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
Camper Trailer

What we do


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.
Studley Park Boathouse.

Your favourite Melbourne parks have fascinating pasts and exciting futures

A visit to urban parks can offer a glimpse into Melbourne’s past, from the buildings that remain to the variety of native plants and their unique conservation values. Journey through time in some of our urban parks and discover the exciting developments that will allow future generations to keep enjoying these parks.
Little Desert National Park

Enjoy Western Victoria this spring

With the start of daylight savings, it really feels like spring has arrived. Waterfalls are flowing and wildflowers are on spectacular display across Victoria’s west. So, for those in regional Victoria who can travel, it’s the perfect time to dust off the tent and explore a little bit deeper into nature.
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