Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park

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Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape that includes the traditional Country of the Bunurong People and the Wurundjeri People. 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 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 the all 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

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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.

  • Bunyip State Park

    Ash Landing Road Closed, (Bunyip State Park)

    Ash Landing Road will be closed at the intersection of Black Snake Creek Road and the intersection of Beenak Road until such time as the surface conditions of this road are no longer hazardous to traffic.  Surface conditions will be monitored on a weekly basis.      

  • 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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