The waterfall at Agnes Falls Scenic Reserve

Agnes Fall Scenic Reserve

Hidden within the green, rolling hills of the Strzelecki Ranges, the meandering Agnes River cascades from a 59m height over rocks into a deep picturesque gorge, forming Agnes Falls. Pack a picnic and birdwatch in this protected pocket of old forest and native bushland.

Waves crashing in the shallows

Discovery Bay Coastal Park

This remote coastal park protects 55km of ocean beach. Inland, the park encompasses high coastal cliffs, huge rolling sand dunes and freshwater lakes and swamps. Coastal vegetation and wildlife thrive.

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park

Herring Island Environmental Sculpture Park is a small 3.2ha artificial island located in Melbourne's Yarra River at South Yarra, approximately 3kms from the city centre.

A man reads an information sign at Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary

Jawbone Marine Sanctuary protects a diverse ecosystem within its 30 hectares of coastal waters. Named for its shape, this forgotten and unspoilt place protects a unique collection of intertidal habitats and is a haven for coastal and marine life right next to Melbourne.

The rock formation know as the Organ Pipes from which the national park is named

Organ Pipes National Park

Park your car on top of an old volcano and take a walk into the river valley to the awesome stone columns that give this park its name. The Organ Pipes hang on a cliff face over picturesque Jackson Creek.

The walking path at Point Gellibrand Heritage Area

Point Gellibrand Coastal Heritage Park

Point Gellibrand is one of Victoria’s richest heritage sites. It was Victoria’s first permanent European settlement and seaport. Visitors can explore the maritime history of Timeball Tower, retrace Ned Kelly’s steps along Battery Road, and enjoy the native revegetation projects.


A man with an afro wearing a leather jacket follows a woman wearing a cream knitted jumper up the garden steps and into an opening in the Dandenong Ranges Botanical Gardens.

Botanic gardens

Stroll through magnificent gardens that promise to delight all year round. Make sure you return to see the treasures that come with changing seasons.
Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

Dog-friendly parks

Taking your dog to a park will send tails wagging and eyes filling with appreciation. Nothing beats both you and your dog enjoying being out in nature. For the perfect spot to take your dog, look no further than Victoria’s metropolitan, regional and reservoir parks.
A three year old boy leads his mum and younger brother through the forest near Grants Picnic Ground.

Family activities

Stash some supplies into a back pack and take the family out for a day trip and in only a short drive from Melbourne you can be surrounded by nature.
A mother, father and their two young daughts gaze out at the sea from the lookout point of the lighthouse.

Historic sites

Journey back in time and visit some of the historic buildings of post European settlement in Australia, including huts, mansions and lighthouses.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.


Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.
A couple watch the sunset at a picnic table on the edge of Lake Catani at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Sunrises and sunsets

Spectacular sunsets from the summits and to west, and picturesque sunrises in the east , top-and-tail your day the perfect way.

Camping and Accommodation

Find the perfect campsite for your next getaway.

Where to stay
Camper Trailer

What we do


Eastern bristlebird

More bristlebirds call Wilsons Prom home

After months of careful planning, eleven more eastern bristlebirds have been released into their new home at Wilsons Promontory National Park.
Yellow Footed Antechinus

The paws, prints and claws you might spot along the autumn trail

Autumn marks a time when many of our native mammals, insects, amphibians and birdlife are at their most active. Which will you spot on your next hike or bushwalk?
Concept illustration of people walking along path with landscaped grasses and large rock surrounding

Grampians Peaks Trail boost for Halls Gap

Victoria’s epic 160-kilometre Grampians Peaks Trail is rolling out an improved welcome to local and international visitors, with upgraded access points on the way, including a new trailhead in the centre of the Halls Gap (Budja Budja) township.
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