Red Gum Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge) (Plenty Gorge Parklands)


Red Gum Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge) (Plenty Gorge Parklands)

Plenty Gorge Park is approximately 20km north of
Melbourne in South Morang.

Family-friendly Red Gum Picnic Area features a children’s adventure playground, picnic tables and toilets with both parenting and disabled facilities.

Walking tracks from the car park lead to the Morang Wetlands, Hawkstowe Picnic Area and Le Page Homestead.

Solid fuel BBQ's are not permitted

Opening hours
Winter: 8:30AM to 5:00PM
Summer: 8:30AM to 7:00PM

How to get there

Red Gum Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge) (Plenty Gorge Parklands)



Need to know

Red Gum Picnic Area (Plenty Gorge) (Plenty Gorge Parklands)

Warnings & Restrictions


Dogs are not allowed


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


  • 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.

Warning - Nioka Bush Camp is currently closed

Nioka Bush Camp is currently closed.

Wonga Walk is closed

Wonga Walk trail near Nioka is closed due to flood damage, fallen trees, debris and potholes.

Blue Lake track is closed in some areas

Rockfall has closed the southern end of Blue Lake track. The main loop access is open.

Temporary closures at Plenty Gorge Parklands

Parks Victoria will be undertaking a Deer Control Program in the Plenty Gorge Parklands with the assistance of a professional
shooting contractor on the dates listed below. No deer carcasses will remain within the parklands, unless they fall in a location where the carcass is too difficult to retrieve. 
26/27 April
16/17 May
22/23 May
29/30 May
For public safety reasons, no access to this area will be available between 6pm and 6am on the nights of control operations. Signage will be placed at all access points to this section of the parklands two weeks prior to control works commencing, and additional signage will be placed at these access points on the nights of operations. A drone will also operate on these nights to ensure the security of the site.

Attachments: Plenty Gorge Deer Control area map (1,258KB)

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