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A walking path alongside Albert Park Lake with the Melbourne CBD skyline in the background

Albert Park

Jog, cycle or walk with your dog around Albert Park Lake - just 3km from the centre of Melbourne. And when you stop to catch your breath, take a moment to enjoy the magnificent views of the city skyline. This is the iconic home of the Australian Grand Prix.

The waterfall at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Agnes Fall Scenic Reserve

Hidden within the green, rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades from a 59m height over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge, forming Agnes Falls. Pack a picnic and birdwatch in this protected pocket of old forest and native bushland.

A family walk through Braeside Park.

Braeside Park

Braeside Park is an oasis of parkland nestled amongst golf courses, urban development and busy roads. As you stroll through the park’s Red Gum grassy woodlands, heathland and around the wetlands, it's easy to forget you're surrounded by the suburbs.

A young couple walks up through ancient lava flows to Sundial Peak in the Central Grampians.

Grampians National Park

Explore the natural beauty of the Grampians from its world-famous hiking trails. Discover majestic waterfalls, dazzling spring wildflower displays and awe-inspiring mountain panoramas. Cross paths with kangaroos, wallabies, emus and native birds. And don’t miss the wealth of Aboriginal and post-settlement cultural heritage and history.

The view from the RJ Hamer Arboretum in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

RJ Hamer Arboretum

R.J Hamer Arboretum provides a wonderful area for recreation or relaxation. Visitors can enjoy quiet contemplation of the magnificent view, the social atmosphere of a traditional Australian barbecue, or walk along the numerous tracks.

The historic Kanes Bridge at Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. Enjoy the leafy grounds and abundant wildlife while strolling or biking its many trails. Walk your dog, play a round of golf, or spot flying foxes.

Experience

Wildflowers

Wildflowers

Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.
A father teaches his young daughter to ride a bike in Braeside Park.

Cycling

Cycling is a great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in parks. Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride or downhill adrenalin rush, Victoria's parks have something for you.
Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Beauchamp Falls, Great Otway National Park.

Waterfalls

See spectacular waterfalls flowing in the alpine mountain peaks and lush tall forests best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.
A man with an afro wearing a leather jacket follows a woman wearing a cream knitted jumper up the garden steps and into an opening in the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens.

Botanic gardens

Stroll through magnificent gardens that promise to delight all year round. Make sure you return to see the treasures that come with changing seasons.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

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Find the perfect campsite for your next getaway.

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New parklands taking shape in Melbourne

Parklands are being created in Melbourne’s east, providing new opportunities for people to get into nature.
Colourful congratultions image for the Volunteering Innovation Fund

Conservation community and creativity at the heart of the Volunteering Innovation Fund

Victorians with vision impairments, Indigenous youth and heritage landscapes will benefit from the 12 winning project applications to round two of the Volunteering Innovation Fund.
Artist impression image of eight netball courts, pavilion and landscaping

Netball on its way to Yarra Bend

Netball is on its way to Yarra Bend Park, with works underway on eight new netball courts and a shared-use sporting pavilion at Fairlea Reserve.
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