Lava Canal Walk (Budj Bim National Park)


Lava Canal Walk (Budj Bim National Park)

The Lava Canal Walk follows the floor of lava flow that began with the volcanic eruption of Budj Bim 30,000 years ago. See the broken basalt of the old lava flows, lava blisters and stop at Tunnel Cave, a remnant of lava flow activity. 

How to get there

Lava Canal Walk (Budj Bim National Park)



Need to know

Lava Canal Walk (Budj Bim National Park)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


  • No bicycles
  • No drones without a permit
  • No firearms allowed
  • No fires permitted
  • No horses
  • No dogs allowed
  • No camping
  • No vehicles


  • Terrain hazards
    • Uneven ground
  • Other warnings
    • Limbs may fall take care

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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