Explore nature this winter

Victoria’s parks offer unique natural beauty

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A father leads his family across the rocks in front of the Point Hicks Lighthouse and cottage.

Beaches and Coasts

Venture out along Victoria's dramatic coastline.

A young woman leading a man on a walk while admiring the scenery

Rugged Bushlands

Escape to woodlands, arid deserts, and grassy plains.

A couple look on at a Waterfall in the Great Otway National Park.

Tall Forests

Take a stroll under grand canopies and giant ferns.

Two kayakers on the Gippsland Lakes near Metung.

Bays, Lakes and Rivers

Explore Victoria's parks from the water.

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

Mountain Peaks

Experience alpine landscapes and grassy high plains.

Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Urban Parks

Walk, jog, run or cycle at Melbourne's doorstep.

Beaches and Coasts

Venture out along Victoria's dramatic coastline and explore one of the most biodiverse and unique marine ecosystems in the world.

Rugged Bushlands

Escape to virtual isolation in open, dry forests and woodlands, dry and semi-dry arid deserts or grassy plains abundant with wildflowers and wildlife.

Tall Forests

Walk under grand canopies of Mountain Ash and through lush green tall forests. See ancient mossy trees and stand under magnificent waterfalls surrounded by giant ferns.

Bays, Lakes and Rivers

Explore Victoria's parks from the water with a variety of inland river systems, ports made up of wide bays and stunning tranquil lakes.

Mountain Peaks

Climb some of Australia’s most stunning mountain peaks, cross-country ski across alpine landscapes, escarpments and hike through grassy high plains.

Urban Parks

Walk, jog, run or cycle in Melbourne’s picturesque urban parks. Pack a picnic or BBQ and lunch alfresco in nature or meander through picturesque gardens.


Two people standing around campfire at Days Picnic Area in Macedon Regional Park.

Top nature experiences near Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges

Just an hour northwest of Melbourne, Daylesford and the Macedon Ranges are the perfect nature getaway. Here you can walk through magical forests in Macedon, meander through vibrant autumn leaves in the Goldfields, all while soaking in the breathtaking landscapes of Dja Dja Wurrung and Wurundjeri Country.
Incredible mountain views from the North Jawbone Summit

The Best Cathedral Range Day Hike – North and South Jawbone Peaks

Cathedral Range State Park, Taungurung Country, is an awe-inspiring mountain range, part of the Great Dividing Range. It's a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers, only 90 minutes from Melbourne. It gets its name from its distinctive peaks, which resemble the spires and buttresses of a cathedral.
Adults sitting and children playing in front of two tents, with mountain in background at Wilsons Promontory National Park

2025 bookings opening with improved system

The Parks Victoria booking system has been improved following community feedback. Over the first two weeks of July 2024, bookings are opening for Parks Victoria managed camping and accommodation across Victoria up to March 2025.
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