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Address: Linlithgow Avenue / Birdwood Avenue | Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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Best Running Track I've Used

Ran here solo on Christmas Eve on a family trip to Melbourne at 6am. The track is gravel and 3.8km right around the Botanic Gardens. There are two timing towers in case you didn't... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
stacytoby
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Adelaide, Australia
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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ran here solo on Christmas Eve on a family trip to Melbourne at 6am. The track is gravel and 3.8km right around the Botanic Gardens. There are two timing towers in case you didn't bring your Garmin, and the track is really wide and clean. There is a significant hill climb that does take it out of you a bit,... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

Passing some of Melbourne's treasures like the shrine of remembrance, Sidney Myer music bowl and the Yarra river, the tan track provides a way to move you feet and physically take in some Melbourne beauty. Only 5min tram ride from the CBD, it is the perfect way to get away from the craziness of the city.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

This is a good place for running or walking.This is locals place If you want to jog come here otherwise give it miss.

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 May 2016

The Tan is a track around the Botanic Gardens, close to central Melbourne. It's 3.8 kms (around two and a half miles) long. The Tan is a favourite with runners and walkers at any time of day, but especially in the morning. It has a good surface for running..

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 May 2016

Wish I had this where I lived. A great track, not too long so if you are a 5k hero or a marathon jedi, this track is great for a training run. Beautifully set around a parkland, the track offers a nice run or walk. Lots of people walking around it enjoying the sun, even in winter. I can't wait... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2016

I found this walk by accident, and it was lovely. It's not well sign posted to get to it, and it seems to only be a local thing. Highly recommend the walk (it turns out to be aroound 3 kms). So bring the kids and the family, as you can stop at the Botanic Gardens on your way. Parking is... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2015

"Doing the Tan" is very trendy. Runners get up early to "do the Tan," which is the track circumnavigating the Royal Botanic Garden and the King's Domain. The track is 3.8 kms long. You can run, walk or crawl, not one minds. "Doing the Tan" is a good way to meet other like minded people.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2015

This track is always well used and is great for walking or running. I enjoy walking parts of the track to go and see attractions nearby. It was a sunny day and so there was plenty of people like myself making good use of the track.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2015 via mobile

This is a lovely place to unwind and get some exercise at the same time....a beautiful walk and quite social as well with many, many people strolling and walking and running. An institution in Melbourne and a lovely place to be.

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Melbourne
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2015

This gravel track always has plenty of people either walking or running. I have walked parts of it but find it is always crowded especially on the weekend. You need to get here early if you want to have a serious running session, otherwise enjoy a stroll or powerwalk whichever is your choice.

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