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A family go cross country skiing.

Baw Baw National Park

Spectacular year round, Baw Baw National Park covers a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau. As the snow melts see the hills come alive with vivid wildflower displays. Explore the wonderland of geological formations at Mushroom Rocks or walk or snowshoe one of the many trails that criss-cross through tangled snowgum forests.

A couple walks in the shallows at the Bay of Islands Coastal Park.

Bay of Islands Coastal Park

A land and seascape sculpted by the elements over millennia. Arches, islands and rock stacks are dotted along a wild coastline of beach coves and spectacular lookouts.

People canoeing on a lake

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Little more than an hour's drive from Melbourne takes you to the state's richest wildflower habitat. Set in a low range of mountains dissected by rocky gullies, the unusual geology of the Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from other parts of the region.

A young couple walk through a cave in Budj Bim National Park

Budj Bim National Park

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Budj Bim and the natural wonders of this ancient, volcanic landscape. Budj Bim National Park visitor area is home to a tranquil crater lake, lava canals and caves in a lush bushland setting. Enjoy a picnic, camp and walk among Manna Gums teeming with native wildlife.

The sun sets over the water near Cape Liptrap.

Cape Liptrap Coastal Park

Stretching along the coast from the sand barrier of Point Smythe to the sheltered waters of Waratah Bay, Cape Liptrap Coastal Park has strikingly beautiful scenery. Explore the coastal park throughout the year as its wild, windy and awe inspiring in stormy weather.

A woman leads her partner across the Razorback track surrounded by stunning views of the Rubicon Valley.

Cathedral Range State Park

The jagged ridges of the Cathedral Range are home to the emblem of Victoria: the Leadbeater's possum. They also make for some of the best winter hikes in the state. Take a gentle walk along Friends Nature Trail or tackle the rugged Razorback Trail. Either way you won't forget the awesome views.

Two kangaroos stand in the grass at Woowookarung Regional Park.

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park

Hattah-Kulkyne National Park lies in typical mallee country with extensive low scrub and open native pine woodland. Superbly adapted birds, animals and vegetation thrive in the poor, sandy soils and searing summers.

An Emu Wren commonly found in Victoria's Mallee region.

Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park is more than a desert. Camp beside the Wimmera River fringed with River Red Gums, or hike the rolling dunes of the desert. Open spaces and peaceful campgrounds make this park a natural treasure

Two campers relax at their campsite after a long paddle.

Lower Glenelg National Park

The Glenelg River has carved a spectacular limestone gorge through the heart of Lower Glenelg National Park. Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the landscape. Camp riverside and go fishing, paddle the Glenelg River Canoe Trail, follow the Great South West Walk or visit the spectacular Princess Margaret Rose Cave.

The view of the surrounding flats from near the summit of Mount Macedon

Macedon Regional Park

A beautifully scenic forested mountain-ridge the Macedon Ranges host forested walking tracks, shady picnic areas and stunning lookouts.<br /><br />The Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross dominates the surrounding landscape while scenic drives link the park to the cafes and restaurants of the surrounding towns and villages.

Two people walk across a dry pink salt lake.

Murray-Sunset National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park is home to the famous Pink Lakes. This remote and unspoilt corner of northwestern Victoria draws photographers from all over the world. Explore the islands of the Murray River by four-wheel drive in dry weather or by canoe after rain – and camp under starry skies.

Three friends walk along side the Plenty river near Nioka Bushcamp

Plenty Gorge Parklands

Plenty Gorge Park offers a wide range of natural and cultural experiences only 20 km from Melbourne, where the spectacular gorge sets a backdrop for stunning landscape views and the abundant native wildlife are always on show.

Raymond Island Gippsland Lakes Reserve

Just a short ferry ride from Paynesville is Raymond Island. Leave the car behind and explore the island by foot or bike, or bring your car with you for a small fee.

A group of five children play in the rock pools at Ricketts Point late in the afternoon.

Ricketts Point Marine Sanctuary

Crystal clear shallow waters, sandstone reefs, sea caves, and rockpools make Ricketts Point the perfect place to discover the wonderful sea creatures of Port Phillip Bay.

A historic house in Steiglitz Historic Park

Steiglitz Historic Park

Nestled within a pocket of the Brisbane Ranges National Park and once a thriving gold rush settlement, Steiglitz is almost a ghost town today.

A woman walks through a path at Tarra-Bulga National Park.

Tarra-Bulga National Park

Magnificent fern gullies, giant Mountain Ash trees, ancient Myrtle Beech, Cool Temperate Rainforest and, of course, the Suspension Bridge. Tarra Bulga National Park is also a great place to see and hear lyrebirds and there are several pretty little waterfalls.

Mountain views to the east of the Warby-Ovens National Park

Warby-Ovens National Park

This diverse park offers visitors the chance to explore many different landscapes, from granite hills and dry woodlands to River Red Gum forests and wetlands, and is a haven for nature-lovers.

A four wheel drive is parked to the side of a a sandy track at Wyperfeld National Park with a cloudy sky overhead.

Wyperfeld National Park

Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks.

Experience

Junior Rangers

The Junior Ranger program encourages children to explore Victoria’s amazing parks with a range of free and fun activities designed to inspire curiosity, discovery and connection. It is proudly supported by our Principal Partner, Macpac.
A couple in their twenties chat at the Lakeview lookout in the Grampians National Park.

Lookouts

Observe the dramatic landscapes and coastal scenery of Victoria from lookout vantage points dotted across state and national parks.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.
A mother and daughter linger at the end of a pier on the Mallacoota Inlet

Piers and jetties

Stroll along coastal piers and jetties or cast a line and fish at popular catchment areas in Port Phillip and Western Port.
Two women ride horses along a dirt path in the You Yangs Regional Park.

Horse riding

Explore the landscape on horseback to appreciate the solitude and peace of the natural environment. Victoria's parks offer a variety of horse riding experiences.
A diver takes a photo a school of fish in the Wilsons Promontory Marine National Park.

Scuba diving

Dive to the depths of the ocean floor in marine national parks or explore shipwrecks at the bottom of the bays.
Two friends go for a swim in Lake Elusive in Croajingolong National Park.

Freshwater swimming

Take a cool, invigorating dip in fresh waterholes, streams and lakes. Be sure to observe safety signs and take caution when swimming in nature.

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Woman exploring Fairy cave, Buchan Caves Reserve

Experience more at Buchan Caves Reserve

Visitors are once again welcome to tour the Fairy Cave and access the majority of the walking tracks at Buchan Caves Reserve, thanks to months of hard work by Gunaikurnai Joint Management Rangers, Parks Victoria staff and contractors.
Wildflowers in the Grampians National Park.

Calcine sands management continues

The next stage in the management and assessment of calcine sands at two historic areas in Stawell will commence this month.
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