A woman riding a bike alongside a young girl on a scooter

Jells Park

Dandenong Valley Parklands is a network of parks running alongside Dandenong Creek in Melbourne's eastern suburbs. Loved by the locals, the green spaces of Jells Park and Chesterfield Farm make for great days out, while Corhanwarrabul and Bush Park Wetlands are perfect for birdwatching.

The historic Kanes Bridge at Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park

Yarra Bend Park is Melbourne’s largest natural bushland park. Enjoy the leafy grounds and abundant wildlife while strolling or biking its many trails. Walk your dog, play a round of golf, or spot flying foxes.

George Tindale Memorial Garden

George Tindale Memorial Gardens

A stunning 3-hectare garden full of unique plants, some of which were planted in the 1950s when George Tindale first purchased the property with his wife Ruth. Most outstanding are the Camellia and Hydrangea selections. There are a number of rare plants which thrive in the acidic soils and cool temperate climate found in the Dandenong Ranges.

Three friends follow the track alongside the Cumberland River near Lorne in the Great Otway National Park.

Great Otway National Park

Great Otway National Park stretches along the world-famous Great Ocean Road and up through the Otways hinterland. Discover windswept coastlines and breathtaking waterfalls in tall mountain forests, walk the iconic Great Ocean Walk, immerse yourself in the Otway Lightstation's history, or surf some of the best breaks in Australia.

A path in Pirianda Garden in the Dandenong Ranges National Park.

Pirianda Garden

A fine example of a tranquil and secluded hillside garden with magnificent views and a living collection of specimen trees, photographers and bird watchers are in for a treat at Pirianda Garden, while the lawns are perfect for spreading out with a picnic feast.

A family share a picnic on the foregrounds of Werribee Mansion.

Werribee Park

Soak up the grandeur of Werribee Park, an estate built on the riches of an Australian pastoral empire. Explore the heritage-listed Werribee Mansion, set up a picnic in the beautiful formal gardens or see a kaleidoscope of colour when the 5000 roses bloom in the Victoria State Rose Garden.




Whether you’re surrounding yourself with carpets of colourful flowers, spotting rare orchids, or just enjoying the local native flowers, it’s a great way to immerse yourself in nature and help your spirits soar.
A father teaches his young daughter to ride a bike in Braeside Park.


Cycling is a great way to enjoy the beautiful surroundings in parks. Whether you're looking for a leisurely ride or downhill adrenalin rush, Victoria's parks have something for you.
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.
Beauchamp Falls, Great Otway National Park.


See spectacular waterfalls flowing in the alpine mountain peaks and lush tall forests best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.
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.
Three friends take a break from their walk to take a photo of a Kangaroo who is equally watching them.

Wildlife viewing

Get up close and personal with some of Australia's shy native wildlife or look up to spot tree-dwelling mammals and flocks of colourful birds,

Camping and Accommodation

Find the perfect campsite for your next getaway.

Where to stay
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What we do


Grey Box Woodland landscape with fallen trees in the foreground and a mix of mid-story vegetation and trees in the background

Community urged to collect timber responsibly

Parks Victoria is reminding people gathering firewood to ensure they only collect from legal collection areas in the open season or risk fines and prosecution, after two recent cases of illegal firewood take in the east of the state.
A sunset over a lake in The Lakes National Park.

Enjoy some of the best camping and walking trails in Eastern Victoria

The sunny days and brighter evenings of springtime are here, so it's time to cast off your winter coats and scarves and get some sun on that skin as you get back out into the great outdoors. We've asked our very own Ranger Bridget and Ranger Gerard to tell us about some of the best camping and walking trails in Victoria's spectacular east.
Two emus in a field of native grass

Using fire to restore habitat at Wilsons Prom

Over millions of years of adaptation, the heathlands and coastal grassy woodlands at Wilsons Promontory National Park have come to rely on fire to stay healthy.
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