Bunyip State Park

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Bunyip State Park

See a green mosaic as you traverse the diverse ecosystems of Bunyip State Park; from heathland swamps to towering mountain ash forests. Explore on foot, horseback, trail bike or in the comfort of your four-wheel drive. Keep an eye out for the southern-emu wren and swamp bush-pea, both rare sights.

Follow the Lawsons Falls Circuit Walk to the only waterfall within Bunyip State Park. The narrow trail meanders through dense bush and verdant fern gullies before emerging at a small clearing with views across to Lawson Falls.

Four-wheel drive and trail bike enthusiasts make your way to the Gentle Annie and Blue Range 4WD and Trail Bike Trails for a thrilling day out. Pitch a tent in the serene setting of Mortimer Camping Area, Nash Creek Campground, Forest Road Campground or the hike-in Freemans Mill Camping Area.

Bunyip State Park is one of the few places in Victoria where our state floral emblem, the Common Heath, and state fauna emblem, the Leadbeater’s Possum, along with our state avian emblem, the Helmeted Honeyeater, can all be found.

Things to do in the area

 
A four wheel drive crosses the Howqua River in the Alpine National Park.

Four wheel driving and trail bike riding

A number of roads and tracks within Bunyip State Park provide a range of experiences, great scenery and a sense of escapism.
Three horseriders saddle-up a pack horse before the day's riding.

Heritage Horse Trail

Horse riding is a great way to explore the distinctive bush atmosphere of Bunyip State Park and nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park. The Heritage Horse Trail follows some of the course from the 2009 Tom Quilty Gold Cup ride – Australia’s national horse riding endurance event.
A view of Bunyip State Park

Camping at Bunyip State Park

There are several camping areas within Bunyip State Park. No fees apply for these campgrounds.

Wildlife and Nature

 
Kangaroos
Koalas
Lyrebirds
Wallabies
Wombats

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.

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How to get there

Bunyip State Park

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Need to know

Bunyip State 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.

  • Forest Road Trail Bike Unloading and Camping Area (Bunyip State Park)

    Robertson Creek Track Closure

    Robertsons Creek Fireline is currently closed for maintenance upgrades in preparation for a planned burn as per the Joint Fuel Management Plan.  For further information contact the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action, Forest Fire Management Victoria on 13 6186.

  • Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area (Bunyip State Park)

    Mortimer Nature Trail Closure

    Mortimer Nature Walk was severely impacted by storm events during February 2024 and remains closed to walkers until tree risk and cleanup works have been undertaken. 
     
    Visitors are encouraged to explore other walks in the area such as Nicholls Hut Track to Four Brothers Rocks or walking tracks near Dyers Camping and Picnic Area.

    Attachments: Mortimer Nature Walk Closure March 2024 (908KB)

  • Bunyip State Park

    Seasonal Road Closures - Bunyip State Park

    Seasonal Road Closures 2024 - Bunyip State Park

    Parks Victoria works in partnership with Four Wheel Drive Victoria and the Department of Energy, Environment and Climate Action to ensure roads and tracks in parks across the State are available for visitors to safely access remote locations through the warmer months of the year. Certain roads and tracks are closed to vehicles (such as four-wheel drives and trailbikes) during the winter and early spring to ensure visitor safety, prevent unnecessary damage to roads and tracks and to protect sensitive environments.

    Roads and tracks closed in Bunyip State Park from 14th June to 4th November 2024
    Andersons Road
    Andersons Track
    Birrell Track
    Blue Range Road
    Bullock Link Track
    Bunyip Ridge Track
    Gentle Annie Track
    Little Bunyip Track
    Nash Creek Loop Track
    Quartz Creek Road
    Robertsons Creek Fireline Track
    Rocky Track
    Tea Tree Track
    Western Track

    Significant fines apply to breaches of seasonal closures.

    Further information is available from the Parks Victoria Information Centre 13 1963 or via https://www.parks.vic.gov.au 

    Nash Creek Campground Upgrades

    Nash Creek Campground will be closed until September 2024 while upgrades to the camping facilities are undertaken.

    Parks Victoria will be increasing the number of camping sites to accommodate motorhomes and caravans, improving vehicle parking and entry road, treating hazardous trees to make the campground safer for visitors and will be formalising existing sites to protect environmental values. Other facilities such as picnic tables and firepits will also be installed.

    Visitors are encouraged to use other campgrounds within Bunyip State Park (such as Mortimer Camping and Picnic Area, Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground and Forest Road Camping Area) and Scout Loop Camping Area in nearby Kurth Kiln Regional Park.   
     
    For further information please contact the Parks Victoria Information Centre at info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

Bunyip State Park

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