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Maribyrnong River

Maribyrnong River

If you’re keen on taking in a bit of nature while in Melbourne, consider a visit to the picturesque Maribyrnong River.

This popular river begins on the hilly slopes of Mount Macedon and works its way all the way down to Port Phillip Bay.

Maribyrnong River, Trail, Fishing, Bike, Walk & Run Map

The development was western Victoria has been strongly influenced by this water source. In fact, residents say that the existence of this river has played an important role in the growth and development of the area. Even during the early settlement time of Aboriginal tribes, this riverbank was the major cultivation site.

The river is also known for its wide range of attractions. Come and enjoy canoeing by yourself or with a group of friends. You can take in a bit of fishing from the banks of the river.

As there are parks near the river, you’ll find picnic tables, outdoor barbecues, playgrounds and shelters within a short walk. This means you can surely have an enjoyable picnic at multiple spots along Maribyrnong River.

Those interested in enjoying other activities can cycle, walk or run along the bike trails on the banks of the river.

Both Maribyrnong Park and Fairbairn Park offer canoeing and boating facilities.

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