Get into nature all year round with a variety of outdoor activities, scenic attractions and camping options. Bushwalking and hiking are popular in the cooler months of the year, whilst Victoria's bays, lakes and rivers provide the perfect place to cool down from the summer heat.

Caring for our natural environment is an important part of your park visit. During spring, many of the 3,000 native animal species are welcoming new arrivals which need their space from people. Help us conserve and protect nature and all its inhabitants by following all park signs and directions from our rangers.

A family plays in the snow at Mt St-Gwinear in the Baw Baw National Park.

Snowplay and explore nature in Winter

Hit the Alpine region for cross country skiing, tobogganing and snow shoeing during Winter or for a less frosty nature escape, visit historic sites, learn about Aboriginal culture or simply take a road trip over a long weekend spending two to three nights in regional Victoria.
Hiker overlooking wildflowers at Falls Creek, Alpine National Park

Celebrate Spring in nature

It's all about the birds and the bees – Spring brings with it new life across Victoria's natural landscape. As the days start to get warmer and Melbourne is bursting with festivity, Spring is the social season to get into nature. Relax in the sun with a BBQ or picnic. Get active with a walk, run or cycle.

A family enjoys an autumn picnic at Vaughan Springs in Castlemaine Diggings National Heritage Park

Experience nature in Autumn

Enjoy Victoria's dramatic landscapes and breathtaking scenery in Autumn to see parks in a whole new light - without the crowds and the warmer weather. The Autumn months provide the perfect temperatures for greater exploring to remote places and hidden treasures.
A young couple paddle kayaks on a sunny afternoon across Lake Eildon.

Keep cool and play safe in Summer

Bask in the warm Summer sun and enjoy the health benefits of nature. Keep cool in watering holes, alpine climates and secluded woodlands and rainforests. Remember to always put safety first and obey all park signage and ranger instructions.
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