Budj Bim Picnic Area (Budj Bim National Park)


Budj Bim Picnic Area (Budj Bim National Park)

Budj Bim Picnic Area is nestled among tall Manna Gum and Blackwood trees, near Lake Surprise. Enjoy a picnic or barbecue before exploring the ancient volcanic landscape of Budj Bim National Park.

How to get there

Budj Bim Picnic Area (Budj Bim National Park)


BBQ - Electric/Gas
Visitor Centre

Need to know

Budj Bim Picnic Area (Budj Bim National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • No vehicles
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No motorised vehicles, including electric bikes or scooters allowed on management vehicle only paths, tracks or roads
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only
  • No generators


  • Other warnings
    • Trees may fall take care
    • Limbs may fall take care
  • Terrain hazards
    • Slippery surface

Be Prepared

Stay safe and get the most out of your park visit by preparing for natural hazards and other outdoor risks in Victoria’s parks. You are responsible for your own safety and the safety of those in your care. Find out more.

Change of Conditions

Nature being nature, sometimes conditions can change at short notice. It’s a good idea to check this page ahead of your visit for any updates.

Koala Fertility Control Operation

From April 15th until the end of May 2024, Parks Victoria will be conducting a koala fertility control program. Parks Victoria  staff and professional contractors will be catching female koalas to be given a health assessment and implantation of a fertility control implant. This program helps to keep the koala population healthy and to a sustainable size for the available Manna Gum food supply. Please follow the directions of Parks Victoria staff should you encounter the program.  

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