An aerial view of a turquoise waves and a white sandy beach. Bushland lines the edge of the beach.

Beaches and Coasts

Venture out along Victoria’s dramatic coastline.

Victoria’s Beaches and Coasts are untamed in their beauty. They’re places we visit for many reasons, to unwind and disconnect, recharge, exercise, explore and have fun.

Take yourself to beaches and coasts where crashing waves meet fresh ocean breezes. Rise early to catch a morning sunrise, the experience will reward you. Walk aimlessly and feel cool sand beneath your feet, it’s rejuvenating. Make the effort to pause to take it all in. Close your eyes and breathe in that invigorating salty air. As the morning sun casts a golden glow, immerse yourself in the cadence of crashing waves, a wild symphony to stir your soul. If you’re lucky, spot playful dolphins and majestic whales on their winter migration.

The coast is a great place to temporarily leave your daily life behind, time to turn off the devices and let nature refresh you and where you can admire this rugged coast with its hidden coves and dramatic cliffs that stand testament to nature's enduring resilience.

Venture out to beaches and coasts

Sea star and coral at Point Addis Marine National Park

Point Addis Marine National Park

Point Addis Marine National Park features spectacular scenery with wide sandy beaches, crumbling limestone and sandstone cliffs, rocky platforms and copious small rocky reefs.
South Channel Fort in Port Philip part of the Point Nepean National Park.

Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean has played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defense of Australia. Walk or cycle through this rugged coastal landscape.
Three women stand-up paddle boarders paddle up the Yeerung River.

Cape Conran Coastal Park

Cape Conran Coastal Park has heathlands, wild ocean beaches and banksia woodlands brimming with nectar-feeding birds
A family walk together along the water's edge at Shipwreck Creek beach.

Croajingolong National Park

Croajingolong follows the far-eastern coastline of Victoria for 100 km and features eucalypt forest, rainforest and heathland.
A young couple walk along the board walk at Cape Schank.

Mornington Peninsula National Park

This narrow strip of coast and bushland offers a wonderful blend of natural scenery and fascinating historic features and is popular for swimming, walking, picnics and nature study, as well as surfing at ocean beaches like Portsea, Sorrento and Gunnamatta.
A couple walk along the beach at Gibson Steps.

Port Campbell National Park

The wild Southern Ocean has carved the Port Campbell National Park coastline into formations that are famous the world over - and earned it the nickname of the Shipwreck Coast.

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.
Kids rockpooling at Yallock Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

Stretching along the Bass Coast from San Remo to Inverloch, Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park is a varied landscape of dramatic cliffs, sandy coves, wetlands, and underwater reefs that are home to unique flora and fauna. This area is the traditional land and hunting grounds of the Bunurong people.

Explore diverse landscapes

Portsea Pier

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

Mountain peaks

Climb to the breathtaking vistas atop some of Australia’s most stunning mountain peaks, alpine landscapes, escarpments and grassy high plains.
A young women leads a man on a walk along a river bank.

Rugged bushland

Experience unique Australian nature off the beaten track in one of the many native bushland and desert parks dotted across Victoria.
A man in a blue shirt walks up steps next to a boardwalk while looking at the flora.

Tall forests

See ancient mossy trees and stand under magnificent waterfalls. Walk under grand canopies of Mountain Ash or take a scenic drive through lush green tall forests surrounded by giant ferns.
Two women in activewear walk their dogs while two runners approach them.

Urban parks

Walk, jog, run or cycle in Melbourne’s picturesque inner city urban parks or escape the hustle and bustle with a short drive to idyllic gardens and picnic grounds.
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