Although it is the infamous home of Vegemite, Melbourne Australia is better known as a tourist-friendly city of tall buildings, street art, and cricket matches. The capital of Victoria and the second largest city in Australia, this southern metropolis forms a coastal crescent around Port Phillip Bay. Our guide to the best places to run in Melbourne features routes along the beach, the Yarra River, wonderful parks and gardens, and some of the city’s most interesting sites.
While the beach runs along Melbourne’s coast are second to none, the city also shines when it comes to pristine parks, lake and riverside loops, and well-kempt tracks that carry runners from captivating convents to sweat-inducing staircases.
Melbourne is a large city, so no matter how much mileage you typically rack up in a day, you may want to find another form of transport. Luckily, public transportation in Melbourne is easy to navigate and fairly cheap. There’s even a free tram zone in the Central Business District which makes the commute around the city center a piece of cake. Take it to the start of any of our centrally located routes, and you can run all over the land down under.