Western Victoria

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Grampians Iconic 4WD experience upgrades

The spectacular Grampians National Park offers a range of opportunities for those who love 4WDing, camping and bushwalking. Three sites popular with people 4WDing in the park are being upgraded - Red Rock Picnic Area, Strachans Campground and Ingleton Springs Picnic Area.

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Lake Elizabeth campground upgrades

Lake Elizabeth campground is sheltered by tall eucalypt trees and nestled beside the Barwon River in the Great Otway National Park. The campground is being upgraded with better defined campsites, a new toilet for campers and day visitors, a new shelter, improved carparking and paths, new signs, and several new picnic tables and wood-fired barbecues

Lake Natimuk Weir Replacement

Works on a new weir structure had been commenced in 2016 by the Natimuk Lake Foreshore Committee of Management. This project will complete and improve the stability of the weir, establish embankments and ensure the water level of the lake is managed appropriately.

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Otways Iconic 4WD experience upgrades

The beautiful Great Otway National Park offers a range of opportunities for those who love 4WDing, camping and bushwalking. Three locations will be upgraded as part of this project.

Ararat Trails Project

A sustainable network of walking and mountain biking trails is being planned at Ararat Regional Park, with a strong focus on mountain biking.

Brambuk cultural centre upgrade and re-imagining project

The Brambuk upgrade and reimagining project will refresh the iconic Brambuk cultural centre building in Halls Gap. The project will also develop new visitor services, commercial opportunities, and progress future management by a Traditional Owner enterprise.

Three friends standing at the Erskine Falls lookout admiring the waterfall.

Erskine Falls upgrade

The popular Erskine Falls in the Great Otway National Park near Lorne is being upgraded. Carparking, fencing, handrails, track surface, stairs, a lookout platform and bridges will be repaired and upgraded.

A group of hikers walk along the track near the Chatauqua Peak on the Grampians Peaks Trail

Grampians Peaks Trail Trailheads

To provide more options to access the Grampians Peaks Trail, a range of new and upgraded access points and trailheads are being developed along the trail.

Artists impression of the Loch Ard Blowhole. A hollow, tubular bridge crosses a sandy landscape.

Loch Ard Blowhole Lookout

The Loch Ard Precinct is a large, diverse landscape and coastal environment with multiple destinations and features of visitor interest. The Victorian Government is investing $5.5 million to build The Blowhole Lookout, which will provide a new visitor experience at this tucked away site.

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MacKenzie Falls Revitalisation

Mackenzie Falls is one of the most spectacular and most visited sites in the Grampians (Gariwerd) National Park. To better cater for these high visitor numbers, including managing visitor safety and potential impacts on the landscape, the Victorian Government is investing more than $7 million to upgrade the area.

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Mount Macedon viewscape

Standing at the top of the Macedon Regional Park, the Mount Macedon Memorial Cross is a significant visitor destination and important historical marker. This project will reinstate the views from, and to, this significant location.

Princess Margaret Rose Caves

Princess Margaret Rose Cave Project

The Victorian Government is investing in upgrades to provide safe visitor access to Princess Margaret Rose Cave and upgrade camping and visitor facilities in Lower Glenelg National Park.

Saddle Lookout

The new Saddle Lookout at the Twelve Apostles will provide a better experience and improve accessibility while protecting the environment amid increasing visitation.

View over the lake at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve

Tower Hill Revitalisation

Conservation works on the heritage-listed, Robin Boyd-designed Visitor Centre at Tower Hill Wildlife Reserve.

A family looks over You Yangs Regional Park from a lookout

You Yangs and Serendip Sanctuary upgrades

An $11 million investment will deliver initiatives identified by the You Yangs Precinct Master Plan.

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