Brisbane Ranges National Park

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Brisbane Ranges National Park

Parks Victoria acknowledges the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Victoria - including its parks and reserves. Through their cultural traditions, Aboriginal people maintain their connection to their ancestral lands and waters. 

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

A yellow tent and campfire at Boar Gully Campground at 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
The Trailhead to the Burchell Trail at Brisbane Ranges National Park

Burchell Trail

Enjoy three days walking through Victoria's richest wildflower habitat with spectacular views across Wadawurrung Country.
A tent and picnic table at Fridays Campground at 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 and adventure experiences in parks

One of the best ways you can get into nature is with a Licensed Tour Operator.

There are more than 400 Licensed Tour Operators across Victoria who are ready and waiting to help you experience and connect with Victoria’s spectacular parks and waterways.

Discover more than 60 different types of nature-based experiences including hiking, mountain biking, boating, four-wheel driving, indigenous culture tours, birdwatching, surfing, diving and so much more. 

Licensed Tour Operators know all the best places to go and will plan and prepare your visit to ensure you are safe and can enjoy your nature-based adventure to the fullest.

Find a Licensed Tour Operator

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.

 

Need to know

Brisbane Ranges National Park

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

  • Brisbane Ranges National Park

    This park has been impacted by October flood event

    This park has been impacted by the October flooding event and some areas may be closed or restricted. Check the Flood and Storm Affected Parks page for the most up to date information about closures.

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