Walk and picnic


Walk and picnic

Only a short drive from Melbourne, the Organ Pipes National Park makes for a perfect family day out or a pit stop along your journey to north-west Victoria. Stretch your legs on a leisurely walk to take in the weird and unique rock formations, and enjoy a scenic picnic in the shade.

Start your adventure from the car park sitting atop a weathered scoria cone that ejected molten rock thousands of years ago.

Take the short but steep path of the Organ Pipes Walk to discover the iconic basalt columns resembling organ pipes.

There are tables and toilets along the way, where you can enjoy a secluded picnic in peaceful surroundings with teasing glimpses of the fascinating rock structure ahead.

Hanging gloriously above the picturesque stream of Jacksons Creek, the Organ Pipes Rock Formation was formed by the cooling of an ancient lava field which flowed over a million years ago.

From here, either return via the same route back to the car park if you're strapped for time, or continue on to see all the natural wonders the park has to offer.

Take the Left River Trail to see the Rosette Rock, where basalt columns are arranged radially to resemble the spokes of a giant wheel.

Keep going and you will come to the Tessellated Pavement, another geological marvel consisting of basalt columns 'filed down' by Jacksons Creek.

The shady banks of Jacksons Creek are a great area for young explorers. Escape the heat of the sun under tall eucalypt trees while keeping an eye out for native wildlife and fossils in the sandstone bedrock.

Back at Rosette Rock, you can return to the car park via a shortcut. Get your heart rate up with the steep climb back up the hill, stopping to look out for Swamp Wallabies if you need a moment to catch your breath.

Scoria Cone Picnic Area, easily accessible right next to the car park, features additional picnic tables and toilets.

How to get there

Walk and picnic


Picnic Area

Organ Pipes walk and picnic

Visit from morning till mid afternoon in summer to escape the hotter part of the day.

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Walk and picnic

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