Brisbane Ranges National Park

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Brisbane Ranges National Park

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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.

There are a number of options for bushwalking ranging from short walks to three-day walks. This park is also popular for picnicking, scenic drives and camping.


Things to do

An echidna digs through the under growth in Brisbane Ranges National Park

Boar Gully Campground

Boar Gully is a secluded camping in the Brisbane Ranges National Park. An easy drive from Melbourne, Boar Gully Campground is at the northern end of this national park known for its scenic walks and spectacular spring wildflowers. Boar Gully is a trailhead (start or finish) of the 3 day Burchell Trail hike
Grass in the Brisbane Ranges

Burchell Trail

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 Brisbane Ranges National Park has preserved plants that have long since vanished from the region, together with a correspondingly diverse bird population and the greatest density of koalas in Victoria.
A koala in a tree in the Brisbane Ranges National Park.

Fridays Campground

This camping area provides a good base for exploring the historic gold mining area of Steiglitz Historic Park, wildflower and wildlife studies and bush walking.
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.
Two women follow the path through scrub up Mt Bogong with mountain views in the distance.

Walking

Whether you’re after a gentle stroll or something long-distance, there are walking trails to suit all levels of fitness and ability.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.

 

Tours in the area

Bushwalking, four-wheel driving, horse riding, kayaking, rock climbing and mountain biking are just some of the many activities you can experience in Victoria's parks.


If you want to try something new or meet some like-minded people on your next visit to a park, contact a licensed tour operator.


Parks Victoria licenses tour operators who are experts in these activities and more. They will help you get the most out of your visit.

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How to get there

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Brisbane Ranges is located 80kms west of Melbourne, take the Western Highway to Bacchus Marsh or the Princes Highway toward Geelong. Book online for camping at Boar Gully, Fridays Camping Area or a site for an overnight hike along the Burchell Trail. Camping must be booked in advance.

Thompsons Road and Reids Road provide the best access to the northern end of the National Park while the Geelong Ballan Road provides the best access to the Southern end of the Park.

 

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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. With several camping areas available it is a fantastic place to stay and explore.
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