Heritage Trails and Walks
Discover nearby places of historical and cultural significance, or take a walking tour of our heritage trails by downloading maps and information.
Find places of significance
Heritage places provide a link with the past for visual, architectural, scientific, social, or spiritual reasons.
Maribyrnong River Heritage Trail
The Maribyrnong River Heritage Trail tells the story of post-contact early land-use and development along the river. The story begins at the Stony Creek Backwash taking in sites such as the Yarraville Wharf industrial precinct, Barnett Glass Rubber Works, Footscray Wharves, Maribyrnong Railway Bridge, Footscray Park, Jack’s Magazine and Pipemaker's Park.
To guide you through the landmarks, download the:
The Footscray Trail brochure provides a guided walk through the historic central business district. Buildings described exemplify the various periods of the Footscray Shopping Centre precint, including Victorian and Edwardian shopfronts, theatres, hotels and station, 'Moderne' style makeovers and the post-WW2 redevelopment.
Find more detail in our Footscray CBD Trail Brochure(PDF, 995KB).
Northern Maribyrnong River Heritage Trail
The Northern Maribyrnong River Heritage Trail showcases a few of the places that reveal the river’s rich history of Aboriginal land use, early European settlement and exploration, industrial beginnings, munitions legacy and its many recreational uses.
Take our Northern Maribyrnong River Heritage Map and Guide(PDF, 3MB) to help you along the way or view it on Google Maps.
The Maribyrnong Diversity Map helps you to identify significant sites related to local migrant communities and local Indigenous heritage.
Download a copy of the Diversity Map here.