The Maroondah Aqueduct Trail is a shared use trail following the old Maroondah Aqueduct corridor through the outer eastern suburbs of Eltham and Research in Melbourne, Victoria.

The 66km long Maroondah Aqueduct was built in 1892 from the Maroondah Dam in Healesville to Melbourne’s storage dam in Preston until it was decommissioned in 1978 and replaced by underground pipes.

With playgrounds, picnic and BBQ facilities located along this trail, this is an ideal family friendly trail along a relatively wide easement providing views out over Melbourne as it winds along an overall downhill slope, so long as you are riding in an anti-clockwise direction.

It is possible to connect with the Diamond Creek Trail by heading west down either Allendale Road or Main Road.

Trail Summary

  • Name: Maroondah Aqueduct Trail
  • Region: Melbourne, Victoria
  • Start: 1637 Main Road, Research
  • Finish: Allendale Road, North Eltham
  • Length: 3.5km
  • Time:  30 minutes
  • Type: Linear
  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Suitable for: Most bike types
  • Terrain: Undulating
  • Surface: Paved
  • Signage: Signs along the trail
  • Hazards: None identified
  • Facilities: Toilet, picnic and recreational facilities at various points
  • Best Times: All year round.