The Best Pram Friendly Walks in Melbourne
Above: JIVE³ Platinum Pram (Marine)
One of the joys of early parenthood is pram walks with your baby. Pram walks provide community connection, fresh air, sunshine, exercise and allow your baby to explore their new world.
Whether you’re after ocean views or scenic parkland, these are Melbourne’s best pram-friendly walks to make every parent-baby outing an adventure.
Albert Park Lake
CBD dwellers will relish the location of this inner-city lake, just 3km down the road on Aughtie Drive. The smooth, circular track in Albert Park is a scenic option for an easy pram walk. Make a pit-stop to spot the swans, or break for a picnic along this trail that offers panoramic views of the city skyline. The wooden adventure playground, just a few steps off the main path allows for playtime.
Royal Botanic Gardens
Encircling the Royal Botanic Gardens on Birdwood Avenue, the Tan is one of Melbourne’s most popular exercise tracks. With duck ponds, cafés and opportunities for people watching, no two walks will be the same. We recommend visiting the Ian Potter Foundation Children’s Garden at the end of your walk; there’s plenty of interactive elements to allow your baby to explore a world of plants.
Yarra River Promenade
Mix things up with a day in the city and head to the Yarra River Promenade on St. Kilda Road. There are various start and end points along the Yarra River, and the walk is easy, being on a concrete pathway. You can visit some of the local shops along St Kilda Road and do some shopping along the way.
Capital City Trail
This route is one of the best pram walks for a more tranquil route. It’s a delightful tree-lined walk along a calming waterway following the Merri Creek/Yarra River between Clifton Hill and Collingwood Children’s Farm. The trail is wide enough for two prams if you’re walking with a friend. Once you reach the Children’s Farm, you can explore the gardens and paddocks, get up close to the farm animals and enjoy the daily activities on offer
Home to Captain Cook’s Cottage, Fitzroy Gardens is one of the city’s most beloved parks and considered one of the best pram walks in Melbourne. Interconnected paths flanked by towering trees make this trail one of the most delightful in Melbourne. The entire walk takes 1-2 hours, so it’s a great place to get moving with the pram. Take a break at the café at the centre of the gardens, featuring the famous Fairies Tree and the miniature Tudor Village garden to capture every imagination.
Above: Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne
Above: Albert Park Lake, Melbourne
Formerly a pipe-making industrial site, Pipemakers Park is a great place for a pram walk along the Maribyrnong River. A magnificent nature-inspired playground in a large, open space – you and your baby will enjoy the landscaped garden, interesting sculptures, and picnic tables created from leftover pipe. With so much to explore, this walking trail is a wonderful way to spend the day out.
When in the mood for a longer walk, Foreshore Trail covers 8 km between Williamstown Beach and Altona Beach. For a shorter stroll before lunch, you can choose to take the St Kilda portion of the track, where you’ll find food kiosks and child-friendly cafés along the way.
Don’t forget a bottle of water, sunscreen and sun hats to comfortably enjoy the picturesque beaches. You may even spot a penguin.
With views of Port Philip Bay and its proximity to one of Melbourne’s most pristine beaches, Frankston Boardwalk is a lovely trail for a pram walk. This raised timber boardwalk features easy trails that range from1-2km in length. If you tire of the ocean views, the fantastic playground along the route is a great place to stop, rest, and have a play.
Above: Fitzroy Gardens, Melbourne
Above: Yarra River, Melbourne
Located in southeast Melbourne, Jells Park is a public park in Wheelers Hill known for its bird watching vantage points. Take as long or short a walk as you like on the Dandenong Creek Trail, which connects with the Eastlink Trail, Scotchmans Creek Pathway, and the Knox Bike Path. Along each of these 3 trails, you’ll discover a nature-based playground with plenty of pram accessibility.
Continuous paths with wonderful views run along the coast from the Spirit of Tasmania terminal in Port Melbourne, all the way to Mordialloc. This trail encircling the quieter parts of the bay is a great place for nice, long pram walks. Wear comfortable footwear and sunscreen, and don’t forget a watch so that you can monitor your return trip.
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