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.

Brimbank Park

A short drive from the heart of the city, Brimbank Park in Melbourne's west is great for a day out. The park offers ideal settings for picnics, walks across the extensive network of trails, fishing and bird watching, all set within peaceful parklands surrounded by abundant birdlife.

A woman riding a bike alongside a young girl on a scooter

Jells Park

Dandenong Valley Parklands is a network of parks running alongside Dandenong Creek in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Loved by the locals, the green spaces of Jells Park and Chesterfield Farm make for great days out, while Corhanwarrabul and Bush Park Wetlands are perfect for birdwatching.

Olinda Precinct

Once the site of a public golf course, this area has been transformed into 34 hectares of community parklands. The Olinda Precinct includes a nature-based play space, a sports oval for junior sports and training, two new netball courts and refurbished cricket nets.

A family share a picnic on the foregrounds of Werribee Mansion.

Werribee Park

Soak up the grandeur of Werribee Park, an estate built on the riches of an Australian pastoral empire. Explore the heritage-listed Werribee Mansion, set up a picnic in the beautiful formal gardens or see a kaleidoscope of colour when the 5000 roses bloom in the Victoria State Rose Garden.

Westerfolds Park

Situated beside the Yarra River in Templestowe, Westerfolds Park, a key component of Melbourne’s open space, offers over 120 hectares of recreational and environmental parkland for visitors to experience and enjoy.


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.
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.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Beauchamp Falls, Great Otway National Park.


See spectacular waterfalls flowing in the alpine mountain peaks and lush tall forests best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.


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.
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,

Camping and Accommodation

Find the perfect campsite for your next getaway.

Where to stay
Camper Trailer

What we do


Two women walk up the 1000 steps track.

Famous 1000 Steps return for Dandenong Ranges

Dandenong’s Kokoda Track Memorial Walk – the famous 1000 Steps – is officially reopened for walkers.
Picture shows a family of Mum, Dad and a young child out the front of their tent, warming themselves around a small camp fire.

Five ways to wellbeing this Spring

Here are five ways to boost your wellbeing when in nature this spring.
Picture shows the newly opened Dementia Friendly Walking Track with walkers.

Australia’s first dementia-friendly sensory trail turns one

A gentle and inclusive way to see, smell, touch and hear nature, in Ballarat’s Woowookarung Regional Park.
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