Walks in Nature - Melbourne
You don't have to go far from inner-city Melbourne to find trails through unspoilt landscapes teeming with native wildlife - all of the suggested trails in the Walks in Nature deck of cards are within two hours' drive from Melbourne. To help you plan an outing at any time of year, the cards are colour-coded according to season. Forest walks provide a cool respite in summer; inland walks through vineyards and farmland take in the colours of autumn; coastal walks can be enjoyed in winter when the sun isn't too strong; and walks rich with native flowering plants are spectacular in spring. With text and an image on one side, and an easy-to-follow map on the other, every card includes information on what you'll see along the trail and a suggested foodie stop, where you can refuel after your time immersed in nature.
Viola is a communication design company that draws inspiration from nature and encourages design that celebrates and protects the environment. Owner Anna Carlile founded Viola in 1999, and since then has developed a diverse eco-design portfolio with clients including the Earthwatch Institute, Green Peace and the Environmental Protection Agency. Anna has a Masters degree in environmental sustainability and consults, lectures and educates on sustainable communication design. These walking trails were compiled by Diana Carlile, an avid walker who has been guiding walking groups in and around Melbourne for over 20 years.