Track is not concrete, rather it is a compacted earth track. It's easy to find, just take your runners and ask your concierge for directions.
Written 23 September 2023
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roy v
Traralgon, Australia4,820 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2023 • Couples
This morning we decided to walk the TAN TRACK which goes around the outside of the Botanical Gardens. Great winters morning so terrific for walking. Not too busy. a combination of walkers, joggers and bike rides. There is some great plants growing on the side of the trail especially cactus and other succulents. There are some fabulous trees on the road side, in one spot a marvellous row of Moreton Bay Figs.
When in Melbourne this is a must do walk.
Written 17 June 2023
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Traveller
Melbourne, Australia15,756 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2021
This is a very popular running or walking track that surrounds The Royal Botanical Gardens.

My wife and I walked on sections of this track during our visit to The Gardens. There are scenic views to enjoy during the walk.
Written 19 December 2021
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Mark G
Melbourne, Australia1,816 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2021
Excellent track around the gardens and parks of Melbourne. Well lit until late in the evening. In the summer there are some cafes around the track.
Written 8 March 2021
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Traveller88Melbourne
Melbourne721 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2020 • Friends
Any city worthy of mention should have a large botanical garden within easy reach of city centre. City of Melb has got it in spades & this Track 3.827 kms (2.38 miles) surrounds one of the best.

It is so popular that it gets very busy on weekends & lunchtime but the unsealed gravel track is wide enough to accommodate most. Circumnavigate in any direction - from any point - the most popular is the 4 Pillars of Wisdom. Note that Anderson St length is bitumen pavement & is an uphill slog. Try anticlockwise for a gentler incline (Shrine side - Birdwood Avenue).

The crowds, not terribly pleasant on a hot day & above all - the incessant drone of traffic are the negatives. But parts of it is under canopy of trees which is pleasant. Come early & you will reap the benefits - you might even spot your fav athlete or footballer training!

Combine with an energetic walk within the sprawling Gardens or continue your exercise along Yarra with dedicated river trails or venture into the other gardens - Alexandra & Victoria across the road. The majestic Avenue leading to the Shrine of Remembrance is another adjunct "trail" to test your endurance.
Written 12 December 2020
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Darren T
Melbourne, Australia9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2020 • Friends
The TAN Track is one of my favourite running tracks. Check out the Digitial Clock located at the Pillars of Wisdom which display the top 10 fastest men and women's laps around the Tan.
Written 1 September 2020
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Jeffry b
Essendon, Australia14,053 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
The Tan, Melbourre's most famous running track, is 3.8 kms (2.4 miles) in circumference. Every serious athlete runs the Tan. The Ran circumambulates the Royal Botanic Gardens -- the track is mostly gravel. The Tan once had a fun-run feel to it, with joggers mixing it with Olympians. The run has become more competive recently, with serious competion for the fastest times. The Tan is lit until 12 midnight every night of the week, resuming at 5:30 am. The Tan is easy to find, ask your concierge for details.
Written 27 March 2020
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Dean H
Kent, UK439 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Solo
The Tan is a great place to walk or run whilst taking in some of the sights of Melbourne including views of the Botanical Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance.
Written 28 November 2018
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ryan_wilmott
Newcastle, Australia141 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018 • Solo
What a fantastic asset- visiting from inter state and was told about this by colleagues- staying in a hotel close by it great to be able to go for a run ‘in the city’. Amazing park lands and gardens, I ran through at night but looked like plenty to do and see in the day.
Written 5 July 2018
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nilintentum_reliquit
Melbourne, Australia2,616 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2017 • Solo
Across Princes bridge on St Kilda road, you can easily find the start of the track that circles the Botanical gardens and skirts the edge of the Yarra river. You can run or gently stroll the 3.8 track.You can easily extend this an incorporate Birrarung Marr.
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Best jogging route in Melbourne
Written 23 December 2017
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