Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park

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Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

Several areas of Bunyip State Park remain closed due to fire impact. View the map (PDF) for visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

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 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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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.

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    Bunyip State Park - Notice of Deer Control

    Following the 2019 bushfires affecting Bunyip State Park, Parks Victoria has observed large numbers of deer entering and leaving the park, which is having a negative impact on natural regeneration. This has also been confirmed by reports from the local community. In response, Parks Victoria has obtained a permit from the Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning to undertake a controlled, safe and humane deer control operation targeting Fallow and Sambar Deer within Bunyip State Park. 

    Control will occur each month until at least February 2022. Upcoming dates for control are as follows:
    • Tuesday 3 November – Thursday 5 November 2020 (into the early hours of Friday)
    • This program runs overnight from 6pm - 7am. 

    All areas within the control area will be closed during the deer control operation. A map of control areas is attached.
     
    This program will use accredited, authorised contractors, using deer legal calibre rifles. Suppressors are used, however shots may still be heard in the area.

    To be added to a contact list for further details of the program please email info@parks.vic.gov.au or call 13 1963.

    Attachments: Bunyip deer control blocks (2,517KB)

    Large area of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Four Brothers Lookout, Luptons View, Mortimer Picnic Ground and Cannibal Creek horse unloading area are now open. Helmet Track Unloading Area remains closed. See the attached map for visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: Web_Map OCT-Bunyip-State-Park_Fire Closure (823KB)

    Nash Creek and Dyers picnic grounds and Helmet Track Unloading Area are closed

    Nash Creek camping ground, Dyers picnic ground and Helmet Track Unloading Area are closed due to bushfire impact. Mortimer Picnic Ground, Lawson Falls picnic ground, Cannibal Creek Horse Unloading area and Forest Road Unloading Area are open.

Bunyip State Park

Gembrook Workcentre
10 Beenak East Road
Gembrook VIC 3783
13 1963
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