Active travel with your dog

Want to bring your dog along?

Walking your dog regularly will result in improved cardiovascular fitness, lower blood pressure and decreased stress, and is great for your dog’s health too.

~ Better Health Channel website, Dog Walking – the health benefits (7 May 2014).

Taking your dog for a walk is a great way to get more physical activity into your day and we are lucky to have so many walking tracks, parks and recreation reserves to share with them – many of which are marked on these maps.

When you are walking your dog, please try and be considerate of others as not everyone will love your dog as much as you do and research tells us that uncontrolled dogs can be a significant barrier for some people who are keen to walk, particularly older people.

As well as designated ‘off-leash’ reserves, dogs are also allowed to be ‘off-leash’ on some sporting grounds at times when they are not being used, but refer to local signage to be certain.

Please be aware that dogs must be kept on-leash within 10 metres of all playgrounds, even in designated ‘off-leash’ areas, and that all dog litter must be picked up and disposed of in any bin.

For more information about dog walking, visit our dog walking maps page or contact our Customer Service team.

Our active travel maps

View our active travel map series:

  1. North/Central Geelong and Lara

  2. South/Central Geelong and Leopold

  3. Bellarine Peninsula

Every reasonable effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on these maps is accurate, however if you find an error please contact us.

Page last updated: Monday, 5 July 2021