Organ Pipes National Park


Organ Pipes National Park

Organ Pipes National Park is part of an Aboriginal cultural landscape in the traditional Country of the Wurundjeri People. Parks Victoria respects the deep and continuing connection that Wurundjeri Traditional Owners have to these lands and waters, and we recognise their ongoing role in caring for Country.

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. Bring a picnic and enjoy the serenity.

The Organ Pipes National Park is located at the eastern-most edge of one of the world’s largest ancient volcanic lava flows, stretching 350 kilometres from the edge of Melbourne to the western border of Victoria.

Please note, the initial walk from the carpark is down a short but very steep hill. Whilst the bitumen path is smooth it is steep and may not be suitable for some people (see the image on Walk and Picnic at Organ Pipes National Park to get a better idea). This is the only way to access the park and leads to the iconic Organ Pipes, Rosette Rock which resembles the spokes of a giant wheel, and the Tessellated Pavement which is a mosaic-like basalt outcrop.

Towering above charming Jacksons Creek, the impressive basalt columns that resemble organ pipes were formed about a million years ago when huge quantities of molten lava were ejected from volcanoes near what is now Sunbury and flowed over the Keilor Plains. These plains are fairly flat except where streams such as Jacksons Creek have cut deep valleys over the years.

Looking at the recent history of Organ Pipes National Park

Follow Ranger Sharyn as she explores the rich history and geological transformation of this landscape, and describes why this park is so special to her.

Things To Do


A young mother and father walking behind their two toddlers along the Organ Pipes Track on their way to a picnic

Walk and picnic at Organ Pipes National Park

Stretch your legs on a leisurely walk to take in the weird and unique rock formations, and enjoy a scenic picnic in the shade.
A women at the camera while others take photos of a rock formation that resembles the pipes of an organ.

Organ Pipes National Park

The Organ Pipes, a set of basalt columns formed by the cooling and cracking of molten lava, are the parks best known feature.
A women and her infant child stop to take a selfie in front of Rosette Rock in Organ Pipes National Park.

Rosette Rock

About 400m past the Organ Pipes, look across the creek to see Rosette Rock, a radial array of basalt columns like the spokes of a wheel.

Organ Pipes National Park

This area is well known for its wildlife. Keep an eye out for:


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How to get there

Organ Pipes National Park

Organ Pipes National Park is just off the Calder Freeway about 20km north-west of Melbourne.

When to go

In summer the sense of isolation along the creek trails where it is not difficult to imagine you being in the more remote areas of our estate.

Need to know

Organ Pipes National Park

Organ Pipes National Park

Organ Pipes Road
Keilor North VIC 3036
13 1963
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