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

Tall Forests

Take a stroll under grand canopies and giant ferns.

Tall Forests are alive, from the crown to the root. Under every trunk and beyond every bend in the path, ancient stories whisper, calling you. Step into the forest and look up; breathe it all in. The forest wants you here.

Sassafras, Myrtle, and towering tree ferns beckon you to their home. The breeze in their branches sings to you. Droplets of pristine mountain water hang on delicate ferns. Under your feet, their roots reach deep, this is where you can feel anchored.

Step into Tall Forests and experience all their moods. Look up in amazement at the tallest flowering plant on earth as they sway, parading their flowers in a gentle breeze protected by dense canopy. Keep a look out for elusive Wombats and flamboyant Lyrebirds as they go about their daily business, or simply stand in the dappled cathedral of the myrtle beeches and let the peacefulness of ancient Tall Forest seep into your bones.

A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Get connected to tall forests

Deepen your own connection to our tall forests, and learn how the tall forests support every one of us in our own growing community.

People walking on Lyrebird Ridge Track.

Get curious about tall forests

Meet the shyest members of your Victorian family here, in the tall forests. We share our forests with all kinds of kin, from the mighty to the microscopic. Come and meet them.

Two men walking in Dandenong Ranges National Park

Get immersed in tall forests

Savour every moment when you get out of your routine and into the tall forests. A playground of adventure is waiting for you here.

A women walks through Kinglake National Park.

Get reinvigorated by tall forests

In the tall forests, even the biggest of us can feel tiny. Among these ancient giants, we are all children. Sink into the peace of deep time, and breathe in the ancient remedies of the forest.

Get into tall forests

The waterfall at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Agnes Falls 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 view of Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park

Escape where you can breathe fresh air and enjoy native plants and animals. See a mosaic of green from heathland on river plains to Mountain Ash forest covering steep slopes.
Two women walk through ferns along the Shelly Harris Track in Kinglake National Park.

Kinglake National Park

Only 65 km north of Melbourne, Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, offering dramatic views of the Melbourne skyline, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.
Family picnicking on the grass with trees in the background

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Kurth Kiln Regional Park features a range of forest types awaiting exploration. The park is mostly known for its kiln, used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units fitted to motor cars.

Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve is linear strip of land that follows the Sassafras Creek. Stretching from the quaint township of Sassafras through to Emerald, the 17km Sassafras Creek Walking Track is the perfect way to explore.
Two people stop and take in the view from the Corrigan Suspension Bridge at Tarra-Bulga National Park.

Tarra-Bulga National Park

Tarra-Bulga National Park on Brataualung Country, is highly significant to Gunaikurnai Traditional Owners due to its remarkable Aboriginal cultural heritage. Known for its giant Mountain Ash trees, beautiful fern gullies and ancient myrtle beeches, it has some of the best examples of original cool temperate rainforests of the Strzelecki Ranges.

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 family walk together along the water's edge at Shipwreck Creek beach.

Beaches and coasts

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