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)


Visitor Centre
BBQ - Electric/Gas

Need to know

Budj Bim Picnic Area (Budj Bim National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No fishing
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No generators
  • No vehicles
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No swimming
  • No camping
  • Management vehicle only


  • 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.

Budj Bim National Park. Northern toilet block in campground temporarily closed

The northern toilet block in Budj Bim National Park has been temporarily closed due to low usage and seasonal workforce shortages. 

This toilet block will be re-opened in late October 2022, or earlier, if demand requires. 

The main toilet block and showers, located 100m to the south of the northern toilet block, remain open.   

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