Live Better through parkrun

Courses in the spotlight

To celebrate parkrun as one of our favourite ways to live better, we're exploring the most-scenic, unique parkrun courses around Australia.

Lorne parkrun

Watch: Some of the most scenic parkrun courses across Australia

Kirra parkrun

Kate Reed

Located in the southern outskirts of Launceston and in one of Tasmania’s most beautiful nature reserves, Kate Reed parkrun is a gently undulating and scenic course, that starts and finishes at the Kate Reed Fire Trail head.


Kirra parkrun

Clare Valley

Clare Valley parkrun is situated in one of South Australia’s most famous wine regions. When you walk, jog or run this course you get to surround yourself with beautiful vineyards. 


Kirra parkrun

Burswood Peninsula

Burswood Peninsula parkrun is one of Australia’s most beautiful city courses. Located in the heart of Perth, this course takes you along the Swan River and Perth stadium precinct.


Kirra parkrun

Lorne Beach

Located along the Great Ocean Road, Lorne is a popular destination for surfers, swimmers and holiday-markers. Starting from the Lorne Surf Life Saving Club, The Lorne Beach parkrun course takes you along the foreshore on the Shipwreck Trail, to the pier and back. 

Cobram parkrun


Situated on the northern border of Victoria and along the banks of the Murray River, Cobram parkrun features some attractive sandy beaches lined with towering gum trees and grass picnic areas, commonly used for swimming, fishing, boating and camping. The course is a mix of gravel, grass and bitumen which takes you along bush trails that twist and turn.

Studley parkrun


Studley parkrun is a hidden gem situated alongside the iconic Yarra River. Although it’s located within 5 minutes-drive from Melbourne’s CBD, the dense bushland gives you a sense of countryside.

Kirra parkrun


Situated alongside one of Gold Coast’s most famous beaches, the Kirra parkrun course starts at Gilltrap Park and takes parkrunners up and down the scenic esplanade.

Rockhampton parkrun


This is an attractive moderately challenging course with a range of gradient and path types. It is set in the Rockhampton Botanic Gardens and takes full advantage of the parkland and adjoining lagoon scenery.

How to participate

There are 412 events around the country to choose from. You can find your nearest parkrun here.

If it’s your first time attending parkrun, you’ll need to register (it’s free!). Visit parkrun to sign up.

Woollongong parkrun

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