One Tree Hill Lookout and Picnic Area

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One Tree Hill Lookout and Picnic Area

Greater Bendigo National Park

Womin-Dji-Ka (Welcome)

Greater Bendigo National Park is one of six jointly managed parks in Central West Victoria by the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Parks Victoria. For more information on Joint Management, please visit the Dja Dja Wurrung Clans Aboriginal Corporation and Dhelkunya Dja Land Management Board who oversee implementation of the Joint Management Plan 2018 - see relevent strategy and resources documents. 

One Tree Hill is a popular spot for sightseeing and picnics, with a number of bushland tracks for walking, cycling and running. A fire lookout tower on the summit of the hill offers views over Bendigo and the surrounding landscape. The view is magnificent on a clear day, and the spectacular sunsets are worth the climb. Enjoy a leisurely picnic at the tables and shelter at the foot of the tower.

Drive, walk or cycle along Edwards Road in Flora Hill to the lookout, or park at the bottom of One Tree Hill Road in Spring Gully, and walk or cycle up from there. Bring binoculars for some birdwatching or visit in Spring to see the wildflowers that carpet the floor of the Box-Ironbark forest.

The bushland surrounding the tower offers walkers a network of tracks to explore, such as the easy 3km Lookout Loop track, or the Bendigo Bushland Trail, a 65km trail that circles the city, passing through various parks and reserves. Both tracks start from the stone building at the base of the lookout tower.

Things To Do

Father and son bird watching on boardwalk

Bird watching

From bushland to wetlands and everything in between, parks provide habitat to an abundance of common and rare bird species. Go for a wander and see how many you can spot.
Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

Dog walking

Round up your dog, grab the lead and visit dog-friendly parks near Melbourne and across Victoria.
Three friends enjoy a picnic on the grass in front of the historic Wallace Hut.

Picnics

Head outdoors for lunch in the warmer months and enjoy a picnic in some of nature's most relaxing and inspiring settings.

How to get there

One Tree Hill Lookout and Picnic Area

Need to know

One Tree Hill Lookout and Picnic Area

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.

  • Greater Bendigo National Park

    Partial Park Closure – Traditional Owner Planned Burning

    Forest Fire Management Victoria and CFA advise that the following planned burn will be carried out on Tuesday 13 April 2021 and Wednesday 14 April 2021 weather conditions permitting:

    Whipstick – Djandak Wi – Bright’s Lane: Traditional Owner Burn, 20 hectares, 6KM W of Huntly.

    Public access to the area of the burn is not permitted between 10:00 am Tuesday 13 April and 8:00 pm Monday 19 April 2021.

    You may see smoke from this burn until 20 April 2021. FFMVic Staff will be patrolling this burn until it is declared safe.

    Attachments: Whipstick-Djandak Wi- Brights Lane Traditional Owner Burn Map (902KB)

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