Activities

Altona provides a dynamic range of recreation opportunities to keep you active and engaged. Whether you’re passionate about walking, immersing yourself in nature, watersports, you will find your perfect fit for an active lifestyle right here in Altona.

LOCAL SPOTLIGHT

Altona Beach

Altona Beach is Melbourne West’s ultimate destination for beach lovers of all ages. With its charming Esplanade, a brand new pier and tranquil waters, it’s ideal for a variety of recreational activities like kite surfing, paddle boarding, and beach volleyball.

The calm, clear waters are perfect for swimming. Stretching along the beach, the Esplanade features majestic Norfolk Pines providing shade and connects seamlessly to the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, offering a scenic biking and walking experience.

100 Steps of Federation

A popular spot for walkers, photographers and sightseers alike.

It has a beautiful natural landscape with rolling hills and an easy climb up the stone steps leading up to the summit with 360 degree views and the huge sculpture called the Time Beacon, created by artist Cameron Robbins.
  • Andrew Park Drive,
    Altona Meadows 3028

Altona Beach

Melbourne West’s ultimate destination for beach lovers of all

ages. With its charming Esplanade, a brand new pier and tranquil waters, it’s ideal for a variety of recreational activities like kite surfing, paddle boarding, and beach volleyball. The calm, clear waters are perfect for swimming. Stretching along the beach, the Esplanade features majestic Norfolk Pines providing shade and connects seamlessly to the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail, offering a scenic biking and walking experience.
  • 11 Altona Road, Altona VIC 3018

Altona Coastal Park

Altona Coastal Park is a 70−100ha saltmarsh, intertidal


and seagrass reserve located only 11 km from Melbourne’s CBD. It is an important recreational and conservation area, providing habitat for a range of faunal species.

The park is a popular place for walkers and cyclists, with the Hobsons Bay Coastal Trail passing through the park. There are unrestricted views of Melbourne’s cityscape and Port Philip Bay from across the salt marsh.

At low tides when the seawater recedes, much of the coastal mud flats are exposed. These are ideal feeding grounds for migratory and resident shorebirds.

There are many interpretive signs around the reserve explaining the importance of the local ecosystems and species. The Conservation Team have placed 20 replica birds around neighbouring PA Burns Reserve which comprise our Twitch Hunt, a fun activity for the kids.

  • 11 Altona Road, Seaholme VIC 3018

Altona Dog Beach

This is a local gem! This spot attracts dog owners from all over

Melbourne, and it’s right in our backyard. We love watching our doggies splashing in the water and the sand, while we can enjoy the views of the city and Port Phillip Bay. It’s right next to Altona Sports Club, just a hop away from Seaholme railway station, and part of the Bay Trail West shared path.
  • 11 Altona Road, Seaholme VIC 3018

Altona Pier

In summer 2023, Altona got a brand new pier, 310-meter-long

with a y-shaped design. Perfect for morning strolls with a cup of coffee or unwinding after work while enjoying the sunset against the city skyline, it offers a picturesque setting for all.

Boating and fishing enthusiasts will appreciate the improved accessibility provided by the accessible low landing, while scattered seats offer opportunities to rest and relax. A walk over the pier is a must when you visit Altona.

  • Esplanade, Altona VIC 3018

Cherry Lake 

A 3.5 kilometre walking and cycling trail circuits the lake, which contain

interesting salt marsh habitats used by a range of water birds.

There’s a big vibrant playground perfect for families. Equipped with barbecue facilities for picnics, ample parking spaces for convenience, public toilets, and exercise equipment tailored for fitness enthusiasts.

  • Cherry Lake, Altona VIC 3018

Kitesurfing

Altona Beach is popular among kitesurfers for several reasons.

 The open space, shallow water, accessibility, and scenic setting all contribute to its appeal for kitesurfing enthusiasts. If you’re interested in the sport, Altona Beach could be a great place to check out!
  • Esplanade, Altona VIC 3018

Logan Reserve

In the heart of Altona, between the beach and Pier Street,

lies a vibrant park beloved by locals. It’s a bustling hub for community gatherings, picnics, and barbecues. Kids adore the playground, while the rotunda hosts events organised by the council. With public toilets nearby, it’s the perfect spot for a day of fun and relaxation. Welcome to Altona Park, where community spirit shines bright.
  • Esplanade, Altona VIC 3018

Discover Altona

This site is proudly brought to you by the Altona Village Traders Association, with the aim of being the go-to destination for discovering the best businesses, events, and experiences in Altona. Created by locals, for locals and tourists alike, we’re dedicated to showcasing all that our vibrant community has to offer. Welcome to Altona.

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