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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.

A view of Bunyip State Park

Bunyip State Park

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.

Two women walk through ferns along the Shelly Harris Track in Kinglake National Park.

Kinglake National Park

Kinglake National Park lies on the slopes of the Great Dividing Range, a short drive from Melbourne. Enjoy scenic walks and thrilling mountain bike trails against the backdrop of panoramic views of the city, Port Phillip Bay, the Yarra Valley and across to the You Yangs.

Family picnicking on the grass with trees in the background

Kurth Kiln Regional Park

Kurth Kiln Regional Park is popular for picnicking, camping, nature walking and horse riding. The park features a range of forest types awaiting exploration by foot, horse or bike. The park is mostly known for its kiln, used during the Second World War to make charcoal for gas producer units fitted to motor cars.

Sassafras Creek Nature Conservation Reserve

Sassafras Creek and Perrins Creek form an important corridor for nature conservation, wildlife and recreation. Small Picnic Areas along Sassafras Creek include Beagleys, Kays, Olympic and Kensleys where tables are provided.

A woman walks through a path at Tarra-Bulga National Park.

Tarra-Bulga National Park

Magnificent fern gullies, giant Mountain Ash trees, ancient Myrtle Beech, Cool Temperate Rainforest and, of course, the Suspension Bridge. Tarra Bulga National Park is also a great place to see and hear lyrebirds and there are several pretty little waterfalls.

Experience

An experienced cross-country skier skis past a small child learning to ski on a maintained path.

Skiing and snow play

Stomp, ski, snowshoe or toboggan in Victoria's alpine region with snow season spanning from mid June to September each year.
Stargazing in the Murray Sunset National Park.

Stargazing

Escape the city lights to remote nature locations to see the spectacular starry southern night sky.
Beauchamp Falls, Great Otway National Park.

Waterfalls

See spectacular waterfalls flowing in the alpine mountain peaks and lush tall forests best viewed in winter or after heavy rainfall.
The lighthouse at Cape Otway in the Otway National Park.

Lighthouses

Learn about the seafaring past of Victoria's rugged and unforgiving coastline at marine and maritime exhibits and sites.
A husband and wife stop to take a photo of Masons Falls from the lookout.

Day trips

Pack the car and round up your family and friends. Whether you're seeking relaxation or adventure, parks offer a variety of day trips close to Melbourne.
A couple stop on the side of the Great Ocean Road to take a picture.

Long drives

Venture out on a regional road trip with some of Australia's most scenic drives taking you to its most spectacular natural attractions.

Camping and Accommodation

Find the perfect campsite for your next getaway.

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Wakame in situ at Port Phillip Heads

Weeding seaweed

If you eat Japanese food, you might be familiar with Undaria pinnatifida, commonly known as Japanese Kelp or Wakame. But did you know this plant is an invasive species in Victoria’s waters?
Child playing in the sand catching minibeasts with a net and smiling at the camera

Celebrating Parks Victoria and Scouts Victoria

Inspiring Victoria’s youngest nature-lovers in the beautiful bushland of Lysterfield Park.
The green ferns and mountain ash that line the roads of the black spur.

The Forest Giant: Mountain Ash

Standing in the heart of a tall forest, it’s hard not to feel small. Feel the wonder as you look up at the forest giants – towering trees that stretch into the sunlight. With some of these giants more than 300 years old, they remind us of our place in the world.
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