Our Favourite Five Pram Walks
Geelong and the Surfcoast are amazing destinations all year round especially for families with young children. There are plenty of pram friendly walks to explore in these areas and beyond.
As a family we love exploring these areas again and again. There is always so much to see and enjoy – my 3 girls love them!
Eastern Beach to Rippleside Pram Walk
This iconic Geelong location has a beautiful promenade that is perfect for a leisurely stroll with the pram. The walk is popular throughout the day and all year round that offers something for everyone. It’s the ultimate of pram friendly walks
It can be quite magical in early mornings, particularly on windless sunny days. Evenings are also great and the area can become a hive of activity during the day.
There are many seats and stopping points to watch people, boats, birds.
Start at the Playground at the Eastern Beach bathing complex and walk the path along the promenade all the way to Rippleside park. There are bollards along the way, get your kids to see if they can find the bunny rabbit painted on each bollard (great little game to play along the way if you have other children). There are Cafes and smaller playgrounds along the way if you have time for this 3.4km one-way walk.
Geelong Botanical Gardens
Starting at the Botanic Gardens, this walk follows Eastern Park’s main circuit path. This is a smooth gravel track much like Melbourne’s “Tan track”. And like that track it is used by locals for jogging and walking. This easy 2.97km walk starts and ends at Geelong’s beautiful Botanic Gardens. It also takes in Eastern Park’s wonderful trees, open play areas and flying foxes. There are toilets and a play space for children to explore too.
Barwon River Trail – pram and bike friendly
Pram Friendly Walks don’t get much better than this. A picturesque trail follows the Barwon River from Geelong to Fyansford and is perfect for a longer walk with the pram. It’s a peaceful and scenic route with plenty of wildlife to spot. The loop is over 20kms on paved and flat terrain which makes it suitable for prams and bikes. You can find more details over at City of Greater Geelong.
Located along the Barwon River, this sanctuary is a great spot for a pram-friendly walk with the family. The trail is easy to navigate and takes you through the wetlands, where you can see a variety of birdlife. Located at the river-end of Shannon Avenue in Newtown, beside Princes Bridge, the sanctuary covers nine hectares of lake and native bushland. You can do numerous walks along the Barwon river but my favourite is the Troop Loop which is around 10km. However you can do around 5km by crossing over the bridge and heading back to the Sanctuary. There are a-lot of public toilets along the way and also a playground at the Barwon Valley Park.
Torquay Foreshore for all the Family
The Torquay Foreshore is a great place to take the pram for a walk, with stunning views of the ocean and plenty of grassy areas for the kids to run around. You can also enjoy a coffee or a meal at one of the many cafes and restaurants along the way. There are multiple start point options – the longer version starting at Whites Beach all the way to the Torquay Surf Life Saving Club. A shorter walk starts at Yellow Bluff and takes in the beautiful Torquay foreshore before looping around Point Danger and back.
No matter which pram-friendly walk you choose, you’re sure to enjoy the beautiful scenery and fresh air that Geelong and the Surfcoast have to offer. Want some more ideas? Check-out our growing library of Pram Walks!