Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)


Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)

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Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)


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Hawkstowe Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No dogs, cats, pets allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No swimming
  • Restricted opening hours
  • No camping
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fishing
  • No horses


  • Animals and pests
    • Snakes

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.

Closures apply to the southern end of Plenty Gorge Park

Due to a fire in December 2019, a section of Plenty Gorge Park south of Memorial Drive is closed. The north and east section of Yellow Gum Picnic Area is now open until rehabilitation works take place, however, the gate at Goldsworthy Lane will remain closed to vehicle access until rehabilitation works are complete. Trails that remain closed for now are clearly signed on site. Please refer to the map on Community Update #6 for more detail.

Attachments: Plenty Gorge - Community Update 6 - 26 June 2020 (7,658KB)

COVID-19 closure at Nioka Bush Camp

In response to advice from the Victorian Chief Health Officer about COVID-19, Parks Victoria has closed all camping areas in metropolitan Melbourne and Mitchell Shire. For more information, please visit www.parks.vic.gov.au/covid19

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