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Walk and Run

The Tan is a great place to walk or run whilst taking in some of the sights of Melbourne including... read more

Reviewed November 28, 2018
Kent, United Kingdom
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What a fantastic asset- visiting from inter state and was told about this by colleagues- staying in... read more

Reviewed July 5, 2018
Newcastle, Australia
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Nov 28, 2018
“Walk and Run”
Jul 5, 2018
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Linlithgow Avenue / Birdwood Avenue | Royal Botanic Gardens, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed November 28, 2018 via mobile

The Tan is a great place to walk or run whilst taking in some of the sights of Melbourne including views of the Botanical Gardens and the Shrine of Remembrance.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank deanh206
Reviewed July 5, 2018 via mobile

What a fantastic asset- visiting from inter state and was told about this by colleagues- staying in a hotel close by it great to be able to go for a run ‘in the city’. Amazing park lands and gardens, I ran through at night but...More

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank ryan_wilmott
Reviewed December 22, 2017

Across Princes bridge on St Kilda road, you can easily find the start of the track that circles the Botanical gardens and skirts the edge of the Yarra river. You can run or gently stroll the 3.8 track.You can easily extend this an incorporate Birrarung...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank nilintentum_reliquit
Reviewed November 24, 2017 via mobile

The first thing I learnt is it’s called the “Tan Track” because of the original colour of the gravel surface. This is a 3.8k circuit and for me has massively improved my running fitness. There is steepish 300m upward climb if you run in a...More

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank mat_richardson
Reviewed September 27, 2017

The Tan is the most famous running track in Melbourne. Joggers run shoulders with Olympians and professional footballers. The Tan runs around the perimeter of the Botanic Gardens and King's Domain. The Tan is 3.8 kms from end to end (2 1/2 miles). The Tan...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank 619jeffry
Reviewed September 6, 2017

If you are a visitor to Melbourne and want a place to run, you can't go past The Tan. The tree lined 3.84km running track, which surrounds the Melbourne Royal Botanic Gardens, is an iconic location. Whether it is early morning, lunch time or after...More

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Tim_Connors_1966
Reviewed March 16, 2017

I used this jogging track around the Royal Botanic Gardens for my morning runs when on a business trip to Melbourne. It is amazing how many other runners are up at 5h30 AM to exercise, which makes this an excellent run even for those from...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank 870bramg
Reviewed March 13, 2017

Melbourne's equivalent to enjoy & indulge. The tranquillity of our running track located at the botanical gardens gives our body & mind the rest & recharge it craves before, during or after a manic day. Lots of friendly faces & avid exercisers.. Love it!

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank Karen C
Reviewed January 18, 2017

It is a great running track but also good for a stroll along the Yarra River and some of the interesting sights such as the Sidney Myer Music Bowl, Kings Domain, Botanical gardens and others.A great asset for Melbourne.

Date of experience: January 2017
Thank Oldjack
Reviewed January 5, 2017

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....More

Date of experience: December 2016
Thank stacytoby
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