Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park


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


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.

View all local tours

How to get there

Bunyip State Park

When to go

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.

  • Bunyip State Park

    Nash Creek Camping Ground is closed

    Nash Creek Camping Ground is closed due to bushfire impact. Dyers Picnic Ground, Mortimer Picnic Ground, and Lawson Falls Picnic Ground are open.

    Areas of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Dyers Picnic Ground and Helmet Track Unloading Area are now open. Nash Creek Camp Ground, Towt Road and Tee Tree Road remain closed. Read the attached January 2021 Bunyip State Park Community Update (PDF) for a map of visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: Issue_5_Community Update Bunyip_JANUARY_2021 (8,759KB)

    Part of Bunyip State Park closed due to fire impact.

    Several areas remain closed due to fire impact. Dyers picnic ground and Helmet Track Unloading area are now open. Nash Creek picnic ground, Towt Road and Tee Tree Rd remain closed for visitor safety.  See the attached map for visitor sites, walking tracks and roads currently closed to the public.

    Attachments: Web_Map-Bunyip-State-Park_FireClosureJAN21 (7,767KB)

    Notice of Deer Control - Bunyip State Park

    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 Game Management Authority 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 control nights are as follows, from 5pm to 7am:
    • Monday 24 May – Thursday 27 May 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
    • Monday 31 June – Thursday 3 June 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
    • Monday 14 June – Thursday 17 June 2021 (into the early hours of Friday)
    The following roads and visitor sites will be closed during the times listed above:
    • Black Snake Creek Road (sections)
    • Bunyip River Road
    • Towt Road
    • Ash Landing Road
    • Four Brothers Rocks
    • Helmet Track Unloading Area
    • Dyers Camping and Picnic Ground
    • Nash Creek Camping and Picnic Ground
    All areas within the control area will be closed during the deer control operation and reopen during the day. 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: Deer control blocks - May 2021 (7,705KB)

  • Notices Affecting Multiple Parks

    Seasonal road closures 2021

    Some roads in this park are subject to seasonal road closures. Seasonal road closures generally operate after the long weekend in June through to the end of October, but may be extended due to seasonal conditions. Visit the seasonal road closures page for maps and more information.

Bunyip State Park

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