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Big Red Kidney Walk - Melbourne


Fathers Day - 1 September 2013


  • 8:00am: Participants arrive, on-day registrations open
  • 9:00am: Walk begins
  • 11:00am: Complimentary BBQ and entertainment for all walk participants

Location: Kings Domain, Lawn 9, Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne

Entry fees
Free - Children 12 years and under (still need to register)
$10 – Individual
$50 – For a Team of 10

The Big Red Kidney Walk in Melbourne will feature three walking distances to accommodate walkers and runners of all ages and fitness levels and will include 1.2km, 3.8km and 7.6km routes around the picturesque Botanical Gardens.

How to get there
The meeting point for the Big Red Kidney Walk is on Alexandra Avenue, in front of Pioneer Women's Memorial. Travelling by tram or train is the easiest way to get to the meeting point, as parking in the area is limited.

Public transport from outside the CBD:
  • Take a train to Flinders Street Station

Trams from Flinders Street:
  • Head south along St Kilda Road. Trams 3, 5, 8, 16, 64, or 67 follow this route
  • After an 8 minute journey, depart tram at stop number 20, Domain Road Interchange.
  • Walk east up the hill towards the Shrine of Remembrance

For detailed public transport information, visit Metlink Melbourne. The Melbourne travelsmart map is also a good resource for visitors.

By car
The Gardens is surrounded by roads and generally, it is fairly easy to find parking close to 1 of the 11 entry gates. However, the Gardens are located close to a variety of major Melbourne event venues and traffic and parking conditions will vary according to event schedules.

Lots of 2, 3 and 4 hour parking is available. The City of Melbourne operates ticket machines and enforces parking restrictions in the area. Disabled parking bays are available.

By bicycle
Designated bicycle paths along the Yarra River and Melbourne CBD lead to the Gardens from the city centre. The Melbourne travelsmart map provides comprehensive information on bike paths. Dedicated bicycle parking is available at Observatory Gate.

Dogs are welcome on the route, but must be on a 2 meter lead and well supervised by their owner (including picking up after them). Kidney Health Australia will not take responsibility for any dogs at the event.

Post-walk celebration
After the walk concludes, Kidney Health Australia will hold a complimentary BBQ for walk participants. The event will include a sausage sizzle and entertainment for the whole family. Some seating will be provided, but walkers are welcome to bring their own chairs or picnic blankets