Whether you are commuting or just looking for a great leisure experience, Wyndham has some great bike trails and walking paths for you to to explore the area you live in and stay active.
Bike maps are available to help you discover the new and unknown areas. Many of the trails connect to other paths and points of interest, including the Federation Trail which will take you to Brooklyn where you can continue to Melbourne.
Please remember when riding to stay on the left and give way to pedestrians.
Werribee River Trail
Werribee River Bike Trail winds alongside the Werribee River from Presidents Park in Wyndham Vale to the Princes Freeway, Werribee.
This is a shared trail so keep your eye out for pedestrians and the Saturday morning Park Run at Presidents Park.
You can start your journey at many entry points along the trail, including the Werribee Train Station.
The Werribee Rive Trail has three main sections:
Presidents Park in Wyndham Vale travelling north to Tarneit along Davis Creek
The paths around Presidents Park are about 2km and the perfect place for learner riders.
For a longer ride, cross the river at the ‘Shaw’s Road Bridge’ and head north along the Werribee River to Tarneit, connecting to the Davis Creek Trail.
From Presidents Park you can also connect to the pathways in Wyndham Vale, via the flood way path. Access is between the skate park and dog obedience club.
Presidents Park in Wyndham Vale travelling south to Cottrell St, Werribee
With the trail along both sides of the Werribee River this is the perfect 5km loop or an easy and scenic 2.5km in one direction.
Car parking is at the Off-Lead dog park at Presidents Park.
Werribee CBD to Princes Freeway, Werribee.
This part of the trail takes you into Werribee City Centre, through Wyndham Park and past Chirnside Park. Head into one of the many cafes in Watton Street to refuel or take a break in the park.
Between Chirnside Park and the Princess Freeway there are several quiet places to rest and watch the riverbank. This is the section of the river that you would be most likely to sight the elusive Platypus.
If you want some local history, some sights along this trail are signed with both indigenous and early pastoralist history.
At the Princess Freeway end of the trail you have two options: to connect to the Federation Trail or continue your journey into the Werribee River Park and Werribee Park Precinct (Werribee Park Mansion and Werribee Open Range Zoo). The section of the trail which goes under the freeway is unmade, cyclists will need to dismount and walk their bikes.
Wyndham Bay Trail
Werribee South is a popular destination for locals and visitors.
The Wyndham Bay Trail is a paved scenic route along the Werribee South Foreshore, Port Phillip Bay, ending at Wyndham Harbour. The trail is 2.5km each way.
Start your journey from the Werribee South Beach carpark. This is where the Werribee River meets Port Phillip Bay and a perfect place to explore, here you will find:
- One of the most popular boat ramps in the bay
- A children’s playground with BBQ’s
- A small jetty for fishing
- Enough open space to fly a kite
There is an abundance of bird life along this trail, especially Pelicans who like to check out the fisherman’s catch at the end of the day. Across the road is Anglers Anchorage ‘a popular spot for take away coffee or fish & chips - a local favourite’.
Federation Bike Trail
The Federation Trail is a safe off-road, sealed path for pedestrians and cyclists, providing a link between Werribee and Brooklyn. The 24 km trail passes through the municipalities of Brimbank, Hobsons Bay and Wyndham. It will take most cyclists between 1-2 hours (in each direction).
The trail mostly follows the historic reservation of the Main Outfall Sewer (MOS).
On this trail cyclists will pass through the Williams Landing Parkland and community garden, part of the Greening the Pipeline project.
After crossing the aqueduct over Skeleton Creek, the shared path travels south along Skeleton Creek reserve. It then passes under the Melbourne-Geelong rail line and follows the rail reserve towards Hoppers Lane.
The trail continues along Hoppers Lane before reconnecting with the MOS reserve adjacent to the Princes Freeway at the Maltby Bypass. The trail continues along the northern side of the freeway before crossing Duncans Road at a signalised intersection, then following the path underneath the large cypress trees until it reaches the Werribee River.
At the Werribee River you can connect to the heading north along the Werribee River Trail. Cross the bridge to connect to the Werribee River Park Trail (and into Werribee Park Precinct) or for experienced cyclists join onto the Princes Freeway and ride towards Geelong.
The trail is well marked on Google maps if you want to check directions along the way.
Heathdale/Glen Orden Wetlands Bike Trail
This easy 3.3km trail winds down via Cambridge Primary School through Cambridge Reserve to Derrimut Road, Hoppers Crossing and back.
You will pass the Heathdale Glen Orden Wetlands (popular for bird watching) along the way. It is worth taking a short detour to circle the wetlands.
This is an easy flat ride, popular with families because it is all off road, and there are plenty of places to play and explore along the way.
To continue further along the trail, cross Derrimut Road and follow the drainage reserve to the Princes Highway, where you can link up to the Federation Trail.
Little River Trail
A short country ride that might be the perfect warm-up or cool down after hitting the mountain bike trails at the nearby You Yangs National Park.
Little River is a true county town and the inspiration for the name of the Little River band.
The Little River trail runs through a spectacular landscape with significant native grasslands, river red gums, scenic rocky escarpments and the granite peaks of the You Yangs as the backdrop. Gain entry to the bike trail from Little River Recreational Reserve and the Possy Newland Reserve.
For a true local experience step of the trail for an authentic country pub meal at the Little River Hotel or visit the Little River General Store for refreshments or coffee.
Lollypop Creek Bike Trail
Lollypop Creek flows through Wyndham Vale, and the bike trail follows the creek through the residential areas and past sporting reserves.
There are many areas you can enter the trail. Start at Wyndham Vale Reserve and head north across Greens Road along to Armstrong Road.
Past Armstrong Road the path continues along the creek through the newly established suburbs at Manor Lakes past small wetlands and parks.
The Skeleton Creek Trail consists of two sections.
The first section winds its way through residential estates from Leakes Road, Tarneit heading south to Old Geelong Road. There are multiple entry points and this section of the trail connects to the Federation Trail at the Viaduct before Old Geelong Road.
The second section is south of the Princes Freeway starting at Boardwalk Estate, Point Cook, running along both sides of Skeleton Creek as far as the Cheetham Wetlands. You will travel through Point Cook, Seabrook and Sanctuary Lakes. Just before you get to the Cheetham Wetlands there is a bridge to cross the creek and head to Altona Meadows. You can connect to the Bay Trail here.
Along the creek are sites of significance to Indigenous people, wetland areas as well as remnants of an old bluestone dairy.
Victorian Walks Website
Create, discover and share walks wherever you live, work and play.
Walking maps will excite and inspire you to explore what is at your own doorstep, take a scenic stroll around premier tourist destinations or schedule a 30-minute walking meeting around your workplace.
To find out more visit Walking Maps.