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A ski-mountaineer tackles a steep slope on the side of Mt Bogong.

Alpine National Park

The Alpine National Park is an adventure-lover’s dream. Hike Victoria’s highest mountain ranges, explore wildflower draped landscapes on horseback or head out on world-class mountain bike trails. Run wild rapids on white-water rafting trips, four-wheel drive the secluded reaches of the park or cross-country ski through tangled snow gum forests.

A family go cross country skiing.

Baw Baw National Park

Spectacular year round, Baw Baw National Park covers a substantial part of the Baw Baw Plateau. As the snow melts see the hills come alive with vivid wildflower displays. Explore the wonderland of geological formations at Mushroom Rocks or walk or snowshoe one of the many trails that criss-cross through tangled snowgum forests.

A women takes a photo of the Cathedral at Mount Buffalo National Park.

Mount Buffalo National Park

Get closer to nature at this spectacular 'island in the sky', home to plants found nowhere else on Earth. Sheer cliffs, granite tors, waterfalls and big views make Mount Buffalo a must-see alpine retreat. Hike through stunted Snow Gum forests, toboggan in Cresta Valley, camp at Lake Catani - and admire the view from the Horn. There's something to do in every season.

A women walks up the walkway from a beach at Point Nepean National Park.

Point Nepean National Park

Point Nepean has played an important role in shaping the early settlement and defence of Australia. Walk or cycle through this rugged coastal landscape and enjoy panoramic views of Bass Strait and Port Phillip. Explore military forts and tunnels, walk through the old Quarantine Station and see artefacts from the last 150 years.

A young couple walk through a cave in Budj Bim National Park

Budj Bim National Park

Discover the rich cultural heritage of Budj Bim and the natural wonders of this ancient, volcanic landscape. The park features a unique, tranquil crater lake, lava canals and caves in a lush bushland setting. Enjoy a picnic, camp and walk among Manna Gums teeming with native wildlife.

Family entering cave at Buchan Caves Reserve

Buchan Caves Reserve

Discover a honeycomb of spectacular limestone formations carved by an underground river almost 400 million years ago at Buchan Caves. Tour the largest cave system in Victoria, enjoy a picnic in the scenic heritage-listed landscape or camp a night under the stars.

View of the coastline from Punchbowl Look Yallock Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park

Stretching along the Bass Coast from San Remo to Inverloch, Yallock-Bulluk Marine and Coastal Park is a varied landscape of dramatic cliffs, sandy coves, wetlands and underwater reefs that are home to unique flora and fauna. This area is the traditional land and hunting grounds of the Bunurong people.

The Yarra River heading upstream from Hawthorn.

Yarra River

The Yarra River’s journey begins on the southern slopes of the Great Dividing Range and twists through the forested valleys of the Yarra Ranges and its quaint regional towns before concluding its journey on the muddy flats of Port Phillip Bay.

The view of the surrounding flats from near the summit of Mount Macedon

Macedon Regional Park

A beautifully scenic forested mountain-ridge the Macedon Ranges host forested walking tracks, shady picnic areas and stunning lookouts. The Mount Macedon War Memorial Cross dominates the surrounding landscape while scenic drives link the park to the cafes and restaurants of the surrounding towns and villages.

The Boardwalk at Cape Schank on the Mornington Peninsula

Mornington Peninsula National Park

Embracing the wild ocean beaches between Portsea and Flinders, and the kangaroo haven of Greens Bush, Mornington Peninsula National Park is a favourite of Melburnians looking to escape the nearby city.

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.

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.

Two young wearing dresses stroll across the beach at Loch Ard Gorge.

Port Campbell National Park

The wild Southern Ocean has carved the Port Campbell National Park coastline into formations that are famous the world over - and earned it the nickname of the Shipwreck Coast.

A couple walks in the shallows at the Bay of Islands Coastal Park.

Bay of Islands Coastal Park

A land and seascape sculpted by the elements over millennia. Arches, islands and rock stacks are dotted along a wild coastline of beach coves and spectacular lookouts.

Two people walk across a dry pink salt lake.

Murray-Sunset National Park

Murray-Sunset National Park is home to the famous Pink Lakes. This remote and unspoilt corner of northwestern Victoria draws photographers from all over the world. Explore the islands of the Murray River by four-wheel drive in dry weather or by canoe after rain – and camp under starry skies.

A four wheel drive is parked to the side of a a sandy track at Wyperfeld National Park with a cloudy sky overhead.

Wyperfeld National Park

Located in the flat, semi-arid north-western corner of Victoria, Wyperfeld is one of Australia's most fascinating national parks.

An Emu Wren commonly found in Victoria's Mallee region.

Little Desert National Park

Little Desert National Park is more than a desert. Camp beside the Wimmera River fringed with River Red Gums, or hike the rolling dunes of the desert. Open spaces and peaceful campgrounds make this park a natural treasure

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.
A Land Rover Defender attempts a river crossing in the Alpine National Park.

4WD

Enjoy a range of short and long 4WD trips in Victoria's parks. From the desert or mountains, to the rainforest or snow, 4WD tracks cater for all levels of skill and expertise.
A couple take a tour of Spermwhale Head with traditional owners from the Gurnaikurnai Land and Water Aboriginal Corporation.

Aboriginal heritage

Learn more about the culture, history and contemporary aspirations of the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of our land.
A couple in their thirties take in the view along Dead Timber Track.

Hiking and bushwalking

Witness breathtaking natural scenery at some of Victoria’s most iconic places when you lace up your boots and take to a hiking trail.
Four friends relax by the edge of the Yarra River as their curly brown dog gets ready to jump in the water.

Dog walking

Round up your dog, grab the lead and visit dog-friendly parks near Melbourne and across Victoria.
A mother, father and their two young daughts gaze out at the sea from the lookout point of the lighthouse.

Historic sites

Journey back in time and visit some of the historic buildings of post European settlement in Australia, including huts, mansions and lighthouses.
A boy crouches at the waters panning for gold in a river.

Fossicking and prospecting

Many of the world’s largest gold nuggets have been found in the Golden Triangle of central Victoria - try your luck at fossicking and prospecting.
A couple walk down the track and away from the Lighthouse at Cape Schank on the Mornington Peninsula.

Lighthouses

Learn about the seafaring past of Victoria's rugged and unforgiving coastline at marine and maritime exhibits and sites.

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View over the lake and scrub at sunset in Murray-Sunset National Park

Five great winter hikes in North-West Victoria

The days might be getting shorter, but don’t rush to pack away your hiking boots. Getting out into nature in the crisp, clear days of winter is invigorating in a whole new way. Grab your coat, your beanie and a friend or three, and stride into the bracing chill on one of northern Victoria’s spectacular winter hikes.
Two woman doing yoga in Albert Park

The health benefits of nature in winter

Even winter – some people’s least favourite season – has its role in nature’s grand plan, and displays a magic like no other, if we’re brave enough to step outside and experience it during these colder months.
A mother, father and two primary-aged children sit outside with coffees at Brimbank Park

Top spots for a coffee and a warming winter stroll

This winter, get into nature in one of the most rewarding ways: with a friend, a hot drink, and a relaxing stroll. Here are the best spots to grab a coffee before heading out to enjoy the crisp winter days in one of Victoria’s beautiful parks.
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